Winter Newsletter 2018

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 2018 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 too, visit our new dedicated school trips site for more information and inspiration.


Join the hunt to find the hidden chicks and a golden egg by following an Easter trail around the Bank of England Museum!... read more

Wrap up warm and join Birmingham Botanical Gardens this February half-term for some winter fun! There will be lots of fun activities for all weathers, such as; arts and crafts, live animal presentations, bug hunting, story trails, and face painting ... read more

Alongside the daily programme of activity, visiting groups can support their learning by attending one of the special events and workshops. Held throughout the year at the National Memorial Arboretum these Focus Features have been designed to promote learner's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development ... read more

Monkey World had a busy 2017, with 19 new arrivals at the park! Come and meet the latest addition to Europe’s only orangutan nursery, Mimi, who came all the way from Moscow ... read more

For just £5 per student, go behind the scenes at one of London's most iconic sporting venues. The Kia Oval has lots to offer with it’s Royal affinity to HRH Prince of Wales, being the birthplace of cricket’s Ashes and host of football’s first FA Cup Final ... read more

Say hello to the four new ferret boys at Bristol Zoo Gardens; Edison, Gandalf, Tesla and Darwin have joined the education animal collection and they love cuddles, snuggling together and rolling around in their ball pit! ... read more

Are you looking for fun and engaging outdoor learning opportunities that support the National Curriculum, enrich learning and deepen understanding of the natural world. Wild Place Project could be the perfect destination for your next school trip ... read more

Building on its successful 2017 Curriculum Weeks programme, the British Motor Museum is pleased to announce Science Week for the 2018 spring term ... read more

Looking to develop your students’ key skills and prepare them for the wider world? Go Ape have developed a range of ground-based challenges that help children heighten their communication, problem-solving and leadership skills ... read more

At Conkers Discovery, they are proud once again to be working with the Yeo Theatre Company and are extremely excited to be able to offer yet another round of absolutely brilliant Heritage Theme Days in March 2018! ... read more

Unlock access to 150 years of real-life branding and packaging case studies for your GCSE/A Level Business Studies and Art & Design students at the Museum of Brands. Bring classroom study to life with the free, curriculum-linked worksheets, designed to aid students in understanding, critiquing and being inspired by brands from OXO to Easy Jet ... read more

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth’s outdoor centre, is an established site located in the stunning New Forest National Park. The centre offers an extensive range of adventure activities, field studies activities and outdoor learning programmes that are linked to the National Curriculum and are independently quality assured ... read more

Wetlands are wonderful whatever the weather! Spring is a fantastic time to visit WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre with your class. Compare spring textures, sounds and smells to other seasons ... read more

Bring your class to Stratford Butterfly Farm for an unforgettable lesson. Set in a beautiful, lush tropical environment, with hundreds of free flying butterflies, it’s the perfect place for children to learn about rainforests, insects and lifecycles ... read more

Visitors to New Forest Wildlife Park will have the thrill of seeing some exciting new arrivals in 2018 as more animals and birds are moved down from the Chestnut Centre in Derbyshire ... read more

Bring your childrens’ learning to life with the latest workshop programme at Bristol Museums. Seasonal specials include a roar-tastic Dinosaur Takeover to Tudor portraits at the historic Red Lodge, a Giant Adventure Story at Blaise Castle Estate and the delicious story of Chocolate at M Shed ... read more

Splash into spring by getting your pupils out and about at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, exploring adaptations in nature or becoming conservation scientists in a safe outdoor learning environment ... read more

The new World Rugby Museum is now open and it is bigger, better, brighter and even more interactive than before. Available in conjunction with stadium tour and free educational workshop, this makes a visit to Twickenham Stadium ideal for any school trip ... read more

World of Wedgwood is an award-winning visitor centre and Global Brand Experience, where visitors can discover the iconic brand founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. Featuring a V&A museum collection, award winning factory tour and creative activity studios ... read more

Spring is a great time to come visit WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. The reserve is bursting with new life just waiting to be explored. Whether you are looking for hands on, enquiry led activities or just a fun introduction to the natural world the friendly team can tailor each session to your needs ... read more

Discover colourful and charismatic species when Marwell Zoo open their biggest ever exhibit this Easter – a new Tropical House. Spend time with playful primates at Lemur Loop – now open. Plus, don’t miss out on booking an exciting hands-on workshop! ... read more

West Midland Safari Park is a great place to visit during term time, but what about the holidays? Our School Holiday Clubs are perfect for young animal-enthusiasts. Not forgetting teachers, who are welcomed to our dedicated Teacher Open Days… read more

At Drayton Manor Park, they put the fun in learning! Make sure you enjoy a fun filled day out when you visit the park and take advantage of booking onto one of the exclusive education sessions open for school groups ... read more

What was life like as a Victorian maid? How did the Victorians cook? Find out with a visit to Beaulieu’s recently restored Victorian Kitchen at Palace House, the ancestral home of the Montagu family ... read more

2018 will see some new sessions across the curriculum and the old favourites are still there to come and take part in at Colchester Zoo! ... read more

Spring is a fantastic time of year at WWT London Wetland Centre, with a wide range of enquiry-based sessions to suit every key stage, and chances for your learners to get hands-on with our wonderful wetland habitats. So why not book a visit to get closer to nature this term? ... read more