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Educational Visits Spring Newsletter

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the spring edition of our newsletter, now we are all settled back in after the Easter break why not take a bit of time to think ahead to the summer and getting out and about with your students. In our newsletter you will find some ideas of places for days out and school trips away, some you will be familiar with but perhaps there is something different to inspire you. 

Also remember that if you are thinking of your annual school trip for next year now is a great time to contact us so we can put together a bespoke school trip to your requirements to take the pressure off. Quality accommodation gets booked up well in advance so it's worth taking the time to think about 2017, see our tailor made school trips page for some inspiration or fill out the enquiry form for a quote.

Below are links to articles supplied by our advertisers giving you some ideas of what they can offer over the coming months and beyond:

Explore behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club and let a host of Arsenal stars share their match day experience with you on a self-guided audio tour of Emirates Stadium ... read more

Cohort Hostel provides a relaxed, informal setting for group learning and is minutes from the Tate, St Ives School of Painting, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Bernard Leach Pottery Studio, as well as the spectacular St Ives beaches and SW Coast Path .... read more

Once again Sneaton Castle Centre has a small amount of money at its disposal from which we can offer small bursaries to schools that are coming to the Centre for a residential visit during 2016 ... read more

Reward your pupils by escaping to Lightwater Valley this spring or summer and let them discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure ... read more

Planning a year group retreat or discovery day? Many schools take their year groups off site for a retreat or discovery day, whether as part of the PSHE curriculum or for a day of discussion, debate and learning on a particular theme ... read more about CCT Conference Centres

Trentham Monkey Forest is now open daily and is the perfect opportunity to combine fun with conservation and animal education as well as English, Science, Art and more ... read more

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) are looking for secondary schools in Camden, Westminster, City of London, Ealing and Kensington & Chelsea for an exciting new legal education project that will inspire and motivate learners and encourage an interest in the law ... read more

Visit The Deep this summer and let your students enjoy a unique and memorable school trip. Travel from the beginning of time in the future and dive into exciting exhibits including the breath-taking coral reef at the Lagoon of Light, slimy critters in the exhibit all about slime, sharks and rays in Endless Oceans and the giants of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest ... read more

Design Me a Rugby Stadium is one the most popular workshops at the World Rugby Museum allowing students to become a Stadium Director for the day. Students design their own working rugby stadium, choosing everything from which geographic location to build the stadium to sourcing fast food outlets for their match day catering ... read more

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) offer unique educational visits for learners using real courtrooms in Manchester and Bolton. Schools are invited to learn more about the law and justice system and the history of crime and punishment through time with engaging courtroom workshops ... read more

Spring is upon us at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol, the perfect season to watch nature come alive with a host of impressive animals enjoying the brighter weather outside, including our African elephants, white rhinos and Big Cats and a few special new additions this season ... read more

Did you know there are over 500 caves under the streets of Nottingham?  Visit the NCCL for a BRAND NEW KS2 learning activity: Nottingham Rocks. Explore the historic caves under the streets of Nottingham in this active, captivating and engaging learning experience ... read more

With 25 years experience and more than 2,000 school trips attending each year, Cadbury World offers a unique experience that gives fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the nation's favourite chocolate brand ... read more

The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a perfect place to bring your school to learn about science. Over the last five years we have welcomed nearly 120,000 school children to enjoy the animals, the grounds, the adventure playground and the train ... read more

The Vindolanda Trust has gained initial support for a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of its internationally significant collection of wooden Roman artefacts and enable the public to see them for the first time ... read more

After a long wet winter, we are well into spring and our children want to go out exploring all that is new this season. At Leighton Hall your school trip can play detective for the day. Leighton Hall has places to explore, mysteries to reveal and secrets to divulge ... read more

Bring your class to Stratford Butterfly Farm for an unforgettable lesson. Set in a lush tropical environment, it's the perfect place to learn about rainforests, insects and the lifecycle of a butterfly ... read more

After an exciting period of work over the winter months, York Racecourse Centre is proud to reveal the first of a number of year-long redevelopments to its guest facilities ... read more

Skipton Castle is one of the best- preserved medieval castles in England and is open every day. Every school is welcome to come and experience learning out of the classroom putting a whole new meaning on lessons ... read more

Due to the popularity of the Free Workshop Offer at Llancaiach Fawr Manor we have decided to extend it for another few weeks.  All bookings for 20 students or more taken in April & May for trips scheduled for June or July school will receive a free Childrens Lives Workshop ... read more

Visit Flamingo Land this spring or summer to discover what we have to offer. Climb aboard thrilling rides in the theme park or discover the amazing animals living within our zoo! With seven unique themed areas, you'll have lots to explore during your day ... read more

The Canterbury Tales are launching a scheme to celebrate Share a Story Month with local primary schools. The scheme is called Whisked Away, and the aim is to encourage children to engage in literature in an active way, fuelling their imaginations, creating their own stories and having the confidence to tell these stories in a performative way ... read more

Planning  ahead?  Looking for a residential experience in a stunning Peak District location?  Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre is now taking bookings for April 2017- March 2018.  A comfortable base from which to experience the wild and wonderful great outdoors ... read more

The Malt Cross Music Hall is hosting an Education Open Evening on Tuesday 17th May 2016 from 4.30pm - 6.30pm. The event is open to all teachers and learning professionals to provide information about educational sessions offered at the Malt Cross ... read more

Kids tv arts and craft sensation Mister Maker is to help thousands of youngsters create their own sea creatures at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary ... read more

Enjoy a fun day out at Manchester Airports Runway Visitor Park. Watch the awesome A380 airplane land or take off, see the breath-taking views across the runways, spot the private jets as they taxi for take-off and then relax with a coffee in our Concorde Coffee House ... read more

The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is dedicated to inspiring and educating children, offering a host of exciting and informative programmes specifically tailored to support their learning and development ... read more

Think Tudor monastery farm … Swanley grange, the home of the education centre at Fountains Abbey, was one of the monastic farms or granges which supported the Medieval monastery .... read more

Thackray Medical Museum will be investigating the eye in a series of eye dissection workshops. Join us between 30 May and 3 June to discover how the cornea, lens, iris and optic nerve work together to create an image of the world ... read more

Burst out of the classroom - with brilliant residentials for primary and secondary schools at Scout Activity Centres across the country ... read more

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail are holding a photographic competition with an adult and junior category. The closing date for entries is 31st October 2016 and the winners will be announced in December ... read more

Bring your school group to Durham Cathedral to take part in one of our exciting workshops or education sessions. In May eight monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India will be visiting the Cathedral and making a Sand Mandala in the North Transept ... read more

Beamish Museum is a multi-award winning living museum where the past of the North East of England is brought to life. Visit a busy Edwardian town street full of bustling shops, head underground at the coal mine, ride on the replica early trains in the Georgian landscape, explore the 1940s Farm or take a trip on the steam powered gallopers at the fair ... read more