Tipi time around the fire pit

Schools & Youth

We create bespoke outdoor activity programmes for school and youth groups at our tented villages and residential centre in Dorset. Our residential school trips are tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your group, while ensuring students have unforgettable experiences on the Jurassic Coast. We can cater for primary and secondary school children as well as Scouts, Brownies and other youth groups.

Residentials & field studies trips

We offer a wide selection of outdoor adventure activities and educational excursions at Cumulus Outdoors, that can be enjoyed as part of a residential or field studies trip. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will organise every aspect from before you arrive right the way until you leave.

Over the years we’ve earned a fantastic reputation for delivering high quality school trips in Dorset, with many schools returning year on year. Our expert instructors are highly experienced and deliver safe outdoor adventure activities, without compromising on fun.

Choose between the Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre and our Tented Villages for your school residential or field studies trip. Both are set in scenic locations close to the Jurassic Coast and will be for the exclusive use of your group. However you decide to stay with us, you can rest assured that students will receive 24/7 care alongside well equipped facilities and a delicious menu of tasty food. There’s plenty of opportunity to explore iconic locations along the Jurassic Coast during our action-packed outdoor activities.

Activity days

We can also organise activity days if you haven’t got much time to spare. Simply choose one or two activities from our extensive list and leave the rest to us! We’ll organise the perfect day out that students will remember for years to come!

What schools say about us

  • high ropes instructor
    School testimonial

    "We have used Cumulus for the last 4 years for a year 5 school residential. Communication and directions are always fantastic before hand and staff running the activities are always experienced, friendly and knowledgeable. They are great with the kids - fun, but firm if needed and caring for those who need a bit more persuasion to push themselves out of their comfort zone.

    The children we have taken have always had a great time and as a member of staff on a school trip I have always had a great day out with Cumulus staff".

    Will Bray

  • school group kayaking
    School testimonial

    "Great place to visit with schools - we had a lot of fun with all the different activities and the instructors were all so lovely! Lots of adventure and experiences which will take you outside of your comfort zone. All in a beautiful town. Thanks to everyone at Cumulus"!

    Julia T

  • Boat fishing swanage Cumulus Outdoors Residential
    School testimonial

    "A well run and well planned week that gave our children some memories that will live with them forever. Really happy with the provision for our inner-city London children, giving them first time life experiences and providing them with successes. A fantastic week"!

    Athelney School

  • jurassic coast coasteering
    School testimonial

    "Cumulus are an excellent organisation who have provided us with memorable Y12 camps for two years now. We would heartily recommend them and will continue to use them. Plus there was lots of great food which was popular with the students!

    King Alfred School

  • stand up paddleboarding dorset
    School testimonial

    An excellent facilitator of school residential trips!

    Ashby School

  • muddy obstacles dorset mud trail
    School testimonial

    We have had yet another amazing week. Year on year the facilities improve. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. We can't wait to be back!

    Hook with Warsash DofE Academy

  • river studies session with cumulus outdoors
    School testimonial

    We could not have asked for a better experience; the activities were outstanding and and catered for the many needs of our group.

    Bishop Henderson Primary School