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.


Lightwater Valley Theme Park
Ripon (Yorkshire & North East England)

With thrills, action and adventure aplenty, escaping to Lightwater Valley is the best way to reward your pupils for their hard work and dedication. From only £11.50 per primary school pupil and £12.50 per secondary school pupil (dependant o…

Alnwick Castle
Alnwick (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 ce…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Edgbaston (Central 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…

SEA LIFE Scarborough
Scarborough (Yorkshire & 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…

Life Science Centre
Newcastle (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 com…

The Deep
Hull (Yorkshire & North East England)

Are you looking for an exciting, educational and fun school visit for your students? Then why not consider Hull’s award-winning aquarium, with a fantastic range of workshops from Foundation to Post 16.

Beamish Museum
Beamish (Yorkshire & 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.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Halifax (Yorkshire & 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 le…

The York Dungeon
York (Yorkshire & North East England)

The York Dungeon is a hilarious and terrifying journey through 2000 years of history. With 10 shows, a cast of actors, immersive sets and special effects; this is an experience you will see, hear, touch and smell!

Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Buxton, Derbyshire (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…

Allerton Waste Recovery Park
Knaresborough (Yorkshire & 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, wit…

Stratford Butterfly Farm
Stratford-upon-Avon (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…

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath
Coalville (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 Tudo…

Thorp Perrow
Bedale (Yorkshire & 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 g…

Beamish Wild Outdoor Activities Centre
Stanley (Yorkshire & 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 Curriculu…

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
Bewdley (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 t…

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre
Huddersfield (Yorkshire & 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 li…

Go Ape welcomes two new locations in the North of England
Scunthorpe (Central 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.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering (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…

British Motor Museum
Warwickshire (Central 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…

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…

North Yorkshire Water Park
Wykeham (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 m…

Kirklees Light Railway
Huddersfield (Yorkshire & 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.

John Bull World of Rock
Bridlington (Yorkshire & North East England)

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

Yorkshire Air Museum
York (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…

York’s CHOCOLATE Story
York (Yorkshire & 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.

Twycross Zoo
Atherstone (Central 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.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – Yorkshire & North East
Nationwide (Yorkshire & 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…

National Memorial Arboretum
Staffordshire (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…

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Nuneaton (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 Leiceste…

Conkers
Derbyshire (Central England)


Rail Story at Ingrow
Keighley (Yorkshire & 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…

City Cruises York
York (Yorkshire & 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 th…

The Forbidden Corner
Middleham, Leyburn (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…

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens
Ripon (Yorkshire & 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 li…

White Scar Cave
Ingleton (Yorkshire & 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.

The National Coal Mining Museum
Wakefield (Yorkshire & 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 loc…

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure – Central England
Nationwide (Central 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…

Tudor World
Stratford upon Avon (Central 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 hist…

JORVIK Viking Centre
York (Yorkshire & 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.

Go Ape Dalby Forest
Pickering (Yorkshire & 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!

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Hexham (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 s…

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
Rugeley (Central 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.

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum
Stratford upon Avon (Central 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…

Shakespeare’s Family Homes
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, inspiri…

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 entertainme…

Family Visits to The Deep
Hull (Yorkshire & 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.

Bolton Castle
North Yorkshire (Yorkshire & 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 educationa…

Nets Yorkshire
Ripon (Yorkshire & 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 en…

Wensleydale Railway
Northallerton (Yorkshire & 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.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Carnforth (Yorkshire & 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.

Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest
Pickering (Yorkshire & 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 for…

North Bay Railway
Scarborough (Yorkshire & 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 Wat…

Cadbury World
Birmingham (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 th…

Ripon Museums
North Yorkshire (Yorkshire & 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…

The Original Ghost Walk of York
York (Yorkshire & 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.

Skipton Castle
Skipton (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 ar…

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