Northern England Activity Centres

Residential School Trips North

From the Peak District National Park, up to the Kielder Forest. And from the Lake District on the West coast to the North York Moors on the East coast, at Plan My School Trip we work with the best providers of residential education for school trips in the North of England. On this page we feature study centres, fieldwork specialists, and of course plenty of outdoor adventure companies.

Schools in the north of England have plenty of choice when it comes to outdoor activities. The spectacular landscapes of the Peak and Lake Districts, long stretches of coastline, and rolling hills of the Pennines provide great locations for outdoor activity centres. Plenty of established companies have created exceptional facilities to enable high quality outdoor education in these wonderful natural environments.

We have helped hundreds of schools in the north of England discover new and exciting outdoor activity centres, and we look forward to assisting many more. If there is something in particular you would like to achieve with your group, just fill in the short form above or give us a call to discuss your requirements.


The Kepplewray Centre
The Kepplewray Centre
The Kepplewray Centre


All of our activities at The Kepplewray Centre are either on site or a very short drive into The Lake District National Park. That means that your group can try out some of our fantastic activities with our qualified and experienced staff and then return to the comfort of The Kepplewray Centre for great home cooked food and a good nights sleep....Details & Enquire


Current Special Offers

Get more value during your school's activity centre holiday with special offers and deals from residential providers in the North of England. All offers area available when applying through Plan My School Trip!

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YHA York

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YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

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Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

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YHA Langdale

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The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

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Conway Centres Burwardsley

Conway Centres Burwardsley

Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies. ...
Conway Centres Burwardsley

Hesley Wood

Hesley Wood

Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...
Hesley Wood

Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village is Ireland's largest residential activity centre, offering a range of over 30 activities onsite to both able-bodied and disabled people. SHARE is based on the picturesque shores of Upper Lough Erne. ...
Share Discovery Village

Kingswood - Northumberland

Kingswood - Northumberland

Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment. Fly through the air on our 3G swing or get closer to nature and build a shelter in the woods. ...
Kingswood - Northumberland


Conway Centres Tattenhall

Conway Centres Tattenhall

Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too. ...
Conway Centres Tattenhall

Allnatt School Camps

Allnatt School Camps

We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP ...
Allnatt School Camps

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, ou...
The Bushcraft Company - Cholmondeley Castle

Safestay York

Safestay York

Safestay York is nestled in the city walls of the Micklegate, the elegant Georgian townhouse is the perfect base for groups to explore this magical city. ...
Safestay York


Conway Centres Beeston

Conway Centres Beeston

Situated less than a mile from Beeston Castle and within very private grounds this cosy and familiar centre lends itself to being used by primary groups. It offers opportunities for a variety of studies within the immediate environment. ...
Conway Centres Beeston

YHA Langdale

YHA Langdale

YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. ...
YHA Langdale

Scout Adventures - North England

Scout Adventures - North England

Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - North England

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...
Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire


Discovery Package

Discovery Package

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...
Discovery Package

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Weardale Adventure Centre

Weardale Adventure Centre

We are a provider of high quality adventure activities and outdoor adventure education. We tailor our programmes and activities to your requirements whether residential or day visitors. We have facilities to accommodate 80 residential guests. ...
Weardale Adventure Centre

The Iron Age Experience

The Iron Age Experience

Visit our replica Iron Age round house & archaeological dig to learn more about the culture, art and farming from the Iron Age. Pupils will be fully immersed in the era & experience hands on activities and journeys into the ancient hillfort landscape...
The Iron Age Experience


Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...
Multi-Activity Package

Liverpool Science Park

Liverpool Science Park

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The BioGrad concept is simple: REAL scientists, REAL laboratories, REAL experience! Bring your students to our clinical and laboratory research facility at Liverpool Science Park to experience what scientists REALLY do all day! ...
Liverpool Science Park

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

Exclusive to COGO Primary, 'Happy Being Me' residentials combine classroom and outdoor activities to experience and practice key life skills. ...
COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me


YHA York

YHA York

Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York. ...
YHA York

Camp Hill

Camp Hill

Set in over 300 acres of open parkland & woods, yet only 1 mile from the A1, the Camp Hill Estate have over 20 years experience in delivering outdoor activities and residential stays for children of all ages and abilities. ...
Camp Hill

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

An activity retreat in the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been making memories and developing skills for schools and youth groups since 1979. ...
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

Longrigg Residential Centre

Longrigg Residential Centre

Big environments lead to big experiences which lead to big learning. Come down a cave, climb up a mountain, jump in a river...a week with us will leave you with lasting memories and valuable lessons. ...
Longrigg Residential Centre


Conway Centres Delamere

Conway Centres Delamere

Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature. ...
Conway Centres Delamere

Kingswood

Kingswood

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence and increase pupil engagement and attainment back in class. We offer a wide range of activities at our nine outdoor activity centres in the UK and one in France. ...
Kingswood

Alex Rider

Alex Rider

Turn your students into super agents, watch them reap the rewards of team work, enjoy the thrills of the great outdoors, and ignite a passion for reading with our two the YHA Alex Rider Spy packages. ...
Alex Rider

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