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Learning outside the classroom in the East Midlands

Discover some exciting and unique school trip destinations in the East Midlands. From a historical perspective: find out more about life in the Stone Age, or for people of the Iron Age Corieltauvi tribe who lived in the area before the Romans; about King Richard III and his final resting place beneath a car park in Leicester; visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field; study the roots of the Industrial Revolution that help shape the East Midlands into the place it is today; or discover the history of a Victorian Water Pumping Station.

Whether you are looking for fieldwork locations to study Physical Geography, Science Centres for practical hands on learning in Chemistry, Physics or Biology, places to teach Citizenship or any other National Curriculum topic you can think of - we can help you find an educational trip in the East Midlands suitable for your school groups learning objectives.

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Residential Visits



Our mission is to widen the horizons of young people through real outdoor adventures in the Peak District. In addition to outdoor adventures our fantastic facilities and location enable self led residentials including field studies, drama and more

Our fantastic 30 acre site, range of accommodation options, excellent location in the heart of the Peak District and experienced staff team enable many tailored brilliant residentials and day visits. A relatively unique aspect of Thornbridge Outdoors is that we give guests sole use of their accommodation buildings (each with their own kitchen/dining room) and a lot of flexibility as to how they plan and run their residential. Some schools opt for fully instructed and fully catered residentials, many others choose to lead some activities themselves, some self-cater and some rent just the facilities and choose to do their own thing....

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Saxons and Vikings at Oakham Castle
Saxons and Vikings at Oakham Castle

East Midlands History, Saxons, Vikings

Meet the last Anglo-Saxon Queen, Queen Edith and learn from her about life under the Danelaw in England. If you choose Vikings then meet our Viking Warrior who shares the epic tale of Beowolf Culture and social history are brought to life.

Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle

East Midlands Chemistry, History, Medieval, Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies

Built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 by William Peveril, Peveril Castle is a dramatic Norman castle overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale in Derbyshire. Book a free school visit to explore with your class.

Chatsworth
Chatsworth

East Midlands English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Our programme of arts engagement and outdoor learning is focused on treasures from the collection and the built and natural environment allowing for the integration of the arts and creativity to STEM based learning, making us an ideal STEM centre.

Day Visits to Walesby Forest
Day Visits to Walesby Forest

East Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Walesby Forest is a fun and exciting activity centre set in 250 acres of woodland in Robin Hood country with over 40 indoor and outdoor adventure activities including water sports, climbing, team building and archery offering bespoke day trips.




1620s House and Garden
1620s House and Garden

East Midlands English, Science, History, Tudors, SEN

Travel in time to the 1620s House and learn about upstairs-downstairs life, with food, musical instruments, games and costumes from the period. Hunt out the witch marks and explore the garden and its maze.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

East Midlands English, Science, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England.

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle
Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

East Midlands Citizenship, History, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, PSHE, SEN

Join us and explore real historical court cases through role-play in one of the longest running courts in England.

Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

East Midlands History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies

There are plenty of outdoor and indoor facilities for school groups to see at Bolsover castle, including the 17th century castle built by Charles Cavendish, Riding House Range which now contains an exhibition, Terrace Range and Wall Walk.


Oakham Castle
Oakham Castle

East Midlands Citizenship, Human Geography, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Monarchs, SEN

Oakham Castle is a Norman Great hall built between 1180 and 1190 and used for over 800 years as a court. Our Immersive Sandford Award-Winning Education Sessions place the children right in the heart of the history they are learning about.

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

East Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills.

Roman Invaders
Roman Invaders

East Midlands History, Romans, SEN

Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Roman Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!

Prehistoric Britain
Prehistoric Britain

East Midlands History, Prehistory, SEN

Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Prehistoric Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!


Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

East Midlands Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been working with schools and youth groups since 1979. Creating bespoke outdoor learning opportunities and utilising the natural environment for a real adventure.

Mount Cook
Mount Cook

East Midlands Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Mount Cook is a not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District.

