Have you decided what you’re doing for your DofE Residential section?

From outdoor adventures to life-changing volunteer experiences, eight of our DofE Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) are offering fantastic opportunities for DofE Gold participants like you. Whether you’re passionate about wildlife, cooking, bushcraft, sailing, or adventure sports, there’s something for everyone.

Read on to find the perfect experience for you. For even more opportunities from our AAPs, please visit the Opportunity Finder.

Sam Sykes Ltd

This Residential at Blackpool Zoo is designed by industry experts to educate, enthuse and bolster ambition for those who love animals and those pursuing careers in the animal industry. A unique multi-day adventure for young people, which is scientific, varied, interactive and fun. Filled with outdoor activities and conservation work with an approved activity provider and licensed organisation.

Mendip Activity Centre

Exciting multi activity residential in the beautiful Mendip Hills near Bristol. Try rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, axe throwing, rafting, air rifle, archery, assault course etc.

Choice of fully catered indoor and outdoor accommodation from £359. Adventure awaits!

Morning Star Trust

Make your residential a Youth Sailing Adventure with Morning Star Trust.

Learn to sail and live aboard an 11 metre yacht, hoisting and trimming sails, steering, mooring whilst visiting exciting ports along the way.

Gain RYA Competent Crew (Normally £600+)

Justin Craig Education

Five days of expert tuition in small classes, led by experienced, friendly tutors.

Includes on-site pastoral care, a varied activity programme, and free time to relax with new friends and enjoy the centre’s facilities.

Let's Get Out CIC

Our Gold residential ‘Off grid bushcraft’ is a great week of outdoor learning and fun, where you will get the opportunity to learn about the world of bushcraft, sleeping out in a secure private woodland.

Cumulus Outdoors

Adventure on the Dorset coast!  Extra weeks added this summer on the stunning Jurassic Coast! Make the most of the sunshine with action packed programmes, outdoors adventure activities and unique opportunities as well as making new friends and gaining lifelong skills.

Fully catered and licensed with accommodation either in our Residential Centre or Tented Village.


Our traditional fun and flexible Residential Cookery Course designed to teach you the basics of cookery – and beyond.

Learn to cook for yourself and others with ease and confidence. Suitable for chalet hosts, nannies and self-catering students.

Ocean Youth Trust South

Imagine yourself on board the sailing vessel Prolific for your Gold residential: steering, hoisting sails, keeping watch, navigating, having fun with new friends.

A week on board transforms a group of strangers into a competent, confident, inspired team of sailors!

Oyster Worldwide

A range of opportunities including childcare, teaching, sports coaching, game ranger courses, wildlife conservation, diving, ski courses, vet internships, and more!

Choose Gold residential in South Africa, Thailand, Borneo, Portugal, Spain, Namibia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Canada, or Sri Lanka for at least one week.

Revitalise Respite Holidays

Experience the joy at Revitalise as a social volunteer. You will receive FREE room and board whilst helping provide social support and more for disabled people taking a break with us.

Join us and help make holiday magic this summer!