Winter Newsletter 2017 - Central & North West England

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Winter edition of our newsletter - now we are all back in the swing of things after Christmas and getting ready for half-term why not take a look at what's happening over the break and into the next few months. 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!

Our new Educational Visits Guide was delivered to schools last month so if you didn't receive a copy or would like another, please get in touch with us here and we'll happily post some out to you.

Also remember that if you are thinking of your annual school trip for 2017 it's not too late, so get in touch and we can put together a bespoke school trip to your requirements to take the pressure off.  Quality accommodation does gets booked up well in advance however so it's worth taking the time to think about next year now, see our tailor made school trips page for some inspiration.


Go Ape - NEW school packages for 2017: school trips from £12 per child with supervising adults going free! Get out of the classroom and bring the whole tribe on an unforgettable adventure. Go Ape offers a great outdoor educational experience that your pupils will never forget ... read more

Recycling Discovery Centres - Whether you are looking for an introduction to recycling, learning how to be more sustainable or need guidance for an eco-council, a visit to Merseyside’s Recycling Discovery Centre fits all. Find out why wasting things does matter and identify actions to reduce, reuse and recycle ... read more

Honister Slate Mine - Life is about doing and being! The highest, coolest, all weather experience for all ages, Honister will have your visitors recalling memories for the rest of their lives ... read more

Trentham Monkey Forest reopens on the 18th February for half term. It’s your first chance to catch a glimpse of the monkeys and see how the babies have grown over the winter ... read more

The iconic and unique Peace Centre has been awarded Warrington’s Hospitality of the year award 2016-17. Having undergone major refurbishments in all its bedrooms, meeting rooms and reception area, visitors are impressed with the “new look” whilst still managing to keep its calm, safe, friendly environment that it is renowned for ... read more

Stratford Butterfly Farm can now offer our visiting schools a choice of two exciting educational tours: the existing ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ tour and new for 2017, ‘Discover the Maya’ a rainforest civilisation ... read more

This spring the British Motor Museum is launching its new under 5’s Mini Motorists mornings and themed Saturday Clubs. The Saturday Clubs run as four, six week, blocks of one hour sessions covering topics from engineering to coding. As well as developing the child’s skills, the clubs also provide a fun and interactive environment where they can make new friends ... read more

All Things Wild is a friendly, safe and captivating learning environment with so much to explore, from animals to dinosaurs.With a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, there really are plenty of things to do, whatever the weather ... read more

Enjoy a unique experience with fascinating insights into the nation’s favourite chocolate brand, plus enrich your visit with a curriculum-linked topic talk at Cadbury World! ... read more

Waddow Hall, set in stunning countryside in the heart of rural Lancashire, offers adventurous activity days and brilliant residentials for your school group. You can stay fully catered in our 17th-century manor house or choose from a range of camping and self-catering options ... read more

The Blackpool Tower Circus Science Shows are fun and interactive educational experienceS which will captivate your pupils and inspire them to explore science further. The Science Shows have been selected for their visual impact, include audience participation and contain WOW moments linked to an array of National Curriculum topics and themes ... read more

National Memorial Arboretum - 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 has announced a large and varied programme of events during 2017 ... read more