Winter Newsletter 2017 - South West England & Wales

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

Camel Creek - Children love visiting Camel Creek Adventure Park because it’s fun and this alone is a great incentive for learning! Our school visits are exciting for children and provide an energetic and interactive environment ... read more

Roves Farm - The end of March is lambing time at Roves Farm. With over 400 lambs expected to be born in the barn, there will be lots of first hand opportunities to get up close and learn all about our animals, and maybe even see a lamb being born! ... read more

Bristol Museums & Art Gallery - Experience Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs and Stone Age to Iron Age , learn about Local History at M Shed with Chocolate, Significant Bristol People and Transatlantic Slave Trade workshops or travel back in time at three historic houses where children can role-play Georgian life, Tutor times and Victorian school days. Read more…

Grittleton House - More bedrooms have been created at our flagship accommodation centre Grittleton House.  We can now offer space for groups of 100 + in the idyllic setting of Grittleton Manor House with free teacher places.  We don’t just offer accommodation; we can plan and manage your whole stay taking the stress out of school trip planning ... read more

Mor Lodge, Newquay - We have been welcoming school residential visits at our lodge since we opened over 5 years ago, including a wide variety of groups from primary and secondary school through to college and university field trips. Guests have included UK and International groups ... read more

Monkey World- Ape Rescue Centre is home to over 250 primates of more than 20 different species. Many have been rescued from abuse or neglect, and Monkey World provides a safe sanctuary with others of their own kind ... read more

CAT Visitor Centre - Schools and group visitors to CAT will begin their adventure as soon as they arrive. Catch a ride on the water-balanced Cliff Railway or a walk up the winding Garden Steps over looking CAT’s organic growing fields and the Snowdonia National Park where you will be met at the visitor centre entrance ... read more

Longleat’s resident animal species are to be joined by a swarm of colossal bugs which will be exhibited amongst the grounds. Amongst back garden frequenters such as bees, ladybirds and a selection of British butterflies, visitors will be able to come face to face with more exotic and unusual creatures such as the orchid mantis, the Madagascar fire millipede and the spine-tingling whip scorpion ... read more

Cheddar Gorge - Your children can dress up, see how tools and fire were made, and stand in the cave area where our ancestors would have lived. With a specially designed museum quiz trail and dedicated time with a costumed demonstrator they can immersive themselves into their prehistory topic ... read more

Find out more about the range of learning opportunities that Avon Wildlife Trust has to offer teachers, practitioners, individuals and families at this free event. There will be interactive tours, workshops and wild play activities, plus lots of information about how you can get involved and get outdoors! ... read more

Calvert Trust Exmoor enables people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities, all on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park ... read more