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Top 5 Educational School Trips in Kent

Posted on 21 January 2020 by Becki - Kent-Teach in Schools

**this blog has been updated in August 2023

School trips are a valuable way to consolidate classroom learning, put theory into action and inspire students to continue discovering for themselves. Sometimes, the best way to learn is through experience, and these top 5 educational visits are bound to fully immerse your students in the learning process!

From workshops to self-guided visits, here are our top 5 picks of educational days out in Kent:

1) Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, TN8 7AR

“It was truly a one of a kind experience and a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with nature.” (Wallington County Grammar School).

Incorporating sustainability, global citizenship, healthy eating and much more, Bore Place is the ideal school trip to get your students learning about the world around them.

This 500-acre organic dairy farm is home to a market garden, woodlands, ponds and meadows: a fantastic venue to get your pupils to step away from technology and discover Kent’s countryside! 

Bore Place offers a wide range of tutor led activities for primary and secondary schools. The activities help to enhance learning in a range of curriculum topics and areas, including geography, history, DT and art and design. Each school is provided with a classroom space for use throughout the day. 

Bore Place also runs Residentials and a SEND programme. Find the full range of school visit packages offered by Bore Place here.

2) Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL

“The Education Department were extremely good at gaining the interest of our pupils and drawing their attention to important points in the story of Leeds Castle. The engaging manner of delivery was wonderful and the pitch was just right, especially the role-pay activity.” (The Weald Primary School). 

Take your students on an educational visit that they won’t forget at the ‘loveliest castle in the world’! Leeds Castle can provide educational sessions, workshops, talks, tours or written resources designed to suit your pupil’s educational requirements from KS1 to KS5. 

Choose from a range of themed workshops and talks , self-guided visits and directed itineraries to discover almost 900 years of history. Students will also enjoy additional free time to explore the twists and turns of the maze, the underground grotto and playgrounds!

3) Lullingstone Roman Villa, Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JA

Lullingstone Roman Villa offers schools a hands-on insight into Roman Britain and what life was really like for the people who lived at the Villa. 

Covering multiple curriculum topics, including history, art, geography and religious studies, Lullingstone provides educational visits from KS1 groups through to KS3. 

Choose from Free Self-Led Visits around the Villa to suit your curriculum objectives, or Expert-Led Discovery Visits to engage in exciting hands-on activities with a site expert. Please note that the Discovery Visits will be available from April 2020. 

Find out more about Lullingstone school trips here .

4) Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, CT16 1HU

“We’ve spent a lot of time doing pre-work about castles in the classroom, but it makes such a difference for them to see for themselves what they’ve been learning about” (KS1 Teacher).

Covering a range of topics, from the medieval period through to Operation Dynamo, Dover Castle is the ideal attraction to bring your History lessons to life. Educational visits to Dover Castle cover KS1 to KS5. 

English Heritage enables schools to choose from Free Self-Led Visits , where you and your students can freely explore 2,000 years of history, Expert-Led Discovery Visits , involving interactive and immersive sessions, and School Visit Itineraries to take the stress out of planning your educational visit to Dover Castle.

5) Manor House Forest School, Margate, Kent CT9 5QX

Forest School offers children holistic learning opportunities, and is particularly effective at promoting children's personal, social and emotional development. Within the Forest School environment, children build relationships with their peers as well as developing their confidence and independence as they engage in activities and explore the environment.

At Manor House Forest School children can experience the magic of the forest during 1 day trips, Christmas 1 day trips and seasonal adventures. The 1 day trip enables children to get hands on with nature with a range of fun outdoor activities including bug hunting, scavenger hunts, den building & tool skills. Children will even get to toast marshmallows on an open fire and get to visit the farm to get up close to the animals.

A school trip to Manor House Forest School enables children to build confidence, learn about wildlife and nature and supports positive wellbeing. What’s not to love!

A ‘Forest School’ style of outdoor learning is something we often hear being used in an educational setting but what exactly is it and how do we know if we are delivering it appropriately? Read our blog " Maximising Outdoor Learning " to find out more.

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With a history spanning nearly 700 years, Penshurst Place can provide a valuable resource to explore history through the ages. To ensure that you have a productive day out of the classroom, there are also plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular work, all in one place, including aspects of Learning for Life, Geography, Science and PE. For overseas and foreign language students wanting to learn more about British history and culture, Penshurst Place is also a valuable historical and cultural resource.

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The Gardens & Grounds of Penshurst Place provide a perfect place to study the Natural Sciences with a wide variety of plants including an ancient ginkgo biloba tree, orchards and signs of much biodiversity. Tours are available, with outdoors learning facilities including the Woodland Trail.

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Penshurst Place offers a number of specialised private House tours for schools. Take a tour behind the scenes and learn how the State Rooms are cleaned and conserved or choose to tailor your House tour; our guides, many of whom were teachers, will tailor the tour to suit the age and curriculum interest of the school group.

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Take a day trip to almost 700 years ago and experience both the medieval manor House and Elizabethan Gardens with a combined guided school tour.

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Tudor History Week

Please note that elizabeth i & the armada is no longer part of our educational programme and we hope to offer a new package in the near future..

We're sorry to say that, following the events of the last few years, we have made the difficult decision to remove ‘Elizabeth I and the Armada’ from our yearly calendar. We will be reviewing our education programming and hope to offer a new package to meet the needs of the National Curriculum and of schools in general.

We are extremely sorry for any disappointment this decision may cause, but feel the time is right to pursue other avenues in order to improve the visitor experience from both an educational and a child-friendly viewpoint.

Please watch this space for details of a new, exciting educational programme in the near future!

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With a woodland base for school courses on the Penshurst Place Estate, have a real outdoor adventure with The Bushcraft Company from February to July.

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With designated picnic areas and bookable lunch room, there are options for your school group to enjoy lunch.

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School trips & educational days out

A school trip to Port Lympne Reserve in Kent will bring your learning sessions and textbooks to life!  Whether you book one of our curriculum linked school talks or workshops or set off on a self-guided adventure, your class will enjoy a fun and educational day out of the classroom!

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve supports the work of The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567). The Aspinall Foundation's projects protect endangered animals and their habitats as well as returning animals bred at Port Lympne to protected areas in their ancestral homelands. By choosing Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for your Kent school visit, your students will be supporting real conservation!  If you would like to help us further we can provide some fundraising ideas for your school, please  contact us .

On Safari at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Kent

What's Included?

Port Lympne Reserve is home to over 900 rare and endangered animals, including the largest herd of black rhinos in the UK, western lowland gorillas, the only giraffes in Kent, big cats, primates and bears.

As well as all the amazing animals in our 600 acre reserve, your students will discover our BIG attraction Dinosaur Forest, play parks, the Port Lympne Hotel gardens and more. You can also join in our FREE animal talks.

To help your school trip run smoothly we offer free admission for one teacher/supervisor with every 5 paying children.  We also provide plenty of free parking for coaches and free admission for your coach drivers.  Two free familiarisation tickets are available for teachers to visit the park and pre plan the best routes to take and complete risk assessments.

Education Workshops & Safari

Our curriculum linked school talks and workshops cover a variety of topics for all key stages.  Choose from a range of interactive animal talks and workshops or book a safari tour to make your Kent school trip even more memorable! 

Please use the button below to book your school visit, or for more information call us on 01303 264647,  email us .

June 2019 The Forest School, Horsham A big thank you from the Forest school in Horsham for our visits this week! We had two amazing days visiting your Safari park. Your staff were so helpful & knew information about Port Lympne which we all found very interesting, along with the animals of course. Thank you to you & your first aider (apologies that I didn't catch his name) for our unfortunate situation on Tuesday, but it was dealt with efficiently & quickly and the young man is well and full of energy once more!! We will be looking into more trips in the future for the school & our families. Thank you once again for making a wonderful experience for the boys and staff.
April 2019 Fort Pitt Grammar School I am just writing to thank you and your staff for a very successful A level visit to the Park yesterday. Our students thoroughly enjoyed their day and gained a lot for their A Level studies. In particular, I would be very grateful if you could pass on my thanks to your Ranger who delivered excellent talks to our students. She pitched the talks at just the right level and made conservation work come alive for our students. They were really interested in everything she spoke about and I think that they were really surprised by the sheer amount and variety of the conservation work you do.

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Once you've completed your booking, we offer two free familiarisation tickets for teachers to visit the park and pre plan the best routes to take and complete risk assessments. We can also arrange for one of our Rangers to meet you to discuss your visit.

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Risk Assessment

We have completed our own comprehensive risk assessments to assist you with your visit. Risk assessments are also available with your booking confirmation.

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What to wear

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is set in 600 acres, some of which is hilly. Sensible footwear for lots of walking and rucksacks for carrying packed lunches are advised. Children need to come to the park prepared for all weathers. Please note that covered areas are limited at the park.

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Lunch Facilities

There are many picnic areas in the park which are available on a first come first served basis. If you have any special requirements for lunch, or require a packed lunch please let us know and we’ll be delighted to arrange.

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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a combination of flat and hilly terrain. For those needing assistance, the park has an on-call minibus service that can transport you to any area required. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available in four different locations around the park. A number of our safari trucks also have a wheelchair lift; should this be required please let us know.

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We offer one free adult admission for every 5 paying children to ensure that your school group has adequate supervision. We do not allow groups of unaccompanied children in the park. To assist in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all our visitors we ask that all pupils are effectively supervised at all times.

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Getting here

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve lies on the B2067, approximately 5 minutes from J11 of the M20. It is a short distance from Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone and the south coast of Kent. For SAT NAV please us CT21 4LR.

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Opening times

Summer (1 April - 27 October) Open 9:30am to 6:30pm. Winter (29 October - 31 March) Open 9:30am to 5pm. On Christmas Eve we're open from 9:30am to 2pm.

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We have ample space for coaches in our visitor car park. Parking is free and coach drivers have complimentary access to the Reserve.

Frequently asked questions

Below you'll find a list of our most commonly asked questions:

Are there any free public talks we can attend?

All the public talk times are marked on the information boards located around the park. Please note that depending on time of year and bookings on the day there may not be any public talks on the day of your visit.

What if one of our pupils go missing?

We do ask that all children under the age of 16 are supervised by an adult at all times. However, if one of your pupils does get separated from your group please contact the main office on 01303 264647 or speak to any member of staff and we will assist you.

What if someone in our group requires first aid?

We have a number of trained first aiders in the park. In the unfortunate situation you require a first aider then please contact the main office on 01303 264647 or speak to any member of staff and we will arrange a first aider to come to your location.

I have a pupil that requires a wheelchair, would this be a problem?

Port Lympne Reserve is a combination of flat and hilly terrain. For those needing assistance, the park has an on-call minibus service which can transport you to any area required. Please contact any member of staff if you require assistance and this will be arranged.

We have toilets in four different locations around the park (male/female/disabled/baby change). Our main entrance and our Basecamp and Pinewood cafés are wheelchair accessible. A number of our safari trucks also have a wheelchair lift, should this be required please let us know.

Are we able to visit the gift shop when we visit the park?

Yes! We do ask that teachers supervise pupils in our gift shop at all times. Numbers may need to be limited if you are attending in a large group. Our staff will be happy to assist in accommodating your school group.

Is there anywhere we can eat our lunch?

Is there an option to book overnight stays for school groups.

Yes, our Pinewood Camping Pods and Bear Lodge are able to facilitate residential school groups. For more information give our bookings team a call on 01303 234112 or email us at [email protected] .

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We’ve rounded up some of the best castles for school visits to help bring history to life by exploring dungeons and grottos and taking part in bespoke guided tours –there are even costumes to try on.

1. Leeds Castle

Previously a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, Leeds Castle in Kent provides educational sessions, workshops, talks and tours for pupils from EYFS and Key Stages 1 to 5. Expect themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries which bring the history of the castle to life. Schools can visit inside the castle to discover almost 900 years of history, including Tudor life and the 1920s.

There is also the opportunity for children to have free time discovering the twists and turns of the maze, the underground grotto and playgrounds. Self-guided visits are also available and include a teacher’s information pack.

2. Warwick Castle

One of England’s finest medieval fortresses, Warwick Castle offers a raft of educational attractions and live entertainment for school groups of all ages as part of its year-round educational programme. Pupils can witness more than 1,100 years of history come to life across the castle’s many educational attractions and live entertainment that is part of its year-round educational programme.

3. Skipton Castle

Said to be one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England, Skipton Castle has overlooked the North Yorkshire market town for over 900 years. Students can explore every corner of the castle on a school trip, from the depths of the dungeon where prisoners were kept when awaiting trial at York Assizes, to the Banqueting Hall, Kitchen, Bed Chamber, Privy and the top of the Watch Tower.

School group tours are accompanied by experienced guides who also offer talks spanning many areas of the curriculum, including discussions on building materials and techniques, the Household and its servants, as well as medieval and Tudor architecture.

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School groups can explore the grounds of Skipton Castle.

4. Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has been an artillery fortress, king’s prison and a royal summer residence. Schools can opt for self-led visits, such as climbing the steep steps to the top of the Norman keep. Or expert-led discovery visits allow students to immerse themselves in the history of the castle through hands-on learning activities including role-play, object handling and trying on costumes.

Curriculum links include: 

  • KS1 History – similarities and differences between ways of life in different time periods
  • KS2 History – a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3 Geography – understanding the strategic importance of the castle.

5. Cadw Castles

The castles of Edward I in North Wales – Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech – are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and each has a story to tell. Schools can book interactive workshops at each castle, delivered by Big Heritage on behalf of Cadw, and which are available in Welsh and English.

School visits are led by a character from the past whose stories have been uncovered during research into the history of each castle. The characters take pupils on a journey into the dark and mysterious past and children will be encouraged to get hands on with history through smell, object-handling and role-play.

6. Hever Castle

Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle in Kent was formerly the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. A visit to the castle and gardens offers schools an informative educational history trip and pupils can learn not only about what’s inside the castle but about its restoration, too.

Teachers can choose to book a private guided tour, a free-flow visit, or include a workshop or pre-booked interactive audio guide for children. 

A visit falls into two categories in the national history curriculum: a local history study; and a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

7. Raby Castle

Built in the 14th century by the Nevill family, Raby Castle in County Durham is suitable for both primary and secondary schools. As well taking part in bespoke guided tours, students can also experience the Deer Park and Walled Garden.

Schools can benefit from a picnic area in the park as well as the Servants Hall in the Castle which is available for packed lunches during the winter months. The Woodland Adventure Play Area is also available for children aged six and over to use and is a good way to fit in some exercise before returning to school.  

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Raby Castle in County Durham is surrounded by 200 acres of green parkland.

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History school trips are priceless educational experiences, because they bring history to life for your students. Your students have missed out on these enriching trips for far too long, but things are changing. The DfE has now given UK trips the green light, and we have some fantastic options for you to choose from!

