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Here you will find an eclectic mix of the finest attractions throughout the country. Search by subject or area to find great ideas for your next school trip, some will be familiar but there may also be some little gems to surprise and intrigue you.
- Aerospace Bristol – South West England
Take your school group on an exciting journey through aerospace history.From the earliest days of powered ﬂight to the cutting-edge technology of today, be inspired by fun practical science interactives and amazing exhibits; including aeroplanes, helicopters, satellites, and more, before stepping aboard the last Concorde ever to fly.
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Central England
At Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we offer an educational visit like no other. You can explore our unique glasshouses and experience an authentic rainforest adventure! Then walk straight from experiencing hot and humid tropical conditions into a desert climate and observe the changes to plants due to the seasons. Then, wander down to the Alpine and Rock Gardens to marvel at the otherworldly flora found on the Tundra.
- Alnwick Castle – Yorkshire & North East England
An education visit to Alnwick Castle allows students to explore Alnwick Castle’s incredible history, drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people, from a gunpowder plotter and artistic collectors, to wizard earls and medieval England’s most celebrated knight.
- South Cerney Outdoor Centre – South West England
A lake and land outdoor education centre, that is perfect for educational groups, set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.Whether you are looking for a fun half day out or would like to be immersed in a full residential experience, we customise programmes to suit your needs.
- Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre – South West England
This internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, in 65 acres of beautiful woodland, is home to over 250 primates and is the largest ape and monkey rescue centre in the world. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, the site is now a sanctuary for primates from across the globe.
- The Observatory Science Centre – South East England
Enjoy an exciting range of interactive science based activities and exhibits amidst the historic domes and telescopes of a former world famous observatory. With over 100 interactive science exhibits on offer, as well as Workshops, Team Challenges, Science Shows, Telescope Tours, and large outdoor Discovery Park, you can plan an inspirational visit.
- Stratford Butterfly Farm – Central England
Rain or shine discover some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. Educational visits are tailored to fit in with the national curriculum and offer excellent opportunities for children to learn about insects, lifecycles and the ancient Maya civilisation.
- Hautbois Activity Centre – South East England
Hautbois Activity Centre is an impressive 19th Century country house, set amidst 28 acres of beautiful countryside. Located on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, we also have our own private cut onto the River Bure. Our centre is the perfect multi-purpose events venue, with expertise in delivering activity visits, relaxing residential breaks, motivational training, and special occasions for groups of all ages.
- The Edinburgh Dungeon – Scotland
Discover Edinburgh’s darkest history as you go underground and experience the Edinburgh Dungeon. Bringing together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects and a thrilling drop-ride in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious, fun and sometimes a bit scary!
- National Memorial Arboretum – Central England
With a range of classroom-based and self-led activities available, the National Memorial Arboretum’s onsite Learning Team is experienced in supporting cross-curricular learning suitable for Key Stages 1-4. Using the natural landscape as inspiration for the series of workshops and classes available, the Arboretum is a perfect choice for teachers looking for memorable student visits for History, PSHE, citizenship, English, art, RE and science.
- West Midland Safari and Leisure Park – Central England
Purpose-built in 2017, our Safari Academy is a sustainable, state-of-the-art education centre dedicated to providing learning opportunities for all. Located near the Safari Drive-through and Hippo Lakes, pupils can immerse themselves in a truly unique learning environment, where our experienced education team aim to inspire a future generation of conservationists.
- SEA LIFE Weymouth Adventure Park – South West England
SEA LIFE Weymouth Adventure Park offers an amazing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is relevant to the educational curriculum.
- Lichfield Cathedral – Central England
There has been a Cathedral in Lichfield for over 1300 years and its story is bursting with history, art, culture and life. It is a place dedicated to worship and learning, a tradition continuing to this day, with staff and trained guides providing memorable, enjoyable, multi-sensory and interactive learning experiences
- Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park – Central England
Poole’s Cavern is found deep beneath the limestone hills of Buxton. Sculpted by an Ice Age River the underground tour is a walk back through time in the company of our expert guides with amazing crystal formations, sparkling streams and the home of pre-historic cave dwellers. Stories to fire the imagination for all ages.
