Prices & booking for school residentials

Price per child £65.00
Price per Adult £75.00
For stays longer than 3 nights, we offer one free adult space. FREE
Outdoor Tutor & Extras
Full Day £240
Half Day £160
Camp Fire + Tutor with Hot Chocolate & marshmallows for 30 £60
Camp Fire + Tutor with Hot Chocolate & marshmallows for 60 £100
Storyteller for a night walk and/or evening ramble £40
Guided evening ramble £60

Discounts & Bursaries may be available - Find out more

Outdoor Tutor includes:

  • Lesson plans
  • Worksheets
  • Resources
  • Risk Assessments

One tutor is recommended for every 30 children

Free curriculum planning

We can create a tailor made residential to fit your curriculum planning. Arrange a free consultation and school visit from our Educational Advisor.



All essential kit is provided!


  • Wet weather clothing
  • Wellington boots
  • Rucksacks
  • Field studies equipment
  • Resource materials
  • Reference books
  • Pens and paper
  • Animal specimens
  • A fantastic experience!

Residential booking enquiries

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Booking your residential visit


Send us some provisional dates and your school’s details using the form below. Our team will be in touch to create your provisional booking.



Confirm dates and any special requirements. Pay your deposit and your booking is secured. Advice is available for co-funding and other ways of reducing cost.



A tailor made residential to fit your curriculum planning. Arrange a free consultation and school visit from our Educational Advisor.


Come to Rippledown and enjoy your brilliant residential! Afterwards we’d be deligted to come and do a follow up visit with your class.

The education & residential team

Carol Hopkins

Carol Hopkins

Catering Manager

I joined the charity firstly in 1977 when I left college as a newly qualified chef, and worked my way up to domestic bursar looking after the day to day running of Rippledown. I left in 1981 to have a family. Since then I have gained experience in various areas of catering and was lucky enough to get a degree in International culinary arts and management in London and a teaching certificate at a local university. I was also proud to accept a second-place in the country award at the House of Lords in 2001 for the Lord Oxfuird’s Awards for Excellence.

My main role is as a catering manager helping to provide home cooked food for the children who stay at Rippledown on our outdoor learning schools, looking after dietary requirements, allergies and liaising with schools. I also help to manage catering in the Pines Garden Tearooms and The Pines Calyx catering for parties, weddings, conferences and events.

I am a keen walker and love gardening in my spare time, growing my own fruit and vegetables on an allotment, sharing the fruit to go in the cakes at the tearooms. My other interests are reading, various crafts and singing with the local rock choir.

Sian Lloyd

Sian Lloyd

Lead Outdoor Learning Tutor & Site Supervisor

I joined The Bay Trust charity in August 2015 part-time and then full time in August 2016 after having had a career in catering for 13 years running my own business and then teaching.  I have been a Primary teacher for over 20 years rising to a position in senior management. My years of experience working with children from ages 5 to 11 have enabled me to understand why children and their engagement with outdoor education is so important for their mental wellbeing and confidence.

I am responsible for the delivery of good outdoor education, creating innovative activities and programmes linked to the national schools curriculum. Ensure that every child who visits our Outdoor Learning Centre at Rippledown, Steps Bank and Pines Garden, leaves with confidence and new skills is my responsibility.  Enabling children to learn and empathise with the animals that inhabit our woodlands, sea and freshwater habitats is very important to me.

Gardening, foraging and engaging with the natural world are my passions.

Discounts, Bursaries & Additional Funding

Discounts for charities

Charity number must be supplied 10% of overall invoice value.

We may be able to support the following groups with discounts and bursaries and assistance with joint funding applications. Please let us know your circumstances and how you may qualify – Contact us

  • State-funded academies, schools and free schools.
  • Nonprofits, Charities & Social Enterprises – working for the benefit of disadvantaged. children and young people – as well as those working in the environmental, green and clean tech industries.
  • Low-income families and families where both partners are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).