What a difference a day makes!

Day trips for primary schools

Turn a day into a lasting memory.

Children can enjoy up to four thrilling pursuits in a multi-activity day, or discover their inner-explorer on a one-day expedition. We help you create the right experience – from outdoor learning themed visits to fun days out.

Whether hurtling around an obstacle course or mastering a bow and arrow, all of our activities allow young people to absorb new skills in a fun and exciting environment. And they’ll grow, too – by developing their communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.

One-day expeditions

Alternatively, let us arrange a one-day expedition for you. Young people can explore new vistas by foot, bike, boat or canoe and complete an unforgettable journey – all under the watchful eye of our highly trained and qualified teams at Danbury, Bradwell or Harlow.

You can take confidence from our experience, children can enjoy experiences with confidence.

Our great value activity day prices start at just £40 per person* and you can add a wholesome and filling hot lunch for just £7 per person

“Caitlin helped those more nervous children to relax & feel more comfortable so that all of them were able to complete the zip wire successfully 3 times with massive smiles on faces.”


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Activities

Our flexible day trips for Primary Schools can include these amazing activities.

Abseiling

Abseiling experiences in Essex Test your nerve by lowering yourself over the edge and descending one of our exciting abseiling experiences, controlling your own descent as you go. Very popular with groups abseiling is often incorporated into other sessions, such as climbing or high ropes as a great way to help improve participant’s confidence as …
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Adventure and obstacle courses

Adventure obstacle course experiences in Essex The perfect environment for group work, team building, or just a bit of fun! Our purpose-built obstacle courses promote participation, communication and team building, testing your ability to work with friends and colleagues in a safe but challenging environment. Navigate rope swings, tyre squeezes, tunnels, rope bridges, vertical walls, …
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Aerial adventure

Aerial adventure course in Essex Our high-level Adventure Course encompasses a comprehensive set of 11 challenging elements 13m off the ground and is designed to test your agility and your nerve. Take on the course with your teammates and complete the challenges set for you by your instructor; it's time to work together to test …
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Aerial trekking

Aerial trekking course in Danbury The imposing centrepiece of our Danbury centre is an exciting array of 14 high-level obstacles including cargo nets, balance bars, barrel swings and even a traversing wall,  all designed to challenge your agility and courage. Set out over two levels of increasing difficulty; it is time to stretch your comfort …
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All-terrain boarding

All-terrain boarding in Essex A thrilling combination of snowboarding and off-road skateboarding, ATBs are great for balance and coordination skills. Start off with the basics of posture, balance and steering and how to protect yourself if you fall, and you’ll be zooming down the grassy slopes with style in no time! Clients are kept safe …
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Archery

Indoor & outdoor archery in Essex Aim for gold on our outdoor and indoor archery ranges. With its unique mix of fun and competition, archery is a popular activity for all ages and abilities, helping to build confidence and improve coordination skills. Sessions are tailored to meet the experience of the group and can offer …
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BMX biking

BMX activity course in Essex Our purpose-built BMX track allows you to experience the thrill of twists turns, jumps and berms,  under the watchful eye of our instructors. Winding 250 metres through natural woodland, you must keep your nerve as banks, lips and jumps appear around each bend. Alternatively, the track can be used to …
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Boat trips and crabbing

Boat trips & crabbing in Essex Say hello to Sammy the seal! Discover the enchanting river Blackwater by taking a boat trip from the jetty at West Mersea or Bradwell. These excursions can be for fun or as part of a lesson on local marine life. They allow groups to experience the natural wonders of …
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Bouldering

Bouldering wall in Essex If you like keeping fit and problem-solving, bouldering is the sport for you. Bouldering is an exhilarating and sociable sport where climbers attempt low-level routes without ropes or harnesses. Instead, protection from falls is provided by pads and crash mats. Bouldering "problems" are usually much shorter than rock climbs and often …
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Bumble

