School Visits Cumbria

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With a resident population of just under 500,000 people, the large English county of Cumbria, in the North West of the country, is one of the most sparsely populated. Much of the county is classed as rural, with lots of upland, moorland and mountainous areas. Cumbria contains several conservation areas including the Lake District National Park, the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With such stunning natural landscapes and a long coastline, it is no wonder the area boasts so many outdoor education centres, offering everything from geographical field studies to adrenaline sports and outdoor residential activities. Attracting school groups from the major northern cities of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, the Cumbria is a fantastic place to take your class.

On the page below we highlight some of the best Cumbrian venues for learning outside the classroom. Click on any of the trips to read more about any that take your fancy. We add new venues on a regular basis, so feel free to bookmark the page for future reference.

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Portals To The Past

location icon School Trip East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire
apple icon Subjects: English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings


Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

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free tripCarlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

location icon Cumbriaapple icon English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors

Discover the most besieged castle in England, on a free education visit to this unique site, or enhance learning with a hands-on learning workshop with our site experts. ...

free tripBirdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald Roman Fort

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Geography, Human Geography, History, Romans

Book a free school trip to Birdoswald Roman Fort, to explore the extensive remains of the Roman Fort and see the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site. ...

Blencathra FIeld Centre
Blencathra FIeld Centre

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Geology, Team Building, Wildlife

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Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

special offerLake District Discovery and Adventure Trips
Lake District Discovery and Adventure Trips

location icon Cumbriaapple icon History, Romans, Physical Education, Watersports

LAKE DISTRICT DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE PACKAGES - brought to you by Fussell's Travel Service, the Lake District Specialists. Explore the best of the Lake District with one of our Lake District residential trips....




YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Science, Chemistry, Biology

YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. ...

Castle Head FIeld Centre
Castle Head FIeld Centre

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Bushcraft, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Team Building, Watersports, Wildlife

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With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities. ...

Path to Adventure - Lake District
Path to Adventure - Lake District

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Bushcraft, Physical Education, PSHE, Team Building, Watersports

We offer POWERFUL, LIFE-CHANGING ADVENTURES in inspiring locations across the Lake District. We encourage young people to discover the wild, leave the ordinary behind and unleash the potential within themselves! ...

special offerNewlands Adventure Centre
Newlands Adventure Centre

location icon Cumbriaapple icon Accommodation Only, Physical Geography, Physical Education

Embark on a stress-free school residential at Newlands Adventure Centre! Nestled in the Lake District, our historic full-board outdoor haven ensures an unforgettable experience for students. Enjoy Ghyll Scrambling, High Ropes, Paddleboarding & more. ...

Cumbria School Workshops

Is your school located in Cumbria? A huge range of workshop providers can bring the learning experience to you! Allow your students to benefit from specialist knowledge about your class subject or topic..

China VR Workshop
China VR Workshop

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Ancient Civilisations, Physical Geography, English, SEN

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Take your class on a guided tour across China with PrimeVR! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Bring the school trip to you!

Creative Maths
Creative Maths

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Maths

As Creatives' Creative Maths workshops for secondary schools have been carefully designed to both put into context and actively promote the three keystones of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem-solving.

Alice through the looking Glass
Alice through the looking Glass

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Performing Arts, PSHE

Join Alice on an adventure through the looking glass and enter a fun space to gently explore complex themes of friendship, resilience, and wellbeing.

Explosive Chemistry Lessons with Minecraft
Explosive Chemistry Lessons with Minecraft

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Science, Chemistry

We will be delving into the virtual world of Minecraft to bring out an experience that the student would love and where they would learn. In this workshop we would be exploring the chemistry update as part of Minecraft Education Edition.

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