Forest Trips For Schools & Colleges


Primary Schools

Key Stage 1-2. Encourage teamwork and build self-confidence in the great outdoors. school rate applies.

Secondary Schools

Key Stage 3-4. Break free from the classroom, and let the outdoors teach new skills. School rate applies.

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Training for life…

Our philosophy in training and working with students is to inspire & teach them staple tools & techniques that they can apply in every day life.  Being outdoors and around nature is beneficial with mental and physical wellbeing & the students grow in confidence.  They will discover a fun & unique obstacle experience teaching teamwork, motivation, mindset, focus, resilience, self-confidence, determination & friendship.  All abilities & ages 6 + years.


  • Climb a ladder, rope or wall, then they can learn to climb other ladders in their life.

  • Jump over ridges, bars and water, then they will be able to jump up an over challenges that they are confronted with.

  • Balance on beams, bars and slacklines will bring balance in their mind and emotions.

  • Crawl under, though, over and down, then they will be able to crawl and adapt to those things around them.

  • Run for enjoyment, rather than to escape or fend off.

  • Be part of a team, to delegate, to lead, to guide, to mentor and to follow.

  • Enjoy the outdoor environment, nature and it’s beauty.

  • Appreciate that exercise and fitness, can be fun and enjoyable.

See what others had to say

“This was the ideal place to bring my Year 11 students to let their hair down before they get stuck into their mock exams.  They were muddy and wet but they absolutely LOVED it!  The staff were amazing, encouraging and understood the capabilities of their groups from the get go.
The school will absolutely be back for another run around soon.”
Leventhorpe School – November 2023
We have now completed our second visit to Nuclear wild Forest within a month  taking both our new Year 7s primarily focused on building team work with their new tutors and making new friends while our Year 10s the focus was on building resilience ready for their GCSE journey. Our Year 10s have asked to go again at the end end of the year as they enjoyed it so much! Sam and her team are amazing and make the organisation of the trip easy to run and her staff are fantastic with our students. We are booking again for next year .
Mayflower School October 2023
Our school hadn’t attended the Nuclear Wild Forest prior to this trip. The booking process was simple, and the admin team were very accommodating to meet our requirements. When we arrived, the instructors were hands on and quickly got our pupils out on the course. It was lovely to see them out of the school environment and in the countryside. Pupils had to work as a team to overcome challenges, build resilience and face their fears. ‘I have never done anything like this before I am not particularly sporty but, I am going to sign up for the 5k event’ – Luca. Pupils were out on the course for 2hrs and were constantly on the move, it was a great test to see how they could problem solve and ensure everyone was supported in their group. I learnt so much on the team building day such as when presented with a problem it requires a collaborative effort and brings unity.  Healthy competition is a fun too! – Daniel. A massive thank you to the Nuclear Wild Forest Team for making us so welcome, we will definitely be back next year. I absolutely loved it!- Eddy. 
St Mark’s Nuclear Wild Forest Trip September 2023

We are into our 4th year using Nuclear Races as part of the Woolwich Poly 6th form enrolment programme and they have delivered every time. The PTs are great at getting our year 12 students involved in all aspects of the course which is a feat in itself.  They create a fun environment where the students are happy to give obstacles a try. The smiles, feedback and memories our young people make here is priceless.

Woolwich Boys Poly September 2023
We took a large group of secondary school student’s aged 11-15 years old. The students loved the nuclear races experience, enjoying the mud, water and obstacles.
Communication and professionalism from staff was brilliant, from booking to the departing the site.
Would recommend to all looking for challenging team building outdoor activities for any age.
Loxford School July 2023
Oh my days… kids and staff have just got back they all said how amazing it was, they are absolutely BUZZING! (well kids are, teachers are looking dishevelled)
I’ll definitely be recommending you to other schools and looking to book the new Year 6 in for next year.
Glade Primary School July 2023

