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.

Popular Art Trip January 2019

Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders
Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders
Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders
Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders

The various resources listed provide a wonderful introduction to the themes mentioned, but the greatest resource is the building itself. This is what makes it such an exciting venue for an educational visit. Pugin provided many of the key ideas and impetus behind what is called the Gothic revival ...

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Osborne

Osborne

London & South East
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

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
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

Conway Centres Beeston

Conway Centres Beeston

North
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

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle

Midlands
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


Cornwall Art

Cornwall Art

South West
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

London Tour

London Tour

London & South East
London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups. As Samuel Johnson said “No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." ...
London Tour

Eden Project

Eden Project

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
South West
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

KidZania London

KidZania London

London & South East
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


The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

North
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

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

Wales
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

National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland

Scotland
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

Oxford Castle and Prison

Oxford Castle and Prison

London & South East
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


Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Midlands
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

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
South West
Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....
Tate St Ives

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Midlands
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

Spun Candy

Spun Candy

London & South East
Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...
Spun Candy


Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
South West
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

Earth Days - Biology Workshops

Earth Days - Biology Workshops

London & South East
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

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Midlands
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

Conway Centres Anglesey

Conway Centres Anglesey

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
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


Brilliant Liverpool Tours

Brilliant Liverpool Tours

North
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

First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
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

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

London & South East
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

Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park

Wales
The BEST School Trip in North Wales... ...
Greenwood Forest Park


Adventure Learning Programme

Adventure Learning Programme

London & South East
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 MAD Museum

The MAD Museum

Midlands
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

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wales
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

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

London & South East
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


Kenwood House

Kenwood House

London & South East
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

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Scotland
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

Conway Centres Tattenhall

Conway Centres Tattenhall

North
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

Audley End

Audley End

East Anglia
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


Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Midlands
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

Rainbow Factory

Rainbow Factory

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
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

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

Midlands
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


Art & Design Amsterdam

Art & Design Amsterdam

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

History, Arts and Sports trips to Japan

History, Arts and Sports trips to Japan

Take your students on a once in a lifetime cultural trip to Japan. Visit the Hakuba Valley, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. This tour is the perfect blend of history, geography, culture, and sports. ...
History, Arts and Sports trips to Japan

Equity Performing Arts trip to New York

Equity Performing Arts trip to New York

Dance, drama or music – New York is the hub for all things performing arts. Our bespoke itineraries allow school groups to partake in classes as well as see some of the incredible sites that New York has to offer. ...
Equity Performing Arts trip to New York


Art & Design in Washington

Art & Design in Washington

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

History and Arts school trips to Europe

History and Arts school trips to Europe

Organise a memorable educational tour through France and Belgium. Students will visit historic WW1 and WW2 sites across Amiens, Reims and Ypres before finishing up in Paris, France. ...
History and Arts school trips to Europe

Arts and Science in Valencia Spain

Arts and Science in Valencia Spain

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


Equity Art & Design trip to New York

Equity Art & Design trip to New York

With some of the best museums the world has to offer, it’s no wonder New York is a hit when it comes to organising an Art and Design tour. The famous skyline, Central Park or the Brooklyn Bridge – there are many inspirational settings for student...
Equity Art & Design trip to New York

Madrid

Madrid

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

New York- University Trip

New York- University Trip

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


Berlin - University Trip

Berlin - University Trip

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

Animal welfare volunteering and Conservations

Animal welfare volunteering and Conservations

It’s not often anyone gets the chance to say that they’ve had the privilege of working with endangered animals, or the chance to care for animals in their native habitat. Click here and find out more about this amazing opportunity. ...
Animal welfare volunteering and Conservations

School trips to Berlin

School trips to Berlin

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


School Trips To Spain

School Trips To Spain

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

Germany - Berlin study tours

Germany - Berlin study tours

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

Barcelona - University trip

Barcelona - University trip

Equity has selected a vast range of excursions designed to maximise Barcelona’s potential as a destination for college and university trips. Perfect for a variety of subjects, there is a lot to be learnt with a trip to this diverse city. ...
Barcelona - University trip


Paris - University trip

Paris - University trip

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

West Coast - University trip

West Coast - 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

Paris

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


Black Forest

Black Forest

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

School trips to Paris

School trips to Paris

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

Rome - University trip

Rome - 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


London - University Trip

London - 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

Madrid - University trip

Madrid - University trip

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

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

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


Amsterdam - University trip

Amsterdam - University trip

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

Barcelona

Barcelona

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

Cultural Road Trips in Asia and Oceania

Cultural Road Trips in Asia and Oceania

Meet fascinating people, learn new cultures and have the time of your life. Tru Experience Travel offer Adventure Tours and cultural exchange opportunities overseas ...
Cultural Road Trips in Asia and Oceania


Multi-subject trip to New York

Multi-subject trip to New York

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



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