- Bath Open Top Tours – South West England
We are Good to Go! View our Know Before You Go information in the Covid Review section below. Explore Bath by open-top bus and discover what this World Heritage site, as designated by UNESCO, has to offer. We showcase the best of Bath.As one of the most renowned Georgian cities, there are few places that share such impressive historical credentials as the City of Bath, which hold some of the richest history and finest architectural sights in Europe, including The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and The Roman Baths.
- Boundless Outdoors – Central England, South West England
At Boundless Outdoors we understand the importance of outdoor learning and the natural environment. It’s why we put that, and a good dose of fun, at the heart of everything we do. Our centres offer a range of exciting and exhilarating outdoor pursuits and residentials to suit all ages and abilities.
- Conway Centres: Anglesey – Wales
Edsential is rooted in education; in the knowledge that children and young people need a consistent and wide-ranging breadth of opportunity and challenge to help them be all that they can be. We offer a range of Centres, known as the Conway Centres located in Anglesey, Beeston, Burwardsley, Delamere, Oaklands and Tattenhall).
- Oxford Castle & Prison – South East England
Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history! Oxford Castle & Prison is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. For hundreds of years the site has held both famous and infamous residents, serving time as a religious site, a home for royalty, a centre of justice and as the County Gaol.
- Life Science Centre – Yorkshire & North East England
Life Science Centre, part of the International Centre for Life, is a unique educational resource based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Life offers curriculum enrichment and enhancement through workshops, activities, equipment and expertise that complement what’s done in schools. We cater for all ages from Early Years to GCSE and provide specialist support for many topics at A-level and beyond.
- The National Coal Mining Museum – Yorkshire & North East England
Does your class know how easy life is for them? After a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum they will learn the story of coal, how it changed our nation forever and give them a true appreciation of why they no longer have to spend hours working underground in the cold and dark. How coal fuelled the industrial revolution and keeps the lights on in their homes.
- The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek – South West England
At the Cornish Seal Sanctuary we want to make sure your school trip is both educational and fun! During your visit your pupils will get up close and personal with amazing creatures as we believe the more they see and discover the more they learn!
- Pensthorpe Natural Park – East of England, South East England
Bring classroom topics to life at Pensthorpe Natural Park where we can offer you a range of key syllabus Science topics covered by our knowledgeable Wildlife Education Officer, Allan. We can provide you with a perfect opportunity for children from KS1 all the way through to KS3 to get up close to nature and learn more about the wildlife that surrounds us in our incredible 700 acres of natural habitat; providing an engaging and fun filled all-round educational visit.
- Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium – South East England
If you’re looking for an inspirational, educational and fun STEM learning experience for your school, Winchester Science Centre has the Ultimate STEM Experience! Visit the Science Centre for the Ultimate STEM School Trip or let us bring the fun to your classroom with the Ultimate STEM School Takeout.
- Buckler’s Hard, Hampshire – South East England
Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar. This historic village, its maritime museum and historic cottage interiors are the focus for educational programmes on shipbuilding and 18th century domestic life, meeting the needs of the modern curriculum areas of history and geography
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, Stratford Upon Avon – Central England
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the global centre for learning about and experiencing the work, life and times of the world’s best-known writer. Our mission is to enthuse children and young people with a passion for Shakespeare, inspiring curiosity, equipping them to meet the challenges of academic study.
- Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens – Central England
Composed of two historic houses, Wygston’s Chantry House and Skeffington House, Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum displays include a cinema experience, and a collection of toys from Tudor times to present day.
- Scarborough Art Gallery – Yorkshire & North East England
Scarborough Museums Trust provides innovative, hands-on learning experiences to engage and inspire young people of all ages with heritage, arts and culture. At Scarborough Art Gallery, situated on Scarborough’s beautiful Crescent, we are able to offer unique learning experiences to delight and inspire your pupils.
