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Educational Visits UK Summer Newsletter 2017

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Summer edition of our newsletter, here you will find information on what's happening over the Summer holidays for families and children as well as details of up and coming events for the Autumn term for school days out or workshops.

School Trips Service

You may have just returned from your annual school trip but it's never too early to think about next year, with good quality accommodation being booked up well in advance. Let us take the pressure off and organise your next trip for you, from accommodation and transport, daily activities to evening meals and entertainment. Visit the Tailor Made School Trips page of our website and look out for the dedicated website coming soon.

Educational Visits Guide
You will have received copies of our Educational Visits Guide earlier in the year but we still have copies available if you would like to receive any for your school or youth group - visit The Guide page of our website to view online or you can request copies. For those who live or are visiting Yorkshire over the Summer we also produce a Go Yorkshire Mini Guide so again, if you would like a copy please get in touch.

Enjoy the Summer and look out for the next newsletter in September!

The team at Eduational Visits UK


Summer Holiday Fun


Summer Art Clubs at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum - Thursdays throughout summer holidays. Half hour sessions starting at 2pm, 2.45pm & 3.30pm ... read more

It’s baby season at Trentham Monkey Forest in Stoke on Trent. Come along and meet the new arrivals this summer as they take their first steps and explore the forest ... read more

This summer Gillmoss and Bidston Recycling Discovery Centres are holding open days to show visitors what happens after their recycling has been collected ... read more

Join Birmingham Botanical Garden this summer for a relaxing stroll, or even a picnic, in the beautiful blooming Gardens, or visit for one of the thrilling themed events for guaranteed adventure and excitement ... read more

This summer Marwell Zoo will become the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals. Over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, will be installed around the park, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature ... read more

Get creative this summer as The Deep celebrate Hull’s year as City of Culture. They are challenging you to show off your creative skills in craft corner to help  create a giant montage showcasing your favourite things about The Deep. But first, you have to have to explore the attraction to remind yourself of which exhibits you love, as well as discovering some of the newest additions ... read more

Join Dusty Duck’s Wildlife Rangers this summer, helping you explore the amazing birds and bugs of WWT Martin Mere. The birds are rearing their young and many are getting ready to fly South in the autumn. Bring your school for the arrival of the wild geese in October and take part in one of our first class learning sessions ... read more

This summer, meet some of the newest safari stars and get closer than ever to the amazing wildlife at Woburn Safari Park ... 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 and truly encapsulates nature at its best. You should allow two and a half to four hours to complete the trail, depending on your fitness levels ... read more

There’s plenty to keep kids busy over the school summer holidays with a range of fun activities at the Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Chapel-en-le-Frith ... read more

The family oriented  summer show at Victoria Art Gallery sets out to mine this rich seam of dragon lore through images created by some of the UK’s best children’s illustrators and writers, from EH Shepard and Alex Scheffler to Quentin Blake and Cressida Cowell ... read more

Come and experience the Summer of Science at Camel Creek Adventure Park If you’re looking for a catalyst for scintillating summer fun, then come down to Camel Creek Adventure Park for our sensational Summer of Science! ... read more

There's so much going on at Drusillas Park this summer! Check out the website for character event days including Peppa Pig and George, Dangermouse, The Gruffalo and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol. Plus tonnes of play, new rides and all the usual animal magic! ... read more

Rain or shine, this summer, walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools at Stratford Butterfly Farm. Discover the fascinating link the Farm has to the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation. We have the Maya to thank for discovering chocolate! ... read more

Calling all Banknote detectives, the Bank of England Museum needs your help this summer! Could you tell a real banknote from a fake? Explore the Museum using your detective skills to solve the puzzles ... read more

Fantastic hands-on FREE activities for the kids, engaging sustainable energy exhibitions and a beautiful green setting with gardens, allotments and woodland adventures – all in one great day out at the Centre for Alternative Technology! ... read more

Family fun, New activities, New interactives, New exhibitions and much more at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham ... read more

Over the summer holidays the Skipton Castle is transported back in time with most weekends hosting a medieval re-enactment. For full details ... read more

Crime and Law: Exclusive package for Summer 2017 at Greater Manchester Police Museum . Ideal for Holiday Clubs and Youth Groups ... read more

This summer Bristol Museums are putting on a range of workshops for 8-13 years olds and 14-17 years olds. Whether you have budding artists, creative writers or want-to-be performers on your hands, check out the inspirational one day educational workshops available at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed ... read more

