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Design & Technology

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Curriculum Subject
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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Roman Workshops



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

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. ...

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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 (click again to unfilter)..


Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

Maths, Science, Physics, History, worldwar, Design Technology

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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

National Science and Media Museum
National Science and Media Museum

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.

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

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, 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 selection of activities to introduce children to the world of Tech.




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

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.

KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning
KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning

Science, Physics, History, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Design Technology, Wildlife, SEN

Statfold Educational Trips blend fun with learning! Take part in a 45 minute staff led session, explore the site, tour the museum and ride a steam train or tram!

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

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.


STEM Fairs
STEM Fairs

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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


The London Eye
The London Eye

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.

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.

Green Drive STEM session
Green Drive STEM session

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology

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Design and Technology: > Test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups. > Understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and th

Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre
Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Suntrap is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning residentials bring nature nearer for all ages and abilities.


STEM - Robotics
STEM - Robotics

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Science, Physics, Design Technology, Careers

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This highly interactive Robotics session sees our Lead Education Communicators facilitate an experience that explores the amazing world of Robotics. The VEX and VERNIE robot sessions demonstrate thinking and problem solving skills.

Programming virtual robots
Programming virtual robots

laptop icon online workshop available
Maths, Design Technology, Computing

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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).

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

Science, Physics, Design Technology

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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

GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park

Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN

The BEST School Trip in North Wales... a unique learning environment, from the world’s only people powered coaster to the first solar powered ride in the UK!


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.

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.

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.

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

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


The Best of Cornwall
The Best of Cornwall

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

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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.

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

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.

Unforgettable Day Visits at Suntrap Forest Centre
Unforgettable Day Visits at Suntrap Forest Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

COVID-19 OFFER
Suntrap is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning activities bring nature nearer for all ages and abilities.

Healthy Workshops
Healthy Workshops

Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

Topics Include: - Mental health & well-being - The human body, bones and organs - 5 ways to well-being - Healthy eating - Link between having a healthy mind & body - Developing healthy habits - The importance of physical activity - Teeth - Hygiene - Where food comes from - How food grows


Enterprise Day
Enterprise Day

Maths, Design Technology, Food, Business, Physical Education, Careers

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Sales and Marketing • An introduction to marketing and advertisement. • Discussion around the 4 P’s of marketing and analysis of a variety of adverts. • In teams learners are challenged to prepare an advertisement campaign for a novel drink product considering the 4 P’s of marketing.

British Motor Museum
British Motor Museum

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

Discover how cars are designed for different purposes and then put your knowledge to the test by designing your own Land Rover cut out car to take back to school in our Fashion vs Function workshop. Older students can look under bonnets and in through doors to chart the development of the motor c

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.

Explore STEM at the National Emergency Services Museum
Explore STEM at the National Emergency Services Museum

Science, Biology, Design Technology

'People Who Help Us' and the 'Great Fire of London' workshops include activities looking at the equipment used to fight fires then and now, and explores how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666. 'Extreme Vehicles' looks at how vehicles are designed to save lives. The 'World War II: Life i


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

Science Museum
Science Museum

Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Significant Individuals, Local History, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Experience the newest exhibition at the museum. Internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado presents Amazônia, a series of breath-taking photographs that celebrate the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest. Ideal for KS3 upwards. The Secret Life of the

Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum
Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum

Citizenship, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Design Technology, PSHE

'People Who Help Us' and the 'Great Fire of London' workshops include activities looking at the equipment used to fight fires then and now, and explores how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666. The 'World War II: Life in the Blitz' workshop looks at how Sheffield's steel manufacturing ma

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.


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

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.

KidZania London
KidZania London

Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Music, Art, PSHE, SEN

Working as a Fashion Stylist or Designer at our H&M Fashion Studio, pupils will be responsible for creating the trendiest of outfits for clients! They develop not only their creative flair, but also dexterity, quick thinking and understanding of the needs of their peers. Similarly, kids can learn ho

Kings, Queens & Castles
Kings, Queens & Castles

English, Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Dance, Music

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A KS1 specific workshop for our younger learners, with a mini museum of artefacts, lots to try on and have a go at. Meet Lady Ingleby and Boris Morris the coin maker to explore life living in a castle. ​ Why were castles built the way they were

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding

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

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.


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

Join us for school trips and residential stays, environmental education, care farming. Set on a working organic farm, We offer flexible accommodation, delicious homecooked meals and tutor led activities within the great outdoors.

Topic Takeover Days
Topic Takeover Days

History, Tudors, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Design Technology, PSHE

'People Who Help Us' and the 'Great Fire of London' workshops include activities looking at the equipment used to fight fires then and now, and explores how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666. See the full workshop description for more information.

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


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

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

Day Visits
Day Visits

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

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Learning and Engagement Team provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon

English, Design Technology, Performing Arts

A fully immersive experience, the London Dungeon transports guests back in time. Get pupils to think about set design as they venture through this immersive experience. On return to the classroom they could develop a specification for a new show focusing on functionality, audience appeal, set design


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

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.

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

Drovers Rest
Drovers Rest

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft

At Drovers we work hard to ensure our learning is practical, stimulating and fun. Inspiring the next generation to love our natural world to be better custodians. With 5* accommodation and lush food cooked on open fires, we'd love welcome you


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.

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

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

Engineering Our Future
Engineering Our Future

Science, Physics, Design Technology, Careers

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The Drawing Board (Design challenge) • Introduction to what we mean by innovation. • Discussion around the engineering design process and innovation and how to come up with ideas. • Working in team (2 or 3) learners use their creativity to design an innovative product that tackles real wor

Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands
Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands

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.


Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

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

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

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

Citizenship, English, Archaeology, Geology, Design Technology, Art, PSHE, Wildlife

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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.

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.

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

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