Art & Design school trips UK & Beyond

Inspirational places for students

Looking for places and ways in which you can inspire your art and design students? There are countless ways to learn about art beyond the classroom and enhance learning experiences within the subject.

Teaching art and design in a classroom environment has its limitations. Books and modern digital devices are great, but if you want to really inspire your art class, taking them to see works of art first hand is a must.

UK Art Trips

Here in the UK we can motivate your group with everything from medieval textile art at Warwick Castle to modern design classics such as Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower. Helping to enhance their critical thinking and develop knowledge around the subject, the art & design day trips we feature can support your study of artists, architects and designers and the skills and processes they employ.

Overseas Art & Design Trips

For older students wishing to travel on an extended art trip, we have an exciting range of tailor made art and design tours. Whether you fancy an architecture trip to Russia, a historical art and design trip to Amsterdam or a far flung voyage to Japan for a once in a lifetime chance to study the arts of the Far East.

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Adventure Learning Programme


Created in response to the current education cuts, see how your school can embrace outdoor experiential adventure learning on an ongoing, yet affordable, basis. Children learn a host of new skills that have a profound effect on their development. A truly holistic approach immersing children in a wide variety of creative activities. We use chemical free, whole ingredients to teach the children how to snack in a healthy, fun way....

Adventure Learning Programme
Adventure Learning Programme







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
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Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our incredible collections. The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art, fashion, archaeology and Scottish history. ...

National Museum of Scotland



Unique among Royal Residences, Osborne offers a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children. Their home can teach many aspects of the curriculum across numerous subjects and inspire your students. ...

Osborne



An Art & Design trip to London allows students to develop an appreciation for art in a stimulating yet familiar setting. The National Gallery offers collections from many famous artists. ...

Art and Design Trip to London





Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho ...

Gladstone Pottery Museum



Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects. ...

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle



Our programme of arts engagement and outdoor learning is focused on treasures from the collection and the built and natural environment allowing for the integration of the arts and creativity to STEM based learning, making us an ideal STEM centre. ...

Chatsworth



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 – The Hurst, Shropshire
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The Shrine explores how the pagan Saxons, and ultimately all of England, became Christian. It also provides what is regarded as a perfect example of the Neo Gothic style in art and architecture which is so typical of the Victorian era. ...

Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders



Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives
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Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....

Tate St Ives
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First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
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Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...

First Hand Experiences
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The BEST School Trip in North Wales... ...

GreenWood Family Park



There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery. ...

Audley End



There are plenty of outdoor and indoor facilities for school groups to see at Bolsover castle, including the 17th century castle built by Charles Cavendish, Riding House Range which now contains an exhibition, Terrace Range and Wall Walk. ...

Bolsover Castle
Eden Project
Eden Project
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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
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Located in North London, a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups. With an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors and acres of land to explore! ...

Kenwood House



An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...

Adventure Learning Programme



The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum' for short exhibits around 90 interactive pieces of kinetic art and automata made by inventors from all around the world. This is where art meets movement and where engineering has humour. ...

The MAD Museum



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
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Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion. ...

National Galleries of Scotland
Rainbow Factory
Rainbow Factory
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The Rainbow Factory is the only attraction of its kind in the UK and specialises in storytelling through the creative arts. We aim to inspire children with a love of reading, encourage them to use their imagination & help improve literacy standards...

Rainbow Factory
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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



Allow your students to encounter the magic of art and history at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Alongside changing exhibition from local to international art, discover our permanent collections from natural history to military history. ...

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum



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



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
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Leeds Castle in Kent offers an exciting range of themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history. ...

Leeds Castle



Get your pupils out of the classroom and into the clouds for a new perspective on learning – 100 metres up in the air! Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a popular all-weather attraction which appeals to all ages. From the three observation decks at the t...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower



Ingestre Arts deliver unique, transferable learning experiences through creative & expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance & animation. The UKs only dedicated residential arts centre, a residential with us is unlike any other! ...

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre



Sustainability taught in your school grounds through creative hands on activities. Our 'Earth Days' encourage pupils to discuss and think about how we can look after the planet in fun and creative ways using natural materials, games and music! ...

Earth Days - Biology Workshops



KidZania is an indoor City run by kids! Children can choose from more than 60 real life role play activities including police, dentist and vet. All activities can be cross referenced against the national curriculum. ...

KidZania London



A visit to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter. The ideal venue for your school group. ...

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction



London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
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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



Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover? ...

Cornwall Tour



Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall. ...

Cornwall Art



Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours



London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups with a plethora of opportunity for school groups, without the need to go abroad! ...

London



Take a costumed guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000-year history! ...

Oxford Castle and Prison



Learn outside the classroom at Warwick Castle: A fortress over 950 years old! Experience the fun of real history with educational Tours, fun curriculum based workshops and daily shows that include our incredible Birds of prey and Mighty Trebuchet! ...

Warwick Castle



School trips to Belvoir allow pupils to learn about the castle during Regency and Victorian times, including the opportunity to experience a themed lesson in our Regency Schoolroom!...

Belvoir Castle



We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase



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
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Overseas Art & Design School Trips

Discover art trips to Europe and Beyond...




Looking for the perfect location for your next art & design school trip? Look no further than Barcelona! Explore the unique culture and history behind the birthplace of iconic artists, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miró and longtime home of Pablo Picasso....

