School trips South West England

Cultural Identities

A visit to the South West of England is likely to involve a rich mix of landscapes and a wealth of historical sites. Every region is unique, and the counties that make up the South West are no exception!

If you are looking for adventure, the region has some great activity centres promoting a mix of outdoor educational pursuits. Or perhaps you are planning a history trip or cultural visit.

The counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall host a superb range of venues. We have all curriculum subjects covered, with a range of high quality and inspiring school visit destinations.

See our pages for Cornwall, Devon, Somerset.

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Grittleton Manor House
Grittleton Manor House
Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House
Grittleton House is our premier venue for UK school trips and offers all the convenience a school group might want from their accommodation. En-suite rooms available in our stunningly converted stables block, and dormitory rooms available in the manor house itself. Classrooms and meeting rooms are made available to the group, along with all of the outdoor space, all included in the hire price. Full board and half board options available. Onsite we have sports fields, cricket nets, football...Details & Enquire


Viking School Days

Viking School Days

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The saga of a Viking warrior, who raided, traded then settled in the British Isles over 1000 years ago, brought to life in your school ...
Viking School Days

Countrylore Bushcraft Academy

Countrylore Bushcraft Academy

A Bushcraft and Wilderness Living 'academy' based on the Somerset & Wiltshire borders where learning , having fun and being safe are key to all that we do. Tailor made days based on your budget, deliver 'enriching' & confidence building experiences ....
Countrylore Bushcraft Academy

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Our Sticks and Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the StoneAge...
Stone Age Workshops

BF Adventure

BF Adventure

BF Adventure has over 25 years experience of delivering multi activity days and residential packages for schools and groups. Set within 60 acres and 3 beautiful water filled quarries we provide exciting, fun activities and unforgettable experiences ...
BF Adventure


The Super Stone Age

The Super Stone Age

One of our professional actors will arrive at your school with our fully interactive Super Stone Age Workshop. From the moment it starts with Professor Trimbold digging for bones to hunting a woolly mammoth, the pupils will be inspired. ...
The Super Stone Age

The Amazing Greeks

The Amazing Greeks

It's all Greek to me and you, in Our Amazing Greek Workshop. Gods & Heroes abound, shrouded in Myth & Legend. Did life begin on Mount Olympus, does the Oracle know all, can a Spartan win the Olympic Games? All this and more. Book NOW ...
The Amazing Greeks

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

Egyptian Workshops

Egyptian Workshops

With the help of the Goddess Isis, unravel the secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll and discover how a Pharaoh would journey to the afterlife. ...
Egyptian Workshops


In2action Whitemead Forest Park

In2action Whitemead Forest Park

In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...
In2action Whitemead Forest Park

Anglo-Saxon Village

Anglo-Saxon Village

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
We provide an insight in to the every day environment you would typically find in an Anglo-Saxon village. Through our unique atmosphere and our fascinating dispays, the village is a must for any pupils studying ...
Anglo-Saxon Village

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Travel back in time with the famous Lady with the Lamp and learn about her life during the Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals. ...
Florence Nightingale Workshop

Onsite School Team Building Days

Onsite School Team Building Days

The Problem Solving Company offers a fully mobile collection of team challenges catering for groups of all sizes. Our activity days are the perfect way to engage your students with a day of hands-on activities without leaving the school grounds. ...
Onsite School Team Building Days


The Happy Puzzle Company

The Happy Puzzle Company

Problem solving and thinking skills workshops for Primary and Secondary Students. ...
The Happy Puzzle Company

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

Welcome to Glastonbury Abbesy, once the grandest and richest Abbey in England. A great Glastonbury experience awaits you here! ...
Glastonbury Abbey

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

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


The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Meet Thomas Farriner, the King’s baker, from Pudding Lane, who survived the fire to tell the story of what happened during those fateful days. Discover with help from him and later Samuel Pepys, what it was like to Live in London during this time....
The Great Fire of London

Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

A multi-activity experience including camping in our Canvas Village. 10 tented bunkhouses within the Mendip Hills AONB and our 250 acre activity site. An onsite rocksport quarry and outdoor snowsport park make this a residential to remember! ...
Mendip Activity Centre & Canvas Village

Resourceful Romans

Resourceful Romans

Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school. ...
Resourceful Romans

