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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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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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...
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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. ...
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. ...