The experience we has from arriving to leaving was unbelievable. The way the staff were interacting and motivating students to become resilient was inspiring and the students were motivated because of this. The staff were friendly, kind and enthusiastic. The pupils on the day were hesitant about getting muddy and felt like it would be a challenge and the pupils would not have been able to do this if it was not for the staff constantly encouraging them to overcome obstacles. This is a location in which we will be attending again due to the positive responses we have received from the students. Students have stated that

‘This is the best trip of the year’

‘Can we do this every year’

‘Really challenging but this was such an exciting trip’

The Warren July 2023
We would like to thank you for a fantastic day. The staff were friendly, supportive, knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome.  The children had an amazing time and have not stopped talking about how much fun they had. As a school we look forward to booking again next year.
Five Elms July 2023

What a great day out for everyone. Very relaxed and perfectly paced. Thanks to Tracy and Katie for bringing the best out of the children, who had more fun and found more strength than they thought possible.

Alleyn Court July 2023

Wild Forest are a force to be reckoned with! What an incredible experience this was for our Year 10 students, all of whom had a really muddy time. In these days in which image and tech seem to prevail amongst the young, it is great that they can abandon make-up, glossy hair, designer labels and phones for a couple of hours and just get down and dirty and enjoy un-self conscious fun! It was especially a delight to see the few who can find classroom rules a challenge, enjoying the chance to embrace leadership and teamwork so wholly.  Thank you so much to the brilliant staff for such a positive experience. We’ll be back.

Farringdon July 2023
We went to the Wild Forest mud race today, we took a large group of girls to take part and they had a wonderful time. Despite some of the girls being apprehensive to begin with the fabulous instructors got them to all get stuck in and they all enjoyed it. The girls were thrilled they got to go on the large slides and wade through the mud with their friends. The girls all got to work together and said it was an amazing.
Word Experience Student July 2023

Thanks so much for everything you did in making our school visit to you so memorable and enjoyable. From the initial enquiry, though the excellent communication re booking, you made the whole process simple and efficient. My school would not hesitate to recommend you or to visit again in the future.

St Mary’s July 2023

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team. From the minute we arrived our students were made to feel so at ease particularly in a completely new environment. Our students absolutely loved the day! As teachers we loved that we were able to get stuck in and create different bonds with different students. Your team made it clear that it really didn’t matter if they were successful in getting across the obstacles as long as they gave it their best go, which really encouraged our students. It is a must resilience builder for schools! Cannot wait to organise the next trip!

Roding Valley High July 2023

Nuclear Wild Forest were extremely accommodating and helpful throughout the whole trip planning process. On the day the instructors were well organised, motivating and encouraging to all our students. Our Year 10 students thoroughly enjoyed their Resilience Day and came away with life long memories, an experience of personal challenge, developed team building skills and found a new love of mud!

Mayflower School June 2023

We had a truly fantastic trip to Nuclear Forest with our year 6 children this year.  The activities reinforce our academy values of achievement, belonging, confidence and determination, which all lead to excellence.  Encouragement from the supportive and knowledgeable staff allowed every child to take part and feel that they could take on new challenges.  It was wonderful to see the teamwork shared by the children and how they encouraged their peers to try their best.  We would certainly recommend Nuclear Forest and will definitely be back next year!

Mrs Bermon June 2023

Our Year 5 children (and staff) had an excellent day and the wild forest.  It was fast paced, giving children so many memorable experiences. It was wonderful to see them all come together as a team, supporting each other to persevere and try new things. We will definitely be rebooking for next year!

Branfil School June 2023
I am writing to you to thank you and your team for yet another brilliant outdoor activity day for our Year 4 children.
It amazes me every year when we visit Nuclear Races, how the children throw themselves into the activities.  It’s fantastic to see the satisfaction in their faces when they manage to complete the challenges you and your team set for them.
The children came away totally fulfilled and exhausted!  I will shortly be setting up a display at school and I can’t wait for the children to look back at the experiences they had with you.
Many thanks again, we’ll see you again next year.
Littlegarth School May 2023
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today. All of the children really enjoyed themselves and it was great to see them out of their comfort zone and doing things they wouldn’t normally do in school! All of your staff were wonderful, they were very encouraging and supportive.
Brentwood School May 2023

A huge thank-you for a fantastic day at Wild Forest for our year 6’s. Your staff are amazing and made the day so much fun for all our students, even the ones who needed a little more support. We’ll definitely be back next year!

