Exploring Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumberland National Park on a School Trip
Embarking on a school trip to Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumberland National Park offers an enriching experience, especially for schools seeking to discover the beauty of this captivating region in Britain.
Nestled within the Northumberland National Park lies The Sill, a cutting-edge hostel that serves as an exceptional venue for group accommodations on your school’s next expedition. With top-notch facilities, it provides an ideal base for exploration.
Strategically positioned to explore the historical marvels of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Site, including the Roman fort of Vindolanda, Housesteads, and the Roman Army Museum, students can also take advantage of the remarkable educational resources offered by the National Park’s Education team.
For thrilling outdoor activities, Kielder stands out as the go-to destination. Here, amidst Kielder Water, one of Northern Europe’s largest man-made lakes sprawling over 250 square miles, and the expansive Kielder Forest, the largest working forest in England, numerous providers offer a range of outward bound and environmental activities. A visit to the Kielder Observatory presents an excellent opportunity to marvel at the dark skies and explore our solar system.
Northumberland’s coastline is a true gem, boasting long stretches of sandy beaches and glistening golden sands. Rich in wildlife, the Farne Islands, under the care of the National Trust, offer captivating trips to witness nesting seabirds and seals, creating unforgettable memories. Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle stand proudly along the coastline, offering students a chance to enjoy a coastal walk and visit these historic landmarks, adding a delightful dimension to the school trip.
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Upon arrival via coach, settle into the comfortable accommodations provided. The afternoon is dedicated to the exploration of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage site. There’s an abundance of activities available each evening, facilitated by the Northumberland National Park Authority. These include engaging sessions on geology, geography, dark skies, and astronomy, conducted by their knowledgeable staff and selected local partners.
The morning kicks off with a visit to Housesteads, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Romans and an opportunity for a walk along the historic wall. Following a satisfying lunch, the journey continues to the Vindolanda Museum. This unique site boasts an outdoor area with ongoing live excavation, providing an authentic experience of the Roman era. Additionally, the indoor Roman Army museum houses a collection of rare treasures, adding depth to the understanding of this rich historical period.
After a hearty breakfast, the day begins with an exploration of the Brocolitia Roman Temple. This well-preserved site offers a fascinating insight into Roman religious practices. Dedicated to Mithras, the God of Light, the temple mimics the cave where Mithras slew a bull, symbolizing the origin of all goodness. Following a delightful picnic lunch, it’s time to board the coach for the journey homeward, concluding this immersive and educational excursion.
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