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Explore and experience Dover Castle and learn about the dramatic rescue of British and allied troops during WW2. Opportunity to explore the Dunkirk evacuation through the tunnels which will bring stories to life.

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Both the Spitfire and the Hurricane were iconic war planes used by the British during WW2. The museum itself is located on one of the few surviving airfields used during the Battle of Britain - RAF Manston. This RAF base really took a beating during the Battle of Britain - it was just 10 minutes' flying time from Occupied France and a regular 'dropping off' point for German aircraft getting rid of any unused bombs before returning to their bases in northern France. As well as learning about the aircraft, your students will learn more about the experiences of aircrews during this period.

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How long should a school group spend in kent.

We recommend school groups visit Kent for 1-2 days. It's an ideal day trip location for schools in the South East, or those coming from further afield can make it an overnight stay to get the most from their trip.

Can I tailor your Kent trips to suit my group's needs?

Yes, you can tailor any of our trips as you wish. You don't have to follow the itinerary of the trips listed above. Speak to one of our travel advisors and we'll help you organise the trip you're after.

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Education and Adventure: Diggerland School Trips in Kent

When it comes to unique educational experiences, Diggerland stands out as a thrilling theme park in Kent, offering students an unparalleled opportunity to combine learning with adventure. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the captivating world of Diggerland school trips, exploring the activities, educational value, and why this theme park is the perfect destination for one of the most unforgettable school trips in Kent.

Diggerland: Where Learning Meets Fun

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Diggerland takes hands-on learning to a whole new level. Students have the chance to operate real construction vehicles, guided by skilled professionals. From mini diggers to dumpers , they get to experience the power and precision of  heavy machinery. This interactive element not only captivates students but also provides valuable insights into the world of engineering and technology.

Safety-First Approach

Safety is paramount at Diggerland. Before students take control, they receive thorough safety briefings. These cover proper usage, safety protocols, and guidelines for maintaining a secure environment. This emphasis on safety instils a sense of responsibility and awareness that extends beyond the park, making it a valuable life lesson. Guaranteed to be one of the safest school trips in Kent. 

Why Choose Diggerland for School Trips in Kent?


A Theme Park like No Other

Diggerland offers a theme park experience that’s far from the ordinary. Its focus on hands-on learning sets it apart, providing students with an engaging and enriching day out. The combination of education and adventure makes Diggerland a standout choice for school trips.

An Unforgettable Educational Adventure

Diggerland doesn’t just educate; it leaves a lasting impression. The thrill of operating heavy machinery and overcoming challenges fosters a sense of accomplishment that students will carry with them long after the trip concludes. It’s an adventure that’s hard to forget, making it one of the most captivating school trips in Kent. 

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With a team of trained professionals and a strong emphasis on safety, Diggerland ensures that students are in capable hands throughout their visit. This commitment to safety allows students to explore and learn in a secure environment, giving peace of mind to both educators and parents.

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Diggerland stands as one of the more exciting school trips in Kent, offering a perfect blend of education and entertainment, providing students with an unforgettable learning experience. Through hands-on machinery operation and team-building activities, Diggerland creates an environment where knowledge comes to life. For schools seeking engaging and multi-disciplinary outings, Diggerland stands as a top choice for educational school trips in Kent. Book your trip today and watch your students unearth a world of fun and learning!

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Are you looking for fun, educational and active school trip ideas?

Why not try an outdoor adventure at one of our UK activity centres? Our outdoor learning activities are perfect for primary, secondary, home schooling, college and university residential trips. We’ve been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge which ensures our curriculum-based activities meet your learning objectives.

Carroty Wood

Carroty Wood residential centre is situated just outside Tonbridge, Kent in the heart of the Garden of England. The activity centre is enclosed in 58 acres of mature woodland with plenty of natural habitat and wildlife for groups and families to explore. Carroty Wood is equipped with a range of group accommodation, over 20 instructed activities and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Carroty Wood is just 20 minutes from the M25, making it the perfect location for school residentials and day school trips.

Primary School Trips

At Rock UK we focus on really making a difference to every child that visits us. Rather than numbers through the door, our goal is to provide quality educational school trips and memories that last a lifetime.

Whether you are bringing Year One children for a taster one night adventure or your Year Six class on an action packed week away, we work closely with you to tailor all outdoor learning activities to be age appropriate.

For many children this is the first significant time they’ve spent away from home, but by the end of their school residential adventure trip their confidence will have grown massively.

Our instructors are really good at working with young children and helping them overcome fears and challenges to bring out a completely different side, which teachers may not have seen before.

We have a number of great ways to help you spend your  Sports Premium including activity days and weekly courses.

Secondary School Trips

We know that it is important to get students out of their comfort zones. At Rock UK we tailor secondary school trips to include challenging outdoor education activities which help boost self-esteem.

A visit to one of our activity centres can cover many areas of the curriculum through outdoor learning including; PHSE, SMSC, maths, geography, science, RE and many more. Together we will tailor your experience to meet your learning outcomes, whether you come for a day visit or stay for a full week. Our aim is that students return to the classroom instilled with a sense of achievement and empowered to want to achieve more with a new appreciation for learning.

From team building fresher trips in Year Seven to exam Revision Retreats in Year Eleven, Rock UK centres across the country are ideal for secondary schools. View the Rock UK Schools Brochure


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There’s lots to think about when organising and leading an educational excursion, but these pointers will help set you on the road to success…


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It falls under the category of ‘common sense’, but in teaching, where time is often in short supply, it bears repeating: allowing adequate time for planning a school trip is essential, as rushed school trips , planned days or weeks before rather than months in advance, will be both a more stressful experience for you as organiser, and at risk of underperforming educationally. 

One of the key findings of Ofsted’s 2008 Learning outside the classroom report was that learning outside the classroom (LOtC) was “most successful when it was an integral element of long-term curriculum planning and closely linked to classroom activities”. 

Gill Harvey, chief executive of the School Travel Forum , says that many school trips don’t get beyond the planning stage because teachers “haven’t gauged parental interest and got approval from the headteacher first.”  

Making an enquiry with school trips venues or providers should be “the last step in the process”, she continues.  

As the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) highlights in its guidance , “the objectives for [your] visit should be defined carefully and must relate closely to classroom work.” 

In its 2008 report , Ofsted noted that, “Too many residential and other visits […] had learning objectives which were imprecisely defined”.  

When thinking about educational school trips, headteacher Tracey Bowen stresses that its “vital to be clear about why you’re going. What’s your intention? What do you want to get out of it?”. 

She continues: “We spend a phenomenal amount of time planning school trips, checking what the content of a workshop is, explaining what our needs are.” 

It’s important to think carefully about where you choose to go – as Tracey points out: “You can get brochures through and think, ‘Oh, that looks great – we’ll go there!’, but unless you’re careful, you can end up thinking, ‘That’s not what it said on the tin!’.” 

“Unless you’re careful you can end up thinking, ‘That’s not what it said on the tin!'”

More fundamentally, for a successful school trip, your choice of destination should be informed by your learning objectives . 

The CLOtC advises that if your outcomes can be “successfully achieved in the grounds of your school, or within easy access in the local area, then it is unlikely that travelling for hours to reach a more distant venue will enhance the learning experience” – but of course there will be many instances in which an external provider located further afield will be essential. 

Steve Craven, director of NST Travel Group, recommends being flexible with your travel dates, transport options, departure points and accommodation location to get the best price for school trips, and recommends not being afraid to ask for advice on making your financial resources stretch a little further. 

Consider the length of your school trip, too – the longer the trip is, the more expensive it will be. If you’re going on a residential school trip, filling your itinerary with a mix of free and paid-for options will help to keep the cost down.  

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When it comes to the cost of transport, Sylvia Holland, a KS4 lead practitioner at Impington Village College and Impington International College who regularly organises MFL school trips abroad, says, “Since Brexit and the pandemic there has been a noticeable increase in the costs of flights, but being flexible with our travel dates has enabled us to benefit from the best prices available.” 

Her school has also benefited from community and charity funding, government grants and school fundraising. She recommends looking into The Turing Scheme . 

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Schools usually take pride in offering an array of trips – but that may ring alarm bells for some parents, says Nikki Cunningham-Smith…

According to figures from Gingerbread, a national charity supporting one-parent families, lone-parent families are five times as likely to have an income of less than £200 per week. This makes it very difficult for them to cover the cost of school trips.

The cost-of-living crisis can’t help but loom large in this kind of conversation. And it’s not likely to be going away any time soon.

One demographic it hits particularly hard are, of course, parents of nursery and school-age children. The National Foundation for Educational Research recently found that over the past year, there have been significant increases in the  numbers of pupils requiring additional welfare and financial support . This is simply so they can access basic learning, social and extracurricular provision.

As you’d expect, the financial pressures are greatest in special schools and the most disadvantaged mainstream schools. Special school senior leaders are reporting especially high increases in need for pupil welfare support (from 28% to 36%) and financial support (33% to 43%) over the last year.

Spikes in support

Households are now under strain when paying household bills. This is combined with food costs soaring to their highest point in 45 years. Plus there’s the impact of rising interest rates on mortgage repayments and rents. This has resulted in households everywhere having far less disposable income.

Many more households hence have less in the way of savings. They’re increasingly living pay cheque to pay cheque, affording little wriggle room for unexpected expenses. (Though one thing that hasn’t changed is the threshold for Pupil Premium in light of these developments, in a way that might enable more families to become eligible for it).

Because it’s not just children currently eligible for Pupil Premium who are receiving extra support. In 63% of secondary schools, leaders report that just over half of those pupils receiving additional support from their school weren’t PP-eligible.

The same could be said for around 42% of special schools. This suggests that the current eligibility criteria for free school meals may be too restrictive.

SEN children

One parent of a SEN child once highlighted to me how difficult it can be to access trips due to the additional costs incurred from having a pupil on the SEND register. This is something other parents and teaching staff may not realise.

The example she gave me was having to buy three sets of ear defenders priced at £30 each at the start of a school year. This is one cost that not all parents will face.

Another parent told me how she had previously tried to keep her daughter off school in the week leading up to one trip. This was specifically so that she’d miss the building buzz and excitement, and hence not know the extent to which she’d be missing out because the parent couldn’t afford to pay.

In a post-pandemic climate, where pupil attendance is still giving us significant causes for concern , how can we tackle these anxieties that seem so closely associated with paying for school trips?

Parental finances

One thing we can do is provide parents with clear timetables at the start of the academic year that record proposed trips and upcoming costs. This help with parents’ budgeting.

If your capacity extends to it, you could even look into setting up financial literacy support sessions for any parents needing to improve their ability at budgeting successfully.

Where possible, look to provide a monthly payment system. Here, parents regularly deposit small sums in a dedicated account, before then making withdrawals once a trip has been arranged.

There’s scope to subsidise the trips themselves using Pupil Premium and/or SEND funding. Or you can approach your PTA about supporting funded places.

A good way of getting parents to engage can be to research any local financial support organisations. Share details of these in your school newsletters and parental forums.

The onus is on schools to embed these kinds of practices into their daily routines. If a school can demonstrate that their parents’ financial status is an area they’re sensitive to, this will help build a sense of openness.

Because we all want schools to be places where no child need miss out on exceptional learning experiences – whatever their socioeconomic status.

Support for parents

  • Consider helping parents access financial literacy workshops from a local support organisation. Or provide them yourself in after-school sessions
  • Ensure that parents feel able to inform you in the event of financial concerns or shocks that might be affecting them and their families
  • Engage with charities that might be able to offer financial support to struggling families. Pass on any useful advice or guidance
  • Some LAs can provide support with additional school expenses in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Nikki Cunningham-Smith is an assistant headteacher based in Gloucestershire

Of course, you don’t always need to travel far to find an appropriate setting for your school trip. Staying local helps you save on travelling time and costs but also helps children to engage with the local history of their community. Check out a great range of free school trips here . 

The very thought of being responsible for the wellbeing of 30+ unleashed kids can be enough to put teachers off school trips for life, but there has never been more guidance available for those responsible for carrying out risk assessments. 

So what exactly is a school trip risk assessment?

According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, a risk assessment is “an essential element of any school trip – not to mention a legal requirement.”  

The DfE’s ‘ Health and safety on educational visits’ resource , which draws upon the work of both the CLOtC and the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (OEAP) , is a useful starting point. 

“If you are the group leader, always be prepared to trust your own judgement”, advises the NEU.

“If you think that to continue an activity or a school trip would compromise the health and safety of the group, you have the authority and responsibility to cancel it. 

“The teacher/group leader is expected to apply the same standard of care as would a ‘reasonable parent’ acting within a range of reasonable responses.” 

If you need help with your risk assessment, each local authority has an outdoor education advisor who is there to help and support you. 

It’s vital that all staff and pupils are fully and correctly insured for your school trip. NEU says that it’s important to “study insurance policies carefully – they should include cover for possible personal liability and ‘third party insurance’ for all responsible adults. 

“Group leaders must ensure that they do nothing to jeopardise their insurance cover. 

“When negligence is alleged, the case will nearly always be taken against the employer, who is vicariously liable and carries insurance for third-party liability. 

“Claims are seldom brought against individuals and, if individual employees are sued, they may bring in their employer as a co-defendant.

“Some employers provide a specific indemnity which protects staff against any liability if a claim is made against them personally.  

“The courts do not rush to find schools and teachers negligent, they accept that accidents do happen. 

“However, schools must demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to plan school trips thoroughly and assess and control risks, and individual teachers must demonstrate that their responses to an incident were within the range of the reasonable responses of a parent.” 

It’s easy to underestimate the time and energy needed to organise a school trip, especially if you’re taking a ‘DIY’ approach and arranging all the separate elements yourself.  

Using an accredited provider or tour company gives you financial protection in the form of ABTA or ATOL bonding, but another benefit, as Gill Harvey from School Travel Forum explains, is that reputable tour companies will have “first-hand knowledge of your destination and a good ‘bank’ of suppliers from which to choose appropriate services for your school trip, and can offer 24-hour help and support in the unlikely event that anything should happen – from flight delays to last minute cancellations.” 

Using an accredited provider can save you time when it comes to paperwork and “gives you peace of mind that the elements of the school trip have all been carefully checked on your behalf”, according to Gill. 

Jamie Walls, product development and delivery manager at YHA , recommends looking in particular for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge .

He says: “It’s the only nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision and effective risk management.  

“Having this quality standard means the red tape associated with a school trip is reduced.” 

If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for when browsing school trip ideas, don’t be afraid to ask venues for assistance, advises deputy headteacher Grace Shaw. 

Many museums, galleries, zoos and the like are more than willing to be flexible.

