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.


Popular Devon Trip February 2019

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon

An Arvon week provides a chance to develop writing and language skills, alongside imagination and creativity. The experience can also improve participants communication skills and self-belief. For many, these five days can be life-changing. Writers we work with include Mark Haddon, Malorie Black...

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Encompass Training

Encompass Training

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

Knapp House Activity Centre

Knapp House Activity Centre

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

Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

At Wonderstruck we specialise in spectacular STEM shows & amazing practical STEM workshops. Whether we're running a workshop for a single class or a multi-stream event for 1000 participants we don't compromise on the science content or on the fun! ....
Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

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


Nethercott House

Nethercott House

Nethercott House is a huge, Victorian manor house, with beautiful grounds and amazing views towards Dartmoor. Situated just outside the village Iddesleigh, close to the River Torridge, it is twenty minutes north of Okehampton. ...
Nethercott House

Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge

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

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