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!
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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!
Other Trips in This Region
Start your trip with a break enroute to Stonehenge an ideal stopping off point and will set your pupils in the mood of what adventures lie ahead.
Arrive at Cohort Hostel, situated at the tip of Cornwall in the heart of picturesque St Ives and settle into your accommodation. After your evening meal there will be time for beach activities and to explore the town. Since the 18th century St Ives has been a popular artists colony attracted by the light and beauty of the area.
Today it’s time for a spot of art appreciation with a visit and workshop at the Tate St Ives art gallery and post lunch, a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture park. All within walking distance we can leave the coach behind for the day.
After an early dinner, take a sea safari trip to explore the natural beauty of St Ives Bay and Seal island.
No trip to Cornwall would be complete without having a try at surfing. With specifically tailored surfing and beach lessons for schools and colleges with highly trained professionals, it’s time to hit the beach to be kitted out and learn everything a beginner needs to know about beach safety, paddling technique, how to catch waves and the fundamentals of getting up to your feet on the board. After lunch and perhaps a change of clothing, we head off in the coach to visit the Minack Theatre for a workshop, tour and to enjoy a play. The experience of sitting in the open air amphitheatre with the cliffs and sea as a backdrop on a summer’s evening is a memorable experience.
A trip to Geevor Tin Mines will have your students enthralled and learn a little about life not so long ago as some of the tour guides used to be miners working int his mine. After the visit enjoy a picnic lunch but for those still peckish we recommend the homemade Cornish Pasties. After lunch head off to visit St Michael’s Mount the iconic landmark on the opposite side of the peninsular to St Ives. Depending upon the tide you can either walk across the causeway to the island or take a boat ride across the narrow channel. Enjoy a tour of the castle and gardens before heading back to the mainland and tides permitting spending some time on the beach before an early fish and chip sup[per at a local hostelry.
An early breakfast and departure as you start your journey home, stopping off enroute for one more day of adventure at the Eden Project. Combined with a trip to Hangloose Adventure this is a perfect way to finish your week away. Enjoy a birds eye view of the giant domes that are the iconic symbols of the Eden Project when flying down the world famous Skywire and test your nerve when abseiling down the giant 30ft wall. Enjoy a rainforest tour and tropical rainforest workshop before wandering through the Mediterranean Dome which will set you in a relaxing mood for your journey home.
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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