How do you plan the perfect residential?

As a teacher you’ll already know about the benefits of learning outside the classroom, but how do you get the most out of a residential stay away?


You’ll need a comfortable and spacious place to stay, with lots to keep you busy on site and an itinerary packed with all the lesson plans, excursions, activities and learning packages you’re going to need.

Sometimes, you’ll need a break (it’s your trip too, isn’t it?), so a permanent staff of friendly and qualified group leaders on site is a must. Choose the right residential, and evening entertainment, meal times and breaks become spectator sports as your students take part in team games, discos and talent shows.

At Ford Castle, you’ll find an excellent balance of education, fun and togetherness within any holiday package you choose. We’re a real medieval castle in the Northumberland countryside, and we’re LOTC accredited, so you can be assured that your trip will be unique and enriching. Explore the castle and its grounds, try adrenalin-pumping adventure activities, and study a range of modules of History, Geography, and Science for all ages.

We’re different to anything you’ve tried before, and we want to show you that different is good! If you’d like to find out more about our module-specific packages, visit our website at or call 0844 800 4278. We’re also on Facebook as Ford Castle Adventure. Become our friend to find out about our regular teacher preview events.

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