Get creative with an Art & Design School Trip to York
Welcome to an enriching art and design school trip to the historic city of York, where creativity meets culture. In this detailed itinerary, we will explore how every aspect of your journey is optimized for educational value to ensure that your trip is not only inspiring but also keeps on topic.
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12:00 PM: Your school group arrives in York, setting the stage for an artistic adventure.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Hop-on, Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour of York
Begin your journey with the Hop-on, Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour of York. As students hop aboard, they’ll discover the city’s architectural marvels, from medieval structures to modern design. Expert guides share insights into York’s evolving cityscape.
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Jorvik Viking Centre
The artistic exploration begins at the Jorvik Viking Centre, a renowned historical attraction. This immersive experience allows students to engage with Viking history through interactive exhibits, fostering a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and design.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner
Enjoy a delightful evening meal at a top local restaurant.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Ghost Walk
The evening is dedicated to history and the arts as students join The Original Ghost Walk of York. York’s eerie tales become a source of inspiration for creative storytelling and artwork.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
Start the day with a hearty breakfast that fuels both the mind and body for the adventures ahead.
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: York’s Chocolate Story
Embark on a sweet and educational journey at York’s Chocolate Story, where art and culinary skills combine. Students participate in hands-on chocolate crafting workshops, connecting creativity with gastronomy.
12:00 – 12:30 PM: Lunch
A lunch break at the York Shambles Food Court where you and your students can choose from a variety of worldly cuisines from a selection of great food vendors.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: York Minster
Your school group visits the York Minster, an architectural masterpiece. This Gothic cathedral’s stunning stained glass windows and intricate stone carvings offer endless opportunities for artistic expression and documentation.
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: York Art Gallery
Immerse your students in the world of art at the York Art Gallery. This museum houses an impressive collection of paintings, ceramics, and contemporary art. Students can explore various art movements, from classical to modern, and gain inspiration for their own artistic creations. The gallery also offers art workshops and educational programs tailored to school groups.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Evening Meal
Dinner is served at a restaurant that not only offers delicious meals but also embodies York’s rich history, enriching the overall cultural experience.
8:30 PM: The day concludes with collaborative art projects back at the accommodation, reinforcing the day’s artistic learnings.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
The final day begins with a nutritious breakfast, providing the energy needed for the day’s activities.
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: City Cruises York
A scenic cruise along the River Ouse with City Cruises York offers breathtaking views that inspire artistic creations. The tranquil journey allows students to connect with York’s natural beauty.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: York Castle Museum
At the York Castle Museum, students can delve into collections highlighting sweet memories. They’ll discover vintage packaging, advertising, and artifacts related to chocolates and confectionery, providing a rich context for the art and design of packaging and branding over time. This engaging experience offers a fresh angle on the intersection of art, design, and everyday objects.
2:00 PM: Departure home
It’s time to bid farewell to York, count the children and board the coach for the journey home.
Relieve the Stress
Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
- Quality Accommodation
- Entry to attractions
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches
- FREE teacher places
- Information packs
- Personal guides available
- Risk assessments
- 24 hour support