Barcelona Art & Design



Barcelona was built for an Art and Design trip! It's a feast for the eyes and students will love exploring the different styles on display, both in the museums and the stunning architecture on the streets. ...

Art and Design trips to Barcelona with Equity



Equity's Art and Design tours to New York allow your students to fully explore all this amazing city has to offer. The famous skyline, incredible museums, Central Park or the Brooklyn Bridge – there are many inspirational settings for students. ...

Equity Art & Design trip to New York



New York is rightly famous as a centre for all things performing arts. School groups cannot fail to be inspired by Broadway and the incredible sites that New York has to offer. ...

Equity Performing Arts trip to New York



Plan a tailored school trip to Japan. Visit the Hakuba Valley, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. ...

History, Arts and Sports trips to Japan



Visit Valencia and your students will have an exceptional experience. The City of Arts and Science will undeniably be the focal point of your visit! ...

Arts and Science in Valencia Spain



Take an Art and Design trip to two of Italy's most beautiful cities and inspire your students with artistic masterpieces, baroque palaces and wonderful architecture in world-famous galleries and museums. ...

Art & Design trips to Florence and Venice with Equity



Organise a history and art educational tour through Europe. An educational immersion in culture, history, arts and languages across several European cities. ...

Art and history trip to Europe



Explore the big apple and learn about how computing has shaped and influenced the growth of this iconic city. With visits to the MOMA and a tour of Brooklyn’s street art, students can see some of the most dynamic and modern art in the world. ...

Computer Science & Art Trip To New York



While New York may be the obvious choice for those of you planning an Art & Design trip to America, Washington is worth a look as it has some of the finest galleries and museums in the country. ...

Art & Design in Washington



Amsterdam is a fantastic choice for an art trip. We will tailor the most appropriate visits for your group, from a wide range of styles and artistic and historical treasures. ...

Art & Design Amsterdam



Paris! The culture capital of Europe offers everything you will ever need for an unforgettable educational - and fun! - experience. ...

Paris



A modern and sophisticated city that beautifully balances its history with its present, Madrid is a great destination for a college or university trips, in particular we recommend visiting for Art and Design focused tours. ...

Madrid - University trip



A Classics and History trip to Rome will enrich your student’s understanding of Rome's long and colourful past, from the ancient world of the Romans, through to the Renaissance and the more recent Fascist movement under Mussolini. ...

History and Classics trips to Rome with Equity



Berlin is a diverse city. It occupies a central position in the turbulent history of Europe but also offers a vibrant environment for Art and Culture and, perhaps surprisingly, Science where there are several institutions at the forefront of research...

Germany - Berlin study tours



Drawing in people from all areas of the world, New York offers a diverse cultural identity completely different from any other city in the USA. A truly fantastic destination for college and university trips. ...

New York- University Trip



The list of excursions and experiences for students on a college or university trip to London is diverse. Regardless of subject, this city will inspire your students. ...

London - University Trip



Barcelona - Dynamic, lively, modern yet historic, the perfect city to experience art, culture, history and fun! ...

Barcelona



Students will be inspired by the distinct and dynamic art and architecture that lines the streets of this modern city. Berlin is a destination that would greatly enhance the knowledge and understanding of students from a wide range of subjects. ...

Berlin - University Trip



There is so much to learn on a trip to Rome and Equity has selected a range of excursions for college and university trips to ensure all students get the most of what this ancient city has to offer. ...

Rome - University trip



A stunning coastline and cutting edge culture are two of many reasons a trip to West Coast USA is a popular destination for student trips, in particular for Film and Media studies. ...

West Coast - University trip



Paris & Disneyland - A fantastic experience for all ages! ...

Paris & Disneyland



Students will fall in love with the City of Lights! Taking their choice from unique artists in countless galleries, cutting edge design in the form of the Eiffel Tower or brushing up on their language skills! ...

School trips to Paris



Discover Spain while learning! In Etheria Trips we are dedicated to creating the most engaging trips for groups of students from all over the globe, for an unforgettable experience in Spain, accompanied by our highly trained group leaders 24/7! ...

School Trips To Spain



Madrid - Modern, vibrant, historical, arty, cultural. Spain's capital city has it all going on! ...

Madrid



This study tour to the Black Forest takes groups through a comprehensive programme of subjects, making it an ideal cross curricular trip. ...

Black Forest



A short trip across the channel opens up a world of sophistication, fashion, gastronomy, fine art, film making, design, photography and architecture. ...

Paris - University trip



New York, New York! Students will tick off all the main attractions whilst bring school topics to life and getting hands on with their learning objectives. ...

Multi-subject trip to New York



A city of green spaces, with 165 canals and over 180 nationalities, Amsterdam boasts a vibrant culture and is a great destination for student trips. ...

Amsterdam - University trip



Students will discover tantalising culture, cuisine & much more on an educational trip to Barcelona! From the famous art pieces, to the stunning architecture. A perfectly organised tour will make your chosen subject come to life! ...

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona



Berlin is fast becoming the hottest destination for students and it’s not hard to see why! On this tour they’ll discover one-off art, fascinating history and more culture & cuisine then they’ll know what to do with! ...

School trips to Berlin



Equity has selected a vast range of excursions designed to maximise Barcelona’s potential as a destination for college and university trips. This diverse and exciting city is perfect for a variety of subjects. ...

Barcelona - University trip


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