Attractions

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.

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens 1 Birmingham Botanical GardensCentral England

    At Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we offer a `school trip` 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.Recently awarded the Education Charity of Choice Award 2019 by Update Magazine!

  • The Original London Sightseeing Tour 2 The Original London Sightseeing TourLondon

    Experience the best of London & Windsor on-board The Original Tour’s iconic Union Jack open-top buses. London’s most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides or multi-lingual commentary, an unrivalled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, fascinating free walking tours, a fantastic free Thames Hop-on Hop-off river cruise pass, and an exclusive Kids’ Club including kid friendly commentary and free kids book designed to educate and entertain.

  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park 3 Lightwater Valley Theme ParkYorkshire & North East England

    We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to the Family Adventure Park for 2020! Our new opening times are 10:30am – 5pm. Tickets MUST be pre-booked – Call Lightwater Valley to discuss group rates

  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre 4 Monkey World – Ape Rescue CentreSouth 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.

  • Aerospace Bristol 5 Aerospace BristolSouth 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.

  • Amazona Zoo 6 Amazona ZooSouth East England

    Amazona Zoo in Cromer is a unique and educational day out for school trips. We make learning interesting and bring wildlife and conservation issues to life into a unique learning experience to make a school trip they’ll always remember. Share our passion for the natural world, hear fun facts and figures, see our amazing artefacts and learn about different habitats and creatures that populate South America.

  • South Cerney Outdoor 7 South Cerney OutdoorSouth 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.

  • SEA LIFE Brighton 8 SEA LIFE BrightonSouth East England

    The world’s oldest operating aquarium, SEA LIFE Brighton is home to more than 5,500 creatures including sharks, turtles and an octopus. In 2019 the centre opened ‘Day & Night’, a UK first experience where guests can enjoy a 24 hour transition of our oceans. Highlights include an underwater tunnel, a bio-luminescence beach and an interactive trail.

  • Alnwick Castle 9 Alnwick CastleYorkshire & 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.

  • The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre 10 The Sill: National Landscape Discovery CentreYorkshire & 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.

  • GreenWood Family Park 11 GreenWood Family ParkWales

    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.

  • Sutton Life Centre 12 Sutton Life CentreSouth East England

    Part movie set, part learning experience; our Life Skills Tours teach your pupils about citizenship, personal safety and the environment using the latest cinematic technology. Giant projection screens, powerful surround sound, evocative lighting and interactive elements all combine to create an immersive learning environment like no other.

  • Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium 13 Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumSouth East England

    Winchester Science Centre is offering schools a brand new all-inclusive experience guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The team has developed a bespoke package for KS1 – KS3 that includes a themed workshop, live planetarium show, interactive space challenge led by the Curiosity Team and time to explore the hands-on exhibition.

  • SEA LIFE Scarborough 14 SEA LIFE ScarboroughYorkshire & North East England

    Yikes! Dare you brave the new Rainforest Adventure this year at Sea Life Scarborough?Opening February; come face-to-face with Greta the Green Tree Python, beware of the Poisonous Arrow Dart Frogs and watch out for all the creepy crawlies in between! With new creatures, sights and smells around every corner – your venture into the Rainforest will be one you won’t forget.

  • Eureka! The National Children's Museum 15 Eureka! The National Children’s MuseumYorkshire & North East England

    With over 30,000 school visits each year, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is one of the UK’s most popular school trip destinations. Hundreds of multi-sensory, hands-on exhibits and interactive workshops create unique and memorable learning experiences, inspiring children to discover and learn through play and fun!

  • The Original Ghost Walk of York 16 The Original Ghost Walk of YorkYorkshire & North East England

    Believed to be the first exclusive ghost walk in the world, we promise a fun, educational and highly authentic tour without gimmicks or tricks.

  • The Observatory Science Centre 17 The Observatory Science CentreSouth 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.

