Residential activities

​Schools can take part in a range of activities during their residentials with us. ​We can offer courses tailor made to each school to meet your curriculum requirements or just to have fun in the outdoors.

  • Animal habitat studies - Stream Animal habitat studies - Stream

    ​​Search the stream and discover the life teeming beneath its surface. Explore for signs of life and investigate the richness of the invertebrates hidden below the water. Use simple scientific guides to identify them.

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  • Animal habitat studies - Woodland Animal habitat studies - Woodland

    ​​Discover the world of the wildlife in our woodlands and the signs that tell us they are there. Visit a badger sett and make your own ‘home’ for a minibeast. Use sensory games to learn how they live and survive there and simple scientific guides to identify them.

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  • Canal visits Canal visits

    ​Find out why canals were so important in history, how they were built and run and what they were used for. Discover how large a boat you could build to go on the canals.

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  • Fawsley day Fawsley day

    ​​Follow the map and directions to walk to the historic site at Fawsley. Divide into three groups to do an historic church study, orienteering and bird watching activities as a round robin.

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  • Natural Arts Natural Arts

    ​​Explore the colours and textures of nature, make tree faces or create your own masterpiece from natural found materials.

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  • Navigation activities Navigation activities

    ​Explore the local environment developing maps reading, orientation and compass skills. This could include a short walk looking at using nature to help us discover natural navigation clues.

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  • Orienteering, positeering and blind trail Orienteering, positeering and blind trail

    ​Visit a local site by minibus and using a map, find your way to the clues and use anagrams and maths skills. An introduction to the use of maps and developing spatial awareness. The other half of your group can take part in a ‘Blind Trail’ to use communication skills to enable all students to complete the course.

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  • Plant habitat studies Plant habitat studies

    ​Use games and investigations to find out what plants need for their growth, look at food chains and webs and the nutrient cycle. Identify flora in the woodland and discover the part of plants, take leaf and bark rubbings. Listen to the ‘heart beat’ of a tree and find its height and age.

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  • Team building Team building

    ​Using our comprehensive set of equipment the children will take part in team building sessions. These involve communication and physical skills in order to solve practical problems.

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  • Village and church studies Village and church studies

    ​​Become a detective and compare the village with your own local environment. Discover what the buildings can tell you about their history and how they were made and used.

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  • Woodland survival Woodland survival

    ​​Find out what is needed for survival, a fun hands-on activity to build your own shelter and look at food for foraging. Walk back to the Centre following maps where you can use a campfire to cook marshmallows and learn how to use a fire steel.

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