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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Emirates Spinnaker Tower


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 top of the Tower, your pupils will experience dramatic architecture and breath taking views. Their schools packages have everything a teacher needs to make a trip to the Tower inspiring, educational and above all, fun! Their learning resources include pre, during and post visit activities in a range of Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects. The Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience begins with ‘Sail of the Solent’, a four minute animated film which provides guests with an engaging overview of the history of Portsmouth. The film features cameos from...



Filter Trips & Workshops




London & South East
English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical


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

East Midlands
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies


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

East Midlands
Science, Art, Wildlife, Biology, SEN


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

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


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



East of England
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Fieldstudies


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

London & South East
Science, History, Art


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

All UK Regions
Music, Religious Education, Art, SEN


Celebrate the festival of lights with am energetic Indian dance workshop or get creative with a diya painting workshop. Fully interactive and always great fun, bring the vibrancy of the subcontinent into your school this October. ...

Diwali

Wales
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Art, Accommodation Only, Biology, Fieldstudies, Watersports, SEN


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
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Drama, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, SEN


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

London & South East
English, History, Art, Medieval, Victorian


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

Midlands
Science, Design Technology, Art, Physics, SEN


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

London & South East
Science, Geography, Art, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN


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

All UK Regions
Music, Art, SEN


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
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Fieldstudies, Languages, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Use our forests and beautiful landscapes to take part in an outdoor art workshop using natural materials to encourage creativity....

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

Wales
Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The BEST School Trip in North Wales... ...

GreenWood Family Park

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Art, PSHE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


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

London & South East
English, Science, History, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


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

Midlands
History, Design Technology, Art, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


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

London & South East
History, Music, Art


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
★★★★★
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
★★★★★

London & South East
Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


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
★★★★★

Midlands
History, Geography, Art, Prehistory, Industrial, SEN


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

London & South East
History, Religious Education, Art, Saxons, Victorian, SEN


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
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives
★★★★★

South West
History, Design Technology, Art


Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....

Tate St Ives
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, History, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, SEN, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


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

Midlands
Citizenship, Music, Art, SEN, Physical Education


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

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century


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

Scotland
History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century


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

All UK Regions
History, Music, Art, SEN, Victorian


Celebrate Black History Month this October with an African drumming workshop and African mask painting and dance workshops. Led by professional dancers and skilled facilitators these workshops are fully interactive and always memorable. ...

Black History month

Wales
Science, History, Geography, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Biology, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


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

London & South East
Science, History, Art, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


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

South West
Art, Industrial, Victorian, SEN, Physical Education


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 Tour

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology


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

North
English, Geography, Physical Education, Art, Fieldstudies, SEN


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

Wales
Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century


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

North
English, History, Art


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 & South East
Art, Physical Education


Visiting the world famous museums and art galleries in London will motivate your students and provide plenty of inspiration for them....

Art and Design Trip to London

All UK Regions
Citizenship, Religious Education, Art, SEN


The best Christmas decorations are the ones you make yourself! Every child designs, decorates and takes home their very own ceramic bauble to take pride of place in the family home every Christmas. ...

Christmas

London & South East
History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Fieldstudies


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

North
Geography, Music, Physical Education, Art, Fieldstudies, Watersports, SEN


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
Eden Project
Eden Project
★★★★★

South West
Science, Geography, Art, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Twentieth Century


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
★★★★★

East Midlands
History, Geography, Art


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

South West
Science, Geography, Art, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


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

North
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


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


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