TGC runs a programme of school residentials and day visits to beautiful countryside locations within easy reach of London.

Our countryside experiences focus on nature connection, Forest School activities, wellbeing, resilience-building, cooking, and holistic child development. 


The TGC Countryside Programme is managed by Millie Darling (Countryside Manager) and Richard Skrein (Countryside Director). We work with a team of highly-skilled freelance Forest School practitioners to deliver our programmes, and operate with a Trauma-Informed Approach informed by accredited cognitive behavioural therapist Kati Taunt.

If you would like to find out about your school attending a countryside residential or day visit email Millie at

Research from Learning Away shows that the long-term benefits of residentials include:

  • Improved achievement, progress and attainment
  • Improved knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved engagement
  • Improved behaviour and attendance
  • More successful transition experiences (at all key stages)
  • Raised aspirations
  • Greater cohesion and a sense of belonging

Summer Camping Residentials at Hobbs Hill in the High Weald AONB (Kent)


Countryside Day Visits at The Quadrangle Trust in the Darent Valley (Kent)


Winter Residentials in at The Sustainability Centre the South Downs National Park (Hampshire)


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