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Autumn Newsletter 2017

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Autumn edition of our newsletter, now we are all back after the Summer break why not take a look at what's to do over the coming months in the run up to Christmas.


New Dedicated School Trip Planning Website

Earlier this month we launched our new www.schooltripsuk.com website where you can find interaries and ideas for your next school trip so now is a great time to think about your annual visits for 2018 as good quality accommodation does get booked up well in advance.  Also remember that all the trips we are organise are bespoke so you don't have to stick to our set itineraries, just cherry-pick the best bits and we can advise on how to make the most out of your trip based around your subject or location requirements. For a no-obligation quote fill our the enquiry form here and we'll come back to you with some ideas and prices.


Below is information supplied by our advertisers on what they are up to over the next term and into 2018 so click on the links to find our more:

Whether you are looking for an adventurous activity day, brilliant residential or just a great learning space outdoors, Blackland Farm near East Grinstead has something to offer. Your pupils can enjoy an extensive range of activities, from bouldering and high ropes to kayaking and orienteering, that link to key stages in the national curriculum and support learning outside the classroom  ... read more

Located in the heart of the New Forest, Foxlease offers adventurous activity days and brilliant residentials for your school group. You can stay in our Georgian Manor house, camp outside or visit our tented village, while our range of catering options will satisfy the needs of every group ... read more

ICANDO is a perfect London base for your school group for day visits and overnight stays. You can explore the capital, run a variety of fun activities to nurture creativity and imagination or take part in team building and adventure based activities ... read more

Waddow Hall, set in stunning countryside in the heart of rural Lancashire, offers adventurous activity days and brilliant residentials for your school group. You can stay fully catered in our 17th-century manor house or choose from a range of camping and self-catering options ... read more

If you are looking for an educational, fun and exciting venue, then look no further, because Kent Life is the answer! With our range of workshops and demonstrations, historical houses and buildings and variety of farm animals, we can cover nearly every aspect of the curriculum. If there’s something in particular you are looking for, please contact our Education Officer – we love to add new topics to our programme ... read more

Bristol Museums offer a range of award-winning school workshops delivered across five museum sites: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum and M Shed. In August the learning team were thrilled to hear that M Shed scooped the ‘Sandford Award for Heritage Education’ an award which recognises quality education programme in place at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. Discover more about the Bristol Museums education programme with our guest blog … read more

There’s a brand NEW gallery to explore at Eureka! The Spark Gallery hosts exciting temporary exhibitions that change regularly. Until December 2017, pupils can experience the power of creative technology in digiPlaySpace. This award-winning interactive digital art exhibition features multi-media installations by acclaimed international artists ... read more

Monkey World- Ape Rescue Centre is home to over 250 primates of more than 20 different species. Many have been rescued from abuse or neglect, and Monkey World provides a safe sanctuary with others of their own kind. Combining fun with education, half hourly talks by Primate Care staff explain all about man’s closest relatives ... read more

How did the Victorians cook and what did they eat? What was life like as a kitchen maid or a footman? Find out with a visit to Beaulieu’s newly restored Victorian Kitchen! ... read more

The four and a half mile Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK, truly encapsulating nature at its best. Educational visitors can explore nature and geological features, including Thornton Force that falls 14 metres over limestone ... read more

Calvert Trust Exmoor, the South West’s premier outdoor activity destination for people with all types of disabilities, is now taking school residential bookings for 2018 ... read more

In2action have been offering residential activity trips for nine years and our newest centre is in a prime location just off the M25. Newland Park has all the facilities required for a great school residential trip ... read more

Looking to give your pupils a learning experience they will never forget? Get out of the classroom and bring the National Curriculum to life with a Go Ape school trip. What better way to learn about classroom subjects than to put them into practice in the trees, tackling wobbly crossings, Tarzan Swings and zip wires ... read more

Experience the magic of Christmas past at Beamish, with fantastic festive activities, from 20th November to 22nd December.  Take a trip back in time and be part of traditional Christmas celebrations ... read more

With the delights of Newcastle, Durham and Northumberland on our doorstep, where better to stay this Autumn? Albatross, the award-winning Hostel located in Newcastle City Centre, has dorms ranging from 2 to 12 beds. Praised for our friendliness, cleanliness and safety, we’re the perfect North-East accommodation choice ... read more

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 ... read more

Our biggest thrill at Stratford Butterfly Farm is inspiring a group of eager young minds by transporting them into the depths of a Belizean rainforest. That first step will hit you with tropical heat, flashes of colour, the sounds of bird calls, rushing waterfalls and the smells of new growth. Our aim is to immerse the children into an environment they might otherwise never see. One easy(!) coach trip can transport the children around the world ... read more

Museums in Bath and North East Somerset will host an array of special events and activities this October half-term as part of Museums Week (21-29 October 2017) ... read more

Looking for the perfect venue for your school, organisation or charity group celebrations? Play Factore is the UK’s leading indoor entertainment arena catering to guests from 6 months to 16 years and at over 26 000 sq. ft. you can be sure we can fit your whole group under one roof! ... read more

Autumn is a great time to come visit WWT Arundel. The reserve is bursting with wetland wildlife just ready to be explored.Whether you are looking for hands on enquiry led activities, or just a fun introduction to the natural world, our team can tailor each session to your needs ... read more

This autumn, explore our wetlands to discover more about birds, flight and migration as thousands of ducks and waders fly to the centre from the Arctic to spend their winter in Wales at WWT Llanelli ... read more

Autumn is a wonderful season for a visit to WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a time of change with leaves turning vibrant colours across the site and a changeover of the birds with the summer migrants leaving and the winter residents arriving ... read more

This is a fantastic time to come and visit for an amazing learning experience outdoors. An explosion of colour and sound awaits you this autumn and winter time at WWT Slimbridge. Come early on in the term to help your class get to know each other whilst enjoying the outdoors ... read more

Book an Autumn adventure and bring your school to Washington Wetland Centre for a curriculum-linked learning experience in the ever colourful outdoors ... read more

It is that time of year when the bookings for adventurous activities slow down. Carlton Lodge start to get busy mid -March and from post SATs they have very few vacancies left until the beginning of November ... read more

Autumn marks the start of the Celtic New Year, with Samhain (pronounced ‘sowin’) and is a time of hope for the coming year. This Autumn is the perfect time to for you to plan your 2018 day or residential trip into Prehistory and sleep in a roundhouse at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement ... read more

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