School Trips

School Trips & Youth Groups

Residential activity centres are great for providing children with valuable new skills and learning experiences. Mill on the Brue is one of the best outdoor education centres, offering a diverse range of adventurous activities and fantastic educational holidays.

Overnight trips away to activity centres for children are consistently popular amongst schools and youth groups. With 34 years of experience in running an activity centre for school groups, we get lots of schools returning to us year after year. Our school residential trips not only involve fun onsite activities, but can also include environmental and field studies too.

“Mill on the Brue provides an exhilarating exciting, engaging and (most of all) fun experience for pupils and staff. Thank you for everything! (Paulton Junior School)”

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you from us all for such a brilliant week last week. The children had an amazing time and learnt so much (particularly about teamwork..!)
A particularly big thank you to our instructors and Chloe for looking after us so well.” Ashton Vale primary school

Availability for 2017

Residential instructor taking roster
Residential instructor preparing

Great Reasons to Come

  • Bespoke school adventure holidays planning, designed to fit your requirements.
  • Choose your emphasis – teamwork and social skills, the environment and conservation or link the course with the National Curriculum.
  • One group (maximum of 12) one instructor – for the entire period of your educational trip.
  • Qualified, experienced staff, all checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.
  • Risk assessments written and sent to you in advance of your stay.
  • Accredited centre for Learning in The Outdoor Classroom (LoTC) – perfect for an educational trip.

Expect fun, adventure, friendship and much more...

You, as the School residential trips leader, can choose from over 40 outdoor pursuits, adventurous activities, tasks, games and projects.  We will work with you to create an individual programme to suit your group.

The majority of the activities are on site, making the most of the time and ensuring at least six activities per day.

If you wish, there can be an emphasis on teamwork and social skills and/ or the environment and conservation. Additionally the program can be linked to the Geography or History National Curriculum with a town or river study. Whatever you choose it will be fun.

The Apple Store is our environmental centre/ classroom built from straw bales and specifically designed to teach children about protecting our environment.

All our staff are trained, well qualified and experienced.

Residential School Trip Details

School Trip Details

Duration: 5 Days or 2 Days
Between: Monday to Friday morning, or late Friday to Sunday afternoon (see availability dates)
Capacity: Accommodation for 87 (in three separate houses) students and 10 staff
Info: Additional accommodation 7 minutes walk – Cliff House up to 50 students plus staff.  MoB staff will meet you at the bottom of our drive and transport all the bags up to the accommodation.

School Trip Discounts

  • If the group size is more than 50 children then we will give three free places to the group.

Ideal Location

Mill On The Brue is located in Bruton, Somerset, near to the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire. It is an ideal school residential trip location being just one hour from Bath and Bristol and 2 hours from London.

First class outdoor education centre

Mill On The Brue specialises in offering first class outdoor education trips and outdoor adventure courses which create a fantastic atmosphere for skills development in many areas. Click here to read some testimonials from past visiting teaching staff.

Organic Meals in award winning surroundings

Carefully planned menus with locally sourced produce and our own organic vegetables are served in our environmentally built, award winning Longhouse dining room.

Bespoke activity programmes

We understand each group wants different outcomes from their visit and that is why we individually write your programme having asked you for your choice of activities.

To gain a better understanding of how the week can vary so much we’ve written three sample programmes for a typical group split into four groups (no more than 12 children in a group).

Team Building Emphasis (download)

Environmental education emphasis (download)

Fun and development emphasis (download)

Membership to governing bodies

BAPAAALAqualityBadgeThe Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995 and the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004 make it a legal requirement for providers of certain adventure activities for young people to undergo an inspection of their safety management systems and hold a licence.  BAPA – British Activity Providers Association sets the standard for Quality, Safety and Value for activity centres and residential and day camp providers.

Availability

Jan 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
30th January - 3rd February
87

February 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
6th - 10th February
40
3rd - 5th February
87
13th - 17th February
87
17th - 19th February
87
20th - 24th February
59
24th - 26th February
87
27th February - 3rd March
87

March 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
6th - 10th March
28
10th - 12th March
87
17th - 19th March
59
22nd - 24th March
12
27th - 31st March
12

April 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
10th - 13th April
40
21st - 23rd April
12
24th - 28th April
12

May 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
2nd - 5th May
28
10th - 12th May
40

June 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
7th - 9th June
40
19th - 21st
28
30th June - 2nd July
47

July 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
0
0
0
0

September 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
4th - 6th September
87
6th - 8th September
40
18th - 22nd September
28
22nd - 24th September
28
25th - 29th September
40

October 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
23rd - 27th October
87
6th - 8th October
59
30th - 3rd Nov
40
13th - 15th October
87
20th - 22nd October
87
27th - 29th October
87

November 2017

Midweek
Places Remaining
Weekend
Places Remaining
3rd - 5th November
87
20th - 22nd November
28
10th - 12th November
87
22nd - 24th November
87
17th - 19th November
87
24th - 26th November
87

Residential school visits