St. Nicholas C of E Primary School May 2023

The staff were amazing from start to finish the kids really really enjoyed themselves! They have not stopped talking about it all morning.  Thank you for being so patient with changing numbers etc and providing such a great activity for our pupils!

Heathcote School October 2022
I would thoroughly recommend Wild Forest for a school trip. Our students and staff had an amazing time, it was fantastic to see all our students involved in all of the activities. The staff at Wild Forest encouraged and reassured them at all times, seeing students helping and reassuring each other was fantastic. All the activities were really planned out and taking 250 students was not a problem for them. Organising the trip with Sam`s support at all times made it easy for our school to book and we are certainly booking again for next year.
Mayflower High School October 2022

Yet again, we have had the most amazing school trip with Nuclear Wild Forest.  The team are so professional, organised and fun that we never fail to have the most wonderful time. The team excel at motivating and supporting every child (and adult!), encouraging us all to take risks and get up and try again if it doesn’t go well the first time – every child leaves feeling valued and proud, whatever their capabilities or level of involvement is. This trip is the highlight on our school calendar and we can’t wait to return!

Chalkwell September 2022

Just wanted to say a massive thank you, all of the students and staff have loved the site and all of the activities. All of your staff where amazing and gave the learners a brilliant experience.

Cambridge Regional College October 2022

We booked Wild Forest mud assault course for our students following a successful trip last year. Every time a new set of students follow up on a previous trip, you wonder whether the experience will be the same and worth it. The day was amazing from start to finish.

If you’ve not been there before its well worth a visit, even the arrival on coach takes you into a large open area with obstacles looming in the distance. Sam and her team were there to greet us at the ready ensuring names were ticked off and disclaimers registered (always appreciate the rigour, shows true professionalism). Quick spot of lunch and then we were off in groups of 30.

We all had images of us mad dashing across an assault course, out of breath, the fittest winning. However the obstacles were taken through one at a time and this allowed some less fit students to have the same engagement and helped to build the whole team spirit.

Obviously mud was the order of the day, one student saying to me ‘where’s the mud, I came here to get dirty’. They didn’t let us down and soon we were elbow deep in mud and fun. Thee water slide being a particular favourite for the day.

I could wax lyrical about the day but the overall theme is the instructors are there to keep it light and make sure there is controlled fun and a great atmosphere.

For other educators out there, they make the day easy and ensure students come away worn out and satisfied.

A great experience and well worth the money.

Bishop Stortford High School September 2022
Dear Sam
It was so lovely to meet you and your wonderful team today.
It was such a fab experience and the students LOVED IT as well. It was so incredible seeing them do things that they were not sure they could and your team’s enthusiasm and kindness was a huge part of this.
We said it was the best trip we have done in 10 years as Heads of year and we cant wait to return next year!
St Mary’s September 2022
Our children (and adults!) had a fantastic time at Nuclear Wild Forest.  Having been on various teambuilding outdoor trips we can safely say this was the best one of them all.
Sam and her team were highly skilled and ensured the children’s safety throughout.  We are looking forward to visiting and getting muddy again!
Manor Park July 2022
The staff were all welcoming and the facilities were exactly what we needed.
We were in a group led by Sharon. She put all the children at ease and made them feel safe. She gave them clear instructions and was very encouraging so that even some of the more nervous children were joining in fully with all activities very soon.
I felt that Sharon had a good understanding and experience of working with children with additional needs. She was able to identify children who needed a little more encouragement or attention and make them feel included and encouraged.
“We loved the magic carpets!”
“Other children will love this because they encourage you loads.”
“I’d give Nuclear Mud Run a Ten-star rating!”
“It was just really fun!”
“It was really fun to try new things and they were very encouraging.”
“Other children will like this because it was really fun to get covered in mud!”
“Other children will enjoy this – nobody was forced to do anything they didn’t want to do but in the end we all had a go on every activity.”
Our favourites were:
The rings at the beginning; going in the lake at the end; crawling through the mud; the inflatable doughnuts.
Ansley Primary June 2022

