School Trips to Cornwall

5 Days & 4 Nights

Cornwall’s dramatic coastlines and stunning scenery combined with ancient history create an unforgettable school trip.


School Trips to Cornwall

A school trip to Cornwall is a memorable experience and one that you would not always think of undertaking.  Family holidays immediately spring to mind as the first image of Cornwall you immediately think of are the wild open beaches on the North Atlantic coast popular with surfers, or the sheltered coves of the South Coast and the Rosalind Peninsular all 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 county and many schools repeat this trip each year bringing a new class to enjoy and discover this amazing county.

Your trip starts on your journey down as 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, for example, a place that all children should visit at least once in their life, is an ideal place for a stop to eat lunch, stretch your legs and learn something too.  It will certainly set your class in the mood and what’s in store for the week ahead.

Rich in history, visit the home of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or learn about the myths and legends, the pirates and smugglers of the past.  Learn about how important mining was to Cornwall and experience a real mine by visiting Geevor Tin Mines.  Study cliff erosion at Bedruthen Steps, Cornwall is rich in  geographical and geological features , but remember it is always important to take a guide with local knowledge not just about health and safety issues to help protect your group but also will know the secret spots to visits.  From early spring, the high hedgerows and banks are full of wild flowers and there is plenty to see and do.  The sub-tropical gardens that line the River Fal burst into colour at this time of the year and tell the story of the great Victorian plant collectors who travelled the world searching for exotic plants for their gardens.  Combined with a visit to the Eden project to study rainforests they make a perfect trip to study rainforest and the environment.

The Tate St Ives is a perfect stop for art lovers and combined with a trip to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and other contemporary galleries in the town makes for a perfect day or week away studying art. We can offer local workshops with local artists and talks to inspire your students.

The best way to round off the week is to enjoy these wonderful beaches we mentioned, and a surfing lesson is a a fun activity both for students and teachers too!  Of course followed by a Cornish Cream Tea – now is it jam first on the scone or cream?  We will leave that up to you!

Book now for later this year 2021 or for 2022.  COVID protected.

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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!

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Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

Time for the journey home. We pack our bags and say goodbye to Cornwall.

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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.

We Include:

  • Transport
  • 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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