Urban coasteering (Bumble) activities in Essex Our exciting urban version of coasteering. This unique activity is a great way of building confidence in and around water. Participants slide down weirs, play team games in the river or jump in from the banks.  Available during the summer months only. Learning Outcomes Click below to find out …
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Bushcraft

Bushcraft in Essex Marshmallows at the ready! Depending on the centre we offer either coastal or woodland-based versions. These exciting and informative sessions are very flexible and can incorporate; fire lighting using fire steels and natural materials shelter building and knotwork camp craft including basic knife and axe work. You can also combine a longer …
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Canoeing

Canoeing activity days in Essex Test out our fleet of traditional Canadian canoes. Our instructors will guide you through all the basic strokes allowing plenty of time to practice your skills. You'll then be able to explore the local waterways and get up close and personal with some fascinating wildlife! Essex provides the ideal environment …
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Caving

Caving activities in Essex Work your way through the winding tunnels, chambers and features of our 4 artificial caving courses, avoiding the dead ends to find the exit. Suitable for those with or without a fear of enclosed spaces. Your group will be encouraged to work together to find the quickest way through the maze …
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Climbing

Indoor & outdoor highrope climbing wall in essex Reach new heights on one of our impressive outdoor towers or indoors at our fourteen-metre high professional climbing wall – “The Lock”. Our climbing walls provide a huge variety of routes to challenge novices and advanced climbers alike. During our instructed sessions, you’ll learn to use climbing …
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Coastal discovery

Coastal discovery activites in Essex Blending the best of environmental education and forest school principals with fun activities. Find out the fascinating seashore life of the Blackwater estuary. Sessions can include learning about tides, beaches and marshes finding and identifying coastal plants and sea creatures creating beach art The world really is your oyster in …
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Dinghy sailing

Dinghy sailing activities in Essex It’s all-aboard our Dufour Drakkar boats which combine speed and excitement with stability and capacity. This modern hybrid craft has great upwind performance and an asymmetric spinnaker for exhilarating downwind sailing. Crews can assist with hoisting and trimming sails, helming the boat and learning the basics of sailing. Each boat …
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First aid

First aid training in Essex Our highly interactive introductory First aid lessons for young people are based on British Heart Foundation guidelines. Sessions include plenty to keep the mind and body active and the group will learn everything they need to know to be confident in a basic first aid situation. Areas covered include how …
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Forest school

Forest school Feel inspired by nature. Forest School involves regular visits to local areas of woodland or coastline. Here children can develop a connection with, and appreciation of, their environment. They’ll enjoy complete freedom – to be creative and explore. They'll also be able to flex their imagination and to play, and to learn using …
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Giant swing

Giant outdoor swing activity in Essex At 18m tall our twin Giant Swing (3G swing) is an exhilarating activity which encourages participants to set their own goals and push their comfort zones. They'll also build confidence and trust within their group. The group work together to hoist two of their teammates at a time up …
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High ropes

High ropes adventure obstacle course in Essex Each of our centres’ high ropes courses offers a variety of challenging and exciting elements designed to push your comfort zone to see what you can really achieve. Walk the catwalk, take on the Leap of Faith or work alongside your friends to get to the top of …
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High Ropes Adventure Course

High ropes adventure course in Essex Head for the heights of our High Adventure aerial trekking course at Harlow. Coming soon at our Harlow centre this imposing centrepiece is an exciting array of high-level obstacles including cargo nets, balance bars, barrel swings and even a traversing wall,  all designed to challenge your agility and courage. …
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It’s a knockout

It's A Knockout! Inflatable obstacle course in Essex It's bouncy, wet and loads of fun! A range of up to 10 group games emphasises teamwork skills with lots of fun elements mixed in. Try and conquer the water tower, or reach the end of the bungee run. Test your combat skills on the gladiators or …
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Kayaking

Kayaking activities in Essex Test out our fleet of sit-on-top and traditional kayaks. Our instructors will guide you through all the basic strokes allowing plenty of time to practice your skills through fun games and challenges. You’ll then be able to explore the local waterways and get up close and personal with some fascinating wildlife! …
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Kit karts