  • Treetop Nets Yorkshire 18 Treetop Nets YorkshireYorkshire & North East England

    Treetop Nets presents an amazing way to adventure in the high trees. Our nets are safely suspended above the ground with giant walkways, tunnels, slides and treehouses, providing a unique way for children to explore the treetops and have enormous fun as they bounce and climb through the nets!

  • Ripon Museums 19 Ripon MuseumsYorkshire & North East England

    Our three museums located in central Ripon – a Victorian Workhouse, Georgian Prison and Georgian Courthouse – bring Dickensian times to life. Our award-winning schools programme, set in these atmospheric buildings, uses role-plays, costumed interpreters and hands-on activities for a fantastic day of active learning from KS1 to GCSE.

  • Skern Lodge 20 Skern LodgeSouth West England

    Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development for schools in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast.

  • The Roman Baths 21 The Roman BathsSouth West England

    The Roman Baths is one of the finest ancient spas in Europe. This incredible Roman site allows visitors to experience a world dating from the first to the fourth century AD.

  • York's CHOCOLATE Story 22 York’s CHOCOLATE StoryYorkshire & North East England

    York’s Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, offers educational groups an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations.

  • The Deep 23 The DeepYorkshire & North East England

    In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, The Deep has made the difficult decision to close to members of the public from 6pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages where we will post updates as the situation progresses.

  • Marwell Zoo 25 Marwell ZooSouth East England

    We provide a range of fun, hands on workshops, most of which have some animal contact. The workshops are curriculum linked and developed by our education team, most of whom are qualified and time served teachers. We have 3 classrooms and a lecture theatre specifically for our education workshops. Not forgetting of course that there are 140 acres of zoo to discover with hundreds of animals to see, hear and smell!

  • Bank of England Museum 26 Bank of England MuseumLondon, South East England

    This fascinating Museum tells the story of the Bank since its foundation in 1694 to its role at the centre of the economy. Interactive displays, audio-visuals, games and artefacts help explain its many and varied roles.

  • Woburn Safari Park 27 Woburn Safari ParkSouth 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!

  • The National Coal Mining Museum 28 The National Coal Mining MuseumYorkshire & North East England

    Journey 140m underground with a charismatic former coal miner learning how roles and society have evolved. Combine it with workshops or activities where you can meet characters from the past, be creative and curious, find out about your local history, handle objects, solve scientific problems and see science in action.

  • Wingham Wildlife Park 30 Wingham Wildlife ParkSouth East England

    With over 170 species, 190 talk topics (covering 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 and plenty of picnic areas (both open and under cover), there’s not an animal based education destination in Kent which can offer more variety. 

  • Cadbury World 31 Cadbury WorldCentral 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.

  • Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre 32 Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity CentreSouth 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.

  • The Ancient Technology Centre 33 The Ancient Technology CentreSouth 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.

  • Beaulieu 34 BeaulieuSouth East England

    Stimulating, informative and fun – Beaulieu is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions providing a fascinating destination for educational visits.

  • British Music Experience 35 British Music ExperienceNorth West England

    Book a school visit and explore over 70 years of music and social history at the British Music Experience. Discover how music has influenced art, fashion and politics. With a full Gibson Interactive music studio, voice and dance booth.

  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - South East 36 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – South EastLondon, South East England

    Award-winning school trips to Go Ape provide the perfect opportunity for children to step out of the classroom, re-connect with one another and develop essential life skills. Go Ape has 33 locations across the UK. Primary school visits can be booked at 23 of the locations and Secondary visits at 33. Ground-based activities can be added to any school visit allowing pupils chance to build their communication skills, confidence and teamwork.

  • ZSL London Zoo 37 ZSL London ZooLondon

    Look Closer and Learn More at ZSL London Zoo, a fun and inspiring day out for schools groups of all ages and sizes. With bookable sessions, exciting exhibits, a range of free daily talks and events and downloadable self-guided resources, your class will be fully engaged in their visit and amazed at the animal life they will encounter.