Grace says: “Rather than picking off the menu, you can tailor-make what you need. Museums in particular are usually very happy to adapt their offer, because they’re so thrilled to share what they’ve got to share.” 

School trips image of children in a museum, listening to teacher

On school trips where venue staff are taking the lead in guiding students, don’t be tempted to switch off. Grace says: “Some teachers think, ‘I’ll get to my workshop, then the workshop leader will have the children and I’ll get them back at the end.’ 

“Actually, you need to work with staff, because while they’re experts in their field, you’re the expert in your children. You’ve got to develop a partnership.” 

Gill Harvey adds that to maximise the positive impact of your trip and help gain approval from parents and the school to run the trip in the first place, ask your operator how they can support you to promote the learning benefits of the trip to your stakeholders. 

Planning a school trip checklist

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers lays out the following checklist for planning a school trip. 

  • Obtain approval from your school and the local authority, if applicable 
  • Undertake or obtain a risk assessment
  • Detail staffing, supervision and training needs 
  • Ensure that the trip is adequately insured 
  • Plan transport 
  • Obtain written parental consent for medical treatment and brief parents 
  • Conduct an exploratory visit 
  • Prepare contingency and emergency arrangements 
  • Brief staff in preparation for the trip, including responsibilities and emergency arrangements 
  • Prepare children for the trip discussing arrangements, expectations and safety 

Making time to head to your destination ahead of the trip proper can help clarify issues as trivial as where you need to park, as well as more important issues relating to health and safety. 

In its National Guidance, the OEAP notes that while accreditations and other sources of information provide essential assurances, “they are not a substitute for a preliminary visit and being able to clarify issues face to face.” 

Jamie Walls from YHA says that by arranging a pre-visit, group leaders can get a feel for the residential destination. “They can also talk to staff, get assistance with any paperwork necessary and see the activities first-hand,” he says.  

If you’re planning a school trip residential, a visit will allow you to assess catering and sleeping arrangements. “Ensure that your groups have dedicated rooms and that the catering is not only offered but of good quality, with any dietary requirements catered for too”, suggests Jamie. 

According to NEU, there’s no precise formula for the ratio of adults required on a school trip. “It’s down to reasonable judgement”, it explains.

“You should take into account the nature of the expedition, and the number, age and aptitudes of the children. School trips which involve hazardous activities require more adults for a group.”  

“There’s no precise formula for the ratio of adults required on a school trip”

Many venues will state their own ratios for school trips on their website. 

Government guidance on ratios

On its website, the Health and Safety Executive states that pupil to staff ratios for school trips are not prescribed in law. 

It states that “those planning a school trip, on the basis of risk assessment, should decide the ratios, taking into account the activity to be undertaken and the age and maturity of the pupils.” 

Before embarking on your trip, set out your expectations about behaviour and lay out your learning outcomes and how they will be used in the following weeks. 

It’s also important to set out to children what will happen on their school trip – emphasising the times when they’ll need to focus and the opportunities for free time available. 

Giving children a clear idea of what will happen on your trip and when can help to alleviate anxieties about the unknown, according to experts at PAC-UK . 

They propose providing a timetable of the trip, breaking it down into its component elements, the more visual the better. 

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Other ways to help anxious children include:

  • Looking at images or the website of your destination
  • Arranging a pre-visit with a caregiver, if possible
  • Giving pupils the chance to discuss any worries with a key person in school 

Read more advice from PAC-UK about reducing trip trauma . 

Another important aspect of preparing children for a trip is making sure that they already have a basic knowledge of the topic you’re looking to focus on. 

Teacher Sylvia Holland says that many school trip venues “have a plethora of resources available online that are designed to support learning in the classroom, for use either prior to or after your visit. 

“Use videos to set the scene and excite pupils ahead of their trip or use worksheets to help with follow-up lesson planning and allow them to apply new-found skills.” 

Making the most of a school trip isn’t just about ensuring its smooth-running on the day – the point, after all, is for the visit to have a measurable positive benefit on students’ learning when they return to the classroom. 

As such, it’s equally important to give due consideration to how you plan to continue the learning – in some cases post-visit resources may be available to help you – and to reflect, in partnership with students, on the experience: evaluate its effectiveness in terms of improving educational outcomes, and learn lessons for next time. 

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Manor House & Ashbury Hotels

The Manor House & Ashbury Hotels , in the heart of Devon, offer a fantastic choice of over 50 sport, craft, leisure and spa activities.

A dedicated schools coordinator can create a bespoke programme to meet your group’s individual requirements, plus all equipment and use of its fantastic facilities is included in the price.

All sessions are delivered by experienced tutors with a child-led approach. With workshops, accommodation, full-board dining and generous group discounts you’re guaranteed a great value break that ticks every box.

Rock UK has been working with schools for nearly 100 years. Its four nationwide activity centres offer tailor-made programmes of challenging activities to build resilience, confidence and independence – you can choose from over 40 instructed activities, from watersports to abseiling, bush craft to archery and much more.

All centres hold the LOtC quality badge, testament to the company’s high standards for safety, activity provision and learning outcomes.

Bursary places are available for children who would otherwise be left behind.

Ringsfield Hall

Ringsfield Hall is an innovative centre for outdoor learning and nature connection, with 14.5 acres of woods, meadow and a homely Victorian house.

On offer are crafted forest school and earth education programmes, infused with imagination, drama and magic, all delivered by experienced practitioners with a child-led and eco-therapeutic approach.

You can opt for a day visit or residentials, with facilities including an art barn, music studio and sports pitches.

Other highlights include farm animals, fantastic home-cooked food and the freedom to explore!

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Go Wild Adventures

Bring your students out of the classroom and immerse them in the great outdoors at Go Wild Adventures .

Go Wild’s philosophy is that great things can happen in young people’s lives when their horizons are widened, and its team will work to help you achieve this.

Pupils are invited to embrace living under canvas and inspired to explore the world around them.

With campfires, woodlands, fields and an on-site field study classroom on offer, Go Wild can help you put together a package to suit your specific needs.

Cumulus Outdoors

Cumulus offers action-packed residential programmes on the stunning Jurassic coast in Dorset, tailored to your requirements and fully supported by a team who will guide you every step of the way.

You can choose either the exclusive Tented Village option for an authentic outdoor experience – featuring 24/7 pastoral care, spacious tents, a large communal tipi and dedicated teachers area – or the Residential Centre for dormitory accommodation, plus dedicated teacher and classroom facilities.

Programmes can include coasteering, a visit to a waterpark, a mud run, kayaking, mackerel fishing, rock climbing and abseiling, and more.

YHA School Trips

Whatever your subject and whatever your desired learning objectives, when you choose YHA School Trips you can be assured of a safe, fulfilling and unforgettable residential that will stay with your pupils long after their coach journey home.

What’s more, as a leading youth charity, YHA believes that every child should have the same chance to discover, explore and grow – to that end it creates unique opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and take a different path through life.

TYF has been running for over 30 years, delivering adventure residential school trips for schools. Pupils are taken out of the confines of the classroom and immersed in adventurous and experiential learning in the natural world.

Its core activities are coasteering (which it pioneered in 1986), surfing, climbing and abseiling, and kayaking.

The programmes link adventure and problem solving, helping pupils to find meaning and inspiration whilst building the ‘backpack skills’ for a lifetime of adventurous play.

Mill on the Brue

Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre boasts over 40 activities in the idyllic river valley in Bruton, Somerset.

Each programme is individually written in consultation with the party leader, who can choose activities based around team-building, problem-solving, high energy or just plain fun, with experienced and qualified instructors who stay with the group throughout the week.

Food is also an important part of the trip, with child-friendly meals and all diets catered for.

Children are taught about the environment and teamwork, and gain a comprehension of healthy living and life skills.

The School Journey Association

The School Journey Association’ s activity school trips are suitable for all age groups and are a fantastic way to motivate pupils, whilst teaching them independence, self-belief and many other important life skills.

They offer both day and residential school trips to accredited activity centres throughout the UK and France, as well as visits to Belgium and Spain.

NST has been creating tours that inspire and educate children for more than 50 years. It chooses its destinations with school groups in mind. Safe, secure accommodation options and a range of engaging visits provide an ideal introduction to the world outside the classroom.

It’s the travel company of choice for over 35,000 group leaders, and NST is committed to doing its absolute best to provide schools with the experience and support they need to create school trips pupils will remember long after they return to the classroom.

Dunfield House

A proud LOtC-accredited provider, Dunfield House offers an outstanding residential experience – a place to call home where students can improve their confidence, resilience, wellbeing and life skills.

Its friendly team offer a personal service, with 24/7 onsite managers, three-star accommodation and healthy, wholesome meals with unlimited refreshments and biscuits.

Varied lesson plans, developed by teachers, are available for self-directed learning.

Dunfield caters for groups of 30–95, offering sole use of the house and/or stables accommodation.

Most importantly, it offers a sanctuary where young people develop their true potential, taking memories and new skills back to the classroom.

The Outward Bound Trust

As an educational charity, the Outward Bound Trust ’s mission is to make its residential programmes available to as many young people as possible.

With the philosophy that money shouldn’t stand in the way of opportunity and that everyone can achieve more than they think they can, it raises funds thanks to the generosity of donors, its fundraising events and early careers development programmes.

The trust puts this towards appropriate funding for schools, colleges and youth groups.

UKSA specialises in introducing people of all ages to the great outdoors through watersports and sailing.

Its water-based activities are a great way to build confidence, teamwork and resilience. On offer are a variety of disciplines, from dinghy sailing and kayaking, to windsurfing and standup paddleboarding.

Team building and multi-activity programmes are also available. UKSA’s 3.5-acre fully residential campus is based in Cowes, Isle of Wight – just a short hop over from Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington.

There are regular complementary preview weekends for anyone who wishes to experience what’s on offer, first hand.

YMCA Lakeside

YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest and most scenic outdoor education centres in the UK. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere, this iconic centre has been hosting school residentials and transforming young lives for over 70 years.

Its state-of-the-art schools facility, opened in 2019, created an additional 200 beds and more opportunities to provide outstanding learning outside the classroom activities.

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

If you’re looking for something different for your next educational venture outside the school grounds, try this activity centre set amid 30 acres of camping fields in the Essex countryside.

The site includes a choice of five indoor accommodations and two tented villages with a cooking hut, and a range of different experiences to try.

Available activities include abseiling, bridge building, bushcraft days (which involve fire lighting and shelter building) and indoor/outdoor climbing, among many others.

Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors is situated across four stunning locations in Essex, ideally located to provide an outstanding school trips experience.

Whether you’re looking for a residential stay or a day trip, its fully trained and dedicated staff will ensure that your students develop lifelong memories.

With over 40 different activities on offer – from archery to crabbing, quad bikes to zip wires – there’s certain to be something that will engage and inspire your pupils.

The wide range of accommodation options, including residential blocks, pods, cabins and tents, means you will be able to plan a trip that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Active Escape

Active Escape is based in stunning North Devon and provides a variety of stimulating and unique experiences, including coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, party SUPs and its very own ‘Adventure Challenge’.

All of the activities on offer encourage team-building, boost self-confidence and fulfill a number of educational purposes too.

You can choose to spend half a day with Active Escape or a whole week, thanks to a campsite equipped with bell tents for your students.

Conway Centres

With four locations across north Wales and Cheshire, Conway Centres are the perfect location for schools to come together and make life-long memories.

Conway Centres combines real-life outdoor adventure with unique creative and performing arts activities, which increase achievement and inspire individuals.

Whether children and young people are canoeing on the private dock in Anglesey (with the stunning Snowdonia mountain range as a backdrop), taking centre stage in the outdoor woodland theatre or exploring all that Delamere forest has to offer, there’s something to inspire everyone at Conway Centres.

Brathay Trust

Situated in the stunning Lake District National Park, Brathay Hall is home to Brathay Trust . Each year the site hosts hundreds of young people on immersive, memorable and life-changing residential programmes that promote resilience, leadership and wellbeing.

A Brathay residential programme offers a powerful learning experience in an inspiring location, using outdoor activities and a creative approach to enable a wide range of outcomes to be achieved.

As the director of services at Aspired Futures put it, “The changes we saw in young people on the residential would take us a year to achieve in our community setting.”

Epic Outdoors

Epic Outdoors is an adventure activities licensing service and Duke of Edinburgh approved adventure provider specialising in developing personal and group skills through multi activity programmes.

It currently delivers activities in the Lake District, North Wales and the Peak District – everything from gorge walking, canoe and climbing to mindfulness, wild camping and traditional storytelling – to over 2,500 young people each year.

Schools receive full support, from pre-visits for staff, students and parents to curriculum blending and post residential review trips – and most importantly, genuine adventures built around learning outcomes.

A Kingswood adventure brings out the potential in every child. With award-winning programmes focused on building confidence, boosting resilience and developing key life skills, your class will enjoy a breath of fresh air, a taste of independence and make memories to last a lifetime.

Choose from 11 adventure centres across the UK, where the Kingswood team will deliver activities from abseiling to zip wires, while providing learning outcomes and so much more.

Introduced in 2022, the new unique Confidence Tracker also helps you to measure and demonstrate the outcome of your trip.

Plus, you’ll be able to explore pre- and post-trip activities from Kingswood’s partners, Enrich Education, to help extend the value of your trip.

Oaker Wood Leisure

Oaker Wood Leisure Adventure Centre in Herefordshire specialises in school activity residentials for groups of up to 120 students.

Accommodation comes in the form of wooden ‘glamping’ pods based in glamping villages for the exclusive use of each school group, complete with campfire, barbecue hut, kitchen and dining facilities, showers and toilets.

On-site activities include team-building, high ropes, a zip wire, quick jump, paintball, raft-building, quad trekking and more.

You can book residentials for between one and four nights. Day trips and in-school team-building days also available.

Llain Activity Centre

Llain Activity Centre is a short drive from New Quay, West Wales and a short walk to the secluded Cei Bach beach.

The nine-acre former farm is packed with various accommodation options, a one-and-a-half-acre lake and a one-acre mud assault course as well as a climbing tower, high ropes and zip line.

Having specialised in residential school trips for over 20 years, the centre prides itself on its pre-visit communication and parent presentations.

Scout Adventures

With over 100 years’ experience in character education, Scout Adventures has helped thousands of young people enjoy a range of adventure activities while learning new skills and becoming active citizens of the future.

At Scout Adventures it’s all about helping young people to reach their potential – understanding that learning away can have a powerful, positive impact on young people’s academic achievement.

With its expertise in informal outdoor learning, and world famous Scouting heritage and values, Scout Adventures has inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

It also provides free resources to schools.

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor offers a unique opportunity for students of any age and any disability to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable adventure activities in a safe, accessible environment.

On a residential break, children can overcome challenges, build confidence and enrich their lives through improved self-esteem and a sense of achievement.

