Educational School Visits in Derbyshire

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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Bolsover Castle



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.

The sumptuously painted walls and ceilings of the Little Castle, intricately carved fireplaces and the magnificent indoor Riding House. There is a new exhibition in the stables, with a fascinating film about Cavendish and the castle, plus Cavalier Horsemanship horse displays every weekend from April to September....

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Prehistoric Britain
Prehistoric Britain

Derbyshire History, Prehistory, SEN

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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! ...

Prehistoric Britain
Roman Invaders
Roman Invaders

Derbyshire 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! ...

Roman Invaders
Chatsworth
Chatsworth

Derbyshire English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, 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
The Vikings
The Vikings

Derbyshire English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Bushcraft, 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! ...

The Vikings



Mount Cook
Mount Cook

Derbyshire Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Mount Cook is a not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District. ...

Mount Cook
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

Derbyshire Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, 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. ...

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Residential Visits
Residential Visits

Derbyshire 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...

Residential Visits
YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

Derbyshire Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, 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 Ilam Hall

YHA Edale
YHA Edale

Derbyshire 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. ...

YHA Edale
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Onsite School Team Building Days
Onsite School Team Building Days

Derbyshire & Various Regions Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

The Problem Solving Company is UK'S THE 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....

Onsite School Team Building Days
Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle

Derbyshire Chemistry, History, Medieval, Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies

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....

Peveril Castle
Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

Derbyshire 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

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