- SEA LIFE Scarborough – Yorkshire & North East England
Here at SEA LIFE Scarborough we offer a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst fitting perfectly with the KS1 and KS2 curriculum! We have over 2,000 amazing creatures for your class to learn about including sharks, seals, penguins, clownfish, rays and many more.
- Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre – South East England
Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site located in the stunning New Forest National Park. The centre offers an extensive range of adventure activities, field studies activities and outdoor learning programmes that are linked to the National Curriculum and are independently quality assured.
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester – North West England
The attraction is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground, designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy – everything is child sized! LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has collaborated with LEGO® Education to provide unique, high quality learning experiences.
- Wild Place Project, Bristol – South West England
At Wild Place Project visitors can enjoy the great outdoors whilst discovering animals from across the world. Our interactive, informative outdoor learning sessions can be tailored to your needs to meet learning objectives. Our competitive group rates include a learning session, making Wild Place Project the perfect destination for an exciting, educational, great value school trip.
- Bristol Museums & Art Gallery – South West England
Discover Bristol’s world-class collections, from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art and ancient Egyptian artefacts. Whether you’re seeking art, history or science, Bristol Museums offer a range of learning experiences for all ages across five museums
- Roves Farm Visitor Centre – South West England
Roves Farm offers tailored educational visits year round. Explore the farm and countryside in relation to your chosen topics and experience ‘hands on’ outdoor learning activities that turn classroom theories into practice. Excellent learning opportunities, whatever the weather.
- The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre – Yorkshire & North East England
The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland National Park, and is an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales.It features exhibitions, indoor and outdoor learning spaces, a local food café, a world-class Youth Hostel, and a shop specialising in local crafts.
- National Science and Media Museum – Yorkshire & North East England
We specialise in stunning opportunities for all ages to learn STEM subjects alongside our world-class collections of photography, film and television. We’re sure you’ll love our amazing interactive exhibits, free live shows on Light, sound, space, maths and climate change and our high-impact interactive workshops.
- Llancaiach Fawr Manor – Wales
Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a superbly restored grade 1 listed gentry manor house which is no ordinary heritage attraction. The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645 and they allow you to share and engage in their world. Fires crackle, candles flicker, within seconds of entering the Manor you become immersed in the time of the Civil Wars and the cares and concerns of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.
- Woburn Safari Park – South East England
The wild is closer than you think when you visit Woburn Safari Park, nestled in the heart of Bedfordshire and just off the M1. School group prices and packages can be tailored to suit you.Woburn Safari Park offers an escape to the wild plains, jungles and savannahs of Africa without leaving the country. Enjoy the Road Safari and get up close to beautiful tigers, lions, rhino, giraffes and many more. The cheeky monkeys living in the African Forest love nothing more than showing off their acrobatic skills between vehicles!
- National Civil War Centre – Central England
Explore one of the most fascinating times in UK history, sweeping your class into a remarkable story of superstitions, serious sibling rivalry and seismic change. Fully facilitated, interactive and curriculum-linked learning opportunities for children of all ages, delivered with the strong belief that you can’t beat real-life, hands-on experiences.
- SEA LIFE Manchester – North West England
SEA LIFE Manchester offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is relevant to the educational curriculum.
- Bristol Zoo Gardens – South West England
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a leading visitor attraction, with over 400 species of animals, within a stunning garden setting. We’re also an award-winning conservation and education charity, meaning we’re in the unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us the ideal destination for an educational school trip!
- SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth – East of England
SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth offers you an amazing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is relevant to the educational curriculum.
- GreenWood Family Park – Wales
Nestled beneath the treetops at the foothills of Snowdonia National Park, hides a land full of old-fashioned family fun and adventure.Consistently voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales, days out don’t get much better than this! Dotted amongst a forest clearing within 27 magical acres, GreenWood remains a well-kept secret full of forest fun and woodland discovery.
