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Learning Adventure for schools - Minehead, Somerset

Butlin's may be best known for family fun, but as an accredited Learning outside the classroom (LOtC) provider, they are serious about offering schools a fantastic educational break

Holding the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and Adventure Mark certification, the Butlin's Learning Adventure team has  considerable experience hosting school groups and providing fun and adventurous experiences to suit the learning objectives of your group. Their educational programmes are designed to improve communication, problem-solving and confidence while promoting teamwork and so they are a particularly popular choice for year 6 residentials.  

The Butlin's Learning Adventure team will deliver a tried and tested activity programme packed with a mix of outdoor and indoor activities, to bring out the best in your pupils and all tailored to suit your learning objectives. All activities and evening entertainment is delivered in a safe environment by experienced and qualified team of instructors so you can relax and join in the fun. 


The Butlin's Learning Adventure programme is suitable for school groups aged between 8 and 13 years old and the programme can be tailored to suit your group's age and interests.


The fantastic Learning Adventure team at Butlin's will deliver a bespoke programme for your group including:

Archery, Circus Skills, Climbing wall, Dance Workshop, Disco, Drum workshop, Fairground fun, Fencing, Field Games, Fun Science, High Ropes course, Magic workshop, Rocket building, Silent Cinema, Sports Day, Splash Waterworld.


See an example of a typical 3 day itinerary below or contact us to see the programme for yourself at a subsidised inspection visit to your chosen resort. 

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Travel from school to Butlin's. After a welcome from the activity team try your hand at Archery. Check into your rooms before your evening meal and catch a film in the Silent cinema.
2 After breakfast, test your head for heights on the high ropes and climbing wall, before taking a Drum workshop. An afternoon of fencing and fairground fun follows lunch on the resort. Tonight we take in one of the fantastic evening shows hosted by the Butlin's entertainment team.
3 Start the morning with a Circus skills and field games to burn off your Butlin's breakfast followed by a memorable school-only session at  Splash Waterworld. Travel back to school.  


Prices from just £204 per child based on a 3 day/2 night residential departing 18 May 2022

Included in your price:

  • Children’s accommodation in modern and secure 2 or 3 bedroom apartments
  • Comfortable en-suite single rooms for teachers
  • All meals at resort (except lunch on arrival day)
  • Fun-packed adventure and activity programme with the Learning Adventure instructors
  • Use of all Butlin’s high quality facilities including Splash Waterworld
  • Organised evening entertainment with your own Learning Adventure team
  • Peace of Mind Promise in case COVID changes your plans
  • Trip insurance with COVID cancellation cover included
  • Free teacher place for every 8 students

Contact us for a coach transport quote or to arrange an inspection visit

High quality accommodation for school groups and teachers

The high standard of accommodation is one of the things that marks Butlin’s out from other residentials.  All our school groups are accommodated within their own block so you don’t need to worry about disturbing other guests.

  • Each school based in their accommodation block with 24/7 security
  • Child-proofed modern and secure two/three-bedroom apartments with heating
  • Teachers stay in stylish and comfortable single en-suite rooms
  • All rooms are lockable from the inside and teachers will be provided with a master key in case they need access at any time  
  • Bed linen provided and all rooms have en-suite facilities

Our school residentials are only available in Butlin’s “Just for Tots” weeks which means you will only see other school groups or families with young children around the resort during your stay.

Book and travel in confidence - read about the extra measures Butlin's has put in place to keep you and your school group safe.

Butlin's Minehead, Somerset

The resort is just a stone’s throw from a mile-long sandy beach and nestled at the foot of the Exmoor National Park’s Quantock Hills, there is plenty of scope for day trips if your group wants to explore the local area. The West Somerset Railway can be picked up in Minehead for a nostalgic Steam journey back through time. Minehead is also the perfect base to discover Dunster Castle or Lynton & Lynmouth.

Why book your residential with COGO? 

By letting COGO organise your residential your booking will enjoy additional financial protection of our Peace of Mind Promise which means that we can guarantee that your group won’t be left in the lurch or out of pocket if you are forced to change your plans because of COVID.

All our UK residentials include COVID-19 trip insurance which will cover the bill if someone has to drop out of the residential after testing positive or being told to self-isolate.

Butlin’s specialist Learning Adventure deliver an established programme which will bring out the very best in your children, increase their confidence and equip them for their transition to secondary school.

Butlin’s have tried and tested safety protocols that meet stringent STF/LOTC standards so that staff and parents can be confident that the group will be well looked after throughout their stay.