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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St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

A spacious Georgian Rectory to yourselves in the heart of North Devon's sandy surf beaches and cliffs, set up to cater for groups of young people to experience the beauty of the surrounding area. Over 35 years of experience working with schools.

The outdoor education part of the curriculum is best achieved in an environment that nurtures, challenges and encourages each child's participation. With the stunning beaches, cliffs, harbours and sand dunes of North Devon and a caring experienced staff team - you are in the right place. For schools keen to make the most of the countryside for educational purposes we can incorporate Rocky shores, Woodlands, Sand dunes or Moorland into a week here. Emphasis can be on a particular learning outcome or as a gentle introduction for those trying something new. Maps, compasses, identification sheets, bug hunts and even skimming stones can all be used to have fun whilst learning. For A-level groups keen to explore the Ecology module of the syllabus please do get in touch for further...

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Filter Devon Trips & Workshops

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

Diggerland is an exciting day out for school children of all ages and abilities. It offers a day out that is educational and extremely unique. Focusing on STEM, a day at Diggerland can cover a multitude of interesting topics outside of the classroom ...

Diggerland Devon

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Religious Education, Physical Education, Watersports

A spacious Georgian Rectory to yourselves in the heart of North Devon's sandy surf beaches and cliffs, set up to cater for groups of young people to experience the beauty of the surrounding area. Over 35 years of experience working with schools. ...

St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

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

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Grab an adventure on Dartmoor, building confidence and developing new skills at Adventure Okehampton's award winning, friendly centres in Devon. Part of YHA, we offer bespoke school residentials for all group sizes customised to your needs. ...

YHA Okehampton Activity Centres

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

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

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children. ...

Grange Hall Activity Centre

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

English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Calvert Trust Exmoor provides specialist all inclusive residential outdoor adventure breaks for schools. Our award winning facilities and experiences enable us to provide extraordinary support to any student; inspiring learning and transforming lives...

Calvert Trust Exmoor


Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Devon & Various Regions
Science, Design Technology, Physics

These shows and workshops are run by Steve Shapland through Explorer Dome, known to many simply as 'Rocket Man'! He can bring his interactive shows or hands-on workshops to enthrall your students with all the fantastic forces of rocket science. ...

Explorer Dome-Rocket Science Shows and Workshops


Inspire your students to unlock their creative potential and improve writing and language skills by working with published authors at one of our beautiful, rural locations across the UK for a week-long residential. ...

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, 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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