The Trust also promotes physical activity, helps with social interaction and gives pupils and staff a shared point of reference that can aid engagement when back in the classroom.

It works with numerous UK educational establishments, both specialist and mainstream, and can tailor breaks to meet your needs.

PGL has been successfully delivering high-quality learning experiences for 65 years, amassing a wealth of experience within outdoor education.

As the largest outdoor learning provider in the UK, over 350,000 young people benefit from a PGL trip each year.

With 15 centres across the UK, most schools are no more than two hours away from their next PGL adventure. There are also four centres in France and a ski programme in Europe.

Residential school trips offer unforgettable experiences at the well-equipped adventure centres and with PGL, you get round-the-clock support from experienced instructors and a dedicated member of staff to look after you and your group during your stay.


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Inspirational for all ages, SEA LIFE London offers pupils the opportunity to explore the creatures that live in our rivers and oceans.

They will walk in awe through Pacific Ocean tunnels, tropical rainforests and an Antarctic penguin point.

Younger children’s curiosity will be piqued as they become top rock pool explorers while older students can observe, first hand, ecosystems, environmental changes, evolution and marine conservation.

Pupils will learn about the different oceans around the world, explore creature characteristics and differences in their adaptations to survive, and compare and contrast the life stages of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds.

Tour for Muggles

Show your students the magical side of London with this award-winning Harry Potter tour . This is a really engaging way for students to delve into the Harry Potter series while learning about London’s rich history.

The Tour for Muggles team have worked with many school groups and their excellent guides will make it a memorable experience for you all.

The team reserves the best prices for school groups. Teachers can attend for free. Multi-award winner of the TripAdvisor Award of Excellence and Scoot Awards, this tour is truly Potterific!

Imperial War Museum London

IWM London tells the story of conflict from 1914 to the present day. School groups can choose to take part in one of IWM’s learning sessions with an expert educator, or opt to explore the museum on a self-guided visit. The Documentary Challenge gives students the chance to explore IWM’s galleries, find objects and tell the stories the world needs to hear by making short documentaries.

We Were There sessions provide a unique opportunity to meet veterans who have all experienced conflict first-hand.

Holocaust Learning sessions support students as they learn about one of the most difficult subjects in history. New technology guides pupils through IWM’s Holocaust Galleries, critically considering why the Holocaust happened, why we study it, and what it means in our world today.

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Jewish Museum

At Jewish Museum London , students will learn about the history of Judaism and the culture of the Jewish community here in Britain.

All workshops are interactive and, depending on what you have planned, students might handle precious objects with important and personal stories, watch films, listen to stories and sound clips, or participate in craft activities. The museum also provides the opportunity for students to hear from a Holocaust survivor speaker who will tell their personal story.

The Living Communities gallery offers a space for craft activities and group work. Students may even get the chance to practise calligraphy skills and learn some Hebrew.

Asking questions is an important part of your visit – The Jewish Museum London offers a safe space to ask anything about Judaism or Jewish people that you ever wanted to know.

KidZania London

Visit KidZania London in Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush and your pupils will experience experiential learning at its best. KidZania is the indoor city for kids with endless, exciting, real-life career activities.

The range of activities available is designed to link back to the curriculum across PSHE, literacy and STEM.

KidZania also runs unique educational events throughout the year to bring careers learning to life. These include Parliament Week, STEM Week and its Careers Fair.

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum explores how the post has changed the way we live. Interactive sessions explore communication stories across the curriculum for all key stages. Meanwhile, its exhibition galleries are jam-packed with intriguing objects charting 500 years of social history.

Pupils can hop aboard Mail Rail, travelling on a tiny train through the tunnels of London’s hidden postal railway and testing their engineering ingenuity in the original train depot.

Younger visitors can learn through play in Sorted! and have sack loads of fun delivering the post in the mini mail town.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Help your class to experience a range of outdoor adventure activities with a trip to a 10,000 acre classroom in Lee Valley Regional Park , spanning London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The learning service provides real-word experience of topics on the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. Immerse pupils in the history of the Stone Age, help them discover the natural world, or teach mindfulness practices in the outdoors.

Looking for something more? The forest school activity programme is available in six-week blocks for children to develop physical and social skills. In-school programmes are also available.

Science trips for schools

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Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum is a 32-acre site steeped in history and linked with world-famous achievements.

Its collections of historic cars, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and artefacts tell fascinating and inspirational stories.

From its creation in 1907, through two World Wars and for most of the 20th century, Brooklands was a centre for breaking speed records, motor racing and advances in science and technology. Thousands of aircraft were tested and flown.

Today, students can:

  • sit inside real aircraft
  • drive a Formula 1 simulator around Brooklands race track
  • design their own aircraft
  • step on board a real Concorde

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays.

Pupils can explore the wonders of science, technology and industrial history in four pavilions: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.

These are crammed with over 100 exciting activities. Invite your group to discover the amazing nature of water, operate real diggers, witness a fire tornado and even explode a rock face.

There’s also a chance to discover South Yorkshire & North East England’s steel-making heritage in ‘The Big Melt’ experience. This is a thunderous pyrotechnic show.

Kent Wildlife Trust

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity in Kent. Its aim is to bring people closer to nature and ensure wildlife is protected and restored in the future.

Activities enable young people to connect with nature and learn outside the classroom.

Learners will explore different habitats, learn new skills and have fun while meeting curriculum objectives.

Expert tutors are on hand to deliver a wide range of interactive sessions at sites across Kent. These range from pond dipping to forest school programmes.

Staff are committed to ensuring high quality provision and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge.

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The Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) is a charity set up to support children’s understanding of the natural world.

Working with young people, schools and parents, it aims to give children a real awareness of environmental issues. These include:

  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • the plight of endangered flora and fauna

Your pupils need to know all of the facts in order to make their own decisions about how they want to shape their world for the future. The YPTE helps to equip them with the knowledge they need.

The Field Studies Council

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the UK’s leading charity sector provider of outdoor environmental education.

Much of its work is based at one of its 17 field centres. These have an international reputation for high standards of primary school, secondary school and university teaching by expert staff and associated facilities.

A broad range of courses are available, from fieldwork residentials and adventure school trips to one-day experiences. These Field Studies Council courses immerse pupils in the natural world, taking in its sights, sounds and smells by bringing subjects to life in the outdoor classroom.

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Godstone Farm

Godstone Farm opened its doors 40 years ago as an educational attraction for school children. Over the years it has developed into the farm countless visitors enjoy today.

Its schools programme has been designed to complement the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stages and both the KS1 and 2 programmes of study, mixing in a whole heap of fun.

Children with SEND are welcomed, with semi-structured visits on offer.

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to become jungle explorers and learn about rainforest environments. They can also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, and Mayans KS2 topics.

KS1 and 2 curriculum subjects are covered, with all tours tailored to meet your group’s needs.

Tours include an introductory talk and a ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ handling session.

With plenty of hands-on, close observation and activity, this is an immersive and educational day out for your class.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

From art to geography, science to literacy, whether you want an educational talk for your pupils or are just coming for a visit, Cotswold Wildlife Park has plenty to offer.

Home to over 260 different animal species, and comprising 120 acres of stunning gardens and parkland, it is the perfect place to bring the National Curriculum to life.

Your pupils can get eye to eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the manor house lawns, walk with lemurs, take a ride on Bella the train or explore the adventure playground.

Free coach parking is available.

West Midland Safari Park

Located in Worcestershire, West Midland Safari Park has been welcoming educational groups for over 40 years. And with over 140 species of amazing animals on show, pupils can immerse themselves in a truly unique learning environment.

In 2017 the park’s purpose-built Safari Academy opened. This is a sustainable, state-of-the-art education centre, dedicated to providing learning opportunities for all ages.

A variety of educational sessions are on offer to complement the curriculum. These are delivered by an experienced education team who aim to inspire a future generation of conservationists.

Monkey World

Whether your pupils are learning about primate rescue work, the impact of deforestation or how woolly monkey use their tails, Monkey World ’s experienced education team can enhance your trip and support learning in the classroom.

As well as curriculum-linked sessions and workbooks, Monkey World offers visitors the chance to see over 250 monkeys and apes. This includes the largest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa, Europe’s only orangutan crèche and a breeding group of woolly monkeys – all in one day!

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Amazona Zoo

Amazona Zoo in Cromer, Norfolk, is home to over 200 animals from tropical South America. These include:

The zoo features a 30-foot yurt for viewing educational films and other learning activities; an expansive outdoor play area, Rainforest Springs, with two large jumping pillows; and a spacious, well-equipped indoor play area, Jungle Tumbles.

There are opportunities for visitors to see the animals being fed, meet the zookeepers and learn about the history of South America and the rainforest.

Longleat is home to a wide range of attractions, so can easily tie in with a variety of topics, act as a case study, or be the inspirational starting point to a project.

Science and history have intrinsically strong connections but Longleat also presents wonderful opportunities for subjects such as English, maths, art and design. These can be given a real-life context.

There’s a huge selection of workshops and resources, for EYFS through to KS4+. Longleat is committed to continuously improving through expanding their variety of activities on offer.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has an award-winning education programme and offers free sessions to support many subjects across the curriculum.

As well as covering traditional science and geography concepts such as adaptations and conservation, it also extends to English debating skills, art, maths and wildlife forensics. These support curriculum areas not traditionally associated with a zoo visit.

Schools looking for a general zoo visit are also very welcome to attend and use any of the zoo’s free online resources to focus self-guided or group learning.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo in Devon features 2,500 animals across 80 acres of natural habitat.

It has a comprehensive education offering to tempt schools. Primary students can access a range of interactive, curriculum-linked workshops. These take place in themed classrooms containing a host of artefacts and specimens.

Options include Evolution, Endangered animals and conservation, and habitats and adaptations. Qualified teaching staff will deliver these.

The team can also help visiting teachers to develop an itinerary for their visit. This can span a wide range of subjects, including maths, art, English, geography, and more.

The Deep is home to 3,500 fish and welcomes over 30,000 students every year to its purpose-built Learning Centre.

Start your amazing aquarium experience with the breath-taking coral reef in the Lagoon and some impressively large sharks in Endless Ocean. Or take a look at the creatures of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest.

A team of experienced in-house teachers deliver workshops, presentations and hands-on activities to school groups. They cover a wide selection of topics, including:

  • citizenship
  • customer care
  • travel and tourism.

Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire offers a great day out for school students. Your group will be able to enjoy the thrills of amazing theme park rides and explore an award-winning animal collection.

They can tour the zoo and attend keeper talks. These provide fascinating information about a variety of animals, including:

  • Sumatran tigers
  • African lions
  • Black and white rhinoceroses

Business studies students can also take the opportunity to learn how a major leisure attraction operates, with information on a range of topics covering HR, customer services, finance and marketing.

National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is the largest public aquarium in the UK. It offers an amazing aquarium experience for more than 300,000 visitors per year (including 30,000 school students).

Its range of exhibits features marine animals from near and far. There are zones dedicated to the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef and Plymouth Sound.

Of particular interest will be JustAddH2O, the aquarium’s award-winning Learning Space. Its dedicated Discovery & Learning team operate in partnership with other education experts to provide a continuously developing programme that supports all teachers, from Foundation Stage to university and beyond.

Wingham Wildlife Park

There’s not an animal-based education destination in Kent that can offer more variety than Wingham Wildlife Park . At the park you’ll find:

  • Over 170 species
  • 190 talk topics. This includes everything from individual species to recycling, palm oil, dinosaurs, reptiles, invertebrates, nocturnal animals, birds and much more
  • Pre-designed itineraries
  • An outdoor play area
  • Free lunch lockers
  • Plenty of picnic areas (both open and under cover)

London & Whipsnade Zoos

If you’re looking to take your students on an inspirational school trip, look no further than ZSL’s two fantastic zoos .

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, home to over 650 species of animals. On the other hand, Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s largest zoo. It’s set in 600 acres of beautiful scenery with some of the largest, rarest and most majestic animals alive.

Schools receive fantastic discounts for self-guided entry and educational sessions. You can choose from a range of curriculum-linked sessions, delivering a unique interactive learning experience. You can book these as part of your education visit.

A visit to either zoo is ideal for children of all ages, from Foundation through Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum delivers educational programmes using digital technology, survivor testimonies, hate crime specialists and artefacts to challenge prejudice.

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum

This venue displays over 60 motorised pieces of automata and kinetic art. These have all been handcrafted by outside-the-box thinkers and inventors from across the globe.

The museum encourages students to interact with and witness a diverse range of engineering and physics principles as well as clever design elements. The museum offers:

  • hands-on learning
  • discounted tickets
  • support materials for teachers
  • sketching and photography sessions
  • KS3 activities and automata construction kits

Groups usually spend two hours experiencing everything on offer.

The National Football Museum

The National Football Museum teaches much more than just a game. Its fun and inspiring programme uses unique objects and amazing stories to enthuse and engage school students, employing football to bring the curriculum to life.

Pupils will journey back through time and chart the game’s development and place in society across the generations; score points with the museum’s approach to maths; get creative with words in poetry and commentary workshops; and get hands-on with real football artefacts in science and design sessions.

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De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Your pupils can experience fun and engaging workshops at the UK’s oldest aviation museum , dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland heritage.

They can get close up and inside many of the exhibits and aircraft, and enjoy bespoke workshops. You can tailor these to your topic, with many cross-curricular elements as well as opportunities to practise soft skills such as:

  • critical thinking
  • following instructions

British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum offers a range of interactive museum walks, hands-on workshops and self-led activities that allow pupils to experience the sights, sounds and stories of the British motor industry. This is all while engaging in a fun learning programme linked to the National Curriculum.

There’s a coach drop-off point outside the museum entrance, accessible toilets and dedicated learning spaces, including a lunch area.

International tours

New York City

Halsbury Travel

Founded by former teachers, Halsbury Travel specialises in tailor-made tours for schools designed to inspire.

Its philosophy is that education should be an exciting adventure. And, as such, it offers some incredible activities that students will never forget.

You can walk on glaciers in Iceland, hike up volcanoes in Naples and Costa Rica, and explore the vastness of the Grand Canyon. There’s so many school trip destinations on offer.

You can travel to any number of far-flung destinations. These include India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China. Here your students will experience exotic landscapes and ancient, rich cultures.

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Galina International Study Tours

Established in 1989, Galina is an independent, family-run tour operator providing curriculum-relevant primary and secondary school trips to destinations in the UK and Europe.

You can tailor the tours to cover your students’ specific learning objectives. Get in touch with a member of the team to discuss your requirements and start planning a school trip adventure.


With WorldStrides you can experience the natural wonder of Iceland with your students, and use Geography Association-approved materials linked to the GCSE curriculum.

