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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The 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!

Our activities help to increase attainment, equip your pupils with valuable social skills and increase their appetite for learning. In addition to our educational History Packages, your pupils can experience a wide variety of other exciting activities including the new Rooftop Rider Zip Wire, Archery and High Ropes. Our adventurous activities have been recognised for their emphasis on education, personal develop, safe practice and enjoyment! We are proud to hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA) accreditation. We know that learning can successfully extend beyond the walls of a classroom and into the great outdoors. When done effectively, outdoor learning can transfer into a range of life skills, changes in...

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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
English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Bushcraft, SEN


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
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
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



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
★★★★★

Derbyshire
History, Prehistory, SEN


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

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

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

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


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

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

Derbyshire
History, Romans, SEN


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

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