School Trip to the North York Moors

School Trip to the North York Moors

Overview

School Trip to the North York Moors

Established as a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors boast an exceptional allure, marked by their awe-inspiring beauty and a serene ambience of vastness and serenity. Irrespective of the time of year, these Moors provide an idyllic setting for an impeccable school trip. Layers of majestic purple heather blanket the moorlands, stretching as far as the eye can see, while tucked-away valleys and untamed coastal edges accentuate the region’s innate charm, creating an unparalleled landscape for exploration and discovery.

 

School Trip to the North York Moors

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Day 1: En Route to Accommodation – Eden Camp

As the school trip begins, embark on your journey to the accommodation while making a stop at the intriguing Eden Camp. This former POW camp turned museum is a great place to start your school trip and allows for a cross curricular, self led trip to the museum offering the flexibility to tailor your school educational visit to suit your topic and time scale. It’s immersive displays bring history to life, allowing pupils to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line which encompasses a whole host of subjects and themes, from art, religious education and citizenship, to geography, design and science.

Alternative: Scampston Walled Garden – Delve into the serene beauty and horticultural delights of Scampston Walled Garden, offering a unique insight into historical gardening techniques and landscape design, fostering an appreciation for natural beauty and garden heritage. There’s plenty of hands on activities and workshops available for KS1 and KS2 and for secondary schools there’s teaching programmes in photography, art, travel & tourism and media studies.

Day 2: Dalby Forest & Go Ape Dalby Forest

Kick off the day in the woodland wonder of Dalby Forest, Explore the various trails and educational resources offered by Forestry England at Dalby Forest. Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children. Older children can see how ecosystems work, undertake field studies or explore the science behind the tree lifecycle.

After lunch, and with minimal travel time – walk over to the exhilarating treetop adventure at the Go Ape at Dalby Forest. Here, students find themselves enabled by self-discovery, problem-solving, teamwork, better communication and confidence building opportunities. With age-appropriate activities for 4-16-year-olds, including ground-based games, a trip to Go Ape can suit both primary and secondary school trips.

Alternative: Helmsley Castle – Immerse in medieval history with a visit to Helmsley Castle, exploring its impressive ruins and learning about its historical significance with self led tours and activity sheet available to download from their website.

Day 3: Monk Park Farm & The Woldies Lavender and Nature Farm

Begin the day with an interactive experience at Monk Park Farm, offering students a chance to interact with farm animals and understand agricultural practices. After stopping from a break and a bite to eat with your packed lunch, it’s time for your next adventure at The Woldies Lavender and Nature Farm. Immerse in the fragrant beauty of this Lavender and Nature Farm, offering a unique opportunity to explore lavender fields, nature trails and learn about the botanical diversity and sustainable farming practices.

Alternative: National Centre for Birds of Prey (NCBP) – Gain insights into the world of raptors at the NCBP, witnessing captivating bird displays and learning about conservation efforts.

Day 4: Danby Lodge National Park Centre & Beck Isle Museum

Commence the day with an educational visit to Danby Lodge National Park Centre, who provide curriculum-linked activities led by qualified and experienced leaders from the National Park Outdoor Learning Team. Activities can last from one hour to a full day. It’s a great location to stop for today’s packed lunch before heading off to your afternoons activity.

In the afternoon, head back towards your accommodation where near Pickering where you can visit the nearby Beck Isle Museum, delving into local heritage and history, exploring exhibits showcasing the social and cultural life of North Yorkshire. Here you can either explore independently or they can provide trails and workshops to suit your class and topic. Step back in time with your class and imagine what life was like in this thriving market town. Visit shops from the past, marvel at our printing press, learn about traditional crafts and think about how we used to farm.

Alternative: Rievaulx Abbey – Escape to this tranquil valley of the North York Moors and explore the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries. There’s some great learning resources available to download to help make the most of your trip.

Day 5: Exploring En Route – North Yorkshire Moors Railway

On the final day of the school trip, start with a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering and travel from Pickering Station to Goathland Station where a workshop will be arranged in the Goathland Learning Coach and afterwards they’ll have the chance to explore the surrounding area on the Goathland Station Trail. The coach can be arranged for a pick-up from Goathland Village Car Park to begin the journey back home.

Alternative: North Yorkshire Water Park – Students can enjoy a visit to the North Yorkshire Water Park, engaging in a range of water-based activities and recreational fun, concluding the trip with active and refreshing experiences!

This school trip is sure to leave a lasting impression on your students and covers many of the main topics and subjects that you’d want from a school trip.

 

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