Begin in Reykjavik, then spend four days exploring the land of fire and ice – from explosive geysers and giant volcanoes, to glaciers and magnificent waterfalls.

Travel to Vik and the South Coast and then on to Gullfoss before enjoying a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon.

The team vets every hotel and restaurant to ensure it meets your expectations. And WorldStrides will work with you every step of the way to make your experience a smooth one.

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European study tours.

European Study Tours is a leading educational tour operator trusted by teachers to organise educational tours and experiences since 1982.

Catering for destinations all around the world, European Study Tours also holds curriculum-focused conference events in New York. The LIVE! conferences bring students together with high-calibre industry professionals to provide subject insight and inspiration that can’t be found in text books or the classroom.

Art & Design LIVE! and Business LIVE! are held at the iconic MOMA museum, where students can hear first-hand accounts and exclusive insights from leading industry specialists. Q&A sessions give students the opportunity to put their questions to the experts. Then finish the day with a trip to Top of the Rock to see the city sparkle at night.

History school trips

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Historic Royal Palaces

With 1,000 years of history to uncover, a visit to some of the country’s most iconic historic palaces offers pupils the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in history where it happened.

Children can take part in interactive sessions led by expert, costumed presenters, including: Tudor kitchens revealed at Hampton Court Palace; crime and punishment at the Tower of London; Queen Victoria’s toys at Kensington Palace; and the roles of servants uncovered at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

And for those wanting a self-led visit, activity trails linked to the national curriculum allow teachers to shape a visit to suit their students’ needs.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Head to Leicester and you can discover the incredible story of a king’s life and death, and explore one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Great for educational visits, the King Richard III Visitor Centre stands on the site where Richard III’s remains were buried for over 500 years.

A complementary learning programme is available for teachers. This provides different options for schools and educational organisations planning a visit to the centre. This includes a range of workshops for both history and science.

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle has played a prominent role in English history for over 1,100 years. Today, schools can explore its Medieval towers and ramparts; roam grounds designed by famous landscaper Capability Brown; and marvel at the great hall and state rooms with their Tudor influences.

They can also be awed by the daily shows that can include an archery demonstration, a working trebuchet and a brand new bird of prey show, ‘The Falconer’s Quest’.

In addition, there is a plethora of curriculum-linked workshops that you can book to bring history vividly to life.

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English Heritage

Whether you choose an expert-led tour at Kenilworth Castle; an interactive Discovery Visit at Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield; or explore the rich history of sites such as Dover Castle, Carlisle Castle or Stonehenge, English Heritage school trips are guaranteed to bring learning to life.

You can also download free resources from the English Heritage website. A team of qualified teachers, educational experts and historians have developed these, in partnership with AQA and OCR.

Tonbridge Castle

Tonbridge Castle educational tours and workshops immerse students in the turbulent and fascinating history of this long-standing gatehouse. It offers a fun, informative and hands-on way to learn about the past.

Visiting pupils will experience a vivid recreation of the sights, sounds and excitement of the castle in the 13th century. This includes:

  • a visit to the basement store and the armoury
  • joining the garrison for supper
  • climbing to the top of the battlements.

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle provides fantastic opportunities for educational visits. Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, founded the castle at the end of the 11th century. Today it’s the family home of the 18th Duke of Norfolk.

Its colourful, near-1,000-year history lends itself to many aspects of the national curriculum, whether your group is in Key Stage 1, 2 or 3.

Staff have developed the Arundel Castle Educational Programme to help students with their study in an informative, enjoyable and memorable way.

At Beamish , students can engage in a real-life setting and, by asking real people, gain a deeper understanding than that offered by a textbook.

Its active learning experiences encompass investigation of both facts about the past and also attitudes.

Students must think critically, weigh evidence, make informed decisions and develop perspective in activities such as:

  • Medicine Through Time
  • Joe the Quilter Murder
  • Suffragettes on the High Street
  • Mayday Mayday

They must stand up and make their opinions known, argue, analyse and act out becoming informed, independent investigators.


Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park Resort Theme Park welcomes schools from all over the country for a school trip like no other.

At Thorpe Park you’ll find a full day’s worth of thrilling rides and attractions for students and teachers.

To make booking a trip as easy as possible, there’s a variety of resources on the resort’s website for download. These include checklists, risk assessments, permission slips and lesson plans.

The park also has a dedicated school team to help you every step of the way.

Cadbury World

With more than 30 years’ experience and more than 2,000 school groups attending each year, Cadbury World offers unique educational school trips that provide a fascinating insight into the nation’s favourite chocolate brand.

There’s an assortment of interactive chocolatey zones to explore and a variety of informative curriculum-linked talks and workshops. These include Marketing, Investigating Business and Geography.

The one-hour talks and workshops complement your group’s day out perfectly, expanding pupils’ knowledge on a huge range of topics. Self-guided tours are also available.

All of this makes Cadbury World the perfect destination for school trips.

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park can be found in Helston, Cornwall. It combines a wide range of rides with indoor recreations of different historical eras. These include educational experiences aimed specifically at schools.

The latter include a life-size Victorian village featuring 50 explorable locations. There’s also a ‘Britain in the Blitz’ attraction. Schools can book ‘living history characters’ to help bring these to life, for example, an Air Raid Patrol warden.

Meanwhile your thrillseekers will enjoy the Skyraker and experience up to 3G with the giant white-knuckle experience that is ‘Sky-force’.

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LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

LEGO’s resort is an exciting venue for learning outside the classroom and most suitable for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 pupils. There are also experiences available for preschool and younger school pupils.

Schools can use a National Curriculum Map to navigate their way around the resort. This ensures that it’s a simple matter to tie in all of your learning objectives whilst students enjoy the over 55 rides and attractions.

Alton Towers

The Alton Towers Resort Theme Park welcomes schools from all over the country.

Alton Towers Education has a dedicated schools team to help you every step of the way. This is from booking your trip to delivering memorable educational experiences.

There are even special Teacher VIP days that allow you to meet the team and explore what Alton Towers Resort has to offer your school.

Chessington W o rld of Adventures

Schools visiting the Chessington World of Adventures Resort can expect a truly wild adventure.

Students can enjoy expeditions around its zoo in ‘walkshops’, or embark on fact-finding missions to learn all about Chessington’s four new resident endangered Amur Tigers, who live in ‘Land of the Tiger’.

The fantastic Wild Learning Centre has five immersively themed zones. It’s sure to give your pupils their wildest lesson yet!

Paultons Park

Set within 140 acres of parkland on the edge of the New Forest, Paultons Park is a family theme park with an extensive educational offering.

School groups can take advantage of a range of interactive workshops (suitable for Key Stages 1 to 4) in Professor Blast’s lab. This is focused on topics such as rollercoaster physics, dinosaurs, animal encounters and even theme park marketing.

Teachers can apply for free tickets, to see what’s on offer in advance.

There are more than 70 rides to enjoy too, plus go karts and even some moving dinosaurs…

Theatre and drama school trips

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Ambassador Theatre Group

ATG’s Creative Learning and Community Partnerships provide dynamic cultural education. It works with top West End professionals to encourage creative thinking, problem solving, resilience and the ability to find solutions via engaging bespoke workshops. These include acting, singing, stage combat, technical theatre and more.

Whether your trip is part of the curriculum or a well-earned treat, the workshops are grounded in subject knowledge and understanding. Pupils’ creative capacity will be nurtured and their personal, social and academic development greatly enriched.

Frozen the Musical

Escape into the wonder-filled world of Arendelle to experience stories of love, hope and self-discovery. This is all delivered with groundbreaking set design and special effects, exquisite costumes and sensational stagecraft from the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin.

Frozen is brought to the stage by a multi-award-winning creative team. This is led by Tony® and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage, with a book from Academy® and BAFTA Award-winning Jennifer Lee. The show features the cherished songs from the original film, alongside a brand-new score from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. These are the Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning songwriters behind the global phenomenon ‘Let It Go’.

M&M Theatrical Productions

M&M Theatrical Productions ’ enchanting Classic Literature Adaptations are presented in an easily digestible and interactive format, creating an inspiring way to promote reading for pleasure and to learn about the past, while engaging the children in tales involving characters from many different social and cultural backgrounds.

These productions are followed by a Stagecraft workshop – an exciting way to further enhance the experience of the visit by offering older children a practical and unique view behind the scenes of the production they have just enjoyed, broadening their knowledge of the arts in combination with STEM subjects.

The Birmingham Stage Company

The Birmingham Stage Company is one of the world’s top companies creating theatre for children. Its award-winning productions tour the UK and internationally, most recently performing on Broadway, selling out the Sydney Opera House and regularly triumphing in London’s West End.

They work with Britain’s top children’s writers including David Walliams, Liz Pichon, Terry Deary, Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman.

Nominated for the Best Entertainment and Family Olivier Award, the company stages spectacular shows that are tailored specifically for children. There’s amazing sets and costumes, plus fantastic effects. The company aims to make every production a truly memorable event.

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Galloway School Tours

Did you know your local coach operator may be able to organise a complete day out? This includes travel and attraction tickets.

East Anglian operator Galloway School Tours , for example, offers packages for groups looking to visit London’s West End.

Using its extensive experience and network of contacts, Galloway can provide schools travelling from East Anglia a package including travel, show tickets and a theatre workshop.

It’s a great opportunity for students to work with professionals and enjoy top quality entertainment.

Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court is a leading force in world theatre for finding writers and producing new plays that are original, contemporary and provocative.

Its education programme encourages young people to investigate, enjoy and participate in the craft of making theatre. It opens up the world of the rehearsal room as well as backstage, and offers practical learning opportunities for students.

From study days, production workshops, INSET sessions and community projects, the organisation offers a fascinating insight into the professional process of staging Royal Court productions.

Disney’s Aladdin

Breathtaking sets, mindblowing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and orchestra bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on the West End stage.

This spectacular show, which is packed full of dancing, music and storytelling, is a fantastic stimulus for creative work. It will inspire primary and secondary pupils alike.

You can enhance your visit with free online resources. These include a nine-part video library.

Or take advantage of a range of pre-show workshops led by Disney Theatrical Teaching Artists. Prepare to escape to a whole new world!

Shakespeare’s Globe

Every day hundreds of students take part in curriculum-linked workshops and lectures at, or delivered, by Shakespeare’s Globe .

Visit with your group and you’ll also be able to benefit from an exploratory tour of the theatre.

Workshop options include interactive storytelling sessions for Key Stages 3 to 5. These include a 45-minute performance by a Globe Education practitioner.

Longer study days, exploring topics such as language or contextual influences on performance, for Key Stages 4 and 5, and GCSE study days are also available.

The Globe has extensive experience of working with children with SEN and EAL, too.

Told By An Idiot

Told by an Idiot is an acclaimed professional theatre company and an Arts Council England NPO organisation.

The company has 25 years’ experience of creating exciting, innovative productions and participation projects across the UK and internationally. Venues include north west England’s Manchester Royal Exchange, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lyric Hammersmith London and National Theatre Wales.

It also offers a range of exciting, highly practical drama workshops for teachers and students. These are led by experienced practitioners who are all professional theatre performers and directors.

Themes include Working with Mask, Devising, Commedia dell’arte and Physical Theatre, as well as CPD sessions for teachers.

The Emmerdale Studio Experience

The Emmerdale Studio Experience takes place at the former ITV studios in Leeds, where selected filming still takes place. It allows students to step into the drama and experience the television production process from ‘Script to Screen’.

The education programme is tailored for Key Stages 2–5. There are links to the national curriculum and exam board specifications for English, film and media studies.

ATG Creative Learning Workshops

ATG’s Creative Learning team understands the value of learning through a creative process and the many ways in which it can engage and inspire students, bolstering the hard work of teachers and their schools.

All of ATG’s group workshops are bespoke. They can be tailored to offer an exploration of any English or drama text, on the GCSE and A Level curriculum or otherwise.

Best of all, students taking part will be working with truly inspiring West End professionals at a competitive cost.

Wicked The Musical

Voted ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ by teachers at the School Travel Awards two years running, Wicked ’s topical story of friendship, acceptance, integrity, peer pressure and propaganda is relevant for PSHE and citizenship teaching, and whole-school anti-bullying strategies.

The show is highly pertinent for all students studying BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts, as well as a wealth of additional subjects. The song ‘Defying Gravity’ is also a set work for the Edexcel GCSE Music qualification.

Visit the website for details of the schools’ workshop programme. These are run by current and former members of the cast and creative team.

Curve is a state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter.

As well as live performances, it offers a wide range of inspiring educational workshops. These are designed to open up the world of theatre and reveal the hidden process of a rehearsal room.

Students are afforded the opportunity to engage more deeply with the artists, subject matter and processes in the theatre’s artistic programme. Links are made to the curriculum.

Mayflower Theatre

Mayflower Theatre delivers a diverse range of creative workshops, theatre tours and events tailor made for schools, colleges or groups. They can take place either at the theatre or at your own setting.

It also supports talks and workshops on a variety of creative careers. Conference-style events for young people explore entering the industry, in particular non-performance based careers. These draw on the expertise within the marketing, sales, technical and FOH departments, as well as industry professionals.

Outdoor activities and experience day trips

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Willen Lake

Looking for a trip in central England? There’s no better place than one of Milton Keynes’ most popular destinations, Willen Lake . Whether you’re looking to visit as part of your enrichment programme or as part of an activity day or physical education session, there’s something for everyone.

The land and water-based activities on offer are run by qualified instructors and cater for students aged eight and above.

An extensive range of packages covers everything from a single activity through to a full schedule of multiple activities. Plus, groups of all sizes are welcome.

Chill Factore Indoor Snow Centre

Chill Factore , Manchester, runs an exciting range of unique adventure days based around skills development, puzzle solving and team building, to offer an exciting new alternative to summer reward trips and transition initiatives.

The most popular package, the Chill Adventure Day, gives students an adrenaline-filled indoor adventure experience. Here they can enjoy rock climbing, sledging, tobogganing, snow tubing and ski or snowboard tuition.

Icebreaker Challenge is an indoor, snow-based sports day. Alternatively, the Arctic Explorer Package is a snow-based problem solving break out game.

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Based on a picturesque 130-acre site, Stubbers Adventure Centre is a registered not-for-profit organisation that has helped hundreds of schools provide students with the opportunity to develop social and interpersonal skills and build confidence. This is done through participation in adventurous activities.

The centre offers lots of water sports. This includes kayaking, jet skiing, sailing and raft building. Other activities include archery, fencing, orienteering, laser tag and rifle shooting.

‘The Towers’ section, meanwhile, offers climbing, abseiling, high ropes and zip wire, and motorsports including quad bikes and 4×4 driving.

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Shropshire Raft Tours

Shropshire Raft Tours offers services to accommodate school trips, as well as facilities to receive coaches in the Wharfage car park where its Little Green Kiosk is based.

