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Innovative problem solving

A recurring theme when teachers are asked what they are looking to get from their trip, is problem solving skills - a key aspect of the Design and Technology teaching at KS2 and KS3. Designed to feed children's creativity and imagination, Design and Technology draws on skills from a broad range of other curriculum subject, from maths and science to art and design.

Whatever your design and technology topic, we can help find a school visit that will complement your class activities and inspire your pupils' creativity and understanding. We have visits that focus on scientific inventions, modern architecture, pre-historic technology right through to the Age of Enlightenment. We have trips that will teach your class about how mining methods have changed through the years, and about how cutting edge design is helping to solve the energy problem.

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Viking Workshops



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.

The Architecture Workshops Association have been running fun and engaging workshops since 1996 that engage with pupils and providing catalytic support for teachers. Fitting with the national curriculum on numerous levels, not only the obvious STEM elements and History, but we help develop pupils Fine and Gross Motor Skills as well as a their independent thought and problem solving skills, thereby increasing their self esteem. In The Viking Workshop Pupils work individually and in groups as Vikings together to construct a Long Boat up to 12m in length, complete with sail and oars. Large enough for the whole group to sit in, they imagine navigating a passage around the Arctic Circle to North America, as the Vikings did, some 500 years before Columbus....

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The trips below are just a sample of the Design trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range..


York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

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

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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

Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

Citizenship, 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.

Discovery Package
Discovery Package

English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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…

In School Workshops
In School Workshops

Citizenship, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Bushcraft, Orienteering, Disc golf all on your school premises. you provide the space we provide the rest.




Summerlee Victorian Life
Summerlee Victorian Life

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.

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

Students will be presented with a problem, to which they must conceptualise, design and engineer a solution using the robotics kit available to them. They will experiment, test, problem-solve, adapt and get creative in order to achieve the desired outcome.

STEM Workshop
STEM Workshop

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, PSHE

All of our workshops contain elements of STEM, due to the nature of the activity. We have a series of workshops that focus on imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving, the most challenging of which we categorise STEAM workshops.

Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

Maths, History, Romans, Design Technology

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Viking Longboat workshop and Saxon Roundhouse. Pupils build a Roman Vila 6m square and 2.5m high, large enough for them to all occupy


Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

When students visit Bore Place, there is a spotlight on cooking and nutrition. Whether reception classes are learning about the story of the Little Red Hen or KS3 students are growing their range of cooking skills, food and where it comes from is a real focus on this organic estate.

Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools
Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools

Maths, Geography, Science, History, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. One of our favourite tours as almost all of it can be done on foot. You must try the Story Telling experience with story tellers bringing books to life.

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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

Technology is a major aspect of the modern world and Xplore! aims to offer engaging shows and workshops in the field. As a STEM location, our passionate staff have crafted together an enormous amount of activities to introduce children to the world of Tech.

Pre History Workshops
Pre History Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, SEN

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.


Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

Maths, History, Ancient Civilisations, Design Technology, SEN

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.

STEM and History Trips
STEM and History Trips

Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology

Underfall Yard is a great place for pupils to find out about the technologies that have made Bristol Harbour tick for 200 years. From the elegant large-scale engineering that created the Harbour, to the precision machine tools in our fully functional Victorian workshop, there is plenty to discover a

Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Tudors, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre
Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, just a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer various school group team building watersports activities from canoeing to sailing, along with many land based activities to make a full day


JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics
JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

The children build and program Robotic Lego models. They all have either wheels & axles, gears, levers, pulleys or cams - or a combination of these. Whilst building they will gain experience in strengthening structures and connecting pieces. The National Curriculum requires KS2 pupils to "apply t

STEM Discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

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.

Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips

Citizenship, English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Sports Centre, Careers, SEN

We offer workshops rooted in set design, and offer a range of bespoke theatrical tours and activities which may cover costume design, lighting and sound design, wigs, make-up design and more. We also work with a number of partners including the Design Museum and the Warner Brother's Studios - th

STEM Fairs
STEM Fairs

Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology

We offer a range of creative STEM/STEAM educational immersive events, from Early Years/Foundation to Key Stage 5 and Post 16.


Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

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.

Problem Solving Workshops
Problem Solving Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, Design Technology, PSHE

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees

Anglo Saxon Workshop
Anglo Saxon Workshop

Citizenship, Maths, History, Saxons, Design Technology, Performing Arts, PSHE

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

Coding with Robots
Coding with Robots

Science, Physics, Design Technology

COVID-19 OFFER
A beginner workshop that is designed to teach children the basics of coding and programming of robots. The workshop is based around using the micro:bit programming board developed by the BBC.


Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives

History, Design Technology, Art

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

Explorer Dome-Rocket Science Shows and Workshops
Explorer Dome-Rocket Science Shows and Workshops

Science, Physics, Design Technology

KS1 Key Stage One - ages 5-7 This show introduces the fun and fantastic forces of Rocket Science, children can explore the pushes and pulls powering balloon cars, air and chemical powered rockets. In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can buil

The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum

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

Covering Year 1-11+. MAD covers mechanics, engineering, electronics and different materials. Get to grips with the wonderfully inquisitive world of engineering and purposeful beauty. We help pupils to understand how the gears, sprockets, robotics and eccentric paraphernalia all engage with one an

Residential Trips at Bore Place
Residential Trips at Bore Place

Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

When students visit Bore Place, there is a spotlight on cooking and nutrition. Whether reception classes are learning about the story of the Little Red Hen or KS3 students are growing their range of cooking skills, food and where it comes from is a real focus on this organic estate.


