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

From outdoor adventures to summer schools, 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 more opportunities from our AAPs, please visit the Opportunity Finder.

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.


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, climbing, bushcraft and conservation. All events open to males and females.


Join us summer 2023 in Figueira da Foz on Portugal’s beautiful west coast beaches for 5 or 9 days to learn surfing and complete your DofE Gold Residential. We provide all surf equipment and experienced surf coaches,  airport and surf transfers, accommodation, all meals and you’ll also learn how to read the waves, how wind and tide affect surf conditions and how to use an App to plan your own surf trips wherever you go.

Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching

Experience life as a pro cricketer, with level 4 & 3 coaches. Course includes technical, tactical, S&C and lifestyle, as well as a full evening programme.



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. Over The Wall’s volunteering programme can offer you an unforgettable and truly character-building experience!


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.



Go Beyond

Complete your Gold Residential by volunteering on children’s charity Go Beyond’s week-long breaks in Derbyshire or Cornwall. You’ll be helping children who face serious challenges in their lives make memories to last a lifetime, while having your own week packed with fun, creativity and adventure!”


Wold Escapes

Learn skills that will last a lifetime! This five-day intensive cookery course is packed with exciting recipes and fun activities that cover numerous culinary techniques and life skills. Students sleep onsite and gain confidence in the kitchen, food safety knowledge and the ability to cook within budgets and overcome challenges.


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.