Trips for primary schools

Teacher Taster Days

Take a look at what our centres can offer your school children

Try a hand-picked range of our activities and find out about our outstanding outdoor educational offer and residential trips with our free Teacher Taster Sessions.

Sometimes the most inspiring classrooms don’t have walls . . .

Essex Outdoors have been delivering high-quality outdoor learning and exhilarating activities for school children for over 50 years.

We know that we provide something special, with a winning combination of expert instructors and purpose-built centres for both day visits and residentials over 85% of our groups return the following year*.

With a huge range of activities, including sailing and power boating, as well as archery and climbing – we offer the experience of a lifetime for visiting school children. From team building to conquering a new challenge in the great outdoors, these are memories built to last.

But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Watch our video, where we hear from Essex Outdoors Centre Manager, Andrew Windridge; Yasmin Clark, ECC Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager and Nick Johnston, Essex Outdoors Instructor on the positive benefits of outdoor education for young people, and how Essex Outdoors meets learning needs and outcomes.

*Based on an average year 

And come and experience Essex Outdoors first-hand at our open days.

Explore what Essex Outdoors has to offer your school children in a free half day Teacher Taster Session.

Available across all four Essex Outdoor centres this coming summer term on various dates, including both weekdays and weekends. Find the location and time that work best for you.

See the sites for yourself. Meet the staff. Enjoy activity sessions.

A warm welcome awaits you at Essex Outdoors.


‘Thank you for making our trip to Bradwell an amazing experience. The accommodation was superb, the food was amazing and the activities have left us with experiences which we won’t be forgetting for a very long time.

The students have returned with a sense of maturity and camaraderie, which was the aim of our trip, and this was facilitated and supported by your team’

Andrea White, Director of Inclusion, Redden Court School

“Activities, village tents are fabulous. Staff are brilliant across all departments.”

Thomas Lord Audley School

Book your space today

Book your free teacher taster day online today to see the benefits for yourself