“Extremely well organised from start to finish. My daughter had a great experience and immediately wants to go next year. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was considered. We loved the daily blog”

“My son returned having clearly had a fabulous half term. Great skiing and other apres-ski fun, new friendships and not an iPad in sight! He seemed to have grown in stature and independence too. A brilliant week. Many thanks. Sally”

“Ines came not knowing any one and came back back almost knowing everyone that went! When we collected her from the airport we asked her, ‘Do you want to go again next year?’ and she answered, ‘ Yeah I loved it so much thank you mummy thank you so much!’ – Monique”

“I just wanted to thank you for organising such a wonderful ski trip and how lucky with all the fresh snow.  Charlotte had a really wonderful time, made some great friends and thought you were all great.  She really enjoyed herself.  Also from my perspective it was so nice to have the daily blog to look forward to. Many thanks to you and the whole team. Best wishes. Joanna”

“Both my sons said Mark was the best guide they’ve ever had. The activities they did were new and memorable.”

“You were all brilliant.”

“Thank you so much to all the leaders – the independence and confidence my daughter has gained from the trips is obvious – and she had a great time.”

“Thank you and your team for organising this weekend. It was excellent in every respect.”

“As always, he came back extremely positive about everything. He can’t wait until the next trip!”

“Thank you SO much for the fantastic weekend!! Our first spot of camping and it could not have gone better – the kids say they are missing it already :).”

“I wanted to pass on what a brilliant time my family and I had at this weekend’s camp. Chris and his team ran it so professionally and we always felt in safe hands. I was really impressed they managed to organise and feed 80 of us in a relaxed way..” – Rebecca

“Just a note to say that we totally LOVED the family camp this weekend. It was so well organised and well-executed; all of us had a whale of a time..” – Florence.

“Very friendly, welcoming and extremely organised. You seemed to have everything covered and the staff were all lovely… The activities and food were great and even down to the little touches like the fairy lights and hay bales made all the difference, thank you!” – Danielle

“Activities were brilliant and really informative for the kids and us. Unfussy and down to earth is a welcome change from usual.” – Tara

“Every boy came back absolutely exhilarated & said literally it was an amazing day. A hard crowd to thrill as they all have so much exposure to life’s wonderful tapestry! A resounding 10/10 & they all want to go back and finish the den!” – Tanya Hamilton

“Well done and I’m constantly impressed by your organisational skills and adventure plans. Keep up the brilliant work.”

“This is to say a huge thank you from me and my husband for another wonderful week for our boys with the Exploration Society! Both came back in wonderful spirits, tired but so happy. We could tell that they had a good time and felt relaxed on the trip as their behaviour was so good once they were back with us. They came back more willing to help, more cooperative and humorous. Just a pleasure to be with!” – Anastasia

“As a strong supporter of ESOC over the past three years, we had no hesitation in suggesting you to various school friends and were very pleased that the children all enjoyed the day so much – as always. It’s a real boon for full time working parents in school holidays too!” – Sally

“We were very impressed with the organisation… The girls had a brilliant time and are keen to go next year!.”

“My son Jonathan said it was his best day ever!

“My daughter went to the Christmas Adventure Day and had a great time. The group were very well looked after and I felt totally relaxed that they would be safe.”

“I just wanted to let you know how lovely Woodland Adventure was today. They planned amazing activities linked to the children’s India topic and it fitted in perfectly.” – Thomas’s Clapham staff

“Our daughter loved this trip. Your leaders (in particular, our daughter’s leader, Alex) are responsible, caring, and fun for the children. We were all very happy.” – Kimberly

“My son had a wonderful time, as always. He can’t wait till your next event. He has thoroughly enjoyed every trip he has been on and is always keen to do as much as possible with The Exploration Society. Please pass on my thanks to Christabel, Alex and Shannon, who did a great job.” – Jane

“My daughter’s expectations were exceeded on the trip and she had so much fun. We think she is really looking forward to going on anothertrip with ESOC next year. Many thanks to all the leaders who made the trip so enjoyable.” – William

“My daughter had a fantastic time in Sweden. She has been talking about it ever since and telling us funny stories. She has mentioned Paul a few times and how much fun he was as a leader. I will definitely encourage her to do another trip with ESOC. Many thanks to all the team.” – Sandra

“My son enjoyed it a lot. Really nice leaders. Good food, like to make it themselves. Fun activities, especially caving.”

Fantastic and beautifully organised trip. My daughter especially appreciated the TLC when conditions were a bit tough (biscuits in bed after a soggy night) and the decisions made when the weather got grotty (‘end on a high’!). As a parent I have total confidence that she will be well cared for and looked after and have a great experience. I would never be concerned sending her off somewhere with The Exploration Society.”

“My daughter left for Sweden not sure if she wanted to do this, but when she returned she couldn’t believe that this was the case – had the most wonderful experience. Everyone both she and I liaised with were without exception, excellent. Thank you!”

“Kids had a great time. Very happy with The Exploration Society! The whole approach – nice mix of activities and free time, with kids encouraged to find their own levels of adventurousness – suits my three perfectly.”

“Your representatives for our group were amazing and inspirational. Although fatigued, my daughter returned home a different person; wiser, more independent and more adventurous. Thank you very much for the enthusiastic leadership and a well thought out itinerary where all were included.” – Tammi

“My daughter had the most fantastic stay. The activities she describes from swimming in the sea to cooking were amazing. It was a really worth-while school trip where she learnt new skills with lots of exciting challenges.” – Megan

“Our daughter absolutely loved the week. She said it flew by and couldn’t stop bubbling all weekend about the horse riding, camping, canoeing etc. Thank you very much indeed.”

“It was excellent. I particularly liked the updates and that Sunny phoned me when I was worried about my daughter. She had the time of her life and hasn’t stopped talking about it! Or singing the campfire songs!”

“Our daughter enjoyed the trip very much. We loved how they were introduced to a more nature oriented learning and play.”

“My son returned having clearly had a fabulous half term. Great skiing and other apres-ski fun, new friendships and not an iPad in sight! He seemed to have grown in stature and independence too. A brilliant week. Many thanks.”

“No areas to improve, you are all fabulous with the kids and the trips are unique and provide a wonderful experience.”



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