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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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Portchester Castle



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.

Not only does Portchester Castle cover multiple time periods within the history curriculum, but also cross-curricular links across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way. Initially built on the south coast of Roman Britain to defend against barbarian pirates, Portchester Castle was used to guard these shores for nearly 2000 years. It has seen many changes over this time and the castle you see today is an amalgamation of all of the owners and uses Portchester has encountered. This makes it a wonderful and intriguing site to visit with pupils of all ages. Curriculum links that stand out include: •History: How did the kings use Portchester for leisure and in warfare? •Geography: Find out about the strategic importance of the castle. •Drama: Take on the roles of...

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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..


The Best of Cornwall
The Best of Cornwall

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

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.

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

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.

Saxons Outreach Program
Saxons Outreach Program

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




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.

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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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


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.

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

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

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


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.

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.

Legoland Discovery Centre
Legoland Discovery Centre

English, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

All of the workshops offered involve skills in design and technology by utilising LEGO to construct models. Children also have the opportunity to free build, based on any topic that they are currently working on in their classroom by using the 1000s of bricks in the centre.

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


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.

VR Workshop
VR Workshop

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.

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.

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


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).

York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

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

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.

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. It is based on the micro:bit programming device developed by the BBC.


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.

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.

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.

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.


Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures

Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Business, Computing, Wildlife, SEN

Design & Technology: Learn about gears, pulleys and the types of motion you can experience, then put your designer hats on to create and evaluate ideas for your own Theme Park ride! National Curriculum, D&T, KS2 Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11) | Design & Technology

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.

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.

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


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.

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor

Science, Physics, Biology, Egyptians, Vikings, 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.

Educational Day visits
Educational Day visits

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Wildlife

From tunnel engineering and graphite circuits; to nature inspired signal flags, design and technology weaves its way through all that we do at Audley End Miniature Railway. Your students are sure to be inspired to become the inventors of the future.

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.


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

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.

Saxons in the Meon Valley
Saxons in the Meon Valley

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.

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…


Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge

English, Maths, History, Industrial, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Design Technology, Careers

As we take a tour of the bridge, we challenge pupils to think about the construction of the bridge, its components and its maintenance. Through explaining the history of the bridge we discuss Brunel and his engineering abilities. We work with pupils to consider how to build their own bridges, in ou

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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


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

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

The Salters Company
The Salters Company

Science, Chemistry, History, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Design Technology, 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 for FREE.

Diggerland Kent
Diggerland Kent

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

Learn about different tyre treads and why wheels may be used for some construction machinery but others may use tracks. Learn about the different attachments on the front of a digger and why some diggers may have diggers bucket attachments and others rippers or griddle buckets.


Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

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

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,

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.

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

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.

3D Printing Workshop
3D Printing Workshop

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.


Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids
Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

Students build, code and battle robots. Students work in groups to build robots which they will then have the opportunity to control on one of our competition arenas. They will solve challenges, compete in games and battle their bots.

Coding and Robotics Workshops
Coding and Robotics Workshops

Design Technology, Computing

Game Development with Java and Greenfoot: Ages 11-17 Learn by creating games in the Java programming language! This Workshop uses gaming as a fun way to learn key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java to build their own games, developing the confidence to apply their new-fo

Drayton manor Theme Park
Drayton manor Theme Park

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

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.


Crumble Coding
Crumble Coding

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.

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.

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

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