Once again we had an incredible time with you all today.  The children loved it!  Thank you for being so caring with J and making their Leavers trip one to remember. Same time next year 😉

Bowes Primary – July 2022

What an incredible team you guys are!  Over the years I have organised and supported many, many school trips and the ones which are really memorable are those where the people we meet are outstanding.  You and your team are exactly this.

Thank you for being so helpful and accommodating with all of my nit-picking in the run up.  I know that it must have been irritating and I really appreciate your patience.

The students have had a wonderful experience and I am already receiving messages from parents whose – at first reticent – children have come home absolutely buzzing.   There was not a feeling of enormous anticipation from either students or staff. From the students, in part, as school trips are often seen as an opportunity to wear your cool clothes. I think that today enabled them to see much more important qualities in each other, and just relax and have fun and laugh at themselves.  I even heard one girl say ‘I am so glad that I didn’t wear mascara!’  Likewise the staff were not all really keen, and the Deputy Head stopped me to mention this before we left – I think that he perceived that I was pushing people who really wanted to supervise to participate.  However, several of the staff who had either not come with a change of clothes or a particularly positive outlook thoroughly enjoyed themselves and fully participated.  I had to find one of them a change of clothes to travel home to London in as she couldn’t resist the fun!



Farrington July 2022

We had a fantastic time at the Wild Forest for our Form 6 leavers treat day – what an incredible, jam-packed day full of fun, adrenaline and physical activity. The children were greeted by very welcoming staff and then were taken to start the course. The course included activities such as, a variety climbing and hanging walls, going through tunnels and climbing up water ramps and much more. The children thoroughly enjoyed the final activity; The Death Slide. The instructors were brilliant in encouraging nervous children to participate in all of the activities.   We had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend for school trips.

Maldon Court July 2022
We recently visited Wild Forest and it was a huge success. Instructors were kind and informative and took a genuine interest in the students having a great experience. The obstacles provided great challenge to all participants and enabled them to showcase resilience throughout. All the students said they thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward to coming back next year.
Loxford July 2022

I just want to say thank you for a brilliant day!  It all went so successfully and so many children have exceeded my expectations!  Thank you to your team who were fabulous.  I will definitely be pestering SLT for me to be able to bring year 5 next summer.

Branfil School June 2022
Dear Sam,
Just to let you know how impressed we all were with the activities, organisation and management of the whole day yesterday.  Every one of our pupils, regardless of ability had a fabulous time and would love to come again.
Thank you so much.
From the staff at Fairways Primary

This was our first trip organised as a school since the beginning of the pandemic, and it was brilliant from start to finish. We organised it for our year 6s in lieu of their cancelled residential. Sam was very helpful during the planning and organising and answered all the questions I had before the trip. On the actual day, it was very well organised and the children got to make the most of their time there by getting involved with a range of obstacles. The staff were friendly and encouraging to everyone, including the teachers! They clearly demonstrated each obstacle and made them seem achievable, even to the children who were anxious. There were basic showering (hot wash with a hose) and changing facilities at the end, which were fine as the children were well prepared with their kit. Would recommend this to any other schools wanting an active day outside of the classroom; the children developed their team-work and communication skills, how to challenge themselves and most of all had lots and lots of muddy fun!

Writtle Junior School – June 2021

Our students (and accompanying adults) had a great day at the Nuclear Races. The staff were organised, friendly and managed behaviour effectively. The children were challenged throughout the day and many achieved things they initially thought they wouldn’t be able to do; they were encouraged to push through their boundaries and persist. Parents were extremely happy with how the day was run and how excited their children were when they got home. It was a great way to end the year and I thoroughly recommend to schools looking for an active, inspiring and stimulating day out.