- We The Curious – South West England
We The Curious – 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 the UK’s first 3D Planetarium. Experienced presenters use bespoke specialist equipment to bring the curriculum to life in science shows and workshops on everything from fossils to forensics.
- Cadbury World – Central England
Based in Birmingham and set within the historic suburb of Bournville, Cadbury World offers a unique experience that gives a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the nation’s favourite chocolate brand. A variety of zones showcase the history, chocolate making, and also include the 4D Chocolate Adventure cinema experience.
- Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm – South West England
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a multi award-winning zoo and home of the Big Zoo animals. We’re a fantastic place to learn about nature and offer a great opportunity to bring the curriculum to life. With over 100 animal species to see (from chickens to elephants!) we’re an amazing location for your next trip.
- North Yorkshire Water Park – Yorkshire & North East England
Jump in and experience the thrills of North Yorkshire Water Park! Blast, climb and slide across our inflatable AquaPark and enjoy a wide range of water sports including team building activities, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and much more that will teach your students to develop new and important life skills and help them grow their confidence!
- Skipton Castle – Yorkshire & North East England
Guardian of the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, this unique fortress is one of the most complete and well-preserved medieval castles in England. Standing on a 40-metre high crag, fully-roofed Skipton Castle was founded around 1090 by Robert de Romille, one of William the Conqueror’s Barons, as a fortress in the dangerous northern reaches of the kingdom.
- Rotunda Museum – Yorkshire & North East England
Scarborough Museums Trust provides innovative, hands-on learning experiences to engage and inspire young people of all ages with heritage, arts and culture. At the Rotunda Museum, overlooking Scarborough’s coastline, we are able to offer unique learning experiences to delight and inspire your pupils.
- Rockley Adventure – South West England
Rockley’s mission is to provide the BEST possible outdoor education experience for children of school age. With six fabulous centres located across Dorset and south west France, Rockley provides a safe, secure and happy setting for young people to experience a high-quality residential trip away from home.
- Williamson Park – North West England
Williamson Park offers everything you need for an amazing educational trip with 54 acres of parkland to explore by woodland walkways. The Ashton Memorial, the Butterfly House, and Mini Zoo are ideal for pupils of all ages and offer activities linked to the National Curriculum.
- Craven Museum at Skipton Town Hall – Yorkshire & North East England
Craven Museum and Gallery reopened its doors on 21st June 2021 after a fantastic £4.7m redevelopment project at Skipton Town Hall. The new dedicated Education Room with state of the art facilities and fascinating Museum collections will make history come alive and enhance young people’s access to arts and heritage.
- The Ancient Technology Centre – South West England
Take a step back in time and experience the realities of life in the past. Learn ancient skills in an authentic landscape, from building ancient structures to blacksmithing and fire-making. Over the past thirty years thousands of children have passed through our gates and enjoyed unforgettable experiences of the past.
- Barley Hall – York – Yorkshire & North East England
Come discover and explore York’s fascinating history at Barley Hall. It’s a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York and dates back to 1360. Lost in time, Barley Hall is truly one of the hidden gems of things to see in York, rediscovered behind the walls of an old office block.
- Ripon Museums – Yorkshire & North East England
Our three museums tell the story of poverty, crime and punishment in Yorkshire. Located in central Ripon, the former workhouse, prison and police station and courthouse bring Victorian times to life. They provide a powerful learning environment in which to examine social justice in the past and today, stimulating visitors to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop judgement.
- Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre – Central England
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth, which took place on Monday 22nd August 1485 – an event beyond living memory which is of national and global significance. Set in the beautiful Leicestershire landscape, the Centre offers a range of indoor and outdoor activity which interprets the story from the start of the Wars of the Roses through to the battle, and its aftermath, and which extends the pupils’ understanding and knowledge to the time of the Tudors and their legacy, including the development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509.But the site also has another string to its bow – the site’s Roman History. Long before the Battle of Bosworth took place, the site housed an important Roman Temple. Tying into this, the site’s Roman character-led session explores the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, the power of the Roman army, the reality of Roman life in Britain and the life and history of Boudicca.