Residential Visits
Residential Visits

East Midlands Physical Education, PSHE

Our mission is to widen the horizons of young people through real outdoor adventures in the Peak District. In addition to outdoor adventures our fantastic facilities and location enable self led residentials including field studies, drama and more

Walesby Forest
Walesby Forest

East Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Walesby Forest is a fun and exciting residential activity centre with over 40 indoor and outdoor adventure activities including water sports, with a wide range of accommodation options, set in 250 acres of woodland in Robin Hood country.


YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

East Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions.

Multi-Activity Package
Multi-Activity Package

East Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Physical Education, SEN

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

East Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports.

YHA Edale
YHA Edale

East Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

Outdoor adventures in the Peak District don’t get better than this! YHA Edale is a grand country house literally on the slopes of Kinder Scout, and surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Edale valley.


Discovery Package
Discovery Package

East Midlands English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide…

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle

East Midlands History, Geography, Art

School trips to Belvoir allow pupils to learn about the castle during Regency and Victorian times, including the opportunity to experience a themed lesson in our Regency Schoolroom!

City of Leicester Cathedral
City of Leicester Cathedral

East Midlands Religious Education

At the City of Leicester Cathedral we provide opportunities for school groups to gain an insight into the life, key beliefs and experiences of Christian people in worship

Anglo-Saxon Village
Anglo-Saxon Village

East Midlands History, Geography, Saxons, Human Geography

We provide an insight in to the every day environment you would typically find in an Anglo-Saxon village. Through our unique atmosphere and our fascinating dispays, the village is a must for any pupils studying


Stone Age School Trip
Stone Age School Trip

East Midlands History, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval

Back in time, learn about Stone Age man, Try lighting a fire if you think you can, Building your own shelter..in LOPC wood, Fire-pit charcoal, draw caveman good. Test your skill with an Archers sight. Go home with knowledge from our StoneAge s

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum
Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

East Midlands Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Music, PSHE, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Step into the past! Experience what it was like to live and work in this unique Victorian pumping station A Temple to Water is a day-long, immersive drama experience, exploring local history, engineering, science, & contemporary environmental issues.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

East Midlands Science, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Fieldstudies

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits centre is a Charitable organisation providing Outdoor Adventurous activities for all. Our activities are designed to stimulate, educate and motivate all participants at affordable prices throughout the year.

Drayton Manor Zoo
Drayton Manor Zoo

East Midlands English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN

We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school.


UK Cultural School Trips
UK Cultural School Trips

East Midlands

Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London.

Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

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

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience

Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Atlas are experts at bringing the adventure to you! We deliver exciting, enriching and fun activity days in your school grounds, including bushcraft, Team Tasks, Archery and Problem-Solving. Are you ready for an amazing workshop?


Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!

Around the World VR Quiz
Around the World VR Quiz

English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN

Bring Geography to life with our 'Around the World' VR workshop. We split your class into small groups and they compete to identify the country, city and landmark shown through the VR headsets! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age
Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

History, Prehistory, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the prehistoric world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

China VR Workshop
China VR Workshop

English, SEN

Take your class on a guided tour across China with PrimeVR! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age

History, Prehistory, SEN

One of our professional actors will arrive at your school with our fully interactive Super Stone Age Workshop. From the moment it starts with Professor Trimbold digging for bones to hunting a woolly mammoth, the pupils will be inspired.

The Very Elegant Victorian
The Very Elegant Victorian

History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

Don't dare to talk in class, make sure your hands are clean or Miss Grimm our strict Victorian teacher has a cane and not afraid to use it. What job will you do in the workshop, be a Chimney Sweep, work in the mills, crawl down the mine or be a maid.

STEMdrones-Drone Coding
STEMdrones-Drone Coding

Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

Our CAA approved commercial drone pilot will teach your children about the principles of flight by getting students to experience it by flying and coding mini drones to navigate their way through an indoor obstacle and achieve mission objectives.