Ainslie Wood Primary School (June 2021)

I just wanted to say a big thank you for hosting such a great day for our Year 6 pupils. It was so wonderful to be able to challenge the children with new experiences and to hear their screams of laughter!

The staff were amazing and supported every child in overcoming fears, encouraging them to try activities that they previously thought they would not be able to do.

Our year 6 students usually go to a residential but this year, due to Covid, we thought we would try something different and more local. We are so glad that we did! Staff certainly felt that the day at Nuclear Races went above and beyond and we are now considering planning a staff event as soon as we are able.

A fantastic day for all – made possible by a friendly and supportive team from Nuclear Wild Forest.

Samantha Wakeling – Headteacher at Quarry Hill Academy (June 2021)
I thought the day was excellent and so well organised. The children were enthusiastic to take part in the activities and were expertly guided through the obstacles and coxed superbly to do activities they may have been nervy of.
As a staff we felt we couldn’t single out one member of the team as we thought you were all excellent.
Head Teacher – St. John’s C of E Primary School

The students and teachers from The Chalfonts Independent Grammar loved their trip to nuclear races. It was thrilling, exciting, fun and messy! An excellent team building experience and worth all the mud in the world. This was our 4th trip to Nuclear and we will keep going and going – no better way to test your resilience and you have an amazing sense of achievement afterwards.

October 2020
The children had a really fantastic time at Wild Forest. It was a great opportunity for the children to connect again as a class and develop those team work skills that have been under used due to Covid restrictions. It was great to see some children stepping up as leaders and motivators, it was also lovely to see children who are usually apprehensive, giving it a go. The instructors, Laura and Debbie were amazing. They really helped to make the trip such a positive experience. They knew when to support and when to motivate to get the best out of the children. They remained calm at all times and demonstrated the obstacles gracefully. As the class teacher, I felt that I was in safe hands and I too could enjoy myself. The children were still buzzing the next day. We can’t wait to come again.
Thank you so much for a fabulous day.
St. Michael’s School, Bishop’s Stortford. (June 2021)

Our whole year group, children and staff, had a great time on our Nuclear day. The children threw themselves into every challenge they faced, particularly if it meant landing in water or a massive pile of mud, and came out at then with new confidence and better teamwork skills. We will be back again!

Chalkwell Hall Junior School – September 18, 2018

As part of an activity week, we took nearly 350 pupils over 3 days to the Nuclear Wild Forest site.

The day was well planned and offered tasks to suit and challenge the children’ physical skills and abilities, improving their team work skills and resilience.

Many of the children were just looking forward to getting really messy in the mud… but the inclusion of the obstacles really boosted their self-confidence and gave them a real sense of achievement to take away with them!

There was never any pressure to complete the obstacles, but plenty of positive encouragement and advice was offered every step of the way by staff, who many are serious OCR competitors themselves.

The team leaders celebrated the pupils successes and highlighted good practice along the way for other to learn from.

We had an absolutely fantastic time visiting the Nuclear Wild Forrest venue and would thoroughly recommend the day to others!

I’ll probably bump into you or your staff this summer for your Saturday classes!

Roger Reeves – Longdean School Activity Week – June 29, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Wild Forest. Our favourite part was the death slide, where we would shoot down a wet slide that would launch us flying into the lake. After 3 hours completing the obstacles and zip wire, we were so muddy we were pleased to get in the warm showers. It was very enjoyable and we had a great day. We would most definitely do it again. Y9 & 10 Thank you for creating an amazing experience for our students. They were begging to return as soon as we got on the coach. So, see you next year! Very happy students make very happy teachers!

Alison Waters – Sylvia Young School – July 20, 2018

The hugest of thank you’s to Laura and Sam for an amazing time at Nuclear Wild Forest – the day surpassed all our expectations! Monkey bars, climbing walls, ropes, obstacles galore, ‘the deathslide’ and mud… so much mud! The girls had a blast – working together to face challenges whilst getting filthy and soaked – and they are still buzzing from the experience! Instructions at each obstacle were delivered in an informative but fun way, and all safety measures with regard to COVID were well executed. A huge success and we can’t wait to come back!

