Engineering School Trips

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Looking for ideas for your class engineering topic? We have put together a comprehensive array of school trip venues and workshops that cover this fascinating and complex subject.

Engineering is a core component of the STEM or STEAM curriculum. Dovetailing with many areas of science, design, technology and maths, engineering is a subject that allows students to develop creative skills and analytical problem solving skills.

Your budding engineers are likely to find their skills useful in a vast swathe of careers, from mechanical engineering and construction, to robotics and coding. We have workshops specifically designed to introduce children to career opportunities in engineering through enterprise education. We also have options relating to bridge building, transport and infrastructure, and energy.

Perhaps you are studying the history of engineering, from inventors of the Industrial Revolution like Thomas Telford, through the Victorian age, right up to the modern day where engineers are looking at ways to incorporate sustainability into their designs.

From Key Stage 2 hydraulics and mechanics, to designing with microcontrollers for the aqa engineering gcse, we can help you find the perfect engineering trip.

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

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Engineering school trips and workshops

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The Tank Museum

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The Tank Museum

It’s much more than just tanks… Discover our exciting range of curriculum linked workshops for schools. We cover a range of topic areas, spanning history and STEM, and work with you to ensure that the visit supports your learning objectives.


KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning

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KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning

Statfold Educational Trips blend fun with learning! Take part in a 45 minute staff led session, explore the site, tour the museum and ride a steam train or tram!

Bridging the Tamar School Workshops

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Bridging the Tamar School Workshops

Our workshops include a visit to the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre which has hands on learning opportunities with interactive bridge models and displays. The workshops explore the design processes that Brunel and the 20th century engineers went through to create and construct railways...

free tripHyett Education

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Hyett Education

Engineering isn't taught explicitly as a subject in KS1 & KS2 but the skills developed through the Technical Knowledge objectives in the Design Technology curriculum provide students with the foundations required to study engineering. We allow students opportunities to build, test and tweak their...

Beginner STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

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Beginner STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

Students can use a range of mechanisms to improve the functionality of their robots, such as using gears to speed up a vehicle. Our workshops ensure students have opportunities to explore, design and modify.


STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

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STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

Students can use a range of mechanisms to improve the functionality of their robots, such as using gears to speed up a vehicle. Our workshops ensure students have opportunities to explore, design and modify.

STEM and History Trips

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STEM and History Trips

With its historic workshops and its key role in the development of the Floating Harbour, Underfall Yard is an ideal case study of civil, mechanical and maritime engineering. It's also an immersive, engaging experience for introducing new students to engineering principles. Learn about the hydraulic system...

special offerBritish History at Ironbridge & Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire-Curricul

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British History at Ironbridge & Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire-Curricul

Embark on an immersive journey into the heart of the Industrial Revolution with a school trip to Ironbridge & Wroxeter, presented by Curriculum Travel. Ironbridge, famously known as the birthplace of industrial innovation, offers a unique educational experience that brings the marvels of engineering...

Fab Science In-school Workshops

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Fab Science In-school Workshops

The Big STEM Challenge: this can be great for a topic on engineering, DT or just great fun and teamwork. Work as a team to build a HUGE pyramid in your school hall. Find out about the varied roles in construction, from structural engineers to demolition experts! The structure is 4M tall and a whole class...


STEM Workshops for Any Location

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STEM Workshops for Any Location

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Robotics Workshop

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Robotics Workshop

The robots that we take to schools are engineered in many different ways. There are bugs that scrabble around, robotic cars that are programmed by colour, robotic hamsters trapped in balls, tracked robots, robots that can be programmed by drawing, a friendly robot dog, robots that work with Lego and...

Educational Visits at RAF Museum, Midlands

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Educational Visits at RAF Museum, Midlands

Most of our STEM workshops have elements of construction, design and evaluation. Our STEM workshops include: Pulleys and Levers, Rockets, Rocket Cars, Rover Repair and Pulleys and Levers. Our website contains full details of our offering.

STEM Residential

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STEM Residential

We have a range activities depending on your year group. During your engineering activity day, the children will design and develop a model and communicate ideas though discussion, annotated sketches and prototypes. Using a range of materials and components, the children will make their design, evaluate...


The MAD Museum

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The MAD Museum

The MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is a unique destination for pupils interested in engineering. The museum is dedicated to showcasing kinetic art and automata, which are designed and built by engineers and designers. At The MAD Museum, pupils can learn about the different mechanisms used to power...

Empire Windrush

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Empire Windrush

There are Construction Elements Included on this workshop, where pupils have to follow instructions together to engineer the structure, so need to help and guide one another to ensure a successful build.

STEM Day Visit

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STEM Day Visit

We have a range activities depending on your year group. During your engineering activity day, the children will design and develop a model and communicate ideas though discussion, annotated sketches and prototypes. Using a range of materials and components, the children will make their design, evaluate...

Hands-On STEM Workshops & Clubs

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Hands-On STEM Workshops & Clubs

Pupils learn STEM concepts through practical engineering and science activities. Building future-proof skills like problem-solving and teamwork, we also teach children to love engineering and creativity, helping your school become a bedrock for thriving futures in STEM.


Intermediate STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

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Intermediate STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

Engineering isn't taught explicitly as a subject in KS1 & KS2 but the skills developed through the Technical Knowledge objectives in the Design Technology curriculum provide students with the foundations required to study engineering. We allow students opportunities to build, test and tweak their...

Creative History Workshops

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Creative History Workshops

Including larger than life, interactive performances, open-ended workshops and classroom-based sessions, our unique range of Creative History Workshops include: The Brilliant Britons, Time Travel Theatre, Time Travel Tourists and Historical Maths!

Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops

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Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops

KAPLA Clubs are unique giant STE(A)M construction workshops resulting in your own school’s exhibition. The children will become engineers and artists and will work on amazing constructions. The workshops also focus on those very important PSHE skil

St Mawes Castle

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St Mawes Castle

One of the best preserved of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses, St Mawes was part of a chain of forts built in response to the threat of invasion. With all of this history represented at the site, there are plenty of learning opportunities to explore.


free tripIron Bridge

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Iron Bridge

The world's first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn here in Shropshire in 1779. This pioneering structure marked a turning point in English design and engineering; after it was built, cast iron came to be widely used in construction.

Bridges, Maths & Design

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Bridges, Maths & Design

Using fine & gross motor skills with basic materials and simple instructions, leaners work individually and in groups to construct a warren truss bridge structure 2m in length.

JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

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JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

In a JuniorSTEM workshops your pupils will build amazing Robotic Lego WeDo models then learn to program sensors, motors and lights to bring them to life. Extremely engaging, packed full of learning and loads of fun.

RAF Museum Midlands Online Workshops

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RAF Museum Midlands Online Workshops

The RAF Museum Midlands deliver unique live-streamed sessions directly to your school! Whether you want to explore STEM sessions or immerse yourself in history - we have something for you.


Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

Anglo Saxon Workshop

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Anglo Saxon Workshop

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Viking Longboat workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a Saxon Roundhouse 6m in diameter, 3m high, large enough for them to all occupy

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.

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM


special offerSchool residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

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School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!

Tudor Globe Theatre

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Tudor Globe Theatre

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.

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.

Roman Villa Workshops

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Roman Villa Workshops

Using fine & gross motor skills with basic materials and simple instructions, pupil’s work individually in groups and altogether to build a huge model of a Roman Villa, that they will tell everyone at home about and remember forever


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.

free tripCleeve Abbey

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Cleeve Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England. Pupils today can catch a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago.

Maths Workshops

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Maths 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

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