The Cotswolds is a rural area of South Central England with delightful rolling hills and grassland. There are thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes all constructed of the distinctive local yellow limestone. There are burial chambers from the Neolithic period as well as the remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts. The Romans were also in evidence with the remains of the Roman Villa at Chedworth and, of course, the Fosse Way.
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Other Trips in This Region
Visit the Roman Villa at Chedworth, one of the grandest examples in Britain and looked after by the National Trust. From Roman history to archaeology, this amazing site brings history to life with real and replica artefacts, stories and costumes.
Spend an action-packed day at Adam Henson’s Cotswold-Farm-Park. They combine hands-on learning with informative talks to really engage your students. The opportunity to get up close to rare breed farm animals and take turns holding some of the smaller residents makes this a school trip to remember. highlights include:
- Farm Safari
- Chick chat and rabbit chat
- Pond dipping and bug hunting
- Seasonal demonstrations (for example lambing, shearing, milking)
Spend the morning exploring the Elizabethan Manor House of Chavenage which you might recognise as Trenwith from the Poldark series. You can enjoy a guided tour of the house, sometimes with the owner!
After lunch why not explore the Neolithic barrows at Uley Tumulus, known locally as Hetty Pegler’s Tump, and Nympsfield. There is a picnic area available there and you will be able to explore these burial chambers which were probably built before 3000 BC. Nimpsfield has long been surrounded by legends and bizarre stories, including one that it was a refuge for lepers.
Today we visit WWT-Slimbridge, home to an astounding array of wildlife including the world’s largest collection of swans, flamingos, geese and ducks, many of which are rare or endangered. Expect to see amazing flocks of migrant birds each winter, including the famous Bewick’s Swans.
After lunch we sadly head off home, returning to school late afternoon.
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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.
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- Entry to attractions
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches
- FREE teacher places
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- Personal guides available
- Risk assessments
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