The Village Prep School, NW – 3 September 2020
An amazing day had by children and staff! The activities were great and muddy!!!
The team made everyone feel welcome and included.
The whole day was organised well. Thank you
A staff member from H.G School. (July 2021)

Our children absolutely loved their afternoon at Wild Forest! I know that it’s something that they will remember – most said it’s the best school trip they’ve ever been on.  Your instructors were excellent and were able to encourage the timid children and control the boisterous children.  We will definitely be back next year with our Year 6s! Thanks for organising it for us.

St Michaels Junior School (July 2020)
School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) are a rugby Charity that uses the core values of sport to help vulnerable and disengaged students from secondary education, realise their potential and re-engage with school.
SOHK have been using Nuclear Races Wild Forest for the past four years to run end of year reward trips for the secondary school students we work with. The trips have been professionally run and the staff are brilliant.
Nuclear Races has ensured a great experience for all of our students and it has allowed them to work as team, get our of their comfort zone and overcome barriers. This has left the students feeling a sense of achievement and of course they all have a great time!
I would recommend any school or sports team to book a day at the Wild Forest for a fun filled challenging day.😀
Torran Macdougall – School of Hard Knocks (July 2021)

Yet another amazing day with the Wild Forest Team! This is the trip that all the children and staff look forward to and spend the rest of the year talking about!

The day was so well organised by Sam and her fantastic team and every instructor ensured that all children were safe, encouraged, supported and ultimately had the most fun ever! As a teacher, the day gives you such a unique experience to build relationships with your class, develop team spirit and respect and share such an exciting adventure that would not be possible in a classroom environment. This is the fourth year that we have visited and are already looking forward to returning next year!

Thank you so much Nuclear!

Jenny Walkom – Chalkwell Hall Primary School (September 2021)

We all had an amazing time. Thank you so much. Laura was extremely pleasant, polite and understanding of our boys’ needs. She was encouraging and patient, demonstrating the best way to complete the obstacles. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Mrs Archer – Estuary HIgh (September 2021)


Torrential rain… perhaps not the best of conditions, but it did nothing to stop the girls having an absolute blast.

What a day at Wild Forest! So much rain, and SO much mud, but Third Form got stuck in (literally!), showing bravery, teamwork, resilience and kindness in bucket loads. All girls faced a fear in some form or another, but with the guidance of Laura and lots of cheering, all obstacles were tackled – absolutely brilliant! Our quote of the day: “I feel like a superhero”.

Thank you to the team for making pretty awful conditions a lot of fun, and bring on next year!

Mrs Reynolds – The Village School
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and Tracey for attending the Aspirations Workshops today. You were both immense and you received so many compliments from staff and children alike! I think the Space Hoppers were a huge hit!
The energy you brought to each workshop was epic and you fully engaged the children. It is fair to say, they were properly knackered afterwards, but in a great way!
Here’s hoping we can work together again really soon. I know the staff and children would welcome you both in! I also hope we get a chance to visit you again and tackle another mud run, I loved it last time!
Take care both of you and once again, you are complete stars.
Lucy – Arthur Bugler Primary School

Thank you so much for a memorable enrichment day. The staff were fun and engaging and really helped to motivate the students to do their best. It was lovely seeing all the students experience an obstacle course that tested them mentally and physically. Once again THANK YOU for such a great time

Mr Boon – Lee Valley Academy March 2022

I really enjoyed this school trip to Nuclear Races considering it was the first trip we had in a long time. There were so many activities to do and enjoy with our friends, it was a fun day which brought us all together making a memorable and fun day for all. My favourite thing was to watch my peers and some of my teachers go down the Death Slide and fall into the lake. Another activity I really enjoyed was the wall, running up the ramp and trying to hold onto the rope or edge trying not to fall and the cheering of your friends encouraging you told hold on and get to the top gave an excellent rush of excitement and adrenaline. I would definitely go again! 10/10.


Student – Lee Valley Academy March 2022