  • Castell Henllys Iron Age Village 38 Castell Henllys Iron Age VillageWales

    Castell Henllys is the only Iron Age Village in Britain reconstructed on the exact site where our Celtic ancestors lived 2,000 years ago. Here you truly can walk in the footsteps of the Demetae tribe.

  • Beamish Museum 39 Beamish MuseumYorkshire & North East England

    Beamish, The Living Museum of the North offers unique educational experiences and is a fantastic location for inspiring learning. The museum offers a wide range of educational activities, from Early Years to GCSE and beyond.

  • Hilltop Outdoor Centre 40 Hilltop Outdoor CentreSouth East England

    Hilltop is a friendly, family-run centre providing an array of outdoor adventure Activities, field studies and team work challenges. Set in 26 acres of woodlands, Hilltop offers a superior outdoor development experience.

  • Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park 41 Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country ParkCentral 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.

  • Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth 42 Emirates Spinnaker Tower, PortsmouthSouth East England

    Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands proud over one of the most fascinating seascapes in the world. Situated on the Waterfront in Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South Coast and the Isle of Wight, stretching out for up to 23 miles.

  • Bath Open Top Tours 43 Bath Open Top ToursSouth 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.

  • Celtic Harmony Camp 44 Celtic Harmony CampSouth East England

    As an award winning education charity Celtic Harmony Camp offers a unique ‘hands-on’ experience with activities from warrior training to archery, grinding grain to weaving, hunting & gathering to shelter building.

  • White Scar Cave 45 White Scar CaveYorkshire & North East England

    Explore the longest show cave in Britain. See underground waterfalls, flowstone, and the massive ice-age cavern decorated with thousands of stalactites. Spectacular location in Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • New Forest Wildlife Park 46 New Forest Wildlife ParkSouth East England

    The New Forest Wildlife Park is home to a fascinating array of mammals and birds. We aim to help visitors understand and respect the planet we share with them.

  • Ingleton Waterfalls Trail 47 Ingleton Waterfalls TrailYorkshire & North East England

    Ingleton Falls is the ideal location to engage young people with the natural environment. Find out more about bringing your school party to the Waterfall Trail.

  • Allerton Waste Recovery Park 48 Allerton Waste Recovery ParkYorkshire & North East England

    Find out what happens to rubbish after you throw it away.  Take part in waste-related activities, and go on a site tour to view state-of-the-art waste treatment technology. Visits are available for pupils from Key Stage 2, 3 and 4, with session plans covering science, geography and citizenship curriculum links.

  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens 49 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water GardensYorkshire & North East England

    Inspire students of all ages with a visit to this World Heritage Site. Our great value workshops are tailored to help you teach anything from history and science to nature and art. Let this vast outdoor classroom bring your curriculum to life.

  • Kia Oval Educational Experience 50 Kia Oval Educational ExperienceLondon

    The Kia Oval is one of the world’s most iconic sports grounds. Learn what goes into hosting an International sporting event and how professional sports stars get themselves match-ready.  We can tailor a trip suitable for all ages including topics on: History, Geography, Science, Art & much more!

  • Beamish Wild Outdoor Activities Centre 51 Beamish Wild Outdoor Activities CentreYorkshire & North East England

    Designed for Key Stages 2, 3, and 4 our innovative approach to learning outside the classroom provides your pupils the opportunity to take part in a number of high ropes related activities which have specific links to the National Curriculum.

  • The Forbidden Corner 52 The Forbidden CornerYorkshire & 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!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre 53 LEGOLAND Discovery CentreNorth West England

    Discover the learning philosophy of LEGO® education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun. Inspire your students with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO Bricks. Workshops are available for preschool and key stages 1 & 2.

  • The London Eye 54 The London EyeLondon

    Explore how the human and physical geography of London has changed history, and been changed by history. Discover inspiring educational visits onboard the iconic London Eye, download our free lesson plans and book your classroom in the sky.

