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School Residentials in Cornwall

School Residential Trips and Experiences in North Cornwall.

School residential at OA Surf Club - we offer a truly unique and unforgettable experience for school groups of all ages. Our stunning clifftop location overlooking Widemouth Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a range of residential trips and activities, and our experienced team can work with you to create a bespoke package that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Providing unforgettable experiences tailored to any age group

Primary School Groups

School residential activity trips are ideal for primary school children as they are very effective in supporting many of the Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements such as key skills, PSHE and citizenship in a fun and inspiring setting out in the fresh air.

OA Stay is an ideal setting for a short stay residential of just 1 or 2 nights, to accommodate the younger age range of years 3, 4 and 5 or extend your stay for Year 6. Short stay residentials are perfect for those younger years as it could be there first trip away from home.

Secondary School Groups

The school residential is a fantastic reward and incentive to help keep up the commitment and focus of your students. It's packed full of fun and opportunity where students can experience a wide range of new and exciting water-based activities.

Very often a week’s residential like this can also be a great catalyst to a healthier lifestyle when they get back home. Many students who perhaps did not find conventional sports was for them, go on to search out more outdoor and adventurous activities and start new hobbies. They become aware of a whole new world in the outdoors and develop new skills as well as an increase in self-confidence to tackle new challenges.

Tailored experiences

All food and accommodation is included for the duration of your stay whilst on a school residential, we are a small residential centre catering for up to 40 students.

We offer a range of activities, and you can bolt on as many (or as few!) as you like, these can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of your school group. Our experienced instructors can help your students develop new skills, build confidence, and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.

Combine exploring the local area with activities or add in a trip to locations further afield in Cornwall such as The Eden Project.

we are committed to providing high-quality and safe
residential trips and experiences for school groups of all ages.

At OA Surf Club, We believe that learning outside the classroom is a valuable and enriching experience for young people, and we are passionate about helping your students achieve their full potential.

As a small centre we can offer sole occupancy to small year groups and classes. We pride ourselves on providing a completely different experience to large, impersonal centres.

Surfing England is the recognised National Governing Body for the sport of Surfing in England. OA Surf Club is proud to be accredited by them to run our surf lessons. All of our instructors are qualified surf coaches and beach lifeguards.

OA Surf Club are members of the National Coasteering Charter & are accredited by AALA (the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority).

Plan your cornish residential with us

Speak to the team to tailor your residential package

The perfect location to learn and explore

You'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque location in cornwall. With plenty of surrounding land and direct access to a secluded beach, its an ideal location for an unforgettable residential experience.

  • 10 acres of land
  • Private beach
  • Grass games area
  • Cliff top fire pit
  • TV and communal room
  • Super Fast Wifi

educational and more importantly - fun!

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Include a surf lesson and find the thrill of riding a wave! Our expert coaches will help to teach the correct technique on how to catch a wave and stand up, with continued support throughout the session. Striving to create a fun learning environment, we ensure students come away with valuable water and beach safety knowledge.
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Combining adventure and environmental education, our Coasteering sessions allows you to experience the beautiful Cornish coast from a new perspective. From jumping, swimming and exploring unique caves and archways, you’ll be in the best hands possible with our highly experienced guides.
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Bodyboarding offers an accessible and exhilarating watersports experience, perfect for those younger years or as a great introduction to the sea. Our expert coaches will guide you on how to catch waves alongside valuable beach and water safety knowledge.
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Join our guides for a fun filled canoeing session along Bude canal, promoting teamwork, environmental awareness, and adventure, as you paddle through nature itself.
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Team Building

Promoting positive teamwork and leadership skills from a young age is incredibly important, so our team building sessions are not only tailored to the ages of your group, but also to introduce positive communication through problem solving challenges in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
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Coastal walks

With our accommodation situated directly next to the coast path, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore nature and the beauty of Cornwall’s raw and rugged coastline.

Geography, Geology and Ecology

OA Stay is the perfect location to base yourselves for geography fieldwork and the surrounding area is a treasure trove for geology and ecology studies.

The surrounding coastline is saturated in stunning examples of coastal features and landforms demonstrating physical processes. The rocks belong to the Carboniferous geological period dating back over 350 million years and are heavily folded and faulted, creating towering rock structures. There are numerous examples of erosion, such as natural arches, sea stacks, caves, slumping and coastal management.

Our private beach has a large wavecut platform, and the rock pools are perfect for studying ecology and biodiversity.   Coupled with the stream that flows onto the beach, there is a huge range of fauna and flora and is an ideal study of a coastal environment.

A short drive away is the village of Boscastle, which after a major flood in 2004 became internationally famous and the perfect environment to study human and physical causes contributing to floods with both long term and short term affects.

Break up the fieldwork with an activity session and immerse yourselves in the environment you are studying.

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