Winter Newsletter 2017 - Yorkshire & North 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.


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

The Beamish Learning Team is developing two new cross-site themes for secondary schools, Crime & Punishment and Medicine through Time, as part of the Remaking Beamish project.  They are looking for schools to collaborate with them in the development ... read more

The York Dungeon - Take your students on a 75 minute journey through 2000 years of York’s murky history, as a full cast of entertaining theatrical actors bring to life gripping stories of the city's most infamous characters and events - from the Vengeance of the Vikings, to the capture of infamous highway man Dick Turpin in 1739 ... read more

The Deep, Hull - See our new look Lagoon of Light in its final stages of construction from Saturday 11 February. Learn more about how this exhibit has been created (before we add the water!) and hear fascinating facts about the fish who will soon be joining us ... read more

We are excited to announce that JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017! This comes after a multi-million pound re-imagining of the centre and the Vikings of York cannot wait to welcome you and your pupils back to the 10th century ... read more

Prepare to be grabbed eight times at once at the new Octopus Hideout exhibition opening February Half Term at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary! Meet the star of the show Babs, our incredible Giant Pacific Octopus. You will be amazed at her sheer size and beauty. Babs is one of the most intelligent creatures in the marine world and is capable of solving complex puzzles ... read more

Ingleton Waterfall Trail - As a year round attraction, you will have abundant opportunities to view seasonal landscapes and to experience a walk in a waterfall wonderland, whatever the weather ... read more

Skipton Castle - Every school is welcome to come and experience learning out of the classroom putting a whole new meaning on lessons. Watch the expression on the children’s faces as they walk through the gateway and see this magnificent, complete castle – now they will understand what you have been telling them about ... read more

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal - Professional Historical Re-Enactors “Rosa Mundi” will set up their medieval camp in the grounds of the Abbey and will be running lots of interactive activities including: Cooking to authentic recipes, Archery and arrow making, spinning and weaving, medieval games, music and dancing, and lots more ... read more

Thackray Medical Museum’s popular heart dissection workshops are back this half term. Run with the help of medical staff from St James’s University Hospital, these fantastic workshops allow children to get close-up and hands-on as they explore the function and anatomy of an animal heart ... read more

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your name on the front of a steam engine? This February half term, 18th to 26th February, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is giving its younger passengers the chance to have their name on a headboard on the front of a steam locomotive ... read more