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School Residential Trip to the Lake District

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 1/3

Morning

Morning

Depart for the Lake District

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive at accommodation

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast at accommodation

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

Afternoon

Afternoon

Lunch at accommodation

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Or choose to add on evening campfire experience

Day 3/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast at accommodation

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

Afternoon

Afternoon

Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon12 hours of outdoor activities, e.g. canoeing, kayaking, raft building, sailing, ghyll scrambling, high ropes and archery
  • tick icon2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick icon3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • tick iconDetailed info pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT

Educational activities and visits

Raft Building in the Lake District

Raft Building in the Lake District

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

They’ll then put their work… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

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

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

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 in the Lake District

Ghyll Scrambling

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

Your students will… Read More

High Ropes in the Lake District

High Ropes

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

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

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

Accommodation

YMCA Lakeside
YMCA Lakeside

YMCA Lakeside sits within 400 acres of private woodland on the shores of Lake Windermere and is one of the largest outdoor activity centres in Europe.

There is plenty of excellent accommodation here for school groups. The new Stoller Campus boasts 250 beds, and there are another 200 beds across the other accommodations here.

As well as accommodation, the YMCA Lakeside also offers nearly 50 land and water-based activities, including kayaking, fell walking, archery and caving.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

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Need help?

Zoe Campbell — Tour Advisor

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Halsbury Travel
Very impressed with your staff, the coach company provided and the quality of the guides. A very impressive trip. — The Thomas Alleyne School

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group’s safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience

Safety prioritised

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

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

Financial protection

Our Accreditations

Our ABTA bond means all our school trips are financially protected. Plus, all air tours and flights arranged by us are also ATOL protected.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

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.

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