Its River Severn Tours are a compelling educational experience, and lots of fun too. Passing through the Ironbridge Gorge, they provide a fantastic opportunity for students to learn the history of the river during the Industrial Revolution. Students will also acquire river safety skills, explore how the Severn valley gorge was formed, and much more.

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Kent Life

Home > Education

Learning and discovery are at the core of Kent Life. Our aim is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience to every child no matter what their age or ability. Our Education programme is designed to enhance sensory experiences and bring the past to life. We pride ourselves on organising a fantastic school visit for your class, that’s stress-free to you and tailor-made to your learning requirements. We work closely with teachers to ensure your visit runs like clockwork and children go home inspired and full of new discoveries and skills.

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To lend parent helpers a hand, we send you a  Parent Helper Guide  with your booking confirmation. This booklet contains a self-guided tour around the site with questions to ask the children, plus the answers!

Our extensive list of additional  Workshops and Demonstrations  let children study topics more in-depth. They are all designed to be fun,  hands-on  and interactive, often involve  costumed characters  and can be adapted to all ages and abilities.

Monthly changing  daily events , such as Tractor rides, Farmyard Friends, Feed the Sheep and many more are full of fun and are included with your admission. The Adventure Playground and the indoor Play Barn allow the children to let off steam and have a good run around. 

If you’d like to book a school visit or would like more information on our workshops and Theme Days, please email our Education Officers on  [email protected]  or call 01622 763936.


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Your actors engaged and educated our children so well. My class came back enthused, excited and filled with knowledge.
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Science School Trips

Needing inspiration and ideas in relation to biology, chemistry or physics, here at UK School Trips we have the perfect Science School Trip for you! With many fantastic outdoor activity workshops, outdoor science learning and science activities for your eudcational group.

Here are some great ideas:  Science Museum London, Green’s Windmill and Science Centre Nottingham, Slime Planet Science Workshops, Glasgow Science Centre, Techniquest Science Discovery Centre Cardiff and We The Curious Science Centre Bristol plus we have listed so many more options for you below!

Science is a crucial area of the curriculum which all students should have the chance to engage with and explore further. From taking part in live experiments to discovering the environment, Science School Trips provide students with the perfect opportunity to deepen their scientific understanding and improve methodical skills.

We have a huge variety of Science related workshops and activities here at UK School Trips, covering all aspects of the scientific curriculum. Whatever your subject of focus may be, we have the perfect venue for you! Whether you’re looking to explore the underwater world at one of our fabulous aquariums or would prefer a workshop to come and visit you in your classroom, we can fit all of your requirements.

After completing one of our Science School Trips, students will leave having improved their understanding and abilities. As well as this, pupils will also come away with increased confidence in the subject matter, benefitting their further scientific education.

Regardless of age and ability, the day trips listed provide a space in which pupils will not only feel safe but will also become stimulated. The engaging activities that are listed ensure that your class will be inspired within the subject of science in a fun and exciting way.

So start planning your science activity trip or science workshop on UK School Trips?

Science & STEM School Trip Options

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Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre

At the Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre, educational groups can enjoy interactive workshops, a tour of Old Trafford, as well as time for individual

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Kingswood Grosvenor Hall Activity Centre Kent

Accelerated learning by doing and the ultimate adventure activity experience; a chance to enhance education, put theory into practice and encourage independence, self-awareness and teamwork

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Brighton i360 Observation Tower Brighton

Take to the skies on the Brighton i360 and bring your school class or youth group on a School Trip they’ll never forget! From the

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Imperial War Museum Duxford

Here at the IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford, students can climb aboard historic aircrafts as well as visit the very rooms where Duxford’s Battle of

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St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Buckinghamshire

Set in the peaceful grounds of Tiggywinkles the worlds largest wildlife hospital and Europes first teaching hospital we have developed a very popular educational trail

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English Heritage North East

We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with

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Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Bristol

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Somerset offers students everything they need for an educational, fun-packed, school trip. With over 100 different animal species (from chickens

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Preston Montford Outdoor Residential Centre Shrewsbury FSC

Preston Montford Field Study Centre is situated in the heart of Shropshire on the banks of the River Severn with views into Wales. Set in

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Liverpool British Music Experience

British Music Experience in Liverpool, students can immerse themselves into a museum of musical history and knowledge. On this musical school trip, students can discover

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The Design Museum London

The Design Museum London is the world’s leading venue devoted to contemporary design. Students will experience the design industry with Its learning tours and workshop

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Henley Fort Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

Henley Fort is a Victorian Fort built during the late 1Henley Fort is a Victorian Fort built during the late 19th Century to protect London

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Bristol Aquarium

Here at Bristol Aquarium, School Students have the opportunity to embark on an underwater adventure, where they can discover thousands of aquatic creatures as well

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Peak District Mining Museum & Temple Mine East Midlands

Here at The Peak District Mining Museum & Temple Mine, your students will not only get to take part in a unique underground mining experience,

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Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre is one of the Midlands most popular Outdoor Activity & Education Centres, specialising in day trips for groups of 2-200 students

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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall Warwickshire

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall provides school groups with fun, informal and authentic experiences that bring history to life.

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West Midland Safari Park School Trip

West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park Bewdley offers curriculum-linked hands-on activities in a purpose-built Safari Academy for schools. The education team has 40 years’ experience

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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre Chichester

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre was established to provide a facility where people of all ages could learn about science in a very

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Westonbirt National Arboretum Gloucestershire

Internationally important tree collection that is managed by the Forestry Commission. Westonbirt is a great place for students of all ages to come to experience

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Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning West Midlands

Woodlands Adventure West Midlands is situated in 30 acres of woodland offering both residential and outdoor activity day trip experiences for schools, girl guides, Scouts,

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High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre is set in 56 acres of woodland on Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills ‘Area of Outstanding

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Pooles Cavern and Country Park

Discover the largest stalactite and stalagmite in the Peak District and learn how water has eroded this vast series of chambers over millions of years,

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Lullingstone Roman Villa

One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain. It is home to some outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and

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World Famous Blue John Cavern Derbyshire

Blue John Cavern in Castleton, Derbyshire provides great school trip experiences such as Show Caves which have in-depth specific geological interests. The caverns within the

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Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre Norfolk

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre Ltd are based near the National Trust estate of Felbrigg, Norwich with access to miles of open countryside and outstanding coastlines

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London Stadium Tours (Former Olympic Stadium)

The former Olympic Stadium in London that inspired world class athletes is now transformed into a fantastic multi-use venue. Pupils can tour the home team’s

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve provides environmental school trips for students of all ages and abilities.

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Xscape Yorkshire

School trips are a key part of a young person’s education here at Xscape, we have options for both primary and secondary school packages at

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The Jorvik Group Barley Hall York

Barley Hall (Jorvik Viking Group) is a medieval townhouse – once home to the Lord Mayor of York. Located on the doorstep of York Minster,

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UKSA Watersports Activity Centre Isle of Wight

UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential water-sports and team

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Blencathra Outdoor Residential Centre Keswick Lake District FSC

Blencathra Outdoor Residential Field Study’s Centre is located in the Lake District National Park surrounded by an idyllic 360 panoramic view 300mtrs up a hillside.

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Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort Derbyshire

Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort offers fun and engaging school trips, where students can take part in educational workshops and also enjoy themselves within the theme park.

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The Escapologist STEM engaging Escape Room Castleford

Escapologist’s escape rooms present your students with both physical and psychological puzzles, creating a thrilling and enticing experience that also tests a pupils cognitive ability

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Godstone Farm Surrey

At Godstone Farm, students have the chance to interact with over 500 animals and enjoy the extensive outdoor play areas. This is the perfect school

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National Galleries of Scotland

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art boasts an array of indoor and outdoor modern and contemporary art, set in two sculpture parks. See our

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Carlisle Castle Cumbria

An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense

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Surbiton Raceway Surrey

Surbiton Raceway is a go kart track that allows youngsters to improve their team work skills. As a family run business, we specialise in the

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DIG An Archaeological Adventure York

Jorvik DIG with four special in-door excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, Medieval, and Victorian

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The Hive Environmental Centre Essex

The Hive Environmental Centre provides students of all ages with environmental education interlinked to the National Curriculum to support classroom-based learning through practical real-word outdoor

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Wellington Country Park Berkshire

With a miniature railway, various farm animals, an adventure playground, and even a pirate ship, Wellington Country Park offers the perfect School Trip destination for

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Theme Park

Enjoy a thrilling educational or end of term treat day out at one of the UK’s favourite theme parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own

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Stratford Butterfly Farm Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live

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Imperial War Museum North

If you’re searching for an immersive School Trip experience, look no further. (IWM) Imperial War Museum North has a variety of historically engaging exhibitions, which

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RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve East Yorkshire

RSPB Bempton Cliffs provides educational day trips, where students can explore the coastal environment and the abundance of wildlife that calls this habitat their home.

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Imperial War Museum London

The (IWM) Imperial War Museum London provides students with an historical experience that cannot be found anywhere else. From exploring the causes of a world

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Tower Bridge London

Tower Bridge is a world-famous landmark that provides educational groups with unforgettable school trip experiences. From exploring the high-level walkways to uncovering the history of

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Yorkshire Air Museum

Join us for a day of fun, discovery and excitement at the Yorkshire Air Museum where our guides will bring to life over 150 years

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Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park South Yorkshire

Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park provides School Trip experiences like no other! Here, students can explore over 50 thrilling rides and attractions and also discover the

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Bickley Hall Farm Wildlife Discovery Centre Cheshire

Bickley Hall Farm (Wildlife trust) provides fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning and compliments the National Curriculum, Our delivery staff are experienced environmental educators who are

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Immersive Experiences Mobile Planetarium School Workshops Nationwide

Immersive Experiences is the UK’s multi-award-winning immersive learning/entertainment outreach provider, reaching a record breaking 200,000 people a year.

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Silverstone Museum Northamptonshire

At Silverstone Museum, students can explore the home of British Motor Racing! School groups will have the chance to learn about the history, engineering, and

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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve offers a hands-on school trip experience where students can explore various habitats and investigate a variety of animals, from birdlife

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Zip World Tower South Wales

Zip World escape your classroom, packed with thrilling adventures for all ages & abilities with a wide range of fun activities where pupils can zip,

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All Things Wild Nature Centre Worcestershire

All Things Wild has a range of educational packages linked to the National Curriculum. Your school visit can be tailored to meet your needs; from

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Amersham Field Studies Activity Environment Centre FSC

The Field Studies Council, Amersham Centre offers fieldwork and outdoor learning for groups of all ages. Students experience stunning locations, curriculum focused work, high quality

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre School Trip Wales

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is where science lives in North Wales and beyond. Our exhibition floor is home to over 80 interactive exhibits that will

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Epping Forest Field Studies Activity Environment Centre FSC

FSC Epping Forest Centre sits within an area of 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture a Site of Special Scientific Interest/Special Area of Conservation, it has six

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Retro Computer Museum Leicestershire

The Retro Computer Museum Leicestershire provides historically focused school trips, where your students will have the chance to discover various computer and console systems from

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The Sustainability Activity Centre Hampshire

The Centre offers a wide variety of exciting educational eco-activities that promote sustainable living and green issues in an inspiring yet tranquil setting, located in

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The Jorvik Group JORVIK Viking Centre York

Discover the Return of the Vikings to York at the newly re-imagined JORVIK Viking Centre.

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Paultons Theme Park Hampshire

Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating

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School Trips at Bristol Museums

Bristol Museums offer a wide range of school trips, where subjects such as history, literature, science and art are brought to life! Students will have

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English Heritage South East

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

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Hatton Adventure World Warwickshire

Originally a Victorian farm, Hatton Adventure World is the result of a farm diversification programme and is also one of the leading leisure attractions in

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Science Zone Bournemouth

The Science Zone offers interactive educational experiences, where students can explore life-sized dinosaurs and the Solar System. The variety of activities that are available ensures

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National Science and Media Museum Bradford

At the National Science and Media Museum, your group will have the chance to explore the science of light and sound in Wonderlab, the history

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National Motorcycle Museum West Midlands

The world’s only venue demonstrating UK’s proud history of Motorcycle manufacture, with the largest collection of British Motorcycles displayed in 5 Halls. The development from

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RSPB Medmerry and Pagham and Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserves

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Pagham Harbour and Medmerry Nature Reserves provide educational day trips with a wide variety of curriculum that suits all students, from primary

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Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns & Hilltop Park Derbyshire

Heights of Abraham Derbyshire provide schools and educational groups with a unique memorable outdoor experience from cable car journeys to historical hilltop guided tours to

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RSPB Fairburn Ings

With pond dipping platforms, a visitor centre, a boardwalk and much much more, RSPB Fairburn Ings makes for an immersive and stimulating school trip experience.

