Countryside Discovery Residentials

"This has helped improve performance and relationships back at school and will help them for the rest of their lives."

Deputy Headteacher, Woolmore Primary School, London

For over 20 years The Country Trust has been organising residential trips to the countryside for children from deprived areas of London, Leeds and Bradford.

These memorable events enable children to experience the countryside in all its wonderful diversity, from working farms to beaches, castles to forests, wildlife reserves to rivers. They have adventures they may never had before, even simple pleasures such as seeing the night sky in all its glory, or pony riding.

Children grow in confidence as they learn to take responsibility for themselves and see how others take care of the land, livestock and wildlife habitats.

A typical trip will involve a two, three or four night stay at a youth hostel, activity centre or bunk barn, with all activities arranged by our experienced staff.  The Trust provides a subsidy to eligible schools, to target support at the children most in need. 

For schools who fit our criteria and wish to organise a Countryside Discovery Residential trip, please contact Hannah Jones McVey or email us at [email protected]