Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools
School Trips @ Curriculum Travel
Edinburgh the capital city of Scotland is located in South-East of Scotland on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city is made up of two distinctive areas the Medieval Old Town and Georgian New town making for a beautiful blend of historic architecture. The great Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle loom over the city.
The city is a great destination for students to study the history, culture and government of a country, without travelling vast distances. Edinburgh is a renowned city of culture, with many top museums, galleries and attractions that will make a fascinating trip for any subject. Plenty to see and do all in the historical Royal Mile area. Edinburgh Castle, the fascinating Camera Obscura, John Knox House with Storytelling, and then help your students become Earth scientists for the day with a visit to Dynamic Earth where you can explore the different galleries each detailing the different stages of the Earth’s developments.
Follow this with a visit to the Scottish National Museum – where study packs/quizzes are readily available to download.
Don't forget this is also the birthplace of Harry Potter with many places to visit to excite any Hogwarts fan.
If your trip is curriculum-based, one of our tour managers will be happy to discuss your learning objectives with you. We want your group to achieve the best educational benefits from the tour, no matter how many subjects or topics you wish to cover and of course including the fun element.
Why book Curriculum Travel for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
From discovering how our planet works at Dynamic Earth to learning about Scotland's history at the castle, Edinburgh is great city for a tour. Curriculum Travel is the Primary & Middle school specialist area within Rondo Travel – which is one of the founding members of the School Travel Forum and also one of the first School Tour Operators to be awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. We do not make unnecessary administration charges and wherever possible you will only deal with 1 person from start to finish including being on call for your tour.
What size groups do you cater for?
Group usually start at a minimum of 10 with no maximum group size. For primary & middle schools we work on a 1:10 free place for a teacher.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Curriculum Travel will always try to assist to ensure inclusivity on any of our group trips. This is best achieved by discussing any special requirements from the initial inquiry. Sadly not all destinations are currently accessible but we will always advise on suitable alternatives or work arounds.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Curriculum Travel is proud of its history in providing successful and rewarding tours to many groups with SEN needs. The needs of the individual are always taken into consideration
All itineraries will be tailored to your specific Learning Objectives or Curriculum studies. They are all AGE APPROPRIATE. Below is just a sample itinerary.
• Pick up at school and depart by coach and travel to Edinburgh
• Comfort stops en route
• Lunch – own arrangements – bring packed lunches – try and support our green
initiative by bringing re-usable drinking bottles
• Maybe a stop en-route at Holy Island – depending on location of school
• Visit Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh or Edinburgh Zoo to see the famous Giant
• Check into the hostel
• Dinner at The Hard Rock Cafe
• Possible evening cinema visit
• Breakfast and collect packed lunches
• Morning visit to Edinburgh Castle
• Visit to Camera Obscura
• Visit John Knox House and the Story Telling Centre and experience the fabulous story
tellers whilst eating your packed lunches
• Visit the Dynamic Earth with workshops
• Evening meal at Pizza Express
• Evening visit to The Real Mary Kings Close
• Breakfast and collect packed lunches
• Check out of hostel and load coach
• Morning visits to the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Dungeons or the
• Travel home mid afternoon
• Possible dinner stop on the way home depending on the location of the school
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to Curriculum Travel , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!