School Visits Derbyshire

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands, sandwiched between the urban centres of Greater Manchester and Sheffield, making it a wonderful destination for school groups. Whether you are visiting Derbyshire from Derby or Chesterfield or further afield, there are plenty of learning opportunities.

Most of the county is rural, with almost half covered by the UK's first National Park: the Peak District. All this outdoor space makes Derbyshire a fantastic location for physical geography – upland river valleys, glacial processes. As long as your classroom topics are not coastal, Derbyshire is a gem of a destination.

The county's wide open spaces have also attracted some of England's best outdoor activity centres, all boasting superb facilities and a wealth of opportunities for outward bound team building adventures. We have an excellent selection of residential venues for your school.

School groups can peer into Derbyshire's rich historical past through a variety of exciting educational venues. Learn about life from the Middle Ages through to the 17th Century at Bolsover Castle, or visit Chatsworth House, one of the finest stately homes in the country, where you can learn about subjects like art, history, geography and field studies.

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Bewilderwood Norfolk

location icon School Trip East of England
apple icon Subjects: English, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art


Think of the biggest wonky wooden play structures high up in the trees! Explore giant slippery slides, extra-long zip wires, muddled mazes, arts and crafts, plus lots, lots more!

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Roman Invaders
Roman Invaders

location icon Derbyshireapple icon History, Romans, SEN

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Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Roman Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!...

free tripPeveril Castle
Peveril Castle

location icon Derbyshireapple icon History, Saxons, Medieval

Built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 by William Peveril, Peveril Castle is a dramatic Norman castle overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale in Derbyshire. Book a free school visit to explore with your class. ...

Viking Explorer
Viking Explorer

location icon Derbyshireapple icon History, Vikings, SEN

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We make history fun, engaging and informative by using hands-on outdoor activities, reconstructed artifacts and costumes to provide an immersive experience of the Vikings! ...

free tripSewage Treatment Works Tour
Sewage Treatment Works Tour

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Physical Geography

Ever wondered how a sewage treatment really works? Or how we turn waste into clean water? Thanks to our education centre in Derby, you’ll soon have more answers than questions. Come for a tour at our Sewage Treatment Works! ...




free tripBolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Art, History, Medieval

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. ...

Residential Visits
Residential Visits

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Physical Education, PSHE

Our mission is to widen the horizons of young people through real outdoor adventures in the Peak District. In addition to outdoor adventures our fantastic facilities and location enable self led residentials including field studies, drama and more ...

Mount Cook
Mount Cook

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Physics, SEN, Wildlife, Accommodation Only

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Mount Cook is a not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for KS2 to KS4 at the edge of the Peak District. ...

YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Chemistry, Accommodation Only

With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions. ...


YHA Edale
YHA Edale

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

Outdoor adventures in the Peak District don’t get better than this! YHA Edale is a grand country house literally on the slopes of Kinder Scout, and surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Edale valley. ...

Prehistoric Britain
Prehistoric Britain

location icon Derbyshireapple icon History, Prehistory, SEN

covid offer icon COVID-19 OFFER
Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Prehistoric Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers! ...

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been working with schools and youth groups since 1979. Creating bespoke outdoor learning opportunities and utilising the natural environment for a real adventure. ...

Onsite School Team Building Days
Onsite School Team Building Days

location icon Derbyshire & Various Regionsapple icon Bushcraft, Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Team Building

The Problem Solving Company is the UK'S LEADING PROVIDER OF SCHOOL TEAM BUILDING DAYS. Our mobile collection of team challenges are the perfect way to engage your students with a day of hands-on activities without leaving the school grounds. ...


Willersley Castle
Willersley Castle

location icon Derbyshireapple icon Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Enjoy a range of challenging outdoor pursuits within the 65 acre estate, Willersley Castle - once the home of Industrial Revolution's Richard Arkwright. ...

Derbyshire School Workshops

Is your school located in Derbyshire? 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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