Winter Newsletter 2017 - London & South East 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.


Leeds Castle in Kent welcomes school visits from all over the UK and is proud to have been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education. Themed workshops, delivered by a trained education co-ordinator, cover a range of UK National Curriculum topics such as Drama, History, Art and much more. Pupils will visit the castle to discover almost 900 years of history including Tudor life and the 1920s ... read more

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

In2action have been offering residential activity trips for nine years and we have recently added a sixth centre to our portfolio.  In a prime location just off the M25 Newland Park has all the facilities required for a great school residential trip ... read more

Paultons Park - New for 2017, students can come face-to-face with a tame T-rex in Paultons Park’s new workshop. Great for KS1 and KS2, children will be invited inside the T-rex enclosure for a memorable meet and greet, filled with facts and information from a Park Ranger ... read more

Woburn Safari Park will be welcoming back Peppa Pig during the half term holidays, when she visits for the day on Wednesday 15th February. She will be appearing down at the Mammoth Play Ark at intervals throughout the day and visitors will be able to attend these special meet and greet sessions to have their photo taken with Peppa ... read more

The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction has launched a brand new educational workshop, designed to engage pupils in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and medieval life. The Chaucer Challenge sees classes take on a carousel of four Chaucer themed activities in the one hour workshop, working in small groups to complete each task together before finishing with a true or false quiz ... read more

At Avon Tyrrell, we provide outdoor learning and development opportunities for young people to ensure they have the opportunity to experience, learn and develop. Located in the New Forest National Park, the centre is a great base for Learning Outside the Classroom with all activities linking to the National Curriculum ... read more

Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out for school trips that includes the best small zoo in Europe! You’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas ... read more

Emirates Spinnaker Tower will launch three brand new educational resources this Spring and is offering three classes the exciting opportunity to be the first to try them FREE! ... read more

Celtic Harmony Camp is now the biggest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in the UK after completing the thatching of their five new roundhouses at the prehistory village near Hertford ... read more

Foxlease - You can stay in our Georgian Manor house, camp outside or visit our tented village, while our range of catering options will satisfy the needs of every group. Your pupils can enjoy a variety of activities to suit all ages and abilities that link to key stages in the national curriculum and support learning outside the classroom ... read more

ICANDO - Situated a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, ICANDO, one of Girlguiding’s flagship activity centres, is newly refurbished following a two year building project to update the whole of Girlguiding Headquarters ... read more

Blackland Farm Activity Centre - Whether you are looking for an adventurous activity day, brilliant residential or just a great learning space outdoors, Blackland Farm near East Grinstead has something to offer ... read more