School Visits Devon

With its charming countryside, dramatic coastlines, quaint towns, and historical ruins, Devon is a superb choice for a school trip.

Devon's scenic beauty has inspired a great number of literary greats throughout the years. Devon has been a haven for literary geniuses, as many lived there, and others either stayed there for a period of time or vacationed there. Consequently, by choosing Devon as your destination for a school trip, your students could see first-hand the very places that stimulated the great classics that they have read in the classroom.

Agatha Christie, who was born in Torquay, was greatly inspired by the striking coves and clifftops of the Devonshire coastline. Charles Dickens wrote the beginning of Nicholas Nickleby in Devon and was inspired to create some of his most memorable characters by people he had met there. Thomas Hardy, who was born in Dorset, wrote about Exeter in the novels; 'Jude the Obscure', 'The Woodlanders', 'A Pair of Blue Eyes' and 'The Trumpet Major', however changed the city's name to Exonbury. Furthermore, a vacation to Devon inspired Jane Austen to set her classic novel 'Sense and Sensibility' in the county.

In addition, below are a couple of attractions that we highly recommend to complete a fun-filled school trip to Devon, or you can click the following link for our full list of visit options in the South West of England.


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FSC Slapton Ley



FSC Slapton is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages.

-The centre is close to the coastline and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, as well as a variety of field sites. -FSC Slapton Ley is within easy reach of the M5 and mainline train station at Totnes. -Our courses are created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom. -We have passionate and experienced teaching staff. - FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, all your meals (residential visits) plus transport during the course. -We offer different price bands through the year to offer value for money. -There is an FSC Kids Fund and FSC Bursary Fund available to offer financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to visit us. - FSC Slapton...

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Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Devon Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorian, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Skern Lodge based in North Devon are getting ready to get out on the road and visit you and your school. Skern Lodge can provide your pupils with an experience to remember by bringing a little bit of that residential magic to your school. ...

Skern Lodge
Encompass Training
Encompass Training

Devon Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

In the heart of rural Devon, Encompass Training is based at the historic grade 1 listed Great Potheridge House. We focus on providing a wide range quality outdoor education activities with sole occupancy and experience staffing. ...

Encompass Training
Activity and Watersports Trips Devon
Activity and Watersports Trips Devon

Devon Physical Education, Watersports

Home to breathtaking beaches and stunning countryside, groups can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities along the Devon coastline including rock climbing, sea kayaking, surfing, archery, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding and gorge walking. ...

Activity and Watersports Trips Devon
FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

Devon Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC Slapton is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Slapton Ley



Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Devon Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast. ...

Skern Lodge
National Marine Aquarium
National Marine Aquarium

Devon Science, Biology

Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. ...

National Marine Aquarium

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