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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Encompass Training

We are a friendly run activity centre, we are small enough to care but large enough and experienced enough to matter. A residential outdoor education programme can be an extremely powerful, meaningful and fun learning experience. We aim to provide an Outdoor Education experience that will be the highlight to any educational or youth programme. At Encompass Training we believe passionately in the value of real outdoor education. As such we can run a wide range of activities and programmes. All of our outdoor activity programmes are flexible and can be tailored to meet your individual requirements....

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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

Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education

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

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

Science, Biology, Geography, Fieldstudies, 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

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. ...

Knapp House Activity Centre

English, Physical Education, Art

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

Physical Education, SEN

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

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



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

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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