School trips Wales

Places to visit for school groups

Croeso y Cymru, the warm greeting you are likely to experience from the Welsh. With over a thousand kilometers of coastline, and some spectacular mountain ranges, it is hardly surprising the Welsh tourist board play up the invigorating great outdoor when marketing the country. If you are looking for outdoor locations for your school trip, you could try one of the great outdoor adventure or conservation centres listed below, or on our dedicated Activity Centres in Wales page. Or how about taking in some Welsh history and culture in the National Museum. The Welsh industrial landscape will also make for some interesting and educational visit opportunities for your school group.

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Govilon Activity Centre
Govilon Activity Centre
Govilon Activity Centre

Govilon Activity Centre
Our aim is to provide the children and adults visiting us with a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We use a variety of traditional Outdoor Education methods and couple these with the residential experiences of living and working together in close proximity. Our approach is non-confrontational, friendly and supportive. Participants aren't pushed into any situation with which they are uncomfortable. Each situation is explained and agreed in advance and anyone may opt out. We aim to en...Details & Enquire


Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres are situated on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect base for an inspiring range of Adventure Learning Activities, second to none! ...
Wide Horizons Ty'n Y Berth and Bryn Coedwig Centres

Healthy Workshops

Healthy Workshops

We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene ...
Healthy Workshops

Fitness Workshops

Fitness Workshops

Our Fun Fitness sessions usually go with our Healthy Workshops but can also be delivered on their own. They are fun-packed, non-stop, fast-paced sessions that teach pupils that keeping active is a vital part of staying healthy & can be a lot of fun! ...
Fitness Workshops

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


CAT

CAT

Based in stunnin Mid Wales near the Snowdonia Nation Park, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year with fun and stimulating displays, tours and workshops. ...
CAT

CMC Adventure

CMC Adventure

Mountains, rivers, crags and the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia National Park; CMC Adventure will bring your children to the wilderness and give them memories they’ll never forget. ...
CMC Adventure

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

The Estate is an ideal location for studying topics such as biodiversity, conservation, woodland ecology and management issues, as well as the conflicts and benefits of the construction of dams. ...
Elan Valley

Plas Menai

Plas Menai

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. Passionate about the outdoors we offer unforgettable experiences and activities to empower young people, developing confidence and communication skills. ...
Plas Menai


Alcohol and Drug Awareness Workshops

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Workshops

Our experienced coaches, with hands-on activities & anecdotal stories, provide a comfortable & relaxed space to explore the issues surrounding drugs & alcohol, as well as the associated issues of peer pressure & knowing how to make informed decisions...
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Workshops

Arc Adventures

Arc Adventures

Real Locations, Real Activities, Real Experience - forged from myths and legends. We do things a bit differently at Arc Adventures, all our residential trips follow a storyline so your young people can really immerse themselves in an adventure. ...
Arc Adventures

Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

Glan-llyn is an outdoor education centre situated on the edge of Llyn Tegid and sits within the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. With the mountains, lake and breathtaking scenery – what better backdrop is there for a fun-filled adventure? ...
Glan-llyn, Snowdonia National Park

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


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

National Waterfront Museum

National Waterfront Museum

Explore the story of Wales's past, present and future contributions to industry and innovation, via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays. ...
National Waterfront Museum

Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer Roman Fort is set in the beautiful countryside right in the heart of Caerphilly County Borough. The Gelligaer Roman Fort was an important staging post for the Roman forces and is full of rich heritage ...
Gelligaer Roman Fort

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Pembroke Castle in South Wales offers a fantastic opportunity for children to come and learn about the history of the region. ...
Pembroke Castle


Safe and Sound Outdoors

Safe and Sound Outdoors

If you are looking for a school residential, an activity day at your school, a short break or a full on wilderness adventure then this is the place to find it all. We have 15 years experience booking school trips. ...
Safe and Sound Outdoors

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

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

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


Field Studies Council - Wales

Field Studies Council - Wales

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...
Field Studies Council - Wales

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

WW1 Workshop

WW1 Workshop

Meet Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 and travel with her to London 1914 and discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever. ...
WW1 Workshop

Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham Activity Centre

Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers. ...
Sealyham Activity Centre


YHA Cardiff Central

YHA Cardiff Central

Brand new for 2015, the 100 room YHA Cardiff Central is perfect for school trips. Classroom space, coach parking and an amazing location mean it's the ideal base for a class trip. Close to all major cultural and educational hotspots in Cardiff. ...
YHA Cardiff Central

Snowdonia Adventure

Snowdonia Adventure

Come and experience a School adventure with a real difference. Action packed activity days in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. With a level of service we feel you will struggle to beat, our adventure trips really do have the Atlas Difference ...
Snowdonia Adventure