The Manor House

The Manor House

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...
The Manor House


The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

Meet a Lady from Saxon times & learn about her busy life. Listen to the story of Beowulf as he slays Grendel & the Dragon. Row a Viking longboat across the sea to raid Britain. Hear Erik Bloodaxe, the bravest Viking, tell of his heroic adventures. ...
The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Accessible Activity Adventures for All! ...
Calvert Trust Exmoor

The Swanage Centre

The Swanage Centre

The Swanage Centre offers high quality full-board accommodation for a variety of educational and recreational purposes. With excellent facilities and a convenient location, The Swanage Centre is a perfect base for field trips, outdoor activities, spo...
The Swanage Centre

YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....
YHA Eden Project


Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Based on the edge of a SSSI nature reserve and the picturesque Christchurch Harbour, we offer bespoke trips for Field Studies and Outdoor Activities with highly qualified instructors fully accredited by AALA. ...
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

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 – Totleigh Barton, Devon

STEM Workshop

STEM Workshop

Bring education to life! Book your in school enrichment days with our fully trained Education Communicators ready to inspire the next generation of learners in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...
STEM Workshop

Encompass Training

Encompass Training

Set in the heart of rural north Devon, Encompass Training is a historic grade 1 listed manor house. Encompass Training focuses on providing quality outdoor education experiences with sole occupancy. ...
Encompass Training


Science Into Schools

Science Into Schools

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Delivering interactive Science shows and workshops directly to your Schools and offering a varied experience of Science for all ages. ...
Science Into Schools

Field Studies Council - South West

Field Studies Council - South West

A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...
Field Studies Council - South West

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. ...
National Marine Aquarium

Arty-Fact Theatre

Arty-Fact Theatre

EUREKA is our latest all action, funny and captivating MATHS based show, featuring Archimedes and his pet goat Calculus. Can the King appease the Greek Gods and fight off the pirates? Does Archimedes need a bath? Get a free maths workshop. ...
Arty-Fact Theatre


At-Bristol

At-Bristol

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum ...
At-Bristol

Circus Team Building Workshops

Circus Team Building Workshops

18 years' experience- Bezerkaz Circus is one of the UK's top circus workshop providers. With vast experience of running fun one-off workshops as rewards, integrating circus into themes- citizenship, transition, science & arts week, we are a hit! ...
Circus Team Building Workshops

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...
Geevor Tin Mine

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


School Escape Rooms

School Escape Rooms

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge? ...
School Escape Rooms

Mayan Workshops

Mayan Workshops

Sally Spade, an enthusiastic archeologist, has been asked to write an article for ‘Archeology Today’ about The Mayan Civilisation. Who were they? How did they live and work and what were their beliefs? Travel back in time with Sally to explore th...
Mayan Workshops

Viking Workshop

Viking Workshop

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Bring the Viking age to life in your own school with authentically-dressed, experienced specialists and high quality artefacts and activities designed to educate, stimulate and inspire follow-on work....
Viking Workshop

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. ...
Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle


Eden

Eden

Eden Project Adventure Centre, home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, provides an amazing eco-adventure. High spec en-suite bedrooms made from recycled shipping containers, combined with fantastic activities makes this trip unique! ...
Eden

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

Allnatt Swanage

Allnatt Swanage

Quality Outdoor Learning Experiences. We are specialists in field work and outdoor adventurous activities in harmony with the Seashore, Coast & Woodlands. ...
Allnatt Swanage

Brave Britain at War

Brave Britain at War

Your Country Needs You - Join up & fight - Let Nurse Vera show you how you can help. But is her husband safe? or take part in a WWII workshop. Evacuate children to safety!Learn the jobs of Private Sid & the joy of a red-cross parcel from home. ...
Brave Britain at War


COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

Eden Project Adventure Centre, home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, provides you with an amazing eco-adventure. High spec en-suite bedrooms made from recycled shipping containers, combined with fantastic activities make this unique!...
COGO Travel Primary - Eden Project

Greek Workshops

Greek Workshops

During this history workshop, the children will meet Charmos, an elite athlete turned tour guide who will take the children on a journey to experience life and work in ancient Greece. ...
Greek Workshops

Scout Adventures - South West

Scout Adventures - South West

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 - South West

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


WW2 Workshops

WW2 Workshops

Travel back in time with ‘Polly’ to the 1940′s and experience what it might have been like to be an evacuee during World War II. Pack your suitcase and get ready to leave your hometown for the country... ...
WW2 Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Travel back in time with our actor in role, the enthusiastic archaeologist Sally Spade, in order to explore this fascinating prehistoric period, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic. ...
Stone Age Workshops

