School Visits Cornwall

With its picturesque beaches and cliff tops, distinctive history, and first-class attractions, Cornwall is a wonderful destination for school groups planning their annual school trip.

Cornwall has its own distinct history and identity and therefore an excellent informative place to take the children. Cornwall remained a separate country for centuries with its own dialect until the 1700s. The Cornish saw themselves and were perceived as a separate ethnic group during the Tudor period, which is highlighted during the reign of Henry VII in The Cornish Rebellion of 1497. Cornwall's history and separate identity is also important and relevant today, as the Cornish people will obtain the same minority status as the Welsh, Irish and the Scots.

Furthermore, the spectacular landscapes of the Cornwall coast are ideal for feeding the imagination and creativity of the students. The breathtaking sceneries can inspire the students artistically through poetry or art, like they have done for many artists before. Since the early nineteenth century Cornwall has been a dominant destination for people in pursuant of the arts and culture. Currently, Cornwall is the second most popular place outside London for working artists to locate.

Two top destinations that we highly recommend you to visit whilst on a school trip to Cornwall are listed below, or you can click the following link for our full list of visit options in the South West of England.


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Watersports, Sustainability and Beach Studies



Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall, providing expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding and stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities.

We have a fantastic reputation for offering personal coaching in small groups to all of our customers and we extend that same principle to our school groups. We prefer to teach students in smaller, personal groups so that their coach can really get to know which techniques work for each student. This also enhances their safety, increases their enjoyment and ultimately fast-tracks their improvement in their chosen activity. Our surf lessons are suitable for all abilities, from complete beginner up to competition level. Crantock has amazing waves without the crowds of nearby Newquay. This means your students can enjoy surfing safely, with the space to relax and really make the most of the expert tuition they’ll receive from our coaches. Our stand-up-paddleboarding (SUP) sessions...

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Watersports, Sustainability and Beach Studies







Filter Cornwall Trips & Workshops


Cornwall
English, History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors


Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude....

Tintagel Castle

Cornwall
Geography, Human Geography, History, Tudors, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN


Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War....

Pendennis Castle

Cornwall
Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, History, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, Accommodation Only


We are a residential site based in Tintagel, North Cornwall, overlooking the sea. We guarantee sole use of the site and partner with a number of local organisations to offer you the highest quality and diverse range of activities for your programme....

Schools & Colleges Residentials

Cornwall
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



Cornwall
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Physics, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN


Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall, providing expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding and stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities. ...

Watersports, Sustainability and Beach Studies

Cornwall
Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Accommodation Only


YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....

YHA Eden Project

Cornwall
Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN


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
The Manor House
The Manor House
★★★★★

Cornwall
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, Accommodation Only


Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...

The Manor House
★★★★★

Cornwall
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century


Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine
Eden Project
Eden Project
★★★★★

Cornwall
Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art


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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Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives
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Cornwall
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
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