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Summer Newsletter 2016 - South & Wales

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Summer edition of our newsletter, now we are getting geared up for the Summer holidays why not take a look at what's to do over the break with your family and beyond into the Autumn term for schools.

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.

The great British summer is here and whatever the weather, adventure doesn’t stop. Grab your Tribe and come on down to your local forest for some fun at Go Ape. Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity, and a little bit of rain only makes the course muddier and that extra bit more fun ... read more

Scout Activity Centres have over 100 years’ experience delivering challenge, adventure and fun to young people and welcome thousands of Primary and Secondary school pupils to their network of nine centres across the UK every year ... read more

London & South East

From 23rd July to 4th September, WWT London Wetland Centre have a Top Trumps trail on offer giving you the chance to try and beat them at a game of the popular card game. They've put eight giant Top Trumps cards around the Centre which have been specially chosen to represent some of their favourite wetland animals ... read more

The original Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing tour, Thames River Services operates sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier and St Katharine's Pier to Greenwich and The Thames Flood Barrier ... read more

The Emirates Spinnaker Tower has unveiled its brand new entrance experience, the result of a six figure investment from managing operators Continuum Attractions, which includes a redeveloped admissions area and the introduction of an animated pre-show ... read more

Celtic Harmony Camp, the Iron Age Camp near Hertford, has seen dramatic growth in recent months as a host of newly built roundhouses have sprung up! Created to teach KS2 pupils about how ancient Britain developed and changed in the period of history running from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, Celtic Harmony has been doing just that for the past 18 years ... read more

Offering a range of curriculum-linked workshops and activities, a visit to Beaulieu is the perfect way to bring learning to life and admission includes entry to all these attractions: In the National Motor Museum, see over 250 stunning vehicles on display from every motoring era. Visit Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538 and talk to costumed guides. Liven up Medieval and Tudor study days by visiting the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey. Or step into the world of espionage at the Secret Army Exhibition .... read more

Keep children entertained in the school holidays at Leeds Castle in Kent, with a host of activities included in the daily entrance ticket ... read more

Don’t miss Marwell’s Zany Zebras this summer in Southampton and Marwell Zoo. For 10 weeks from 16 July, 150 brightly coloured sculptures will adorn the city streets and a miniature replica trail will be hosted at the zoo creating two fun, family friendly trails for all to enjoy ... read more

Why not use one of the three CCT centres as a base for a family holiday and discover the Peak District, Norfolk Broads or even the free museums in London? Or do some fun and educational days out, to some of the great adventure centres, country parks and historic sites nearby? ... read more

During the school summer holidays The Observatory Science Centre will be running a number of half day interactive Children’s Workshops. Booking is essential as places are limited. Full details can be found on our website together with our full programme of events and activities for 2016 ... read more

As well as all the safety scenarios to explore in Hazard Alley they have special guests bringing a fire engine, a police vehicle, a lorry and lots more on their annual open day. With a quiz, hunt the bear competition, cake stall and BBQ, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy ... read more

NCCL delivers educational programmes for groups at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, which houses both the Court of Appeal and the High Court ... read more

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre have enhanced their popular Nature Explorer programme this summer. New activities will keep your kids busy exploring the outdoors and discovering nature.   The whole family can join in riding the boat safari around the islands, pond dipping and crafts ... read more

South West England & Wales

Check out St Ives from a base at Cohort Hostel over the summer and see all the things it has to offer school groups all year round. Use it as an opportunity to scout out sketching spots, find the best rockpools for geography seminars and try some of the activities which are perfect ways for your class to bond ... read more

With a host of impressive animals indoors and outdoors, including our African elephants, white rhino, feisty big cats and gentle giraffes you’ll be amazed at the variety of nature you’ll see within the sprawling 100 acre park Noah's Ark Zoo .... read more

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, is home to over 260 rescued and rehabilitated primates of 20 different species. Visit the park to learn all about the individual characters and how they came to live at this award winning centre ... read more

With the end of term looming, why not treat your class to an out-of-this world adventure through space and time at the Doctor Who Experience? Beginning at the Gallifrey Museum embark on a journey with the Curator to the heart of the TARDIS, your pupils will become the Twelfth Doctor’s companion and battle with some of the Doctor’s scariest foes and help save the universe ... read more

Visit WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre between 21 July – 4 September and armed with your very own passport of discovery, enjoy adventure after adventure, recording your progress by collecting stickers along the way! And you’ll learn about wonderful, wetland wildlife at the same time ... read more

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre's summer highlight is the launch of the new Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Dusty along with 14 GIANT celebrity designed models are scheduled to land at Slimbridge in July. Dusty is on an exciting adventure, exploring and trying new things and of course making friends along the way! ... read more