Roman Tours UK

Roman Tours UK

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
We tell the story of the life of a Roman soldier in Britain through educational interactive experiences for all Key Stages. We can visit your school or provide city tours of Chester. Cheshire's Best Tourism Experience 2006, 2009, 2011. ...
Roman Tours UK

Legge House

Legge House

The old Victorian village school for fifty years has been welcoming experienced and‘first time away from home’ school children. Whether you want to extend a local day visit to places like Avebury to include an evening meal and camp fire or to sta...
Legge House


Longship Trading Company Viking & Saxon Workshop

Longship Trading Company Viking & Saxon Workshop

We have been providing Viking & Saxon history workshops in schools since 1992 and we make visits all over the UK, we average over 200 school workshops per year and have visited 1000's of schools a large number of them book a return visit ...
Longship Trading Company Viking & Saxon Workshop

Eden Project

Eden Project

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...
Eden Project

Science Workshops

Science Workshops

Science Boffins are on a mission to get children excited about science from a young age. Our fully trained and charismatic Boffins deliver interactive, educational and fun science workshops and assemblies to primary schools across the UK. ...
Science Workshops

Maths Puzzle Activity Day

Maths Puzzle Activity Day

Get your pupils thinking with a fantastic puzzle day! Lots of hands on games and puzzles will be brought into your school for teams of pupils to bring their minds together to solve. ...
Maths Puzzle Activity Day


All Hail Macbeth

All Hail Macbeth

All Hail Macbeth. THEATRE WORKSHOP'S stunning & inspiring interactive workshop. From the moment you meet the Witches on the heath to the demise of Macbeth, the pupils are gripped with the plot and immersed in the characters, all played by themselves....
All Hail Macbeth

Magdalen Farm

Magdalen Farm

Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...
Magdalen Farm

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Explore Cheddar Gorge, a National Nature Reserve and world famous beauty spot where pupils can learn about its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration ...
Cheddar Gorge

Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge

North Devon's premier outdoor centre. Fantastic friendly staff, exciting activities in wonderful locations and tasty, wholesome food in great surroundings. Makes Skern Lodge the ideal destination for your next residential or day trip. ...
Skern Lodge


The Entertaining Egyptian

The Entertaining Egyptian

Professor Trimbold, the acclaimed Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb, decipher the hieroglyphics, prepare priests to worship their Gods & mummify a Pharaoh. Why did they build pyramids? Who knows the riddle of the Sphinx? ...
The Entertaining Egyptian

Tudor Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Meet Margery Horsman, a Maid of Honor in the royal household of King Henry VIII. Being in service throughout Henry’s reign, she is an expert in court etiquette and certainly has a tale or two to tell! ...
Tudor Workshops

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House - an ideal venue for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...
Grittleton Manor House

The Clockmakers Christmas Production

The Clockmakers Christmas Production

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Clockmaker's Christmas production is full of fun, music and of course a very naughty ELF. Add a bit of snow and you have the perfect Christmas treat for primary schools. You don't even have to book a coach, we come to you. Truly Amazing. ...
The Clockmakers Christmas Production


Maths Workshops

Maths Workshops

HANDS ON AND ENGAGING MATHS! Bring us to your school for an exciting day of maths, focusing on the core skills required to become great mathematicians without a pencil in sight. Watch your pupil's confidence grow and see their smiles as they succeed....
Maths Workshops

The Troublesome Tudors

The Troublesome Tudors

An Elizabethan visits your school to spill the beans on Henry VIII's life, wives & executions. Then proceeds to gossip about Elizabeth I's reign and what has Sir Walter Raleigh brought back from the Americas. Find out by book the workshop. ...
The Troublesome Tudors

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories. ...
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

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


The Very Elegant Victorian

The Very Elegant Victorian

Don't dare to talk in class, make sure your hands are clean or Miss Grimm our strict Victorian teacher has a cane and not afraid to use it. What job will you do in the workshop, be a Chimney Sweep, work in the mills, crawl down the mine or be a maid....
The Very Elegant Victorian

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...
Stonehenge

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo is the perfect location for a zoo visit. We have over 450 species of animals which can help teach pupils about conservation and biodiversity ...
Bristol Zoo

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW ...
Theatre Workshop


Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

Wide Horizons Townsend Centre overlooks the charming landscapes of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Swanage. We welcome you with a superb location, jaw-dropping views and a comprehensive range of adventure activities covering all subjects. ...
Wide Horizons Townsend Centre

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