- Stratford Town Walk – Stratford Upon Avon – Central England
Award-winning private guided walking or coach tour in Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon. It’s like walking through the pages of history.If time allows, add a visit to one of the Shakespeare Houses or Shakespeare’s Schoolroom.For entertainment with a difference, try the evening Ghost Walk
- National SEA LIFE Birmingham – Central England
National SEA LIFE Birmingham offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is relevant to the educational curriculum.
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Yorkshire & North East England
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. Let your pupils climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines.
- Yorkshire Air Museum – Yorkshire & North East England
Join us for a day of fun, discovery and excitement at the Yorkshire Air Museum where our school guides will bring to life over 150 years of aviation history and a rich wartime past.Our authentic wartime surroundings, original exhibits and a collection of 60 aircraft and military vehicles on display make for an immersive experience which children will never forget!
- Hestercombe Gardens & Gallery – South West England
Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, Hestercombe Gardens is steeped in history and bursting with wildlife, and features a stunning collection of historic gardens. Suitable for all ages, a visit to Hestercombe should include a wande…
- Godstone Farm – South East England
Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills and a short, easy distance from the M25, Godstone Farm is home to over 500 animals both large and small. We have: Cows, Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Llamas, Alpacas, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Horses, Shetlands Ponies, Donkeys, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese, Guinea Fowl, Pheasants, Peacocks, Rheas, Chinchillas, Gerbils, Ferrets, Chipmunks, Budgies, Finches, Quails, Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpion, Tortoises, Terrapins, Snails, Millipedes, Stick Insects, Rats, Hedgehogs, Cockroaches & Echo our resident barn Owl.
- The Forbidden Corner – Yorkshire & North East England
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!
- M Shed – South West England
Learn about Bristol’s place in the world at this vibrant harbourside museum. From Banksy and Aardman to Fry’s Chocolate and the Bristol Bus Boycott, the local history of Bristol is told through the stories of those who have lived, worked and shaped the city as you see it today.
- SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium – Scotland
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is relevant to the educational curriculum.
- Treetop Nets, Lake District – North West England
Treetop Lake District is a place where children can safely challenge themselves in the high trees, providing a great way to build important life skills such as teamwork and overcoming fear as well as having enormous fun in the high trees! Why not bring your classroom outdoors and adventure in the treetops?
- The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath – Central England
This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of a family home which was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the 17th Century, one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire. Schools groups can immerse themselves in the Tudor and 17th Century stories and walk back in time with character-led activity. Pupils can learn about the Digbys who owned the house, specifically Sir Everard Digby, who was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – an event beyond living memory which is of national and global significance. A perfect local history study, the character-led sessions extend the pupils’ understanding and knowledge on other themes too, such as everyday working life and traditional tales. Lastly, and most importantly, all of the objects can be handled, which creates a unique experience for all involved.
- UKSA – South East England
Based on the Isle of Wight, our programmes are centered on sailing, watersports, and teambuilding and designed to develop a range of skills. Our aim is to encourage, support and inspire young people by introducing them to the challenges, enjoyment, and rewards of watersports. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group’s desires, age and ability.
- Mother Shipton’s Cave – Yorkshire & North East England
Mother Shipton’s is a beloved Knaresborough landmark and England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630. Mother Shipton’s cave offers schools the chance to experience the geological phenomenon of the petrifying well which turns objects to stone, as well as to learn about Mother Shipton; England’s most famous prophetess.
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham – Central England
The attraction is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground, designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy – everything is child sized! LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has collaborated with LEGO® Education to provide unique, high quality learning experiences.
- The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre – Yorkshire & North East England
The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre tells a global history of the Holocaust through local stories from the North of England. It focuses on the experiences of 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and made new lives in the UK.
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