A residential school trip to the Lake District offers your students the unforgettable opportunity to try a number of adventure sports, building their resilience, improving their self-confidence and developing their teamwork and communication skills!

The Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in North West England. It’s famous for its spectacular scenery, which boasts lakes, forests and mountains, which are known locally as fells. Its beauty has inspired a number of famous authors and poets, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.

On your residential school trip to the Lake District, your group will stay at the YMCA Lakeside, an accommodation and activity centre purpose-built to cater for school and youth groups. Under the excellent guidance of their fully-qualified instructors, your students will have the opportunity to try a number of adventure sports and activities, including canoeing, kayaking, raft building, sailing, ghyll scrambling, high ropes and archery.

This will be an unforgettable school trip for your students. The opportunity to enjoy new experiences will give their confidence a huge boost. And they’ll develop their resilience as they learn new skills. Many of the activities will also require them to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart for the Lake District

Arrive at accommodation

Half-day activity (1 x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. canoeing or kayaking

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Half-day activities (1x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. raft building or sailing

Lunch at accommodation

Half-day activities (1 x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. ghyll scrambling

Evening meal at accommodation

Or choose to add on evening campfire experience


Breakfast at accommodation

Half-day activities (1 x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. high ropes or archery

Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £250 pp
  • 12 hours of outdoor activities, e.g. canoeing, kayaking, raft building, sailing, ghyll scrambling, high ropes and archery
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • Detailed info pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT


Educational Activities

Raft Building in the Lake District

Raft Building in the Lake District

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Your group will work together to build a raft out of wooden poles, barrels and ropes.… Read More

Cultural Activities

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

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The UK’s biggest theme Park with tonnes of fun and thrilling rides and attractions to enjoy. We can also arrange… Read More

Archery in the Lake District

Archery in the Lake District

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Your students will be given a basic introduction to bows and arrows and will learn basic archery skills under the… Read More

Canoeing in the Lake District

Canoeing in the Lake District

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Hop into one of the centre’s 2 and 3-person Canadian canoes, or one of the 15-person large canoes and take… Read More

Ghyll Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling in the Lake District

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A mix of rock climbing and caving using the stream bed, ghyll scrambling is a real adventure sport.… Read More

High Ropes

High Ropes in the Lake District

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The high ropes is a real challenge, both physically and mentally. Students will not only take on the course themselves,… Read More

Kayaking in the Lake District

Kayaking in the Lake District

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Your students will jump into a single-seater kayak in one of the centre’s bays on Lake Windermere, where they’ll get… Read More

Sailing in the Lake District

Sailing in the Lake District

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Your students will learn to sail a dingy or stable boat under the guidance of the centre’s fully-qualified instructors in… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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5 After your trip

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As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

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