  • National Memorial Arboretum 55 National Memorial ArboretumCentral 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.

  • Godstone Farm 56 Godstone FarmSouth 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 & Edna our resident barn Owl.

  • In2action - Whitemead Forest Park 57 In2action – Whitemead Forest ParkSouth West England

    Whitemead Forest Park is located in the heart of the Forest of Dean. A beautiful picturesque setting with a comprehensive range of facilities ideal for schools residential trips.

  • Skipton Castle 58 Skipton CastleYorkshire & 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.

  • West Midland Safari and Leisure Park 59 West Midland Safari and Leisure ParkCentral 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.

  • Thorpe Park Resort 60 Thorpe Park ResortSouth East England

    A SCHOOL TRIP LIKE NO OTHER! Take students on a thrilling adventure of rides and rollercoasters as well as award winning educational workshops.

  • Roves Farm Visitor Centre 61 Roves Farm Visitor CentreSouth 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.

  • Bolton Castle 62 Bolton CastleYorkshire & North East England

    Bolton Castle is a spectacular Medieval fortress situated in the heart of Wensleydale. Completed by Sir Richard Le Scrope in 1399 its scars bear testament to more than 600 years of fascinating history making it an ideal venue for educational school visits covering topics from Medieval life to the English Civil War.  The authentic and atmospheric room displays show castle life as it would have been for the different members of the castle community from the archers, cooks and monks to Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord and Lady Scrope.

  • Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest 63 Dalby The Great Yorkshire ForestYorkshire & North East England

    Explore Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest within the North York Moors National Park. ‘Ranger in a Bag’ self-led resources including lesson plans, worksheets, safety notes and curriculum links are available to hire to help you explore the forest. Topics you can discover include; Amazing Animals, Fantastic Forests, Sensory Explorers, Shelter Building, Orienteering and Stream Studies.

  • Thorp Perrow 64 Thorp PerrowYorkshire & North East England

    At Thorp Perrow, we think wellies should be part of school uniform! Our outdoor classroom offers learning opportunities from EYFS to KS3 and beyond.  We are passionate about nature and the environment, and we want to inspire the next generation to love the world around them as much as we do.

  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort 65 LEGOLAND® Windsor ResortLondon, South East England

    A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom.

  • Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre 66 Bosworth Battlefield Heritage CentreCentral 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.

  • Shakespeare's Family Homes 67 Shakespeare’s Family HomesCentral 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.

  • Bristol Zoo Gardens 68 Bristol Zoo GardensSouth 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 Manchester 69 SEA LIFE ManchesterNorth West England

    SEA LIFE Manchester offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where you and your pupils will get up close to our fascinating creatures from captivating sharks over humble starfish and seahorses to graceful ray.

  • Noahs Ark Zoo Farm 70 Noahs Ark Zoo FarmSouth 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. 

  • The York Dungeon 71 The York DungeonYorkshire & North East England

    The York Dungeon is a hilarious and terrifying journey through 2000 years of history. With 11 shows, a cast of actors, immersive sets and special effects; this is an experience you will see, hear, touch and smell!

  • The Cornish Seal Sanctuary 72 The Cornish Seal SanctuarySouth 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!

  • Paultons Park 73 Paultons ParkSouth East England

    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 school visit. Curriculum-based workshops take place within the amazing and immersive Professor Blast’s Learning Lab, the UK’s most unique classroom.

  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 74 ZSL Whipsnade ZooSouth East England

    Open the door to acres and acres of adventure and enter the UK’s biggest zoo. Home to animals including elephants, rhinos and hippos, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo can get your class close to some of the world’s biggest creatures. With free daily talks and events and downloadable self-guided resources, your class will be fully engaged in their visit and amazed at the animal life they will encounter.

