Design & Technology school trips

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The UK has a proud tradition of design and technology, in the air, on land and at sea. Whatever your curriculum project, you are likely to find a school visit below that will complement your class activities and inspire your pupils' creativity and understanding. We have visits that focus on pre-historic technology, on the advancement of science through the Age of Enlightenment, on how mining methods have changed through the years, and about how cutting edge design is helping solve the energy problem.

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Robotics Workshop


Programming is becoming more and more important as the 21st Century progresses, and will be a key skill for tomorrow's workforce. The earlier that children can be introduced to the concept of programming, the better. Robots are fantastically engaging for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Our workshops are opportunities for everyone to program a physical system, something that is an important part of the KS2 curriculum. Programming a robot as part of a group workshop also promotes softer skills such as team building, cooperation and careful and precise thinking. ...

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North
History, Romans, Vikings, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology


Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...

York City Overnight Trip

South West
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century


Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine

Scotland
History, Design Technology, Victorian


The museum of Scottish Industrial Life is one of Scotland's best industrial heritage attractions. This twenty two acre site at Summerlee, North Lanarkshire, has an exhibition hall with working exhibits, tramway, mine tours and a social history area....

Summerlee Victorian Life
Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN


A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted. ...

Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★



London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, History, Design Technology, SEN, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations


The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks. ...

Mayan Workshops

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, History, Design Technology, SEN, Saxons, Vikings


Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Viking Longship workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a Saxon Roundhouse 6m in diameter, 3m high, large enough for them to all occupy ...

Anglo Saxon Workshop

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm

South West
Science, History, Design Technology, Medieval, Tudors, Physics, SEN


Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. ...

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology


Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...

Spun Candy

Midlands
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century


RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day. ...

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

North East
History, Design Technology, Geography


Bring history to life with a visit to Conisbrough Castle, a 12th century castle with a 21st century education interpretation! ...

Conisbrough Castle

London & South East
Maths, History, Design Technology, Medieval


Bring the curriculum to life at Dover Castle. Stand at the spot where Operation Dynamo was planned, experience what life was like for a medieval king or servant by stepping inside the Great Tower or delve into our Medieval Tunnels. ...

Dover Castle

Midlands
History, Design Technology, Art, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects. ...

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

All UK Regions
Design Technology, Computing


Interested in CAD and 3D printing? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on CAD and 3D printing workshop for primary school-aged children. We an easy to use CAD program for designing and bring in 3D printers to see the objects being manufactured. ...

3D Printing Workshop

London & South East
Citizenship, Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Physical Education


Diggerland is an exciting day out for school children of all ages and abilities. It offers a day out that is educational and extremely unique. Focusing on STEM, a day at Diggerland can cover a multitude of interesting topics outside of the classroom....

Diggerland Kent

London & South East
Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place

Midlands
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, SEN


We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, design your own unique ride or discover dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school ...

Drayton manor Theme Park

Scotland
Science, Design Technology, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Twentieth Century


Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work. ...

Glasgow Science Centre

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


STEMbotics: Robotics and Coding workshops are designed to ignite a passion for STEM and Computing. Using a variety of robots, students will design, build and code their very own robots to complete a range of challenges. Medals for the winners! ...

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
★★★★★

London & South East
Maths, Science, Design Technology, SEN


Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. An exhilarating experience for children, accompanied by a workshop on the science behind how the facilities work. It’s the ultimate educational school trip!...

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Milton Keynes

South West
Design Technology


We have a large range of physics/engineering workshops available: Toy Engineer, Forces, Turbines, Bristlebots, Vibrobots, Paper circuits, Buggies (air powered or motorised). ...

Physics Workshop

North
Maths, Science, Design Technology, SEN


Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. An exhilarating experience for children, accompanied by a workshop on the science behind how the facilities work. It’s the ultimate educational school trip!...

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Manchester

South West
Citizenship, Science, PSHE, Food, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Biology, Design Technology


Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip! ...

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

North East
Citizenship, Maths, Design Technology, Physical Education, SEN


Diggerland is an exciting day out for school children of all ages and abilities. It offers a day out that is educational and extremely unique. Focusing on STEM, a day at Diggerland can cover a multitude of interesting topics outside of the classroom ...

Diggerland Durham

South West
Maths, Design Technology, Computing, Twentieth Century


At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum ...

At-Bristol

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Victorian


Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with your Victorian Topic. Pupils work individually in teams and altogether to produce a 3m high, 12m long structure that represents the central spine of the Crystal Palace, which they then parade through...