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The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum Warwickshire

The MAD Museum is based in the center of Stratford upon Avon, this attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art. “MAD” stands for Mechanical Art

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English Heritage Greater London

Iron Age Settlements, Roman Forts, Medieval Abbeys, Tudor Castles, Victorian Mansions and Gardens, and even World War Fortresses – you name it, our exceptional, out-of-the-classroom

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The Real Outdoor Xperience Adventure Centre Cirencester

The Real Outdoor Xperience Adventure Centre Cirencester is a lake and land outdoor education adventure centre perfect for school trips and educational groups, set in

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National Railway Museum York

Bring learning to life with a visit to the National Railway Museum and discover inspiring objects and stories from the world’s largest railway collection. Experience

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Hautbois Activity Centre Norfolk

By visiting Hautbois Activity Centre you can put some fun into the National Curriculum – all our activities encourage healthy living and help make exercise

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Margam Discovery Centre Port Talbot Field Studies Council

FSC Margam Field Studies Discovery Centre is situated within Margam Park, an 850-acre country estate, with easy access to a wide variety of field sites

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Woodrow High House Amersham Buckinghamshire Day

Woodrow High House is London Youth’s outdoor education centre in Buckinghamshire, providing bespoke activity programmes dependent on the objectives of your visit. Visitors include primary, secondary,

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Thorpe Park in Surrey is a fantastic Theme Park for schools to enjoy, with endless fun thrilling rides, attractions, live events, epic roller coasters and

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Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, Oxfordshire provides 1000 years of History perfect for educational historical learning. The site appears in the Domesday Book of 1086

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Nettlecombe Court Outdoor residential Centre Williton Somerset Field Studies Council

Nettlecombe Court Field Study Centre is located in a valley at the edge of Exmoor National Park. The country mansion is set within heritage parkland,

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We The Curious Science Centre

Bristol’s science centre is all about asking questions and testing things out, with two floors full of interactive exhibits, new experience Project What If and

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GO Laser Tag London Forest Laser Tag

GO Laser Tag London is a new premier forest fully immersive laser tag active learning experience, Your in safe hands with experienced instructors looking after

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Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood Activity Centre Northumberland

Set on a beautiful fellside, this 18-acre park offers a wonderful rural environment where young people feel instantly at home, so they are free to

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The Raptor Foundation

The Raptor Foundation is a Bird of Prey conservation & education centre with 25 years of experience. The centre is open to the public &

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Wight Karting Isle of Wight

Wight Karting provides fun and adrenaline fuelled entertainment, where students can take part in adventurous go-karting activities on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

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The Bug Parc Educational Zoo Norfolk

Book a trip to Bug Parc Educational Zoo Norfolk to meet some of nature’s strangest and most beautiful micro monsters. With hundreds of rare and

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Hampshire

If you’re looking for inspirational, educational and fun STEM learning experiences for your school, Winchester Science Centre has the lot! Visit the Science Centre with

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Zip World Windermere

Zip World Windermere introduces a brand new educational programme inviting teachers to escape the classroom and bring lessons to the great outdoors. On the banks

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Pinkery Outdoor Residential Learning Centre Exmoor

Pinkery is Exmoor National Park’s centre for Outdoor Learning. Built as an upland farmhouse, the original building has been expanded to create a unique moorland

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GO Paintball London Forest Paintballing

GO Paintball London provides school students with a fully fun immersive Forest Paintball learning experience , students will gain confidence, improve communication skills and achieve

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Kingswood West Runton Activity Centre Norfolk

With a diverse range of study environments along this coast and further inland on the Norfolk Broads, there are plenty of outdoor learning adventures to

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English Heritage East of England

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Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden Warwickshire

Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens provides school trips & educational visits with great tours, exhibitions & interactive workshops, explore the Tudor gardens, medieval kitchens, great

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Rhyd-y-creuau Outdoor Residential Centre Wales Field Studies Council

Rhyd-y-creuau field study centre is set in the Snowdonia National Park with wooded valleys, rocky shores and beaches to explore. Your students can enjoy outdoor

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Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire

Butser Ancient Farm is a world leading museum for experimental archaeology education, bringing the past to life through hands on reconstructions of prehistoric, Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a fantastic theme park for school trips and educational groups to experience outside of the classroom. Students can also

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Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Education Centre Surrey

Thames Young Mariners is surrounded by 25 acres of public open space, which has been designated as a local nature reserve. Located near London, Thames

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Locomotion County Durham

Welcome to Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, where schools can learn about the birthplace of the railways and the world’s first railway town.We offer a

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English Heritage East Midlands

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Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre Day Visits

Located in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell, the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site offering outdoor learning opportunities.

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Zip World Llechwedd North Wales

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English Heritage West Midlands

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Hampstead Heath Schools Programme London

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme offers exciting school trips, where students have the chance to discover a natural environment and various different organisms, while still remaining

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Carymoor Environmental Education Centre Somerset

Carymoor Environmental Trust provides inspirational outdoor learning. Our nature reserve has a wide variety of habitats to explore and our unique location next to a

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Ufton Court Educational Trust Activity Centre

Ufton Court provides educational groups with engaging History School Trips and Outdoor Learning Courses. Whether you want to explore the Grade 1 Tudor Manor House,

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National Forest Adventure Farm Staffordshire

National Forest Adventure Farm provides adventurous school trips that are aimed at younger students. Here, your pupils will enjoy an inspirational experience which is not

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The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply

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Kingswood Staffordshire Activity Centre

Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee

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Gulliver’s Land Resort Buckinghamshire

Gulliver’s Land Resort provides an enjoyable learning environment for students, where they can discover various attractions and animals such as, dinosaurs, reptiles and farm animals.

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Xscape Milton Keynes

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Battersea Park Childrens Zoo London

Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating

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Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum Devon

We provide a mixture of workshops on the textile industry, with working machinery in action to give a flavour of sights, smells & sounds of

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LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

We offer bespoke Curriculum based LEGO Workshops for ages 3-11. Lead by our fully trained Education Team, we cover topics such as Robotics, Underwater Creatures,

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Ingleborough Cave & Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail Yorkshire Dales

From its first discovery in 1837 to its transformation into an informative and engaging School Trip destination, Ingleborough Cave has never failed to impress, inspire

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Epping Forest Field Studies Activity Environment Centre Field Studies Council

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Beaulieu National Motor Museum Hampshire

From the 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey to revolutionary motoring breakthroughs at the National Motor Museum, the attraction offers a wide range of opportunities for educational groups.

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RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve Outdoor Education Centre

RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve is home to many RSPB practiced professionals, who are experts in their chosen field and provide educational school trips that

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RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve Middlesbrough

RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve Middlesbrough provides fun school trip outdoor and indoor experiences where students can explore nature and take part in various outdoor activities.

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Castle Head Outdoor Residential Centre Grange over Sands Cumbria Field Studies Council

Castle Head Field Centre is located in south Cumbria between the coast of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District National Park. At the centre they

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Woburn Safari Park

Exciting & educational day for children of all ages, with over 1000 wild animals in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland; you’ll get an unparalleled close

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Maes y Lade Outdoors

A beautifully-converted Welsh hill farm at the foot of the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Part of Essex Outdoors, it has been

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Preston Montford Outdoor Residential Centre Shrewsbury Field Studies Council

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Gulliver’s World Resort Cheshire

Gulliver’s World Resort provides students with unique school trip experiences, where they can engage in a wide variety of different topics, whether it be discovering

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses West Midlands

Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How are your shoes linked to the rainforest? What is a tenrec? Find the answers to

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Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall is where history, science, geography & a variety of other subjects come to life. It’s perfect for schools & educational groups wanting to

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English Heritage South West

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The Escapologist Immersive Rewards Trip Leeds

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English Heritage North West

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Juniper Hall Outdoor Residential Centre Surrey Field Studies Council

Juniper Hall Field Study Centre is located next to Box Hill in Surrey, with its beautiful scenery and countryside surroundings its a perfect location for

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Bishops Wood Field Studies Activity Environment Centre Field Studies Council

FSC Bishops Wood is Surrounded by stunning ancient woodland and has a unique, sustainable centre building. Students will experience woodland wildlife including a large pond

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Zip World Manchester

Zip World Manchester offers adventurous outdoor school trips, where students can challenge themselves in a safe environment while also developing their cooperation skills. So, say

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Nature Centre at Habitat Survival Trust Wildlife and Nature Environment Warwickshire

Visits embrace a short educational talk &video; guided observation walks around the grounds with plenty of wildlife info, plus a talk & demonstration by an

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Roman Baths

The Roman Baths located in the city of Bath in Somerset, comprise of the remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient

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Keats House – London

We offer workshops on everything from exploring poetry to experiencing domestic life above and below stairs to investigating insects, flowers and trees in the garden.

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Kingswood Peak Venture Centre Yorkshire

On the doorstep of the Peak District, this centre offers a dramatic setting for outdoor adventure and education; set amongst wild heather moorlands and gentle

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Kingswood Overstrand Hall Centre Norfolk

Captivating children’s imaginations with the notion of living amongst royalty in this grand manor house. The perfect educational setting for a school visit.

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Knowsley Safari Park Prescot Merseyside

Knowsley Safari Park offers interactive school trip tours, where students can experience animals from all over the world and learn about their environment and conservation

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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Here at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, your class will experience unique learning sessions where students can study all areas of the curriculum, whether its biological sciences

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High Ropes & Lasergaming Oxford

Our programmes incorporate Lasergaming, Oxfordshire’s ONLY High Ropes Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.

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Coventry Cathedral School Trips Education Tours and Events

Coventry Cathedral is an international tourism hotspot, with striking twentieth century architecture, it attracts many schools every, educating them with its Cathedral school’s team, utilising

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Kingswood Isle of Wight Activity Centre

The Isle of Wight offers superb study opportunities, both for tourism, regeneration and the environment – and it is well known for being a rich

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Slapton Ley Outdoor Residential Centre Devon Field Studies Council

FSC Slapton Ley is located within South Devon close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and cities such as Plymouth and Torbay. Students can

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RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

Conwy Nature Reserve is an exciting outdoor school trip destination, where students can carry out investigative fieldwork, take part in experience led programmes and discover

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Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood Residential Northumberland

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Science Museum London

A trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering, and maths that has shaped our

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Dorset

Tours can be tailored to the curriculum about a range of topics surrounding primate welfare & conservation. Enjoy enrichment days where groups can help make

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Celtic Harmony Camp, Outdoor Prehistory Centre

Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a program of Prehistory Residential and Day trips covering Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain.

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Field Studies Council London Sites Field Studies Council

FSC London offers a range of courses across the Capital City, using inspiring exciting natural built sites across London. Through working at a wide range

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Cadbury World Birmingham

Cadbury World in the West Midlands offers a unique experience that gives a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the nation’s favourite chocolate. Your

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Blencathra Outdoor Residential Centre Keswick Lake District Field Studies Council

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Historic Environment Scotland

School visits to Historic Environment Scotland sites are a great way to deliver the curriculum, by encouraging discovery and exploration outside the classroom.

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Nenthead Mines & Heritage Centre

An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people,

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Escape Hunt Immersive Escape Room Leeds

Escape Hunt Leeds features 5-star rated escape rooms, a luxury lounge and VIP amenities for your students. The most exciting escape experience is now open

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Science and Industry Museum Manchester

At the Science and Industry Museum Manchester discover ideas that change the world. From the factories of the Industrial Revolution, to computing and the creative

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Dale Fort Outdoor Residential Centre Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire Field Studies Council

Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, perfect for school students and educational groups

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Fairytale Farm Visitor Attraction Oxfordshire

Fairytale Farms provides Primary School Students with an outdoor learning wonderland experience, where they can enjoy magical fairytales, farm animals, adventure play, waterplay, activity panels,

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Escape Hunt Immersive Escape Room Bristol

Think of Escape Hunt Bristol as the closest students are likely to get to starring in a brilliantly plotted escape movie. Your students can get

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Willows Activity Farm St Albans

Willows Activity Farm Hertfordshire offers curriculum-linked activities for Early Years Learning to KS1. Pupils will discover farmyard animals, enjoy endless fun activities through demonstrations, interactive

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Ackers Adventure Birmingham Adventurous Activity Day Trips

Ackers Outdoor Activity Centre Birmingham provides a fantastic location for schools to experience outdoor adventure, students can experience curriculum linked, teambuilding enrichment activities such as

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Science & Dinosaur Digital Mobile Dome Nationwide

Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks and Soils, and

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Path Hill Outdoors Environmental Outdoor Activities

We offer outdoor challenges, combining personal and social development with an understanding and respect for the natural environment.

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Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park Cheltenham

Cotswold Farms Park offers students hands on fun educational outdoor learning experiences from pre-school, to university. Activities can be tailored to cover topics such as

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Kingswood Colomendy Activity Centre Wales

Kingswood offers a complete educational and adventure activity programme for young people across the UK and around the world; an experience that aids personal development,

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RSPB Fairhaven Lake Lancashire

Situated on the edge of Fairhaven Lake, RSPB Fairhaven provides your school trip or educational group with a fun, interactive hands-on learning experience for students

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Flatford Mill Outdoor Residential Centre Colchester Field Studies Council

Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre Colchester is the first and original field study centre set up in the UK during the 1940’s, educational students can

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Cliffe House Residential Shepley Huddersfield

Cliffe House provides Outdoor Residential School Trips, where your students will have the chance to explore the natural environment while also taking part in numerous

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Ufton Court Educational Trust Residential School Trips

On an Ufton Court Residential School Trip, educational groups can enjoy historically themed evening banquets, where students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in

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Kingswood Peak Venture Centre Yorkshire Residential

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Millport Outdoor Residential Centre North Ayrshire Scotland Field Studies Council

Located on the Isle of Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde the field study centre has a rich history as a marine research station. Now its purpose-built

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Runways End Outdoor Activity Centre near Aldershot Hampshire

Here at Runway’s End Outdoor Activity Centre Aldershot, Hampshire, school groups can enjoy residential and day trip activity opportunities which involve numerous enrichment learning outdoor

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Gulliver’s Valley Resort South Yorkshire

This brand-new theme park resort offers fantastic group sleepover packages where students can enjoy various educational workshops and activities, such as the incredible Dinosaur Twilight

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Gulliver’s Land Theme Park Resort Buckinghamshire

Gulliver’s Land Theme Park Resort offers unique school trip experiences. As well as being able to explore the whole theme park, students will also have

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English Heritage Yorkshire

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Explorer Dome Hands-On Science Shows

Explorer Dome brings science to life with engaging workshops that cover aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science. These workshops are specifically designed to

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Ultimate STEM School Takeout South East

The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is bringing science into the classroom with their Ultimate STEM School Takeout Workshops, providing school groups with educational activities

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A Day with the Circus Workshops Nationwide

Circus Sensible provide Circus skills workshops, circus based entertainment and other workshops (Drum and dance in particular) to primary schools all over the UK.

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Tower Bridge Workshops London

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your literacy topic, an opportunity for young historians to test their enquiry skills, or for a school trip experience

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Fizz Pop Science Workshops Shows and Parties

Fizz Pop Science offers scientific workshops, where themes of physics, biology and chemistry can be explored from the comfort of your own classroom.

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Crocodiles of the World Zoo Workshops Oxfordshire

As one of the most unique zoo’s in the UK, we have an amazing wildlife ‘classroom’ to help bring the curriculum to life. Since we

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Cumulus Outdoors Adventure Activities Day Trips Swanage Dorset

Cumulus Outdoors provide outdoor adventure activities for school day trips with one or two activities of choice covering personal development, team building, resilience, self-belief and

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Portals To The Past School History Workshops

All our workshops are run by enthusiastic, outgoing specialists, who know how to connect with students at the appropriate level.

