School Trips to York

Written by: Little

In the beautiful medieval city of York, there’s a wealth of history and great places to see -  it’s an exciting and inspiring spot for educational school trips! There’s so much to do, you might even want to stay a few days - which won’t be a problem as we also have great accommodation providers there too!

The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary but it is a great day out!


An outing to Jorvik gives children the opportunity to learn about the real Viking settlement of Jorvik which stood on the site one thousand years ago. Your pupils will have the chance to explore the Viking street of Coppergate , see how it was discovered and investigate the evidence left behind.  You can see, touch, hear and even smell the past

Yorkshire Air Museum

Just outside of York is the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial.  It is the largest independent air museum in Britain and occupies a 22 acre parkland site on the former World War II  RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington. It has 15 top class exhibitions and over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles, many of which are still in working order.  With all of the recent World War II celebrations, it is an excellent way of bringing this part of Britain’s heritage to life.

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story’s educational program can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect. All of the workshop sessions at York's Chocolate Story have been carefully put together to enhance school trips and to help teaching professionals meet with their learning objectives.You can explore the origins of cocoa, find out how to taste chocolate like an expert  and have a go at making chocolate yourself!

The Original Ghost Tour

This famous tour is perhaps better suited to old children, and promises  a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of Ancient York, through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from the immense History of York and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty, walking in the very footsteps of those who have passed before and will be sure to add a certain fun factor to your school trips!

Need more inspiration? Head over to our attractions page and find out about more exciting ideas for your next school trip.