Residential Visits

“For some children a week’s residential experience is worth more than a term of school, we know we want it for our own children – we need to make sure other people’s children experience it too”

Sir Tim Brighouse, former London Schools Commissioner.

Learning to make a bed, being responsible for their own belongings, sitting at a table and eating their dinner with their friends, learning to set a table for dinner, keeping their bedroom tidy, eating a healthy meal, going to sleep at a reasonable time so that they wake up the next morning ready to have a positive day taking part in adventurous activities……these are just some of the many benefits of a residential experience at GWC.

Visiting teachers and leaders are regularly amazed how well they get to know their group and the different skills they see from their children.

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GWC offers a range of outdoor and adventurous activities.  We understand that every group that visits GWC comes with a specific aim in mind so all our programmes are tailor made.  Our residential courses can be designed to focus on;

  • Working with others, developing teamwork, communication and respect for others
  • Improving own performance, self awareness, confidence, taking responsibility
  • Problem solving, planning, leadership, creativity
  • Developing Outdoor Activity skills
  • Supporting other subjects in the National Curriculum

Our friendly and professional team will make the booking and planning process smooth.  The team will work with you to create a unique programme that will support your young people. 

During the residential we work in partnership with teachers and leaders to ensure a positive experience for all, where inspirational learning takes place.  Each course is assigned a dedicated course director whose role is to monitor and help you achieve your aims.  At night time we have an on-site duty instructor who is on call in the event of an emergency.

We provide comfortable accommodation, healthy food, committed staff, real activities and in a great location.  Real life changing experiences at GWC create memorable experiences for young children; experiences that help prepare them for successful adult lives.


Thank you so much!  Our children have been given great experiences and happy memories which will last a lifetime! Management of our stay has been faultless.  The children have learned so much about themselves and their peers – looking forward to being able to build on this back at school.

St Augustine’s CofE Primary School

The Grafham residential experience is brilliant!  It has a real impact back in school!  The children’s relationships and interactions improve and their self-esteem and confidence grow.  We utilise this within the classroom throughout the rest of the year.  Really easy to book and organise – clear advice and lots of support.

Standens Barn Primary School

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