Kit karting activites in Essex Kit karts are the perfect mix of a team-building exercise coupled with the excitement of riding your creation down one of our hills. Groups will work in two teams to build soapbox-style go-carts from the kit of parts and instructions supplied by the Instructor. Once the challenge is completed, group …
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Low ropes

Low rope activities in Essex The floor is lava! Our low ropes courses have a series of low-level challenges with interconnected ropes, planks, wires and tyres. The aim is to support your teammates to move around the platforms of the course without touching the ground Designed to test and hone the group's cooperation and communication …
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Off road biking

Off-road cycling activities in Essex Enjoy the ride. Our centres are perfectly situated to cater for all levels of off-road biking. Each site presents plenty of challenges, from obstacle courses to build your skills to gentle woodland trails and more technical routes. And our proximity to some of the best single-track in the country allows …
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Orienteering and map skills

Orienteering activities in Essex This activity teaches the important life skill of map-reading. Our instructors will guide groups through a series of mini-exercises to introduce; points of the compass and orientating a map interpreting symbols features using scale and pacing Participants then head off to complete courses and challenges of increasing difficulty around our beautiful …
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Pedal karts

Pedal karting in Essex Ride our pedal-powered go-karts around the specially designed street circuit and race track. These robust karts are suitable for ages 7 to adult and are equipped with forward and reverse gears and brakes. A series of exercises will teach the basic rules of the road and driving etiquette. Riders will also …
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Pioneering

Pioneering activities in Essex Work together to build various structures from a kit of wooden poles, ropes plus tarps and barrels. You'll learn a variety of useful knots and traditional lashing techniques. A medieval-style catapult, a bridge or even a go-kart could be your goal. The session finishes off by testing out your creations - …
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Raft building

Raft building activities in Essex Build your own river-going vessel from a selection of tested items such as barrels, ropes and wooden planks. You'll learn some useful knot work and traditional techniques to construct your craft. An ideal session for enhancing team-building skills, communication, planning and resource management. Available during the summer months only. Learning …
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Scramble net

Scramble net activities in Essex Test your mettle by scrambling over the river with nothing but a cargo net to protect you (and some handily placed safety ropes). A number of different elements from tramlines to tight rope are all protected by safety ropes, harnesses and helmets. Great for balance, coordination, agility and confidence. Learning …
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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) in Essex The latest addition to our paddle sports line-up - the exciting sport of stand-up paddle boarding - or SUP - is an excellent way to develop water confidence, and build core strength and balance. You’ll be on your feet and exploring the beautiful rivers, creeks and sheltered waterways of …
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Swimming

Swimming activity days in Essex At Mersea, our 25m long, 1 metre deep heated outdoor pool can be hired for a swim or with our pool games for a fun session. All sessions are supervised by a qualified Lifeguard. Learning outcomes Click below to find out which learning outcomes this activity promotes. Resilience Being able …
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Team challenge and problem solving

Team challenge and problem solving From mental puzzles through to team challenges, we'll test your ability to work together, communicate and think fast. Spider's web, mazes, blindfold trails and sheep pens are just some of the tools used to test your problem solving skills. The activities not only offer the opportunity for groups to go …
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Vertical obstacle course

Vertical obstacle course in Essex At over 13 meters high, this climbing-based obstacle course will test the physical and mental agility of even the most adventurous participants. There are 7 elements to try in all, including human Tetris and the wall of tyres. What is the best route to the top? Can you find a …
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Zip wire

Zip wire activities in Essex A fun personal challenge. Participants are connected to a wire 12 metres above the ground, before stepping out into thin air and embarking on a 100m descent. The experience will have you pleading for a second go! Learning outcomes Click below to find out which learning outcomes this activity promotes. …
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*Illustrative pricing is based on 4 x 90 minute activity sessions in a day with groups of 10 young people