  • Oxford Castle & Prison 75 Oxford Castle & PrisonSouth 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 76 Life Science CentreYorkshire & 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.

  • Quince Honey Farm 77 Quince Honey FarmSouth West England

    Visit one of Britain’s leading honey farms to see behind the scenes and learn about bees and the environment in a fun and engaging way.

  • Stratford Butterfly Farm 78 Stratford Butterfly FarmCentral 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.

  • North Bay Railway 79 North Bay RailwayYorkshire & North East England

    The North Bay Railway is situated in Scarborough’s beautiful North Bay, and commenced operation on the 23rd of May 1931. We offer a wide range of attractions as well as the railway, including the Glass House Cafe, Boating Lake, Historic Water Chute, Water Walkers, Yorkshire’s Smallest Pub and Whitby Seafood Scampi Shack. Also don’t miss our Sky Trail Adventure ropes and beams course.

  • The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath 80 The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le HeathCentral 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.

  • The Blackpool Tower Eye, Circus and Dino Golf 84 The Blackpool Tower Eye, Circus and Dino GolfNorth West England

    For all enquiries and bookings, please call the Education Manager on 01253 629216 or email schoolsblackpool@merlinentertainments.biz 

  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor 85 Llancaiach Fawr ManorWales

    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.

  • North Yorkshire Water Park 86 North Yorkshire Water ParkYorkshire & 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!

  • Wild Place Project 87 Wild Place ProjectSouth 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.

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway 88 North Yorkshire Moors RailwayYorkshire & 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.

  • Family Visits to The Deep 89 Family Visits to The DeepYorkshire & North East England

    Visit The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium and enjoy a fun-filled family day. Journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into vast open oceans, down to dark depths, through the Kingdom of ice and into the future.

  • Barley Hall 92 Barley HallYorkshire & 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.

  • M Shed 93 M ShedSouth West England

    Learn about Bristol’s place in the world at this vibrant Harbourside museum.  From Banksy and Aardman to Fry’s Chocolate and Concorde, 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.

  • Buckler's Hard 94 Buckler’s HardSouth 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

  • JORVIK Viking Centre 95 JORVIK Viking CentreYorkshire & North East England

    At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology.

  • Frogmore Paper Mill 96 Frogmore Paper MillSouth East England

    In 1803 the first Fourdrinier Paper Machine, was installed and operated here, This story of the ‘flat white stuff’, is a fascinating; history of invention, communication revolution and family saga…Paper is at once simple and fascinating. It encompasses science, history, engineering and creativity using just plant fibre and water.

  • Treetop Lake District 97 Treetop Lake DistrictNorth 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?

  • Wensleydale Railway 98 Wensleydale RailwayYorkshire & North East England

    Join us this Christmas at Wensleydale Railway with your group, and experience the Magic as the book and film “The Polar Express” comes to life in front of your eyes.

  • Lakeland Climbing Centre 99 Lakeland Climbing CentreNorth West England

    Experience the adventure and fun of a climbing session at the Lakeland Climbing Centre, where for the past 25 years we have been giving children an introduction to climbing.

  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon 101 The Blackpool Tower DungeonNorth West England

    TAKE YOUR STUDENTS ON A 60 MINUTE JOURNEY THROUGH 1,000 YEARS OF LANCASHIRE’S MURKY HISTORY. Our full cast of entertaining theatrical actors bring to life hilariously horrifying stories from the depths of Blackpool’s past.For all enquiries and bookings, please call the Education Manager on 01253 629216 or email schoolsblackpool@merlinentertainments.biz

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 103 Bristol Museum & Art GallerySouth West England

    Discover Bristol’s world-class collections, from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art and Egyptian artefacts. Whether you’re seeking art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning experiences for all ages.

  • Yorkshire Air Museum 104 Yorkshire Air MuseumYorkshire & 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!

