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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Knapp House Activity Centre


Here at Knapp house we offer a premium service for you, from initial contact to delivering the complete residential you are looking for . Your activity program will be tailored made to suit the needs and objectives of you and your From our unique range of activities we can offer, water skiing, surfing and rib rides plus many check our website for full details It is very important for us to understand your specific requirements. We believe it is easier to travel to you to help plan your trip and to lead school assemblies and parent evenings. With an outstanding range of quality activities and a idyllic location and setting Knapp House will be perfect for your residential. ...

Knapp House Activity Centre
Knapp House Activity Centre







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



Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
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Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal’s world, conservation and our native wildlife. ...

Dartmoor Zoological Park



Set in the heart of rural north Devon, Encompass Training is a historic grade 1 listed manor house. Encompass Training focuses on providing quality outdoor education experiences with sole occupancy. ...

Encompass Training





A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West



North Devon's premier outdoor centre. Fantastic friendly staff, exciting activities in wonderful locations and tasty, wholesome food in great surroundings. Makes Skern Lodge the ideal destination for your next residential or day trip. ...

Skern Lodge



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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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. ...

Knapp House Activity Centre
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories. ...
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

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