English literacy school trips

From the Spelling and Grammar to Saxons & Shakespeare

Literacy is arguably the most important part of our National Curriculum. A good working knowledge and understanding of our first language is critical before we can really begin to explore other areas of the curriculum. A child who struggles with comprehension and communication will not understand what they are being taught in other subject areas, or will find it difficult to explain their answers. They could be naturally gifted for a subject like science, but if without good reading, writing, speaking or listening skills, they are going to be held back.

Clearly the classroom is a great place to teach basic literacy, but the benefits of a school trip, especially once they start to nurture their understanding of the history of language, should not be overlooked. The obvious destination for a school trip with a focus on English Language is the birth place of William Shakespeare; Stratford upon Avon. Also below you will also find inspiration from our other destinations which cover different periods in history, from the Anglo Saxon influence, through to the modern day. If you are looking for a school visit desination that offers high quality educational value for your English trip, you will find it here. Our trips and workshops cater for topics relating to SpaG, Stories and Folktalkes, Theatre and Film and much more.

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Shrek's Adventure! London


Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', KS1/KS2 pupils have the opportunity to learn: In To identify the features and themes of different genres, including fairy tales. To understand that stories are developed with a beginning, a middle and an end. To explore the process of characterisation and of building characters In To infer characters' thoughts, feelings and actions through performance To use role-play and performance to convey meaning in different text types...



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All UK Regions
English, History, SEN, Prehistory


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Stone Age VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Science, SEN, Biology


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

The Respiratory System VR Workshop

North
English, Design Technology, SEN


Step into the drama of exciting telly as your students learn and experience the television production process from script to screen! ...

Emmerdale Studio Experience

All UK Regions
English, SEN


An enthusiastic amateur writer, Sally Spade, is keen to share her love of stories; How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create one? ...

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales



London & South East
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Art, PSHE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


KidZania is an indoor City run by kids! Children can choose from more than 60 real life role play activities including police, dentist and vet. All activities can be cross referenced against the national curriculum. ...

KidZania London

London & South East
English, Drama


In the Kingdom of Far Far Away, KS1/KS2 pupils can join Shrek and his DreamWorks pals to reinforce how stories are built with a beginning, middle and an end, while also exploring character development and performance. ...

Shrek's Adventure! London

All UK Regions
English, History, Physical Education, Greeks, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings comic books to life with incredible Superhero Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators! ...

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


Our Green Screen Workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to verbally discuss ideas that transfer into writing, using our green screen to ignite their imaginations. This is differentiated from EYFS to Year 6. All of the content in this workshop is directly linked to writing,...

Green Screen

London & South East
English, Business, Music, PSHE, SEN


A bespoke buffet of options including coach hire, hostel and hotel accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, backstage tours, attractions and more. Specialists in London, but trips nation-wide also catered for. ...

West End Theatre Packages and Trips

All UK Regions
English, Languages, SEN


WOW factor - ALL HAIL MACBETH WORKSHOP suitable for KS2, Ks3 & Ks4. Arty-Fact Theatre visits your school with this amazing fully interactive Shakespeare Workshop. Easy to book, fits into your school timetable. BOOK NOW for Shakespeare Week ...

Macbeth Workshop

All UK Regions
English, History, Languages, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, 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 ...

Theatre Workshop

All UK Regions
English, SEN


Engage and Inspire the children in your class with this Super Heroes Creative Writing workshop. An enthusiastic amateur writer, Sally Spade, is keen to share her love of graphic novels; How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create one? ...

Creative Writing

Midlands
English, History, SEN, Tudors


Learning more about the life of Shakespeare will allow students to better understand his works. Where better than the town of his birth to study the man and his legacy....

Stratford Overnight School Tour

All UK Regions
English, History, Victorian, SEN


Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting schools for 20 years. We our proud to be touring the UK with OLIVER TWIST production & fully interactive Workhouse Workshop Experience. The show has it all from poor Oliver being lost in London to meeting Fagin ...

Oliver Twist production and Workhouse Workshop Experience

All UK Regions
English, History, Drama, Elizabethans, SEN


All Hail Macbeth. THEATRE WORKSHOP'S stunning & inspiring interactive workshop. From the moment you meet the Witches on the heath to the demise of Macbeth, the pupils are gripped with the plot and immersed in the characters, all played by themselves....

