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Our New Educational Visits Guide is now out!

Written by: Elmtree Press

As many of you will already be aware, we have been publishing our essential guide to the best places for your school trip, for many years.  The Educational Visits Guide is distributed to all schools throughout England and also to other organisations such as Scout and Guide Groups, and has proved to be a firm favourite.

However, did you know that we can also plan and arrange all aspects of your school trip for you, making sure it takes place with the minimum of stress for all concerned?  We fully appreciate that a teacher’s life is full of paperwork and performance related issues so our intention is to arrange a bespoke school trip, encompassing any aspects of the National Curriculum you wish to include. We sort it all out for you from arranging transport, booking accommodation and visits, through to packed lunches and theatre tickets!

Here are a couple of sample itineraries to give you a basic idea of what we can do, but what we really love is to plan a trip which your students will never forget!

Trip to London
What’s Included:
♦ Accommodation
♦ All meals
♦ Coach travel
♦ Admission to attractions and activities

Key Facts:
London is the undisputed capital of culture, with over 40 world class museums many of which are FREE! There is so much to see and do that we have schools coming back each year to discover something new. A great resource for any subject. This itinerary is for a history and English trip but London is a terrific city for most subjects.
DAY 1 Travel to London arriving in the afternoon to check in to your accommodation. Take in the city’s most spectacular views from the London Eye. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before a guided Ghost Walk of the old city.
DAY 2 Visit the Bank of England Museum for educational talk and tour with the chance to hold a real gold bar! Enjoy an early dinner nearby then back to the Globe for an evening performance.
DAY 3 A relaxing start with a Thames River Cruise; disembark at St Pauls Cathedral for a tour then on to Covent Garden for an afternoon’s shopping. After dinner at your accommodation, enjoy a fabulous West End Show.
DAY 4 Visit the British Museum for an education session followed by a self guided tour. After a short break for lunch, say farewell to the city and head for home.

Trip to Bath and Bristol
What’s Included:
♦ Accommodation
♦ All meals
♦ Coach travel
♦ Admission to attractions and activities

Key Facts:
South West England has so much to offer including beautiful coastlines, countryside and a multitude of historical sites. This trip to Bath & Bristol combines history, science, wildlife and nature but it’s also an ideal destination for many other subjects.
DAY 1 Travel to Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre for a Keepers’ talk bespoke to your group followed
by a trip around the park. Late afternoon travel to your accommodation and take time to settle in and explore the grounds after dinner.
DAY 2 Visit the Roman Baths where you can learn about Roman Life followed by lunch in the nearby Parade Gardens if the weather is fine. In the afternoon, visit the Fashion Museum – enjoy a talk and tour of the museum and the current exhibition. Enjoy a spooky guided Ghost Walk around the city before returning to your hotel for dinner and time to relax.
DAY 3 Visit Bristol and M Shed museum located in the historic dockyard for a history session tailored to your studies. After lunch bring the past to life with object handling and role play at one of three historic houses in the city. Return to accommodation for dinner and games.
DAY 4 Depart for the final day of your trip to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park - an exciting place with so much to see and do. Make sure you take a boat trip to get up close to the sea lions on the lake. See all the amazing animals including the famous lions and enjoy the other exciting activities on offer. Depart late afternoon for the journey back to school.
Why not send us details of your requirements and we will do our best to make it a School Trip to Remember!