York City Overnight Trip
School Trips @ Equity
At Equity we deliver specialist educational tours, music and performing arts experiences, ski trips and sports tours. Our aim is to support teachers to motivate and engage their pupils through active learning outside the classroom. By providing great learning experiences our trips will inspire students at school and in everyday life.
For over 80 years we've been working alongside teachers to enhance the lives of young people with life changing trips. Learning is at the heart of our company. Every tour is developed with this aspect as its core whether it's a performing arts trip to New York, geography trip to Iceland or a Battlefields tour to France.
Why are Equity great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
York is a fantastic destination for a school trip as it's a compact city that's filled with educational opportunities. From the towering York Minster to the underground Jorvik Centre, students will love the wide range of fun and exciting excursions.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
A guided walk around the city will show students the history of the Romans in Britain and how they founded Eboracum, as York was known.
Jorvik, as the Vikings called it, was a thriving centre of commerce in Northern England and the Jorvik Centre is a fantastic experience for students to learn more about this period.
The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum are perfect places to learn more about two of the biggest factors in England's Industrial Revolution.
At York Castle Museum and Prison students will learn about Victorians and their attitudes to crime and punishment. The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum also give invaluable insights into this period of Britain's history.
What activities are available during group visits?
Jorvik Viking Centre
Descend beneath the streets to ride through a bustling Viking marketplace. Hear the sounds, experience the smells and feel the atmosphere of life in York 1000 years ago. Use historical evidence to compare how Viking people lived with our modern way of life.
York Castle and Prison
William the Conqueror’s castle is long gone, but the elegant mansion housing the museum is ideal for developing chronological understanding of York’s past. Explore a 19th century street, handle artefacts in a Victorian classroom, and experience life in the Swinging Sixties!
National Railway Museum
Peek into Queen Victoria’s carriage; watch engineering in the workshops and climb aboard a futuristic Japanese bullet train. Get hands-on investigating how Newton’s Laws of Motion apply to trains, and watch a demonstration of the forces in action.
National Coal Mining Museum
Put on a miner's helmet, collect a battery lamp, then step into a cage and descend deep underground. An ex-miner will lead your tour recalling stories of the men, women and children who worked here. Get to grips with the science of mining back at the surface.
What size groups do you cater for?
A minimum of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit, and we can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.
Is there first aid on site?
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with Special Educational Needs.
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