All Hail Macbeth

London & South East
English, History, Art, Medieval, Victorian


Take a costumed guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000-year history! ...

Oxford Castle and Prison

London & South East
Citizenship, English, PSHE


Mingle with the world’s most famous faces at Madame Tussauds London. Students will gain an invaluable insight into the media by exploring its purpose, audience and influence – from the modern-day selfie to the concept of fake news. ...

Madame Tussauds London

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, SEN, Prehistory


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Mayans VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Science, History, Geography, Computing


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Virtual Reality Day

All UK Regions
English, History, PSHE, Greeks, Victorian, SEN


Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting School for 20 years, delivering high quality theatre at affordable prices. We offer an amazing opportunity for your pupils to see live theatre and to interact with professional actors. Available all year round ...

Arty-Fact Theatre

London & South East
English, History, Geography, Tudors, Victorian, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies


LTC Eastbourne is a residential centre located in a former home of the Dukes of Devonshire, a Grade 1 listed building in a 10-hectare private park just 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Eastbourne. ...

LTC Eastbourne

All UK Regions
English, History, Physical Education, Tudors, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Pirate Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators! ...

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, SEN, Biology


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

The Circulatory System VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop

East Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Biology, 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. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

All UK Regions
English, Science, Wildlife, Biology, SEN


Learning about the animal kingdom? Travel around the world and come face to face with a range of different animals through virtual reality! Workshops start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

Animals VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

India VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, SEN, Egyptians


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop

London & South East
English, History, Drama


With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeons offer an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about language, characters and stage directions! ...

The London Dungeon

All UK Regions
Citizenship, English, Music, SEN


Exclusive and official West End Workshops created in partnership with the producers and creative teams behind some of London's greatest productions. Bespoke masterclasses can be developed for any other show! ...

West End Workshops

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. ...

1620s House and Garden

All UK Regions
English, History, Drama, PSHE, SEN


PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES production has been specially written by our award winning writer Brian James. Set in modern times, this wonderful story flickers in and out of the past. Seeing a glimpse of what life was like during WWII. Must see production...

Pack UP Your Troubles

Midlands
English, History, Tudors, Elizabethans


Step back in time with a visit to Shakespeare's Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Get a sense of what life would have been like for Shakespeare and his family. Our Learning team run a huge range of programmes for groups of all ages and abilities. ...

Shakespeare's Family Homes

All UK Regions
English, History, SEN, Romans


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Romans VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, History, Physical Education, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings stories & fantasy to life with incredible Fairy Tale Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator...

Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

Midlands
English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Victorian, SEN


In beautiful rural Worcestershire, discover over 1000 years of history and intriguing stories of the county’s past at. Through role-play and immersive learning, pupils can step back in time in the Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle. ...

County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

London & South East
English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical


Get your pupils out of the classroom and into the clouds for a new perspective on learning – 100 metres up in the air! Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a popular all-weather attraction which appeals to all ages. From the three observation decks at the t...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

London & South East
Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century


A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster. ...

Parliament

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Mountains VR Workshop

North
English, Geography, Physical Education, Art, Fieldstudies, SEN


Situated less than a mile from Beeston Castle and within very private grounds this cosy and familiar centre lends itself to being used by primary groups. It offers opportunities for a variety of studies within the immediate environment. ...

Conway Centres Beeston

Scotland
English, History, Romans, Medieval, Industrial, SEN


Take your students on a school trip to Edinburgh, streets that inspired the wizarding world, enchanting castles and rich history, a hub for creativity and culture and an incredibly unique cityscape pairing traditional elements with a modern twist. ...

Edinburgh

London & South East, North
English, History, SEN


A Victorian carol singer, Flora, will arrive at your school to explore the real meaning of Christmas. Using 'A Christmas Carol' for inspiration, the children will use improvisation and song to explore this festive period during Victorian times....

A Christmas Story Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

The Americas VR Workshop

Midlands
English, History, Bushcraft, SEN, Saxons, Vikings


We make history fun, engaging and informative by using hands-on outdoor activities, reconstructed artifacts and costumes to provide an immersive experience of the Vikings! ...