Magdalen Farm Day Visits
Magdalen Farm Day Visits

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
What better way to learn about the environment than by being in the great outdoors. Magdalen's working organic farm offers a variety of diverse activities - create a fun yet memorable educational trip. All ages and abilities welcome

STEMdrones-Drone Coding
STEMdrones-Drone Coding

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.

The London Eye
The London Eye

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Design Technology

Students have the opportunity to understand and compare the impact of great artists, architects and designers. Our KS2 Skyline Workshop will identify the locations, history and architecture of London’s landmarks including The London Eye. The KS3 workshop will encourage students to be inspired by t

Maths Workshops
Maths Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, Physics, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees


Peak  - Trentham Treetop Adventures
Peak - Trentham Treetop Adventures

Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Is your school ready to hit the heights of the treetops? Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. The course boasts 28 exciting obstacles.

Outreach
Outreach

Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Business, Careers

Ever wondered how some of the most exciting rides and rollercoasters are designed? Then our Theme Park Design workshop is for your learners. Join us as we explore how a rollercoaster concept is created and then as your learner create their own concept based on our design brief.

Saxon Workshops
Saxon Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Saxons, Design Technology, SEN

Workshops need to take place in the school dining hall, gym or sports hall. Please allow a minimum of 2 Square Metres of space per student.

The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon

English, Science, Biology, History, Design Technology, Performing Arts

A fully immersive experience, the London Dungeon transports guests back in time. The KS3 DT workshop will get pupils discussing current and past set designs and understand the thought process and skills required to create a new show. In groups they will develop a specification for a new show focusin


British Motor Museum
British Motor Museum

Maths, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

The British Motor Museum tells the story of the people, products and places linked to Britain’s motor industry and can help support studies across many areas of the National Curriculum. Create your day to fit with your current topic.

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Combined with the hand papermaking workshop and mill tour, which provide an understanding of handmade paper to machine processes; we add two workshops, one for bookbinding and one for printing. These are taught by professionals. Printing: a mix of talk, demo and video. We cover, materials, tools,

Raspberry-Pi Beginner
Raspberry-Pi Beginner

Design Technology

COVID-19 OFFER
Learn to code and build a traffic light circuit with the Raspberry-Pi. Students will also learn programming languages such as Python and Scratch.

Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke VR Workshop

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.


Day Visits
Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

These programmes focus on the epic design of Lee Valley VeloPark and how the features of the giant in London’s landscape help make the venue a success after the Olympics. For younger students, we also have our DIY minibeast session, where they’ll learn about the different types of minibeasts and

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre
Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

Programming virtual robots
Programming virtual robots

Maths, Design Technology, Computing

COVID-19 OFFER
Brand New - Robot programming workshops that can be run entirely virtually. Two types are offered, Scratch based (best for KS2) and Python based (best for KS3).

Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

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


Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

Maths, Science, Physics, History, Design Technology

The Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. The Cold War was given its name after World War II because of the relationship that developed primarily between the USSR and USA. It dominated international affairs

Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Our robots come in an amazing variety of forms, from small and bug-like to cubes that program themselves, to balls, to robotic vehicles that can be programmed to be autonomous. This is cutting-edge educational technology. Although our workshops concentrate on one type of robot, we also bring along a

Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre
Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Astbury Watersports Centre is located at Astbury Mere, near Congleton town centre. We offer various watersports from canoeing to sailing, and if getting in the water isn’t what you fancy we also have many different land based activities.

At-Bristol
At-Bristol

Maths, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing

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


STEM - Robotics
STEM - Robotics

Science, Physics, Design Technology, Careers

COVID-19 OFFER
This highly interactive Robotics session sees our Lead Education communicators facilitate learners to explore the amazing world of Robotics. VEX robots are used to demonstrate the thinking, coding, and problem solving skills within a set challenge.

Drayton manor Theme Park
Drayton manor Theme Park

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, SEN

Creating Fantastic Educational Memories. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor. Take part in physics experiments, design your own unique ride or discover dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school!

The Best of Cornwall
The Best of Cornwall

Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education

COVID-19 OFFER
Home to the country’s longest coastline and boasting one of the sunniest climates in the UK, Cornwall is an ideal pick for your school’s next residential trip, with a plethora of activities to entertain and educate all ages.

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

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


Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

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.

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

STEAM Assemblies
STEAM Assemblies

Science, Physics, Design Technology, Dance

COVID-19 OFFER
We deliver school assemblies mixed with street-dancing covering a range of topics such as STEM, sustainability and mental health. Additionally, we deliver motivational and graduation speeches.


Peak - Underbank Activity Centre
Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

STEMgineers: Hydraulics & Mechanics
STEMgineers: Hydraulics & Mechanics

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology

Students taking part in the hydraulics aircraft wing assembly challenge will learn about the principles of flight and the importance of actuation systems. They'll begin to understand how forces are counteracted by engineered designs to enable flight.

Discover the Jurassic Coast for Primary and Middle Schools
Discover the Jurassic Coast for Primary and Middle Schools

Citizenship, English, Geography, Archaeology, Geology, Science, History, Design Technology, Art, PSHE, Wildlife

The Jurassic Coast spans between East Devon and Purbeck with amazing places to visit including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Chesil Beach, Charmouth and Sidmouth.

Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle

Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Design Technology

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.


Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

Geography, Human Geography, History, Tudors, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN

Pendennis Castle in 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.

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