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Exploring East Anglia for school groups

Much of East Anglia is steeped in ancient history and layer upon layer of fascinating human geography, with the region’s past evident at every turn. The name itself derives from settlers known as the Angles, who were divided into the North Folk and the South Folk. Successive waves of people have left their mark on the landscape and it is one of those groups that we will look at in more detail below.

The landscape itself is low lying and consequently, areas close to the coast have always been inundated by the sea. Before The Fens were drained, places as far inland as Ely were technically islands surrounded by the endless marshes. The warmer climate enjoyed in this part of the country means crops are significantly more productive, making it the agricultural bread basket of the UK. Away from the fields, East Anglia also boasts some large towns and cities like Norwich, Ipswich and of course Cambridge.

Schools have a fine choice of venues throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, including wildlife reserves and bird sanctuaries, cathedrals and churches, and a variety of museums covering everything from transport to earth sciences. To find out more about the options available to you as a party leader, take a look at our main regional page for the South East, or one of the three standout trips below.

On a map of the UK, East Anglia in the South East of England is one of the easiest areas to point to, bulging out into the North Sea as it does. Comprising principally of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, with Cambridgeshire and Essex sometimes thrown in for good measure, it is a very large area of low lying land.

Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in the South East England.

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Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

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apple icon Subjects: Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Education, SEN


We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 30th visit in 2023!

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172 East of England school trips and workshops

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SEA LIFE Hunstanton

SEA LIFE Hunstanton

Dive deep into a world of underwater discovery. Pupils will understand and learn how to conserve the natural wonders of the world! Explore creatures of the Pacific Ocean and journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.

Bewilderwood Norfolk

Bewilderwood Norfolk

Think of the biggest wonky wooden play structures high up in the trees! Explore giant slippery slides, extra-long zip wires, muddled mazes, arts and crafts, plus lots, lots more!

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 30th visit in 2023!

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

We're an innovative Centre for Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection, with 14.5 acres of woodland and meadow, and a homely Victorian house on site. We'd love to welcome you and your students here!


CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

Basecamp is a unique adventure based residential activity programme nestled in the heart of rural Suffolk. It is meticulously designed to strengthen confidence, teamwork and a build wider understanding of the world around us.

special offerLondon & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

London & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

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Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. London and Ipswich are filled with history and visits that bring studies to life. A time of spies, propaganda, espionage, mistrust and bluff.

The Food Museum

The Food Museum

At the Food Museum we help people learn more about food. Where it comes from, how it’s made, the role it’s played down the centuries in shaping how we live our lives.

special offerKingswood - West Runton

Kingswood - West Runton

Fly down a zipwire overlooking the sea at our north Norfolk beachside centre – offering coastal activities as well as the 30-acre onsite adventure park. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.


special offerKingswood - Overstrand Hall

Kingswood - Overstrand Hall

Our unique coastal Tudor manor house. Kingswood Overstrand Hall is set in a 9-acre estate beside a sandy beach and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Schools can enjoy a range of watersports and outdoor pursuits in our new activity centre, 11 miles from Norwich in East Anglia. As well as 37 acres of water, large indoor facilities provide a range of activities such as climbing, abseiling and more.

Big School Camp North

Big School Camp North

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We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

Flatford Mill field centre

Flatford Mill field centre

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Visit Flatford Mill field centre for fun residential geography and biology trips at all ages. The centre was our first field study centre set up during the 1940’s, set amidst quintessentially English countryside of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk.


free tripOrford Castle

Orford Castle

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port, which Henry II also developed here.

Big School Camp Midlands

Big School Camp Midlands

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We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

free tripFramlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle

A magnificent example of late 12th-century castle. Schools have the freedom to explore the inside of the castle walls through the main gatehouse, the 'wall walk' along the top of the castle, as well as learn about the history from the illustrated dis

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth

Dive deep into a world of underwater discovery. Pupils will understand and learn how to conserve the natural wonders of the world! Explore creatures of the Pacific Ocean and journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.


Big School Camp South

Big School Camp South

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We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

free tripAudley End

Audley End

There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery.

Dinomania Ltd

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Dinomania Ltd

Dinosaur educational workshops available at your school.

Act the Curriculum

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Act the Curriculum

The Drama Geezer projects immerse children in playful story worlds. Through their unique storytelling techniques they can take any primary curriculum topic and bring it to life through drama. ​


The Story that Connects us

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The Story that Connects us

The Drama Geezers exciting drama literacy project in which all children become the authors and performers for the day! They will devise, write and perform a brand new story, which is then published and printed for all to enjoy.