Victorian Workshop

London & South East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Design Technology


Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...

Coca-Cola London Eye

South West
Science, Design Technology, Physics


These shows and workshops are run by Steve Shapland through Explorer Dome, known to many simply as 'Rocket Man'! He can bring his interactive shows or hands-on workshops to enthrall your students with all the fantastic forces of rocket science. ...

Explorer Dome-Rocket Science Shows and Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, Yorkshire
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


RobotFun provides robotics based programming workshops for schools, suitable for Early Years through to KS4, using state of the art robots. We visit you and bring everything needed for the workshop(s). All you need to provide are the children! ...

Robotics Workshop

Wales
Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The BEST School Trip in North Wales... ...

GreenWood Family Park

All UK Regions
Maths, Design Technology, Computing


Who loves playing with robots? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on National Curriculum linked robot workshop for primary school-aged children. We use fun easy to program robots, so all children can be involved. ...

Robotics Workshop

North
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...

Field Studies Council - North of England

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, Prehistory, Human Geography, Food, SEN, Design Technology, Ancient Civilisations


Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation...

Chocolate Collective

All UK Regions
Food, Science, PSHE, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene ...

Healthy Workshops

East of England
Maths, Science, Design Technology, Computing, SEN, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Our unique education centre leverages the inspirational power of the ExoMars Project. Our school trips - linked to key stages 2 and 3 curriculum - aim to inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, Maths, Science, Design Technology, Physical Education, SEN, Physics


Diggerland is an exciting day out for school children of all ages and abilities. It offers a day out that is educational and extremely unique. Focusing on STEM, a day at Diggerland can cover a multitude of interesting topics outside of the classroom ...

Diggerland Yorkshire

London & South East
Science, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


Learn how to bake bread and grind wheat into flour, explore the stunning grounds and ponds for minibeasts and create beautiful artwork from nature. Enjoy a tour around our organic farm, meet our herd of dairy cows and discover where they live. ...

Day Trips at Bore Place

Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...

Techniquest Glyndwr

South West
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West

London & South East
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
★★★★★

Midlands
Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Design Technology, Art, PSHE


Discover an award-winning art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. Be inspired to create, imagine and learn by engaging in our renowned gallery and outdoor learning programmes. ...

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

East Midlands
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Performing Arts, Music, PSHE


Step into the past! Experience what it was like to live and work in this unique Victorian pumping station A Temple to Water is a day-long, immersive drama experience, exploring local history, engineering, science, & contemporary environmental issues....

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

All UK Regions
English, Science, Design Technology, PSHE, Physics, Biology, SEN, Physical Education


Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...

Discovery Package

Scotland
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Two fantastic locations in Scotland offering Curriculum for Excellence linked fieldwork for all ages. Inspire your students at either Kindrogan, Perthshire, by the stunning Scottish Highlands, or Millport on the shores of the Isle of Cumbrae. ...

Field Studies Council - Scotland

London & South East
English, Geography, Science, Greeks, Egyptians, Medieval, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom. ...

Legoland Windsor

London & South East
Maths, Science, Design Technology, SEN


Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. An exhilarating experience for children, accompanied by a workshop on the science behind how the facilities work. It’s the ultimate educational school trip!...

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Basingstoke

London & South East
History, Design Technology, Geography, Saxons, SEN


We can bring the Saxons to you! Bring the Saxons topic alive in your classroom. With our stunning replica artifacts and costumes. Pupils will enjoy using natural materials with creative hands on activities and learn all about the life of the Saxons...

Saxons Outreach Program

North
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is a unique and educational experience for all ages and operates educational tours for school groups from Early Years to KS4, as well as out of school groups. ...

Runway Visitor Park

London & South East
History, Design Technology, Geography, Saxons, SEN


A unique trip that brings the topic of the Anglo Saxons alive with perfect replica costumes, original and replica artifacts, stunning woodland building with fire place, and hands on activities related to Saxon life in the Meon Valley. ...

Saxons in the Meon Valley

All UK Regions
Design Technology, Computing


Who loves playing with new technologies? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on National Curriculum linked programming and coding workshop for primary school-aged children. using easily programmable microcontrollers. ...

Crumble Coding

London & South East
History, Design Technology, Geography


Bring the curriculum to life at Portchester Castle. With 1700 years of history, it covers everything from the Romans, medieval kings right up to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history. ...

