When you think of visiting Cornwall you immediately think of the beautiful wide sandy beaches of the North Atlantic coast and the sheltered coves of the South Coast an ideal place for a family holiday but a long way to go for a school trip.
Well don’t be so sure, we have taken many schools to visit this wonderful area of Britain. Rich in history, myths and legends and a great place to study geography and geology, it is a magical place. From early spring, the high hedgerows and banks are full of wild flowers and there is plenty to see and do. There are plenty of places to stop for a break half way which will inspire your pupils and make sure that your trip gets off to a great start. Iconic Stonehenge, a place that all children should visit, is an ideal place to stretch your legs and set you in the mood for the week ahead.
More to See
- St Michael’s Mount
- Geevor Tin Mines
- Camel Creek Adventure Park,
- Minnack Theatre
- Tate St Ives
- Barbara Hepworth’s House & Museum
- Or learn to surf – no trip to Cornwall would be complete without trying the county’s favourite sport!
Other Trips in This Region
Depart School and travel to Cornwall. Prehistoric Stonehenge, designated a World Heritage Site is the ideal spot to stop en route, to not only stretch your legs but to inspire your students and set them in the mood for the week ahead. Continue your journey and arrive at to your accommodation late afternoon, where you will have sufficient time to settle in before dinner. If there is time afterwards, perhaps a walk to explore your surroundings would round off the day.
A morning visit accompanied by a local guide to Bedruthan Steps. Here you learn about geography and botany of the area. The area is famous for coastal erosion and the students will be able to study and understand the effects of what is happening along the Atlantic coast. In the afternoon visit Tintagel Castle, King Arthur’s Castle, before heading off to Boscastle later on in the afternoon. This beautiful village was hit by a freak flash flood in 2004 and you can study the causes, effects and recovery of this community.
Spend the day at the Eden Project, a fascinating place which explores humankind’s dependence on natural resources. Seventeen years ago, it first opened its doors to the public after being created out of a barren, exhausted china clay pit. Now it’s massive Biodomes, (the rain forest Biodome is the biggest greenhouse in the world) and millions of plants bear witness to what can be achieved by a can-do attitude and the tenacity of the human spirit in creating an amazing environment out of a barren landscape. Here you will find crops, landscapes and wild plants which reflect and teach us about the amazing diversity of our planet.
In the evening, play beach games on the beach.
In the morning, visit the Trebah Gardens, one of the most stunning valley gardens on the south coast of Cornwall. It’s planting is similar to a rainforest and it complements your visit to the Eden Project the day before. Learn about how, in 1944, 7,500 US Infantrymen boarded ten landing craft from Trebah beach to take part in the assault on Omaha Beach.
Afterwards take a boat journey down the River Fal to Falmouth. When you board the boat you will be amazed by the site that greets you. Hundreds of large tankers are harboured here up the estuary, which is the third deepest natural harbour in the world.
At Falmouth visit the National Maritime Museum of Cornwall and learn, through interactive play and educational talks, about the history and heritage of this important industry. Afterwards explore this pretty coastal town before heading back to your accommodation.
In the evening enjoy a barbeque.
Time for the journey home. We pack our bags and say goodbye to Cornwall.
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
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