There is so much to do for families this summer at WWT Llanelli as they launch ‘Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers’. Record your day of wild adventure in your fantastic Wildlife Ranger log book ... read more

Every day throughout the summer holidays you can discover a world of wildlife at WWT Slimbridge with Dusty Duck. Each task you take on will earn you a sticker and take you one step closer to becoming a Wildlife Ranger! ... read more

Book a summer adventure at WWT Washington Wetland Centre and pond dip to see which creatures lurk underwater, comparing them to the mini -beasts in Hollowood ... read more

School & Term Time Activities

Two-day weekend residential packages tailored to your school's needs. Hilltop Outdoor Centre has re-packaged their two-day weekend breaks, giving your pupils the opportunity to experience the high-quality facilities and activities on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays - avoiding the busy school week and at an exceptional price ... read more

Emirates Spinnaker Tower is refreshing its educational offering with three brand new resources developed by award-winning school programmes specialist Minds Ignited, ready for classes to visit from September 2017. The resources have been compiled for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, utilising the Tower’s unique characteristics to offer an engaging experience before, during and after a visit. ... read more

Discover the secret life of the Tudors for yourself and of course what life was really like during Shakespeare's time with Tudor World.  Take your place at an Elizabethan dining table; rest in a four-poster bed; sit on the throne or watch true tales of 'the old beliefs'! From Tudor pubs; to plague and poo ... read more

Come to UKSA on your next school trip and enjoy the multi-activities visits UKSA are renowned for. Activities are tailored to your group’s desire and can include; kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, dinghy sailing and more. We can accommodate groups of all sizes ... read more

Thrills and Spills at Beaulieu! Crack codes, see wacky inventions and discover the story of speed. With over 800 years of history in one place, there’s nothing like it! ... read more

Visit Hautbois Activity Centre with your school or college to experience a fun and exciting high-quality learning outside the classroom; students can take part in outdoor adventures that will enable them to develop, grow and learn in an informal, supportive way ... read more

If you are looking for an educational, fun and exciting venue, then look no further, because Kent Life is the answer! Hands on and interactive, during one of our special Autumn theme days, children meet characters from the past and discover what life was like at the time ... read more

The East Baths area of the Roman Baths, adjacent to the famous Great Bath, has reopened with new displays immersing visitors in the sights and sounds of the Roman bath house ... read more

New school packages at Go Ape, available to redeem at 31 locations nationwide. Reduced price entry for schoolchildren and supervising adults go free. Enjoy an outdoor school trip in the canopy on a Tree Top Junior or Tree Top Adventure ... read more

Every school is welcome to come and experience learning out of the classroom putting a whole new meaning on lessons at Skipton Castle. Watch the expression on the children’s faces as they walk through the gateway and see this magnificent, complete castle – now they will understand what you have been telling them about ... read more

On a behind-the-scenes guided stadium tour you will learn how a ‘Cabbage Patch’ became the world’s most famous rugby stadium; from hosting its first international in 1910 to delivering the spectacular 2015 Rugby World Cup, Twickenham has cemented its reputation as rugby’s greatest stage ... read more

British Motor Museum launches its new Primary Schools programme for the 2017/18 academic year. Popular new workshops include History Detectives (KS2) & Engineering Apprentices (KS2&3) while the Curriculum Weeks on offer include History Week 25-29 September, Science Week 9-13 October & Coding Week 13-17 November. History Week is filling up fast so call now to book! ... read more

From inclusive and interactive group workshops to the perfect residential school trip, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) invites primary or secondary school groups to immerse themselves into a world of sustainable energy this autumn ... read more

SEA LIFE Blackpool have launched a rainforest conservation awareness campaign featuring an array of creatures, such as Giant African land snails; hissing and death head cockroaches; praying mantis and giant grubs. Its aim is to highlight the vital role insects play in our rainforests ... 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

With our expertise in informal outdoor learning and world-famous Scouting heritage, Scout Adventures have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life ... read more

When you step into Hazard Alley it is like entering a film set. Working your way through our 12 life-sized interactive hazard scenarios you will work out how best to handle each situation. It is fast, fun and fulfilling. Each participant is guided every step of the way and receives an activity pack on completion ... read more

Autumn is a wonderful season for a visit to WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a time of change with birds arriving from the north for the winter, the last chance to see some of our summer residents and less crowds on site ... read more

Summer is a great time to come visit WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. The reserve is bursting with wetland wildlife just ready to be explored ... read more