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

From outdoor adventures to conservation, eight of our DofE Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) want to show DofE Gold participants, like you, their exciting opportunities.

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

Cumulus Outdoors

Adventure on the Dorset coast!

Choose between our residential centre or tented village on the stunning Jurassic Coast. Action-packed programmes, outdoor adventure activities and unique opportunities.


Pod Volunteer

From helping endangered turtles to caring for rescued elephants, Pod Volunteer has an amazing range of ethical trips around the world that qualify for your Residential.

Volunteer abroad for 1 week or longer and make a difference!



Off Grid Adventures

Unleash your creative potential, learn new skills and make friends for life by choosing one of three residentials: explore creative writing styles, enjoy a week of drama workshops or learn to write for digital media.

All delivered by creative industry professionals.



Nottingham Trent University

Hands on, creative courses for the artists, designers, gamers and writers of the future. Develop your skills and knowledge in our world class studios, get a taste of university life and enjoy a week of creativity you’ll never forget.

Our Summer schools are available for 15-17 year olds.


Immerse Education

Discover Immerse Education Summer School. Inspiring young minds since 2012 with programmes that challenge and ignite curiosity at the University of Oxford, Cambridge and more.

Exceptional courses, renowned tutors, supportive teams and tangible outcomes. 98% of alumni increased their confidence with Immerse.


Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching

Elevate your cricket skills at TFCC’s 2024 Elite Residential! Live and train like a pro for 5 days with expert coaches. Including tailored sessions, video analysis, nutrition guidance, and much more! Perfect for county-level players or equivalent, as well as club/school first X1/A team!

Unlock your potential and experience the life of a professional cricketer!

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…



Nature and Outdoors Residentials Across the UK

Do you love nature and the great outdoors?

Then we’ll have the perfect residential for you. From Marine Biology to Geology, History to Conservation, our residentials combine hands-on learning experiences with fun and adventure at our centres in England, Scotland and Wales.


Want a Gold residential that’s packed with fun and meaningful activities?! Then look no further than YHA!

From painting and decorating to gardening and grounds work, learn new skills while making lifelong friends.

Best part? It’s free! All we ask is a contribution of £40 towards your food and you’ll even receive up to £75 towards the cost of your travel to the hostel too. Don’t miss out!