Portchester Castle

London & South East
English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical


Get your pupils out of the classroom and into the clouds for a new perspective on learning – 100 metres up in the air! Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a popular all-weather attraction which appeals to all ages. From the three observation decks at the t...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

North
English, Design Technology, SEN


Step into the drama of exciting telly as your students learn and experience the television production process from script to screen! ...

Emmerdale Studio Experience

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology


STEMgineers is a unique and exciting workshop designed to teach children and young adults engineering and mechanical principles by building and operating hydraulics systems, radio-controlled vehicles and electric go-karts. ...

STEMgineers: Hydrualics & Mechanics
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


Our CAA approved commercial drone pilot will teach your children about the principles of flight by getting students to experience it by flying and coding mini drones to navigate their way through an indoor obstacle and achieve mission objectives. ...

STEMdrones-Drone Coding
★★★★★

East of England
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Flatford Mill in Suffolk offers fieldwork for all ages from its fascinating, historic location. Day and residential trips available at this Field Studies Council location. ...

Field Studies Council - East Anglia
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Science, Design Technology, SEN, Physics


At the National Science and Media Museum your class can be inspired; experiment and learn about the principles of light and sound and the science and technology behind photography, film and television. ...

National Science and Media Museum

North
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century


The National Waterways Museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats with rich collections and archives to tell the story of Britains canals and waterways. The historic docks at Ellesmere Port provide...

The National Waterways Museum

London & South East
English, Science, Biology, History, Design Technology, Performing Arts


With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeon offers an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about language, characters and stage directions! ...

The London Dungeon

Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Art, SEN


The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum' for short, exhibits around 70 interactive pieces of kinetic art & automata made by inventors from all around the world. This is the UK’s only centre for mechanical art & combines learning with fun...

The MAD Museum

South West
Citizenship, Maths, Science, Design Technology, Physical Education, SEN, Physics


Diggerland is an exciting day out for school children of all ages and abilities. It offers a day out that is educational and extremely unique. Focusing on STEM, a day at Diggerland can cover a multitude of interesting topics outside of the classroom ...

Diggerland Devon

North
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century


Explore the science, technology and history of the railways with the NRM's Learning Team. We offer a range of workshops for all ages to help you get the most out of your visit, all FREE....

National Railway Museum

London & South East
History, Design Technology, Geography


Carisbrooke Castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned kings, seen off the Spanish Armada and spans over 1000 years of history. What better way to bring the curriculum to life and cover multiple topics than to stand at the spot where history happened....

Carisbrooke Castle

All UK Regions
Maths, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


What could be more fun than interacting with robots and then building your own and controlling it with code you have written yourself! Using LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits and iPads, your children will build their own robot and control its movement with code. ...

Robotics Workshop

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology


Who loves playing with rockets? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on rocket workshop for primary school-aged children. We use easy to make compressed air-powered rockets, so all children can be involved. ...

Rockets Workshop

South West
Science, Design Technology, Geography, Accommodation Only, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education


YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....

YHA Eden Project

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West
Design Technology, Computing, Performing Arts, Art


Learn how to sculpt and paint in 3D in Virtual Reality! Soon VR will be used throughout the creative industries. Now is the time to introduce this fascinating new technology to your students. Includes all equipment. Learn about VR, AR & 3D printing....

An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!

London & South East
Science, History, Design Technology, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Chemistry, SEN


Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture. ...

The Salters Company

Paultons Park
Paultons Park
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Design Technology, Business, Computing, Physics, Biology, SEN


Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. Curriculum-based workshops take place within the amazing and immersive Professor Blast's Learn...

Paultons Park
★★★★★
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives
★★★★★

South West
History, Design Technology, Art


Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....

Tate St Ives
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, SEN


Learn outside the classroom at Warwick Castle: A fortress over 950 years old! Experience the fun of real history with educational Tours, fun curriculum based workshops and daily shows that include our incredible Birds of prey and Mighty Trebuchet! ...

Warwick Castle

Wales
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...

Field Studies Council - Wales
★★★★★

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, History, Vikings, Design Technology, Performing Arts, PSHE


Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Saxon Roundhouse workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a 12m long Viking Longship and enact the journey through the icebergs of the arctic. ...

Viking Workshops

London & South East, South West, North
Design Technology, Computing


Fire Tech is the UK's leading tech camp provider for kids 7-17. We have delivered over 14,000 learning experiences to young people around the world. Our programmes have been featured on the BBC, Channel 5 News, in The Guardian, and The Economist. ...

Coding and Robotics Workshops


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