The Vikings

All UK Regions
English, Science, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Discover Africa VR Workshop

London & South East
English, Science, History, Accommodation Only, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Biology, Physical Education


A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside

Midlands
English, Maths, Science, SEN


A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

North
English, History, Art


A visit to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter. The ideal venue for your school group. ...

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

All UK Regions
English, Science, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Rainforests VR Workshop

London & South East
English, Science, History, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

All UK Regions
English, SEN


Enthusiastic writer, Sally Spade, is keen to share her love of his stories; With the help of the well-known and much loved writer Roald Dahl, she takes the children on a journey of discovery of storytelling with this highly interactive workshop. ...

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

All UK Regions
English, Science, SEN, Biology


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

The Digestive System VR Workshop

North
English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory


York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics. ...

York's Chocolate Story

All UK Regions
English, History, SEN, Vikings


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Vikings VR Workshop

London & South East
English, History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

The Charterhouse

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom

All UK Regions
English, History, SEN, worldwar


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

WW1 VR Workshop

Midlands
English, History, Geography, Accommodation Only, Medieval, Tudors, Human Geography


There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar. ...

YHA Stratford
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
★★★★★

South West
English, History, Geography, Prehistory


The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...

Stonehenge
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Design Technology, PSHE, Physics, Biology, SEN, Physical Education


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… ...

Discovery Package

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN, Human Geography


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Around the World VR Quiz

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


Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals. ...

Stratford-Upon-Avon

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, Prehistory, Human Geography, Food, SEN, Design Technology


Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation...

Chocolate Collective

All UK Regions
English, Science, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Polar Regions VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


At Teach Rex we use current Ofsted guidelines, the curriculum and our experience in teaching to create the optimal environment for learning. Our workshops are designed for children of all abilities and are differentiated from Nursery up to Year 6. workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encoura...

Science

All UK Regions
English, History, Tudors


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Tudors VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English


It is Christmas time, and Eve has been sent into the attic to find the last of the Christmas decorations. As she rummages around in the attic, she discovers a strange looking box. When she opens it she finds a magical Snow Globe. ...

The Christmas Snowglobe

London & South East, North
Science, English, SEN


Have an actor in role come and bring this subject to life. During the workshop, the children will meet POMB ( Princess of the Mini Beasts!) and travel to storyland. Help her to break the spell that has been put on her garden by a terrible witch. ...

Mini Beasts and Growth Workshops

All UK Regions
English, Science, SEN, Physics


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Outer Space VR Workshop

London & South East
English, Music, Languages, PSHE, SEN


Theatre Workout is the centre for education in London's West End, rated by School Travel Organiser magazine as "one of the top ten drama trips in the UK", alongside the Barbican, Globe, and National Theatres! ...

Theatre Workout Education

All UK Regions
English, Drama, SEN


Arty-Fact Theatre proudly present this Amazing production of OLIVER TWIST. Our company visits you and takes the stress out of organizing a school trip. With wonderful acting & puppets Touring schools 2019. BOOK NOW. ...

Oliver Twist Christmas Production

London & South East
English, Science, History, worldwar, SEN


Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip....

London Tour - Adaptable Travel

Scotland
Citizenship, English, History


At the Scottish Parliament we can offer a great selection of programmes for schools including workshops on Citizenship, Art & Design, History and much more! ...

Scottish Parliament

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. ...

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

China VR Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Science, Geography, SEN, Biology


Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive. ...

Underwater VR Workshop

London & South East
English, History, Religious Education, Medieval, SEN


Be transported back in time! Explore the sights, sounds and smells of 14th century England in this unique, immersive experience. Meet our costumed guides, walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and revel in the recreated medieval scenes as five colourfu...

Canterbury Tales

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing, Biology


The first session involves a science focused workshop discussing the evolution of science and why it so important to ask the question ‘why’. This is an interactive workshop, with ‘Jam’ our 4 metre dinosaur, that is designed to get children of all ages thinking scientifically. The workshop...

Creative Writing

All UK Regions
English, PSHE, SEN


Arty- Fact Theatre: Our award winning writing team have produced a fantastic & captivating story for Ks1 & Ks2. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER - a humours look at bullying in schools - how best to deal with it - wonderful advice for all ages. BOOK NOW ...

Best Friend Forever and Anti-Bullying Workshop


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