September 2014 Newsletter

Twycross Zoo slashes school trip prices!

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Visit Twycross Zoo for an experience your pupils will never forget! Treat the children to a day away from school that promises to be not only be exciting, but packed full of new things to see and learn about some of the fantastic animals that share our planet.

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International Centre for Birds of Prey

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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these magnificent creatures in the north of England. Set in 10 acres of ancient woodland and rolling parkland.

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Noah’s Ark - Home of the Big Zoo Animals

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Set in a hundred acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm offers everything you need for an educational, fun-packed school trip in all weather. We have nearly 100 different animal species, from farm animals to African animals such as elephants, giraffes, lemurs, lions, and rhinos!

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Stone Age Day Launched!

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Celtic Harmony is travelling further back in time to the Stone Age this term! Based in the beautiful Bourne woods, Stone Age School trips include hands on activities including den building and hunting, cave painting and clay necklace making as well as friction firelighting demonstrations.

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Baby Boom at Flamingo Land!

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We’ve had a baby boom at the Flamingo Land zoo! This March heralded the arrival of our three Sumatran tiger cubs, Kuasa, Bulan and Mentari. Critically endangered with around 400 individuals left in the wild, our cubs are vitally important for the survival of the species – and the perfect case study for our Conservation tour!

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Spinnaker Tower Challenges Pupils in Brand New ‘Discover Portsmouth’ Package

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New for 2014, Spinnaker Tower has introduced a ‘Discover Portsmouth’ package, combining a trip to the top with a fascinating treasure hunt experience, giving pupils the unique opportunity to explore Portsmouth from a birds eye perspective 100 metres above as well as up close with city exploration and clue-solving fun around the great waterfront location.

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A Unique, Immersive Learning Experience Like No Other

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The Sutton Life Centre has been designed in partnership with teachers and education professionals to improve life chances for young people and encourage good citizenship. Part movie set, part educational facility; our Life Skills Zone teaches your pupils about safety, citizenship and the environment using the latest cinematic technology.

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YorkBoat - A Place to Relax

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Looking to visit York and spoilt for choice? Well you can put your feet up, enjoy the sights and have a safe and comfortable place to eat your packed lunches.

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More News & Events

Unique Experiences, Extraordinary Residentials with YHA

YHA School Trips combine thrilling and engaging activities with great value, quality accommodation in 140 of England and Wales’ most inspiring locations. Forget simulated activities indoors and choose authentic, valuable experiences in the real outdoors.

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The Big Draw: As safe as the Bank of England

During the half term week (27 – 31 October), as part of the nationwide Campaign for Drawing, the Bank of England Museum welcomes its younger visitors to let their imaginations take over by designing a new safe for our vaults.

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London launch ‘amazing art’ classroom resources

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London has recently launched an ‘amazing art’ teaching resource pack. The pack consists of three lessons and has been designed to support students studying art and design courses at KS4 and KS5 levels.

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Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Find out what's on this Autumn at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum for your school trip or over half-term.

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel - 360° Education + Adventure in the heart of the Lake District

Our new 360° Education + Adventure programme has been a great success so far, with creative new activities for each school group. We love the challenge of creating bespoke itineraries for different ages, abilities, and objectives. Can you inspire us with a group from your school?

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School Trips at The Deep, Hull

Let your students enjoy a unique and memorable experience as you travel from the beginning of time and into the future. Dive into exciting exhibits including our breath-taking coral reef at the Lagoon of Light, interesting creatures in our Slime exhibit, some of our biggest sharks in Endless Oceans and creatures of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest.

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Christmas Cracker Expresses on the Severn Valley Railway

Celebrate the Christmas Festive Season with your pupils on a festive steam train ride! The SVR education season is about to come to a close at the end of September following a very successful 2014. It is now full swing into Christmas events for schools, nurseries and playgroups.

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Devon’s Crealy is now open 361 days a year

At Devon Crealy’s Great Adventure Park we can offer a fun and informative programme of bespoke activities for pre and primary school students, designed to complement and enhance classroom work and to meet national curriculum requirements.

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Use Your Imagination at Skipton Castle

Starting school is exciting and with so much to learn, what could be more fun than visual skills where the children will learn so much and quicker. At Skipton Castle, so many school topics can originate here, not just history but geography, maths, and art – all in a happy, relaxed environment.

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Join us for Turtle Fest 18th October – 2nd November 2014

Join us for Turtle Fest at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary! Included in your admission between Saturday 18th October and Sunday 2nd November, explore turtle activities and events, there's lots for you to enjoy!

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Development through Outdoor Activities at Beamish Wild

Here at Beamish Wild we are passionate about helping children develop as individuals and believe that learning outside of the classroom is a fundamental part of that development.

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School Burseries at Sneaton Castle

Are you thinking about bringing a school group to stay with us? Then perhaps we can help.

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Going for Gold at New Forest Wildlife Park

Schools, nurseries, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Guides and educational groups of all kinds can now take advantage of an attractive offer from New Forest Wildlife Park.

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Discover New Ideas at Excursions 2015 Exhibition: 24th January

Come along to the Excursions™ 2015 exhibition on Saturday, 24th January and you will discover a raft of fresh ideas for educational school visits. The UK’s premier, free entry, one-day group travel show will be held at Alexandra Palace in North London from 10am to 4pm.

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WWI Explorer Days at National Memorial Arboretum

At the National Memorial Arboretum students can enjoy an entire day learning about World War 1, the countries involved and some of the individuals stories linked to memorials on site.

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Using the Adventurous Activities for Bringing Classroom Work to Life at Carlton Lodge

As Teachers start to grapple with the new curriculum and adjusting their teaching to meet its requirements, it is timely to invite them to think about the value of adventurous activities to bring the classroom learning to life.

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Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water

New for September 2014: we have a range of activities to help you teach the new science and geography curriculums for key stages 1 and 2 as well as EYFS.

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Eureka! Takes a look at Food & Our Bodies this Autumn

Last year Eureka! The National Children’s Museum launched its award winning All About Me gallery which is has great links with Science, PSHE and the EYFS. This Autumn Eureka! will give pupils the opportunity to enhance their gallery visit with three brilliant workshops guaranteed to engage and excite children up to, and including, Key Stage 2.

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