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Trewern is a multi-activity and field study centre on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our highly qualified teaching staff provide adventurous and educational residential courses that bring the best out of young people. ...
Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

National Coal Museum Wales

National Coal Museum Wales

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century. ...
National Coal Museum Wales


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

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

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

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Our activity centre is just outside the medieval walled town of Conwy. A great location with beaches, activity locations and sites of special interest close by. Full activity programmes specifically designed to meet your needs. ...
Pro-Active Adventure Conwy


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

The Slate Caverns

The Slate Caverns

Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s. ...
The Slate Caverns

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

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


Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

With almost 11 acres of beautiful grounds, Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre is set above the picturesque town of Llangollen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get ready for an unforgettable adventurous experience by the River Dee and Horseshoe Falls! ...
Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre

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

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

Open Door Adventure

Open Door Adventure

Open Door Adventure Centre provides action packed adventure in North Wales. Our centre provides twenty Adventure Activities Team Building all on our 25 Acre Site(no Travel) Dolben Mansion Hall provides accommodation for 40 people. AALS Licenced. ...
Open Door Adventure


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

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

In Pembrokeshire, Pro-Active Adventure offer some of the most spectacular activity venues in South Wales. We have a full range of activity programmes that are developed to meet the individual needs of your pupil group. Programmes last from 1 - 5 days...
Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

Conway Centres Oaklands

Conway Centres Oaklands

We offer High Quality Outdoor Education in a residential setting in The Snowdonia National Park. Our activities are adventurous, and challenging and support the curriculum you deliver in school. Experience it for Real at Oaklands, bespoke adventure...
Conway Centres Oaklands

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


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

Abernant Lake

Abernant Lake

Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment. ...
Abernant Lake

National Showcaves Centre

National Showcaves Centre

The National Showcave Centre, Wales, is a group of ten attractions, centred on the magnificent show caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone Cave and Cathedral Cave. Stalagmites, stalactites, and a many more natural features. ...
National Showcaves Centre

Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay

Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay

Llangrannog is nestled on Ceredigion’s beautiful coastline, between the sea and the countryside. With over 20 indoor and outdoor activities waiting for you, from the dry ski slope to horse riding – everyone’s sure to enjoy a visit to Llangranno...
Llangrannog, Cardigan Bay


The Happy Puzzle Company

The Happy Puzzle Company

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

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

Manor House Wildlife Park

Manor House Wildlife Park

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Set in 52 acres of protected Pembrokeshire parkland, our Wild Welsh Zoo has something for everyone. Experience close-up meetings with endangered animals from all over the world. ...
Manor House Wildlife Park

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


Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre based in the heart of Snowdonia delivering bespoke High Quality Outdoor Learning to schools and groups across a wide range of environments and adventurous activities. ...
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

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

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with their fun filled active workshops, turning children into pharaoh's, Roman slaves, Stone-Age cave dwellers and wise old Greek mathematicians. Watch out for the Victorian schoolteacher....
Theatre Workshop

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


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

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 Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

The Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

The Red Ridge Centre is set in the beautiful hills of mid Wales and has offered an extensive range of exciting, and every evolving, outdoor activities to all ages, for almost 40 years. Modern accommodation is provided for up to 120 young people. ...
The Red Ridge Outdoor Centre

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


Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Cardiff Castle has over 2000 years of hisory which makes it perfect for a historical school trip covering areas the both the English and Welsh National Curriculum. ...
Cardiff Castle

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

Dragon Activity Guides

Dragon Activity Guides

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Set in the incredible Pembrokeshire National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities...
Dragon Activity Guides

Conway Centres Anglesey

Conway Centres Anglesey

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible....
Conway Centres Anglesey


TYF

TYF

Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife....
TYF

Govilon Activity Centre

Govilon Activity Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
Govilon Activity Centre For exhilarating, memorable experiences for your school with exciting activities in the great outdoors. These valuable and enjoyable experiences learnt when we are young often stay with us for life. ...
Govilon Activity Centre

Scout Adventures - Wales

Scout Adventures - Wales

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 - Wales

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum. ...
National Museum Cardiff


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

Roman Workshop

Roman Workshop

During this workshop, the children will be met by Queen Boudicca, leader of the Celts. And here our journey begins. Amongst other things, during the session the children will become Roman soldiers and learn about life during Roman times. ...
Roman Workshop

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

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase


Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia

Picture this. A lozenge-shaped lagoon roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush green Conwy Valley in North Wales. Now add something a little bit special and entirely unexpected... ...
Surf Snowdonia

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