Wonders of the World VR Workshop
Wonders of the World VR Workshop

English, SEN

Experience the Seven New Wonders of the World with PrimeVR! A great way of meeting Geography outcomes as well as inspiring some amazing creative writing! Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


The Amazing Greeks
The Amazing Greeks

History, Greeks, SEN

It's all Greek to me and you, in Our Amazing Greek Workshop. Gods & Heroes abound, shrouded in Myth & Legend. Did life begin on Mount Olympus, does the Oracle know all, can a Spartan win the Olympic Games? All this and more. Book NOW

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Viking Workshop
Viking Workshop

History, Vikings

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!

Dance Workshops With The West End's Best!
Dance Workshops With The West End's Best!

Dance

Experience one our jam-packed dance workshops with some of the West End's leading dancers! Bespoke workshops can be specially tailored to your requirements.


Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons

History, Saxons, Performing Arts

Sutton who? Sutton Hoo of course! Get ready to dive into the world of the Anglo Saxons. Where did they arrive from? When did they get here? Who were their Gods? One Day Creative answers all your questions through drama and role-play.

Explorer Dome-SEN Shows
Explorer Dome-SEN Shows

Science, SEN

We will bring an immersive, multi-sensory science experience for your students. Our shows are interactive and Hands-On and our presenters can use Makaton to support science learning. We will take care to help every child feel comfortable and excited!

School Escape Rooms
School Escape Rooms

Maths, Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge?

Anti-Bullying Show - Online
Anti-Bullying Show - Online

Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE

Are you looking for an exciting and engaging experience for your students this Anti-Bullying Week? Then you need the ultimate Online Anti-Bullying Show for Schools: Time To Unite! New for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 United Against Bullying.


Stone Age VR Workshop
Stone Age VR Workshop

English, History, Prehistory, SEN

Visit a typical Stone Age settlement and Stonehenge with PrimeVR! From the comfort of your classroom, we'll take you on a guided tour using VR headsets! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Japanese Fan Dance
Japanese Fan Dance

Dance

Japanese Fan Dancing is an ancient tradition, dating back to 600BC. Fans were originally used to cool aristocracy, now they are used for storytelling and entertainment! Using dance and storytelling, One Day Creative explore this traditional artform.

The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms
The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms

English, Maths, Geography, History, Egyptians, Art, SEN

Sometimes, taking your pupils on a school trip just isn't do-able. We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK prim

Viking and Saxon Workshops
Viking and Saxon Workshops

History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

Bring History Alive in Your School. From just £200, bring your very own Warrior to your school hall. Arriving in full attire of the time, we immerse your class in the turbulent period of Viking or Anglo Saxon life over 1,000 years ago.


Anti-Bullying Workshops
Anti-Bullying Workshops

Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Looking for a Whole School experience that’s fantastic value for money? If so, then our theatre-based Anti-Bullying Workshops are ideal. Through role-play, your students will learn the skills they need to respond to conflict and bullying situatio

Rainforests VR Workshop
Rainforests VR Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, SEN

Teaching about the rainforest? Why don't you drop your class into the middle of Borneo using PrimeVR! We bring the school trip to you! Please ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Prehistory Workshop
Prehistory Workshop

History, Prehistory, SEN

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!

Anti-Bullying
Anti-Bullying

Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE

Bring a performance into school to support your work during Anti-Bullying month in November. Through exciting story lines, recognisable characters and clear information, Altru's Anti-Bullying performances are the perfect way to help children learn.


Resourceful Romans
Resourceful Romans

History, Romans, SEN

Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school.

Physics and Space
Physics and Space

Science, Physics, Languages

Explore the forces of the universe closer than ever before. Enter the large hadron collider, split an atom, discovery the electromagnetic spectrum and see whats behind dark matter

Ramayana Dance
Ramayana Dance

Dance, Religious Education

The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic which follows Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana. Using dance and storytelling we explore this classic tale and it's links to Hindu culture.

The Digestive System VR Workshop
The Digestive System VR Workshop

English, Science, Biology, SEN

Teach your class about where their food goes with this virtual reality workshop through the digestive system! This workshop is a great way of bringing the human body to life. Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

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