  • British Motor Museum 105 British Motor MuseumCentral England

    The British Motor Museum tells the story of the people, products and places linked to Britain’s motor industry and can help support studies across many areas of the National Curriculum, from STEAM subjects to history. It is a great location for learning – offering accessible facilities, dedicated learning spaces and travel grants of up to £300. The Museum is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40.

  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - Yorkshire & North East 106 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – Yorkshire & North EastYorkshire & North East England

    Award-winning school trips to Go Ape provide the perfect opportunity for children to step out of the classroom, re-connect with one another and develop essential life skills. Go Ape has 33 locations across the UK. Primary school visits can be booked at 23 of the locations and Secondary visits at 33. Ground-based activities can be added to any school visit allowing pupils chance to build their communication skills, confidence and teamwork.

  • Learn with Bristol Museums 108 Learn with Bristol MuseumsSouth West England

    Bristol Museums’ Learning programme is delivered across five historic sites: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum and The Georgian House Museum.

  • An introduction to Bristol Museums 109 An introduction to Bristol MuseumsSouth West England

    Bristol Museums’ Learning programme is delivered across five historic sites: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum and The Georgian House Museum.

  • Kirklees Light Railway 111 Kirklees Light RailwayYorkshire & North East England

    The Kirklees Light Railway offers an exciting steam train adventure through the beautiful South Pennine Foothills between Clayton West and Shelley near Huddersfield.

  • Lakeland Wildlife Oasis 113 Lakeland Wildlife OasisNorth West England

    Perfect for school groups, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is an all weather attraction combining lush tropical halls with outdoor animal enclosures.

  • SEA LIFE Blackpool 114 SEA LIFE BlackpoolNorth West England

    In addition, we have a range of tours and curriculum enrichment sessions to compliment an educational trip to SEA LIFE, Blackpool.   For all enquiries and bookings, please call the Education Manager on 01253 629216 or email schoolsblackpool@merlinentertainments.biz 

  • Recycling Discovery Centre Gillmoss 118 Recycling Discovery Centre GillmossNorth West England

    Delve into the world of waste and discover what happens to your recycling after it’s been collected! Offering free visits to primary, secondary and higher education groups, you can safely see state-of-the-art recycling in action in the Materials Recovery Facility. 

  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - South West & Wales 120 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – South West & WalesSouth West England, Wales

    Award-winning school trips to Go Ape provide the perfect opportunity for children to step out of the classroom, re-connect with one another and develop essential life skills. Go Ape has 33 locations across the UK. Primary school visits can be booked at 23 of the locations and Secondary visits at 33. Ground-based activities can be added to any school visit allowing pupils chance to build their communication skills, confidence and teamwork.

  • Tudor World 121 Tudor WorldCentral England

    Discover the secret life of the Tudors at this atmospheric interactive museum, with recreations of various areas of 16th century life.  You can visit a plague cottage; lie in an Elizabethan bed; or try quill-writing. Set within an historic 16th century building, the museum brings history to life!

  • East Lancashire Railway 122 East Lancashire RailwayNorth West England

    The award-winning East Lancashire Transport Museum boasts inspiring, interactive itineraries making them ideal destinations for your next educational visit.

  • Treetop Manchester 123 Treetop ManchesterNorth West England

    Treetop Manchester 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?

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens 124 Cotswold Wildlife Park & GardensSouth East England

    Take a walk on the WILD side! Get Closer to Wildlife! With over 250 species of animal including Giraffe, Lions, Rhino, Zebra… to name a few, in beautiful spacious parkland and Gardens.

  • John Bull World of Rock 125 John Bull World of RockYorkshire & North East England

    A visit to a real working factory, see how the letters go through a stick of rock.

  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - Central England 126 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – Central EnglandCentral England

    Award-winning school trips to Go Ape provide the perfect opportunity for children to step out of the classroom, re-connect with one another and develop essential life skills. Go Ape has 33 locations across the UK. Primary school visits can be booked at 23 of the locations and Secondary visits at 33. Ground-based activities can be added to any school visit allowing pupils chance to build their communication skills, confidence and teamwork.