Identity & Diversity

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Identity & Diversity

This project from The Drama Geezers will immerse the children in a creative story world that explores different cultures and celebrates Black British men and women who have inspired our world.

Carnival Dance Workshops

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Carnival Dance Workshops

Carnival dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.73 per pupil. These workshops link with a Brazil or Rio topic and can be booked at any time during the school year.

Mayan Temple

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Mayan Temple

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks.


The Geology Lab

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The Geology Lab

It’s time to rock! Our Geology Lab workshop investigates fossils, rocks and soils. Get hands-on as you explore water erosion, “make” rocks and more!

World War 1

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World War 1

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Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and passing on this passion. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Just click to see the full list of workshops offer

Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

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Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

Would you like your students to explore Ancient Greece in a completely new way? Then let's take it outside and learn about Ancient Greece through one of their most important and influential cultures... theatre!

Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

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Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

A not to be missed opportunity to visit and experience key moments in time. This experience will allow you to either scale through key moments in time or select a key focus for your workshop to theme around.


Victorian Workshop

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Victorian Workshop

by Historic Workshops. Want a Victorian Day that is fun, yet also gives the children an idea what lessons (and teachers) were like in Victorian times? A teacher straight from Victorian Britain is here to show your children Victorian discipline!

special offerEgyptians School Workshop

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Egyptians School Workshop

So much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ancient Egyptian interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the world of the Ancient Egyptians to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Stone to Iron Ages!

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Stone to Iron Ages!

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At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Ely Cathedral

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Ely Cathedral

Using fine & gross motor skills, basic materials and simple instructions, pupil’s work individually in groups and altogether to build a huge model of the "Ship Of The Fens" Ely Cathedral. They will remember it forever and tell all at home about it


Seaside Holidays of the Past

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Seaside Holidays of the Past

Step back in time and explore the fascinating history of Seaside Holidays with an immersive drama workshop!

WW2 Workshop

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WW2 Workshop

by Historic Workshops. This is our trademark workshop! Schools have absolutely raved about it since having their first one, and now, many schools re-book every single year. We have a HUGE range of WW2 artefacts that the children can investigate...

Cyber Security Breakout Challenge with Minecraft Education

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Cyber Security Breakout Challenge with Minecraft Education

Immerse your students in the virtual world of Minecraft: Education Edition in these educational focus workshops.

STEM Workshop

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STEM Workshop

All of our workshops contain elements of STEM, due to the nature of the activity. We have a series of workshops that focus on imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving, the most challenging of which we categorise STEAM workshops.


Exciting Egyptians

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Exciting Egyptians

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Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and passing on this passion. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Just click to see the full list of workshops offer

World War II and radio - bringing history to life

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World War II and radio - bringing history to life

Radio provides a fun, exciting and engaging medium to develop communication skills, build confidence and learn in a creative and different way. Our courses help pupils bring key moments from World War II to life through radio broadcasts.

Anglo-Saxon Workshop

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Anglo-Saxon Workshop

by Historic Workshops. We have a class set of child-sized, wooden, round shields and wooden spears for the children to learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking battle formations and tactics. As well as that, the children will get to handle 'real' weapons!

Computing with SEND

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Computing with SEND

Our Computing with SEND workshop is designed for students who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Great Fire of London Day

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Great Fire of London Day

Place your children in the action as the Great Fire devours 1666 London. The children work as tradespeople — trying their hands at practical crafts — as the fire draws nearer. Can they stop the blaze from spreading?

International & Multicultural Dance Workshops

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International & Multicultural Dance Workshops

International & Multicultural dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning. Explore the globe, bring your international or multicultural day or week to life with these dance workshops.

Virtual Reality - Volcanoes

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Virtual Reality - Volcanoes

An in-depth exploration of Volcanoes through a variety of media. Children can get up close and personal to the magnitude and power of a volcano.

Viking Longship Workshop

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Viking Longship Workshop

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Saxon Roundhouse workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a 12m long Viking Longship and enact the journey through the icebergs of the arctic.


Problem Solving Workshops

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Problem Solving Workshops

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees

Maya Workshop

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Maya Workshop

The best Maya workshop available! Maya pottery, Maya dance, Maya maths and a Maya artefact investigation are just some of the incredible sessions we offer!

Seaside Day

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Seaside Day

Journey to the seaside – without leaving your school hall! Children can explore the wonders of a traditional pier – including old-time games and a Punch and Judy show – while making their own souvenirs.

Pre History Workshops

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Pre History Workshops

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.

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