Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre

About Us

Cumulus Outdoors are school residential activity specialists based in Swanage in Dorset. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality school trips and activity days in beautiful locations along the Jurassic Coast. Our talented team of instructors will work with you to create a bespoke programme, designed around the needs and requirements of your group.

Cumulus Outdoors was established in 2009 and has developed an enviable reputation within the outdoor adventure industry in the years since. We specialise in the provision of residentials, activity days and field study trips for schools, youth organisations and higher education establishments at both our hard top residential centre in Swanage and our exclusive tented villages across Dorset.

As a registered AAP, the company also provides Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residentials and Expeditions plus outdoor adventure experiences for families, private groups and other organisations.

  • bushcraft session in isle of purbeck woodland instructor
  • kayaking on a lake
  • School group on a successful raft

Outdoor Education Providers in Dorset

Cumulus leader instructing on beach safety

Setting the standard in residentials and activities

The company modus operandi is to provide the highest levels of service and expertise to deliver a range of outdoor experiences professionally and safely. ‘Challenge by Choice’ is the ethos applied throughout our adventure experiences to ensure all participants can choose the level of challenge they want to undertake.

We have handpicked an excellent team of highly qualified instructors who have amassed years of experience within the industry. They’re experts on all things adventure and are skilled at delivering enjoyable outdoor activity sessions, without compromising on fun.

Volley Ball on camp

Residential and activities specialists

Cumulus Outdoors has enjoyed significant growth year on year, achieved through the consistent delivery of a quality product combined with high levels of customer service. We have a high proportion of referred and returning customers, with some school and youth groups visiting us multiple times a year.

We take a unique approach to delivering school and youth group residential trips and offer bespoke programmes, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ service. Our friendly team work with trip organisers to craft a package that fits your budget requirements and learning outcomes.

Presentation of Gold Award

Award winning activity providers

Our high standards have been recognised within in the industry and we were delighted to be presented a Gold Dorset Tourism award in the ‘Active and Sporting Experience’ category. The award was independently judged by experts, who commended the way in which we encourage young people to engage with great outdoors.