Key Stage 1 & 2 (Primary and Junior)

Being introduced to adventurous activities at an early age helps to shape and develop children's confidence and help build personal and team skills.  Our courses help to increase children’s awareness of risk and to improve understanding of the environment around them.  They are also a whole lot of fun!

What can you expect on a Skern Lodge residential?

Our courses are based around you, we work with you prior and during your stay to ensure that your aims are met.  Your Course Director will ensure that your pupils gain the most from their experiences.

Where possible, where qualifications allow, we try and keep the same staff team with your programme, helping to build an awareness of individual needs and tailoring sessions that help pupils to be challenged and achieve a high level of success.

If you’re a local school you may like to consider a day visit.  We can deliver curriculum linked content along with great personal development opportunities. See our day visits for Devon primary schools.

Our residential programmes run throughout the year, offering you opportunity to embed the learning gained from an autumn or winter residential back in school. Alternatively arranging your spring or summer residential for your year 6 as an ideal transition on to senior education.

Take advantage of our #WinterResidential offers and arrange a shorter one or two night stay.  Ideal for those year 4 or 5's in preparation for their year 6, week long residential.

  • Risk assessments and other pre-course information can be found in the Leader Zone. Please contact Skern to obtain your login details.

Day visits for Devon Primary Schools

Winter and Spring Term

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Activity options available:
Choose from a wide range of activities and we will put the ideal week together for you.
Water based:

  • Body Boarding & Surfing
  • Pool Kayaking
  • River Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Power Boating Swimming Pool
Land based:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Assault Course
  • Climbing
  • Coastal Walking
  • Crabbing
  • Crate Stacking
  • High Ropes
  • Orienteering
  • Seashore Trail
  • Team Challenge
  • Fantasy Quest
  • Rockets & Riddles
  • Tunnels
  • Zip Wire

  • Camp Fire
  • Camp Craft
  • Dark Skies
  • Grounds Map Quiz
  • Indoor Team Challenge
  • Night Walk
  • Overnight Bivi
  • Pool Olympics
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Skern Lodge Olympics
  • Swimming Pool
  • Team Games
  • Viking History Walk
  • Visit to Lifeboat Station
  • Wide Game
Sample Programme










Arrive 1pm

Climb & Abseil

River Kayak


Fantasy Quest










Team Assault Course

Surf & Body Board

High Ropes

Seashore Trail

Depart 1pm










Dark Skies

Skern Lodge Olympics

Scavenger Hunt

Camp Fire


Week and weekend dates available throughout the year - give us a call to check availability or click below and we will get back in touch.  Would you like to do a visit to the centre before you decide - just lets us know your dates and we can arrange an overnight stay if required.

Prices for Primary and Junior schools start from: 
£105+VAT per person for a Friday to Sunday and
£210+VAT per person for a Monday to Friday