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Escape Hunt Immersive Escape Room London Oxford Street

Work as a team with your school mates in Escape Hunt, in London to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges before the time runs

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Kingswood Overstrand Hall Residential Centre Norfolk

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RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve

With teaching ponds, minibeast meadows and a range of habitats, RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve delivers unforgettable educational experiences that will leave students with a

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RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve

The RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve offers wonderful school trips where students can enjoy the outdoors while also engaging in science and geography. All our

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Little House of Science

Our workshops are designed to make science fun and exciting for children and help contribute to their understanding of how nature and the world around

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RSPB Loch Leven Scotland

RSPB Loch Leven is the perfect school trip experience for any classes looking to discover nature in great detail. From birdwatching hides to wetland habitats,

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Yorks Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story delivers wonderful educational tours, where your students will be given the chance to explore the origins of chocolate, learn how to taste

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RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

Inspire your class with a school trip to the fabulous RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve! Here, the safe and engaging environment will allow your students

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RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor Nature Reserve

RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve is home to a wealth of wildlife, including ducks, geese and swans! Here, students can explore different habitats and study

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Calshot Activities Centre near Southampton

Calshot Activities Centre provides a unique setting for fantastic school trips, where students can appreciate panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth as

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Zip World Penrhyn Quarry North Wales

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Sublime Science Workshop All Regions

The Sublime Science School Workshop is Dragons Den Approved, Queen’s Award Winning and Slimetastically Guaranteed to be Awesome. Don’t Miss Out – Check Now

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PrimeVR Virtual Reality School Workshops Nationwide

PrimeVR is the UK’s leading VR workshop provider and it’s no wonder why! PrimeVR uses state-of-the-art technology to bring the outside world into the classroom,

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Escape Hunt Immersive Escape Room Birmingham

Escape Hunt Birmingham is packed with excitement, where students will leap into new worlds to complete ground-breaking missions. They have to work as a team

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Teach Wild Outdoor Learning Workshops London and South East

Teach Wild Outdoor Learning Workshops in London and in the South offer practical outdoor learning workshops for primary school children. Learning outside the classroom creates

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Mill on the Brue Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre Somerset

Mill on the Brue Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre in Somerset is an award winning Centre based in 25 acres of beautiful woods, fields & river

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking scenery while on an educational experience with students of all ages. Explore, learn

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Escape Reality Escape Rooms Preston Lancashire

Experience the thrill of Preston’s best escape room game at Escape Reality Escape Rooms. A perfect and exciting reward trip for your school group.

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Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society STEM Planetarium Workshops North East

Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society STEM Planetarium Workshops offer school science workshops for students in North East England and around the Scottish Borders. Sessions are suitable

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Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society School Trip STEM Science North East

Nestled in the Kielder Forest in Northumberland, Kielder Observatory brings the inspiration of the night skies to your school. This public astronomical observatory offers sessions

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National Mining Museum Scotland Geology Edinburgh

Learn about Scotland’s energy journey at the National Mining Museum Scotland, set in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange. The learning programme is

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National Mining Museum Scotland History Educational Tours Edinburgh

A trip to the National Coal Mining Museum Scotland creates memorable learning experiences for students of all ages that will last. A visit supports learning

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Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World Outreach Workshops

All our educational outreach visits can be tailored to your topics and requests. We have worked tirelessly putting together a program that hits all the

Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World Shropshire

With over 100 species of animals, over 30 animatronic dinosaurs and activities taking place all day, Hoo Zoo really is a fun educational enrichment learning

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Van Gogh Immersive Experience London

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience London is a 360º digital art exhibition in London that invites your students to step into the universe of van

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Bubble Planet Immersive Experience London

Bubble Planet is London’s newest multi-sensory world where your school group can step into a world beyond your imagination with VR technology, themed rooms. This

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HMS Belfast London

Step on board this iconic London landmark. The most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship, HMS Belfast’s unique history is ready and waiting

Churchill War Rooms London

In the Churchill War Rooms London students can discover what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World

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Howletts Wild Animal Park Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s wildlife and animal park, houses some of the world’s most endangered animals. A school trip here in Kent with your

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Port Lympne Safari Park Kent

Port Lympne Safari Park Kent is the biggest animal wildlife reserve and breeding sanctuary. Your students will experience enrichment learning covering topics and issues relating

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Balestra Primary Science School Workshops North West

Inspiring science primary school workshops for Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Greater Manchester and the North West, including STEM Science school workshops

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SandboxVR Reward Trip Central London

SandboxVR London will provide immersive experiences for school groups that feel like the future. Sandbox is a VR experience for students who will share a

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SandboxVR Reward Trip Birmingham Midlands

SandboxVR Birmingham is the world’s most advanced free-roam virtual reality venue where students come together and explore 8 different worlds. It is a mind-bending VR

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Immersive Gamebox Lakeside

Dive into a world of excitement at Immersive Gamebox Lakeside, featuring projection mapping, touch screens or motion tracking. Simply select your game and prepare to

Immersive Gamebox Manchester

At Immersive Gamebox Manchester your students can dive into a virtual adventure & rediscover the joy of in-person play. With this interactive digital experience, your

Immersive Gamebox London Shoreditch

At Immersive Gamebox London Shoreditch your students can play in immersive group adventures with epic features like projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround

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Immersive Gamebox London Southbank

Experience an immersive and exciting day with your school group at Immersive Gamebox London Southbank. Yout students must work together to achieve the highest score


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10 fantastic free school trips and visits.

In need of some ideas for free school trips? In the present climate, teachers are tending to organise fewer trips and visits for their classes than in years gone by. This may be for several reasons, firstly the cost - budgets are tight and each pound spent has to be seen to be worthwhile and secondly, they are time-consuming - they need to be carefully planned, have to be linked to learning and objectives (not simply to have a nice time – heaven forbid!) and must be assessed for every possible risk.

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Despite all this, if teachers can manage to arrange school trips, they are still incredibly worthwhile because getting children out of the classroom can provide so many benefits, not least in social and emotional development and increasing confidence.

Here is our selection (in no particular order) of some of the best free experiences for your consideration.

1. veolia – waste management  and recycling.

Offering free downloads, lesson plans and worksheets, Veolia also offer school and club visits for educational purposes. Specific Veolia locations offer free school tours at their facilities . We have been lucky enough to go to one of these and it is truly fascinating. KS1 packs are available here .

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2. Pizza Express

Pizza Express have been running free school visits since 1999 and have it down to a fine art! Children get the opportunity to visit the kitchen, learn about food hygiene, find out about the fresh ingredients, knead their own dough and make their own individual pizzas which are cooked and can be taken back to school for lunch! How brilliant and all free of charge! Booking can be made via the website .

The RSPB have teamed up with Aldi to offer ‘trained educators’ who will come to your school and work with you in your school grounds, not just learning about birds, but about wildlife in general. The 90 minute sessions are entitled: Giving Nature a Home, Bioblitz and Big Schools Birdwatch and are currently offered in 17 cities around the UK. There is more information as well as free resources on the website.

RSPB free school visits

4. Warburtons

Warburtons offer schools visits for 5-11 year olds to learn about bread making, food and healthy eating. The sessions are practical and informative and 99% of teachers would book a second visit or recommend the experience. The school visitor programme has been running for 20 years and has reached almost 30 000 children. Find out more here .

warburtons free school visits

5. English Heritage

English Heritage offer free visits to over 400 of their sites for self-led groups. There is also the offer of a free familiarisation visit so teachers are able to plan the sort of experience they would like their children to have. Visits must be booked at least 7 days in advance and all the locations are listed at the website here .

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6. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)

The Trust offers free admission and optional learning session to eligible schools until December 2017. Eligibility is for state-funded schools where a high proportion of children on roll are eligible for free school meals. There are excellent reviews from teachers endorsing the experience. Find out more here .

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust free school visits

7. RNLI (Royal National lifeboat Institution)

Free visits available to locations of your choice all over the country, or an RNLI volunteer will come to see you in your school or setting. The outreach team aims to teach and inspire children, not only about the rescue work of the lifeboat crews and lifeguards, but also about water safety in general. There is a large selection of resources, including lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets, available for children and young people from ages 3 – 18. Find out more here .

Lifeboats RNLI free school visits

8. Local libraries

Local libraries are great places to visit. You would be surprised by how many children have never been to a library. Local libraries often have temporary exhibitions or free events on. You could walk to the library with extra support from parent helpers for the walk. Children could be encouraged to bring their library card if they have one and choose a book.

9. Local Nature Walk

A nature walk can be such a lovely experience with your class. Often parents will help too. Depending on the time of year and place that you can walk to, children can collect rubbings, leaves, conkers, blackberries. They could be issued with a ‘What to spot’ list to tick off as they go. What can they identify? Go on a bug hunt or try to identify sounds heard on the walk.

10. Fire Station visits

Some local fire stations will accommodate small groups for tours of the station. They will also run community fire safety workshops.

With thanks to Beverley Smalley and Charlotte Parry for writing this blog. Beverley is an education specialist, writer and former primary school teacher.

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History - Ancient Greeks

The rise and fall of the Greek Empires

The Greek empire flourished, grew, and spread, over a period of around two thousand years. The main city states, including places like Athens and Olympia, gave birth to huge advances in subjects such as mathematics, philosophy and science.

Workshop providers with specialist knowledge of the Ancient Greeks can help bring this amazing period of world history to life for your pupils.

From the Minoans and Mycenaean, though the Dark and Golden ages, to the Hellenistic decline. No matter what your Key Stage 2 Greek history topic, we can help you to organise a fantastic learning experience for your class. Take a look at the venues and workshop providers below - they all provide rich, interactive learning experiences based on the early civilisations topic at Key Stage 2 for school groups.

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An action-packed day of drama focusing on the Ancient Greeks. Children will learn about Greek myths, Greek Gods and the lives of the ancient Greek people exploring the different City States, the Olympics and more!

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The Greeks VR Workshop

The Greeks VR Workshop

During a Greek VR workshop with PrimeVR, your class will learn all about: - The Acropolis/Parthenon and its significance for Athens - The impact of Greek islands on the development of Ancient Greece - Greek mythology and its importance/origins within Ancient Greece - The Greek navy and its...

Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks

Our workshops are designed to give a great overall view of the Ancient Greeks, inspiring children with practical activities and hands-on exploration. We can give you a great starting point, a boost in the middle of the topic or a fantastic end and round up of the period. Become a Greek warrior and...

The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

The morning workshop focuses on making and role play. The pupils will be met by the Archon of the city, who will guide them around the Agora. After a short introduction the children will engage in a series of activities and role play that will immerse them in history. While working, the pupils will also...

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery

Storytelling with the Greeks KS2 - Students will explore continuity and change and compare life in Ancient Greece to the present day, as well as looking at the legacy of Greek culture on art and literature. This workshop compliments the study of Greek life and achievements and how this has influenced...

Greek Workshops

Greek Workshops

During our Greek workshop the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess of Zeus. Athena will bring to life some of the famous myths and legends that existed during this fascinating time and through story telling drama games and activities help the children explore and experience life and...

Ancient Greeks

From the moment you arrive at Ufton you will be immersed in the stories and lives of the children of Greece. We have found that by keeping a story running through your time with us children (and adults) have fun, and remember much more of what they have learnt. We will launch your story with a dramatic...

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

During the course of the workshop, our drama facilitator will guide your class through the different people who lived in Ancient Greek society. We'll also discuss the impact Ancient Greeks had on modern society.

Olympic Games 2024

Olympic Games 2024

Step back in time to Ancient Greece and let your KS1 & KS2 pupils discover the origin of the Olympic Games. Closely tied to Greek mythology, beliefs and culture, we'll use drama to discover why the games started. Plus, how their legacy endures to this day.

The Ancient Greeks

Children will take part in drama activities all about the ancient civilisation in Greece. They'll explore how people lived, how society was organised and what the Ancient Greeks believed. They'll also reflect on how life in Athens differs from our life today. Pupils will learn about Greek myths including...

Life in Ancient Greece Day

Life in Ancient Greece Day

Our workshop immerses children in the history and culture of Ancient Greece during the Battle of Marathon. They will learn about Greek Gods, including Athena and Dionysus. They will also be exposed to Athenian life, democracy, mythology, theatre and more.

Greek Parthenon Building

Greek Parthenon Building

The structure built is based on the Temple Of Athens and deomstartes the various parts of the building.


Our Greek outreach workshop uses activities and roleplay to look at aspects of Ancient Greek life including food, philosophy, law and culture, hoplite warfare and the contrast between Athens and Sparta.

Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

Our workshops cover many parts of the study of Ancient Greek life and this is all done through one of their biggest achievements... the invention of theatre! Let your students explore the myths and stories in the open-air with us at Drama in the Woods!

Immersive Experiences

Immersive Experiences

Session 1 – Immense Forces Students compare and contrast how different types of Ancient Artillery operate and the forces that make them work. Torsion, Tension and Gravity powered siege machines are used. Session 2 – Exciting Energy This session uses a range of Artillery weapons to investigate...

Hands on History Online

Hands on History Online

Ancient Greeks

Covering everything from the warring city states and the birth of democracy to Greek legends and Greek culture, our warriors make learning about the Ancients Greeks a fun and inspiring experience, while also providing maximum educational value.

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the Trojans and the city of Troy. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology, involving the construction of a wooden horse, spawning the phrase "beware of Greeks bearing gifts"

Portals To The Past

Portals To The Past

This workshop has elements of Maths, English and Geography as well as artefacts and activities that bring the Ancient Greeks to life. Lots of fun in the afternoon as well.

Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

Through virtual reality videos and images, the students could be taken on a tour around the Acropolis of Athens, including a look at the ruins remaining today and a video simulation of what it may have looked like 2500 years ago. The students can discuss and interpret the information to gain a clearer...

The Olympics

The Olympics

The history of the Games goes back around 3,000 years, to the Ancient Greeks. Sports contests organised at Olympia took place every four years and acquired the name Olympic Games. Our drama workshops take children back to 776 BC to discover the believed birth of the Games!

Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

A tour around the Acropolis of Athens including a look at the ruins remaining today and a video simulation of what it may have looked like 2500 years ago.

Hands on History

Hands on History

Historical Experiences

Historical Experiences


Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2

Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2

The workshop is packed full of Amazing Greek History and Stories. A Great way to learn. Listen to the story of Pandora's Box, see the disgusting creatures crawl out of the Box and act out being a Greek God or Goddess, get involved in the Greek Theatre and the Olympic Games. what sport would you do...

Travelling through History with Minecraft

Travelling through History with Minecraft

In this Minecraft workshop, we will create an environment to promote the excitement of learning about the ancient civilization of the Greeks. They will be able to wander around Athens during the golden age and explore the Parthenon. The students will be able to learn all about the Gods and Goddesses...

Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

Ancient Greek Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit Bring Ancient Greece to life in the classroom! An exciting display of historical artefacts, armour, weapons, shields, 2500 year old coins along with lots of other interesting artefacts to touch and interact with. Using a fantastic presentation,...

Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day

Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, weapons, armour, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during a Ancient Greece Wow Day: Life in 500BC The History of Greece Ancient Philosophers Food & Entertainment Greek...

Creative History Workshops

Creative History Workshops

All of our workshops are differentiated by outcome, which will vary depending on year group. Out Greek workshops include: understanding of aspects of the history, culture and mythology of the ancient Greeks. Increased awareness of the some of the lasting legacies of the ancient Greeks.

History Workshops

History Workshops

During our Greek Drama Hut workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess and daughter of Zeus. Experience life in Ancient Greece, play 'Guess the God', act out the famous 'King Midas' Myth and even compete in an Olympic race!

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM

Ufton Court

Ufton Court

At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East.

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