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.

Over The Wall

This summer bring mischief and magic to an Over The Wall activity camp, by supporting children with health challenges and creating life-long memories with them.




Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching

Experience life as a pro cricketer, with level 4 & 3 coaches. Over 5 days, you’ll gain a fantastic skillset, including:

  • Cooking for Cricket
  • Preparation & Recovery for Cricket
  • Umpiring and Laws of the game
  • Coaching in Cricket + professional player visits and more!
Land & Wave

Coasteering, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Bushcraft PLUS TWO incredibly useful qualifications. This action-packed Gold Residential in Dorset is perfect for thrill-seekers looking for adventure. You’ll gain two CV-boosting awards: Emergency First Aid at Work and British Canoeing Paddle Safe Award. Book your Gold DofE Residential now.


Girlguiding Activity Centres

Complete your Gold Residential with a week of fun and challenging outdoor adventures in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Lancashire and Sussex at a Girlguiding Activity Centre.

Participants will enjoy a range of on-site and off-site activities including abseiling, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, bushcraft and conservation. All events open to males and females.

Sam Sykes

An exclusive Gold DofE residential, based at Blackpool Zoo, is back for 2023. It’s perfect for aspiring vets and those who love animals. Including accommodation, food, free transfers and a full five days at the zoo taking part in a range of practical and theory-based tasks such as feeding and handling a wide range of animals, it’s not one to miss. Check availability here.

Cumulus Outdoors

Gold Residentials available from our Residential Centre and Tented Villages in Dorset. Choose from a selection of action-packed programmes which include outdoor adventure activities exploring beauty spots along the world-famous Jurassic Coast, learning new skills in a stunning coastal setting and leaving with a new-found sense of confidence.


Nottingham Trent University

Our expert tutors will inspire you to create amazing work by exploring materials, processes and new ways of thinking in Residentials from architecture to car design, digital fine art to fashion design.



Field Studies Council

Interested in the environment and natural world? Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and learn more about the natural world. Choose from our UK-based residentials including marine science, conservation, and geology. Develop your skills, be inspired by the world around us and experience adventures that will last a lifetime.


Abernethy Trust

Take part in our week-long adventure experiences and make memories to last a lifetime. Engage in a variety of exciting activities such as canoeing, climbing and mountain biking. Options to combine these with learning to cook and conservation are available.