Spring Newsletter 2017 - Central & North West England

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter - now we are all back in the thick of things after Easter and getting ready for another half-term why not take a look at what's happening over the break and into the next few months in the run up to, and during the Summer holidays.  Many of our advertisers have included details of special events for half-term or information on what's available for school visits so you're sure to find something that will be of interest.

Now is also a great time to think about your annual school trip for 2018 as accommodation gets booked up so far in advance, so get in touch and we can put together a bespoke school trip to your requirements to take the pressure off.  See our tailor made school trips page  or check out our blog for some inspiration.

You should have received a copy of our Educational Visits Guide a few months ago but  if you didn't receive a copy or would like more, please get in touch with us here and we'll happily post some out to you.


Central England

Following a hugely successful 2016 which saw visits from Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Harry, the opening of its new Remembrance Centre and the reopening of the upgraded Armed Forces Memorial, the National Memorial Arboretum is broadening its educational offering with a new programme of special events for learning groups, aimed at enhancing schools’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development programmes or PHSCE schemes of work aimed at KS3-5 students, supplementing its existing offering that caters to KS1 upwards ... read more

Ever wanted to meet a Triceratops? Or a Diplodocus? Or even a T-Rex? Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an extraordinary, new animatronic experience, which will see life-sized DINOSAURS taking over The Birmingham Botanical Gardens from Saturday 20th May to Sunday 4th June 2017 ... read more

At Drayton Manor Park, we put the fun in learning! Make sure you enjoy a fun filled day out when you visit the park and take advantage of booking onto one of our exclusive education sessions open for school groups ... read more

The British Motor Museum will be hosting two themed Curriculum Weeks this term.  Performing Arts Week will run from 12 - 16 June, and Live and Dangerous - a road safety programme aimed at Yr6 pupils, takes place from 3 - 7 July ... read more

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live within these habitats. Key Stage 1 & 2 subjects covered ... read more

North West England

Copeland’s past, present and future combine within 4 floors of interactive fun at the Beacon Museum. Discover how the Vikings lived in ancient West Cumbria, or how the ships of yesteryear were built and navigated. Create your own power station and learn about science that is shaping our future. This spring, the museum unveiled a brand new learning centre that will incorporate exciting new virtual reality resources in coming months ... read more

Make your school trip to Blackpool amazing - from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with breath-taking SkyWalk, to the depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, you’ll be amazed at what’s going on in the resort! ... 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 they can fit your whole group under one roof! ... read more

The Stable at Trafford Hall is set in 14 Acres of stunning countryside and they are your adventure waiting to happen, from Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges and Universities.  They offer bespoke tailor made courses, including team building, bush crafts, forest school or simply an education retreat ... read more

Learn outside the classroom!  This is a great time of year to bring your class to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for a safe, stimulating experience of wetland wildlife ... read more