South West of England

School Trips in South West of England

South West England is an area rich in possibilities, from myths to water-sports, it has it all!

School trips to South West of England offer schools a wealth of learning opportunities and experiences outside the classroom.

Somerset and Avon

Discover the historical cities of Bath and Bristol that offer first class museums and attractions to visit. Both cities provide an ideal base to explore the area with top attractions including Stonehenge, Longleat and Westonbirt Arboretum all nearby.  The choice of quality attractions and itineraries in our view make this a great alternative destination to London.

Devon and Dorset

Devon and Dorset, famous for its Jurrassic Coastline, is a great location known for its rich folklore, as well as its traditions and customs.  With two National Parks there are plenty of outdoor activity opportunities and centres based in the area.


The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table is based at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. Cared for by English Heritage this magnificent castle clings dramatically to the cliffs.  If you are lucky you will spot seals in the sea below. The parish church of Tintagel, St Materiana’s, is an interesting place to stop records show that a church has stood on this site since the 6th century and  you are able to arrange a tour with the local vicar to tell you about its history.

Cornwall is famous for its stunning coastline offering great resources for geography field trips.  Spend a day on one of the stunning sandy beaches by enjoying a surfing lessons or one of the many other water sports or activities that are available and immerse your students in its natural beauty.

The Eden project, with its giant golf balls house different climates of the world including tropical rainforests and temperate/Mediterranean.  Make sure you include one of their excellent workshops to involve and teach your pupils about our world.

Cornwall’s rich history and the tales of pirates, smugglers of days gone by will enthrall them.  Another is that Cornwall has its own language, Cornish. Cornish is a Celtic language spoken mainly in Cornwall as Kernow and there are an estimated 3,000 speakers today.


South West of England School Trips

Relieve the Stress

Educational visits to South West England give an opportunity to experience a beautiful region with a coastline along both the Bristol Channel and English Channel. Bristol is a stunning harbour city, always popular with school trips and home to both Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. It also has a variety of historic houses, museums, and galleries, Nearby Bath is also well worth a visit with its incredible Roman hot spring baths. Other South West areas popular with school trips include Wiltshire, home to the stone circle of Stonehenge as well as Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Travel is School Trips UK’s business and our extensive list of contacts, from accommodation providers to tourist attractions, mean that we can organise your trip with ease allowing your school to enjoy the visit with no worries.

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