School Visits Dorset

Although more than half of the county of Dorset is covered by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and boast some wonderfully picturesque chalk and limestone valleys, it is the spectacular coastline of this county that receives special attention and is where the majority of school trips flock.

The Jurassic Coast is named thanks to the erosion that has exposed rocks and fossils dating back to the Jurassic period, and beyond. UNESCO declared this part of Dorset a World Heritage site with spectacular natural features such as the migrating barrier beach known as Chesil Beach which stretches between Lyme Regis and Portland Bill, and Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Coastal geomorphology processes make Dorset the perfect place for schools wanting to undertake fieldwork. We work with residential centres who can offer everything from accommodation only packages where for self led trips, to fully inclusive field trips giving your group access to specialist local knowledge. Dorset is a gem of a place and the premier location for school groups in the South West studying geography, geology and tourism. Visit the following link for our full list of visit options in the South West of England.


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Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre



Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA.

Based on the side of the beautiful Christchurch Harbour, our Centre has a very special feel about it. We are flexible with programming and can therefore meet most schools needs. We have a wide variety of sessions to challenge, educate and entertain students. Our campsite is a short drive from the Centre; we lay coaches on each day to enable a smooth transition from water based Centre to campsite. The campsite is not open to the public and has high levels of security for your peace of mind. Safety is our top priority, that's why all of our activities are run by fully qualified and experienced instructors and we are accredited by relevant national governing bodies (ALLA, LOTC, Adventure mark, BCU and RYA). ...

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Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast
Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast

Dorset Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

View and learn about the coastal zone from a different perspective. Lulworth Outdoors operates on the most stunning piece of coastline you can imagine. With exclusive use of the site we can enthuse and excite your students across a range of topics. ...

Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast
Cumulus Outdoors
Cumulus Outdoors

Dorset Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Our exciting range of land and water based outdoor adventure activities take place at some of Dorset’s most iconic coastal locations and offer the unique opportunity to explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline whilst trying something new. ...

Cumulus Outdoors
Allnatt Swanage
Allnatt Swanage

Dorset Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education

Quality Outdoor Learning Experiences. We are specialists in field work and outdoor adventurous activities in harmony with the Seashore, Coast & Woodlands. ...

Allnatt Swanage
Rockley Watersports
Rockley Watersports

Dorset Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Our Vision: To change people's lives by sharing our passions for the water and outdoors Our Mission: To provide the BEST possible Outdoor Education experience for children of school age. ...

Rockley Watersports



Geography and Geology Field Studies Dorset
Geography and Geology Field Studies Dorset

Dorset Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies

High-quality Geography and Geology field studies for Key Stages 4 and 5 on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. ...

Geography and Geology Field Studies Dorset
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

Dorset Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast, either hard-top accommodation or tented village, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Waterpark and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors. ...

Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Dorset Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA. ...

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

Dorset History, Physical Education, Prehistory

We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP ...

Allnatt School Camps

Tailored Coastal Studies
Tailored Coastal Studies

Dorset Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife

From fossils to farming & geography to adventure learning, the Lulworth Education team operates on the most stunning piece of coastline you can imagine. With exclusive use of the site we can enthuse and excite your students across a range of topics ...

Tailored Coastal Studies
Scout Adventures Buddens
Scout Adventures Buddens

Dorset Geography, Fieldstudies, Languages, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. Accommodation is provided in our highly popular tented village and our instructors can deliver an experience built around you...

Scout Adventures Buddens

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