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Design & Technology

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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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Educational Day visits



We offer a fun-filled experience with practical outdoor activities linked to Science, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Programmes are linked to the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Profile and are fully risk assessed.

We believe in the importance of creating a learning environment, outside, in the beautiful british countryside. All of our educational modules cover a range of cross curricular subject areas, as we agree with you on the importance of linking the arts and humanities with science and maths to equip our little learners for a bright future....

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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..


Race to Construct
Race to Construct

All UK Regions Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Design Technology, Wildlife

An engineering challenge to construct a railway track using K’Nex pieces. Packed full of challenges, this interactive and entertaining workshop demonstrates the importance of teamwork and problem solving whilst exploring the rail industry.

Pre History Workshops
Pre History Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge

South West 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

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor

London & South East 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.




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

London & South East, East of England 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.

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

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.

Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.


At-Bristol
At-Bristol

South West 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

Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

All UK Regions 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

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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

London & South East 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


YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

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

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.

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Wales 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

London & South East 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

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.


STEMgineers: Hydraulics & Mechanics
STEMgineers: Hydraulics & Mechanics

All UK Regions 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.

Saxons Outreach Program
Saxons Outreach Program

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

The Salters Company
The Salters Company

London & South East 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.

Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.


STEMdrones-Drone Coding
STEMdrones-Drone Coding

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.

Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle

London & South East 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.

The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon

London & South East 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

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower

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


GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park

Wales Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN

The BEST School Trip in North Wales...

Educational Day visits
Educational Day visits

East of England 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.

Legoland Discovery Centre
Legoland Discovery Centre

North West 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.

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding

All UK Regions 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.


JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics
JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland 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 Workshop
STEM Workshop

All UK Regions Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Physical Education

Bring education to life! Book your in school enrichment days with our fully trained Education Communicators ready to inspire the next generation of learners in science, technology, engineering and maths. FREE Workshops available! Enquire today.

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

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.

Saxon Workshops
Saxon Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.


Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

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.

York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

Yorkshire 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

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

South West 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

Day Visits
Day Visits

London & South East 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


The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum

Midlands 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

Anglo Saxon Workshop
Anglo Saxon Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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

British Motor Museum
British Motor Museum

Midlands 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.


Discovery Package
Discovery Package

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

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…

Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

South West 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.

STEM and History Trips
STEM and History Trips

South West 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

Summerlee Victorian Life
Summerlee Victorian Life

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.


Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

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

VR Workshop
VR Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland 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.

Saxons in the Meon Valley
Saxons in the Meon Valley

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.

An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!
An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!

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

VR is the most powerful, enabling, disruptive and game changing technology to hit the design world since Photoshop was introduced in the 90s. There’s no doubt it’ll be ubiquitous across all design disciplines within the next 5-10 years. Now is the time to explore this new space.


Crumble Coding
Crumble Coding

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.

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

London & South East 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,

Rockets Workshop
Rockets 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.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Milton Keynes
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Milton Keynes

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

'What suit?' (KS1 & KS2 only) The STEM host selects a child as a volunteer and have them come to the front and try on a skydiving suit. We point out some of the features of the suit, and what makes it suitable for indoor skydiving, and unsuitable for other activities. 'Building challenge' Child


National Science and Media Museum
National Science and Media Museum

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.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Manchester
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Manchester

North West Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, SEN

'What suit?' (KS1 & KS2 only) The STEM host selects a child as a volunteer and have them come to the front and try on a skydiving suit. We point out some of the features of the suit, and what makes it suitable for indoor skydiving, and unsuitable for other activities. 'Building challenge' Chi

Diggerland Kent
Diggerland Kent

London & South East 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.

3D Printing Workshop
3D Printing Workshop

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.


Spun Candy
Spun Candy

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!

Runway Visitor Park
Runway Visitor Park

North West 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.

KidZania London
KidZania London

London & South East 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

Diggerland Yorkshire
Diggerland Yorkshire

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

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.



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