The most inspiring classrooms
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School trips

Make learning fun – and make the lessons learned last.

High-quality programmes of outdoor education for schools and other educational establishments have been at the heart of what we do at Essex Outdoors for over 50 years.

Why do schools keep coming back year after year? Because we offer young people far more than just exhilarating outdoor activities – our professionally tailored and passionately delivered day, residential and expedition programmes challenge and inspire participants to learn and develop in new and exciting ways.

We’re proud of the excellent relationships we build with our educational customers – enabling real progression and development for pupils through continuous refinement and reinvestment into new programmes, activities and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you to our outdoor family.

“Many thanks for another brilliant week. The site and range of activities improves year on year. We really appreciate the positive and supportive environment and atmosphere created on site by EVERY member of staff.”


Deputy Head, Kyson Primary School

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Primary schools

Face the wider world by embracing the wilder world. The great outdoors helps children feel they can tackle anything in life.

Primary school residential trips
Primary school day trips
Forest schools

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Secondary schools

For memories that won’t fade. Help young people reach new heights, increase their confidence and get a massive boost to their spirits.

Secondary school residential trips
Secondary school day trips
Field trips

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Colleges and FE

People never stop learning, and never stop realising their potential. Discover why there is no better place to do both.

Residential trips for colleges
Day trips for colleges

Need help planning a trip to Essex Outdoors?

Get in touch with our team and we’ll help you
build your extraordinary adventure

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0345 200 4220

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Information for teachers

All the information you need to help you plan a successful visit to Essex Outdoors.

How to book
Safety and security

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Information for parents

Everything parents and students need to know when visiting Essex Outdoors.

Safety and security

Why Essex Outdoors for your School?


Find out why 85% of visitors keep coming back – and why 90% happily recommend us.

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