Cumulus Outdoors (residential)

Cumulus Coast is an action-packed residential programme tailored to your requirements, with 24 hour on-site pastoral care. With coasteering, a waterpark, mud run, kayaking, mackerel fishing, rock-climbing & abseiling to choose from, it’s the perfect choice for a school trip or leavers’ camp! *Watch a video to bring the residential experience to life!*


Jurassic Coast,


“Our Year 6 team take 80+ pupils to Swanage for a three day residential every year and we have a great time. We fish for mackerel, kayak and spend an afternoon on the water park… to name but a few activities. The staff are great and the children have an amazing time-sensitive do the teaching staff.

Communication with Cumulus is excellent and they go out of their way to create a bespoke programme of activities. The campsite is a peaceful haven, when it isn’t t full of the children’s laughter and singing. If you are looking for a fantastic residential trip, then Cumulus Outdoors are the people to contact.”

Sian, 29 March 2019


“I have used Cumulus for two years in a row for our sixth form team bonding residential, with us having already booked in for next year! I cannot fault the company – quick at replying, good at tailoring a programme and excellent friendly instructors. Our students have had a fantastic time – coasteering, climbing, orienteering, mud trail, water park and doing team games. The setting where they have the tipis is just beautiful. I can 100% say you will not regret booking with them, whether that is for yourself as a family or part of a larger group.”

Elizabeth,  5 April 2019


“Great 2 days with Cumulus.
Our coasteering activity was cancelled due to the sea state (wise move) so we went climbing at Dancing Ledge instead with different climbs for different abilities. Campsite was amazing with massive tents, great environment and food and organization by Roxie. The students loved the campsite. The highlight was the mackerel fishing from 2 boats in Swanage harbour with 18 fish caught. Relaxed and happy children made possible by great organisation and attention to detail. Thanks Cumulus.”

Jim, 21 June 2019

About Cumulus Outdoors (residential)

Cumulus Outdoors’ residentials are action-packed, bespoke and tailored to your requirements, fully supported by the office team.

Programmes can include coasteering, waterpark, mud run, kayaking, mackerel fishing, rock-climbing & abseiling. The perfect choice for a school trip or leavers’ camp, fun and educational, the 3, 4 or 5 day programmes encourage students to enjoy and explore the great outdoors.

Set in a secluded camp on the edge of Poole Harbour, with 24 hour on-site pastoral care, each programme combines traditional bushcraft with exciting adventure activities with all meals cooked on camp. In addition to these fun activities, we can also offer a range of educational modules utilising our links with local providers such as the Jurassic Coast Trust, RNLI Swanage and RSPB Arne, providing added depth to your programme if you choose.

Watch an action-packed video highlighting the fantastic range of activities available with our residentials (above).

Find out more about the brilliant residentials they offer in the latest newsletter from Cumulus – including more teacher testimonials – which you can read here.

Adventure Activity Days also available – please ask for details.



SEND Facilities

Coach Park

Free pre-visit

Risk assessment available

Key Information

Age suitability

7-11 yr olds, 11-14 yr olds,

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 2,

  • Key Stage 3,

Risk Assessment copy available?

Yes - available online via the website as well as by post or email

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certification

  • Yes


  • Castles,

  • Dinosaurs,

  • Fossils,

  • Health and exercise,

  • Rivers and coasts,

  • Wildlife and nature,

Risk Assessment Category


Annual opening times

April - October

Residential Courses


Suitable for disabled/SEND needs


Group Size

20 - 120

Group Rates

We offer bespoke residentials so the rates vary depending on individual programmes, typically from £165.00 to £345.00pp





Health and exercise

Rivers and coasts

Wildlife and nature

Curriculum Subjects



Physical Education



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