Residential school trips offer so many incredible benefits for students. They'll have the opportunity to take on new challenges, enjoy unique experiences together, and develop valuable skills that they wouldn’t be able to during a normal school week.

We provide a wide range of residential trips for primary and secondary schools, with destinations all across the UK. Primary school groups may be enjoying their first outdoor adventure, while secondary school students may be building on previous experiences. 

Either way, we're here to help you plan and book an unforgettable residential trip that perfectly meets the needs of your group – read on to learn more or get in touch with our team to get started.

Read more Read more about Residential Trips For Schools

UK residential trips for schools

You can choose from a really exciting range of destinations within the UK for your residential school trip:

  • In Cornwall, students can experience the spectacular coastline and enjoy all the benefits of being by the sea. Take part in adventurous activities, find out how the beauty of the area has inspired artists, and learn more about how to take care of this precious environment.

  • In Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, Lee Valley near London, or the Lake District in Cumbria, your students can try their hands at a variety of watersports.

  • In the West Midlands, they can have a go at skiing, snowboarding, and team-building challenges like assault courses, high ropes, and shelter building.

  • In Yorkshire, your students can explore the fascinating history of the city and find out why York became an important centre for chocolate making in the UK.

  • In the Peak District, your students can enjoy an outdoor learning experience in one of the most dramatic landscapes in the UK.

Our Travel Advisors know our destinations extremely well, so if you’re struggling to decide where to go on your school residential trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why arrange a residential trip?

Develop your student's personal and social skills

Our residential trips offer a wide range of activities that will help your students to develop their personal and social skills. From team-building exercises, to immersing themselves in history and culture, these are experiences that your students will never forget.

After one of our trips, your students will return with greater self-confidence, improved communication skills and a real sense of pride in their achievements. They’ll be more motivated to learn new skills and may even have developed some new friendships.

And, of course, this is a fantastic opportunity for you and your students to work together in a much less formal setting, helping to develop the relationship between you ready to help you achieve more together in the following academic year.

Enjoy new experiences

School residential trips are often one of the highlights of the school calendar and something that students really look forward to. That’s because they often allow them to enjoy new experiences that they wouldn’t normally have access to.

Water sports are a particular favourite of our groups and we offer the opportunity to experience these at Holme Pierrepont, Lee Valley, and the Lake District.

Holme Pierrepont is home to the National Water Sports Centre and Lee Valley was the venue for the London 2012 canoeing events, so both of these destinations offer excellent facilities for several different water sports, including canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

The Lake District, of course, offers a spectacular setting in which to try water sports for the first time. It also offers the opportunity to try adventure sports such as Ghyll Climbing.

If you want your students to enjoy a real mix of activities, the West Midlands could be a good option for your residential trip. Here, your students can have a go at an assault course, building a shelter, high ropes, archery and pedal go-karting, as well as skiing or snowboarding!

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of residential trips for schools and how to make them successful.

Your trip will be completely tailor-made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your trip as much as your students.

From £99 pp

2 days, 1 night

Send me a quote

Accreditation Logos

Filter Results

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential trips for schools involve students staying overnight, usually at an educational or adventure centre, as part of a learning experience outside their regular school environment. These trips are designed to enhance educational, social, and personal development.

It largely depends on the activities you have planned, where you're going, and when. For example, a summertime residential in Cornwall requires very different clothing from Yorkshire in Winter. You can check out our packing checklist as a reference guide, but if any specific gear or clothing is required for your trip, we'll discuss this during the planning stages.

School residential trips are an important opportunity for children to get away from the daily routines of home and school. Instead, they get to try new activities, make friends, and learn to be independent. It's a wonderful experience for young people that mixes outdoor education with adventure.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

Learn more about Halsbury Travel

School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

Discover how we’ll tailor your school trip

Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

Find out how we ensure your health and safety

Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

Find out about the support we offer

Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

Find out more about our accreditations

Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

Explore our loyalty scheme

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!