  • Go Ape welcomes two new locations in the North of England 127 Go Ape welcomes two new locations in the North of EnglandCentral England, Yorkshire & North East England

    Go Ape branches out in the North (excuse the pun), by adding two new adventures to the local area. Go Ape, Normanby Hall in Scunthorpe opened on 24th March and Go Ape, Temple Newsam opens its forest doors in mid-May.

  • Visit Bristol’s Historic Houses 128 Visit Bristol’s Historic HousesSouth West England

    Bristol Museums are places where history comes alive and young minds thrive! The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum and Blaise Museum are no exception.  Experience exciting handling sessions, costumed role-play, story-telling, gallery activities and career-inspiring ‘meet the expert’ opportunities as you learn about Tudor Bristol, eighteenth century family life and Victorian Christmas traditions.  What’s keeping you in the classroom?

  • The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre 130 The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning CentreYorkshire & North East England

    Through Our Eyes is a new exhibition about 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. They came to the north of England as refugees or survivors of the Holocaust, settled and made new lives here.

  • The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum  131 The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) MuseumCentral England

    The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum houses over 70 interactive pieces of mechanical art. Rolling ball machines, clever moving sculptures, witty automata, inspiring 3D faces, mechanical flying birds, challenging coding machines and loads more! MAD supports the STEAM subjects, encourages outside-the-box thinking and inspires creativity.

  • Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre 132 Beaudesert Outdoor Activity CentreCentral England

    Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is based in Cannock Wood, Staffordshire.  The centre has a huge variety of outdoor activities including a Via Ferrata, Zip lines, Climbing, high ropes, kayaks, coracles, Archery, Fencing and more.

  • Conway Centres: Anglesey 133 Conway Centres: AngleseyWales

    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).

  • City Cruises York 134 City Cruises YorkYorkshire & North East England

    Once the Captain has welcomed your group aboard, they will keep you entertained with a live commentary that contains a balanced account of York’s Roman, Viking and Industrial past, with additional reference to local fauna, the history of the development of the River Ouse, local architecture, life on the river itself and its role in the progress of York’s emergence as one of the most pivotal cities in the north of England.Your group will have seating reserved at a pre-arranged departure time from a choice of two locations. You are more than welcome to bring your packed lunches with you to eat on board; we will happily dispose of the rubbish for you.Free teaching resources including a pre-visit lesson plan and activity worksheets can be provided in advance. Simply ask our Reservations Team when enquiring about your booking.

  • Rail Story at Ingrow 135 Rail Story at IngrowYorkshire & North East England

    Our learning programme for Early Years to Key Stage 3 offers workshops and experiences in a historic setting with two museums – the Engine Shed and Carriage Works. Choose to explore history, literature, science, engineering, film production, art, numeracy or a murder mystery. Alternatively, contact us to discuss a bespoke workshop or a self-guided visit.

  • Go Ape Dalby Forest 138 Go Ape Dalby ForestYorkshire & North East England

    Go Ape is the home of adventure providing award-winning school trips giving your students an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, reconnect with one another, develop essential life skills and above all make unforgettable memories!

  • Stratford Town Walk 140 Stratford Town WalkCentral 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

  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - North West 142 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – North WestNorth West England

    Award-winning school trips to Go Ape provide the perfect opportunity for children to step out of the classroom, re-connect with one another and develop essential life skills. Go Ape has 33 locations across the UK. Primary school visits can be booked at 23 of the locations and Secondary visits at 33. Ground-based activities can be added to any school visit allowing pupils chance to build their communication skills, confidence and teamwork.

  • Twycross Zoo 143 Twycross ZooCentral England

    Make Your School Trip a Journey of Discovery.We have an award winning education teaching programmes; suitable all ages, from Foundation Stage through to KS5 and beyond.

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