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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Mount Cook


The best outcomes in outdoor learning are achieved when the activities we offer relate to your classroom teaching, whilst encouraging positive personal and social development. That’s why we have taken the time to link our activities and educational programmes to the National Curriculum, helping to boost attainment and promote intellectual curiosity. We stay in tune with strategies used by schools helping students to set and achieve personal goals, and develop their self-confidence and emotional resilience in the face of challenges and obstacles in a safe, positive environment. It is these skills which can then be translated into their learning, and in life! We also understand that no young person is the same. All of the activities we offer are differentiated to cater for all...

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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

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

Derbyshire
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

Derbyshire
English, History, Bushcraft, SEN, Saxons, Vikings


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



Derbyshire
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Derbyshire

Derbyshire
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Physics, Biology


Mount Cook is a new 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
YHA Edale
YHA Edale
★★★★★

Derbyshire
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Education, Fieldstudies


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
★★★★★

Derbyshire
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire

Derbyshire
Geography, Physical Education, Environmental Geography


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

Derbyshire
History, SEN, Romans


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

Derbyshire
History, SEN, Prehistory


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

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