School expeditions

DofE Award expeditions for schools groups taking place within Hampshire

Hampshire Outdoors are part of Hampshire County Council, Children’s Services Directorate; and are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the DofE Award. We are also fully licensed with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

We have been providing high quality DofE expedition and residential experiences across the UK for more than 25 years and pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our partners and their young people.

When partnering with Hampshire Outdoors you are not only choosing the high-quality service, knowledge and experience that comes with a licenced AAP, you are also purchasing the confidence, back up and support that comes from electing to use an Ofsted “Outstanding” Children's Services authority.

All of our packages include:

  • Hampshire County Council DofE expedition qualified supervisors
  • all camping fees
  • group expedition kit – tents, stoves, gas, maps, compasses
  • EVOLVE support and guidance
  • DofE nationally accredited assessors
  • support documents, including kit lists, route cards and maps
  • Option to have "aims" presented to Hampshire Outdoors leaders
  • £200,000,000 Liability Insurance

Terms and conditions for school expeditions

For information about expeditions for individual participants, see: Open expeditions.

Photo of a group of young people walking on a hiking expedition in the woods
Last year was my first experience of using Hampshire Outdoors as a new DofE Leader. I have been very impressed from the initial organisation through to the expedition.

Ben and his team were fantastic on expedition, and I look forward to working with the team again this year.
Emma Hyslop - DofE Manager, Upper Shirley High

Bronze Award expeditions

Traditional 4-day expedition

  • 2-day training expedition (1 night camping)
  • After-school training session (route planning)
  • 2-day assessed expedition (1 night camping)

Book - Bronze Traditional 4-day package

  • £195
  • per person

Combined 3-day expedition

  • 3-day training and assessed expedition (2 nights camping)
  • option to have training day separate to assessed expedition

Book - Bronze combined 3-day package

  • £150
  • per person

Assessed 2-day expedition

  • 2-day assessed expedition (1 night camping)

Book - Bronze assessed 2-day package

  • £105
  • per person

Silver Award expeditions

Comprehensive 7-day expedition

  • in-school college training day
  • 1-day guided navigation exercise
  • 2-day practice expedition (2 nights camping)
  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 3-day assessed expedition (2 nights camping)

Book - Silver comprehensive 7-day package

  • £375
  • per person

Traditional Plus 6-day expedition

  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 3-day practice expedition (2 nights camping)
  • 3-day assessed expedition (2 nights camping)

Book - Silver Traditional Plus 6-day package

  • £335
  • per person

Traditional 5-day expedition

  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 2-day practice expedition (2 nights camping)
  • 3-day assessed expedition (2 nights camping)

Book - Silver traditional 5-day package

  • £295
  • per person

Assessed 3-day expedition

  • 3-day assessed expedition (2 nights camping)

Book - Silver assessed 3-day package

  • £165
  • per person

Gold Award expeditions

Comprehensive 11-day expedition

  • in-college training day
  • 1-day guided navigation exercise
  • 4-day practice expedition (3 nights camping)
  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 5-day assessed expedition (First night in bunkhouse followed by 3 nights camping)

Book - Gold comprehensive 11-day package

  • £565
  • per person

Traditional 9-day expedition

  • 4-day practice expedition (3 nights camping)
  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 5-day assessed expedition (First night in bunkhouse followed by 3 nights camping)

Book - Gold Traditional 9-day package

  • £480
  • per person

Assessed 5-day expedition

  • after-school training session (route planning)
  • 5-day assessed expedition (First night in bunkhouse followed by 3 nights camping)

Book - Gold assessed 5-day package

  • £295
  • per person

South Downs Way 100-mile challenge 7-day expedition

  • first day expedition training and planning (1 night camping)
  • 6-day practice and assessed expedition (5 nights camping)

Book - Gold South Downs Way 100-mile challenge 7-day package

  • £375
  • per person

Contact Details

Get in touch with the Hampshire DofE Award team for further information:

  • Hampshire Outdoors, Children’s Services Department
    Second Floor EII Court South
    The Castle, Winchester
    SO23 8UG

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 01962 846193
Absolutely fantastic - very organised, lovely people to work with, and the training and supervision of the students is excellent.
Sarah Jales - DofE Manager, , Barton Peveril College