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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The Americas VR Workshop


Our workshops are a great way of bringing the curriculum to life without the hassle of organising a school trip! During the Americas workshop, your children will visit the following landmarks: - New York, USA - Grand Canyon, USA - Chichen-Itza, Mexico - Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro - Angel Falls, Venezuela - Machu Picchu, Peru Whilst visiting each of these locations, our passionate educators will provide your pupils with a range of facts and answer any questions they may have. Following on from this workshop, your pupils can write a travel blog about each of the landmarks they've visited across the Americas. Our literacy bundles include lesson plans, example texts and LKS2 and UKS2 writing checklists. ...

The Americas VR Workshop
The Americas VR Workshop







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



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

Emmerdale Studio Experience



Experience the Seven New Wonders of the World through Virtual Reality headsets! A great way of meeting Geography outcomes as well as inspiring some amazing creative writing! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop



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





Princess Em-Mazing & Sir Tastic bring history to life with incredible Fairy Tale Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real princess & knight' visit the school with exciting props & tales of adventure!...

Princess & Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
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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



Learn all about how the human body works with this VR workshop about the circulatory system! Prices start from £1.99 per child! ...

The Circulatory System VR Workshop



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



Visit a typical Stone Age settlement and Stonehenge using Virtual Reality! From the comfort of your classroom, we'll take you on a guided tour for your Stone Age topic! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Stone Age VR Workshop



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



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



Learn all about Viking raids, trading and culture with our Virtual Reality workshop! Your class can step inside a Viking Longhouse and join the chief for a banquet inside the Great Hall. Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Vikings VR Workshop



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



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



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



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



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! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Around the World VR Quiz



Explore India and the Himalayas with this amazing virtual reality workshop! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest all from the comfort of your classroom! Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

India VR Workshop



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



Teaching about the rainforests? Why don't you drop your class into the middle of Borneo using Virtual Reality! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Rainforests VR Workshop



Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico using Virtual Reality! Our VR workshops offer teachers the opportunity of immersing pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Prices from £1.99 per child! ...

Mayans VR Workshop



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



Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our incredible collections. The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art, fashion, archaeology and Scottish history. ...

National Museum of Scotland



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



Take your class to the Great Barrier Reef with our Under the Sea Virtual Reality workshop. Your pupils will come face to face with dolphins, sharks and even manta rays! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Underwater VR Workshop



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



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



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



Learning about WW1? Why don't you take your class inside some reconstructed WW1 trenches using Virtual Reality! Our workshops start from £1.99 per child! ...

WW1 VR Workshop



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



Take your class on a Virtual Reality trip to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and even inside an Egyptian tomb...all from the comfort of your own classroom! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop



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



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



Bring your Americas topic to life by visiting popular landmarks using Virtual Reality! Your class will visit the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela all from the comfort of your classroom! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

The Americas VR Workshop



I Do Bite My Thumb! Explore Shakespeare through practical stage combat. Take the text off the page and onto the stage and excite students about english and drama with some swashbuckling action! ...

I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat



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



Learning about mountains? Why don’t you take your class to see the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest! Prices start from £1.99 per child! ...

Mountains VR Workshop



Take a trip inside the human body to learn all about the respiratory system. We'll break down the process of breathing by taking a closer look at the lungs, trachea, mouth and nose. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

The Respiratory System VR Workshop



Take your class on a guided tour across China with this virtual reality workshop! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

China VR Workshop



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



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



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



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



Stage Combat Fight Club The first rule of fight club is that no one gets hurt! A great enrichment day activity. Learn how to choreograph and perform your own stunt sword fights, theatrical fist fights and even a few wrestling moves for good measure ...

Fight Club! Stage Combat in the Classroom



Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire
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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



Blast your class into outer space with our Virtual Reality workshop! Learn about our Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and how vast our universe is with 360° immersive headsets! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Outer Space VR Workshop



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



A day of Shakespearian theatre taking the plays off the page and onto the stage. Through a combination of stage combat and academic study students can explore Elizabethan theatre in a practical way with an emphasis on group performances. ...

Do You Quarrel Sir



Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...

York City Overnight Trip



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



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



Bring Ancient Rome into your classroom with our Virtual Reality workshop! Drop your class into the middle of the Colosseum, a Roman battlefield and the Roman Senate! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Romans VR Workshop



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



Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
★★★★★



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



Using virtual reality, climb on board Henry VIII's famous warship, The Mary Rose! This workshop is a great way of bringing the Tudors to life and will be a fantastic writing stimulus for your class. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

Tudors VR Workshop



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



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



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



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



Aqua Dan brings comic books to life with incredible Superhero Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real superhero' visit the school with a vast array of props and tales of exciting adventures! ...

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★



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



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. Our workshops start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

The Digestive System VR Workshop



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



Captain Dan Tastic brings history to life with incredible Pirate Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real pirate' visit the school with a vast array of props and tales of exciting pirate adventures! ...

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★



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



To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's ...

Stratford Overnight School Tour



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



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



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



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

Stonehenge
Stonehenge
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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
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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



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



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



Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire
★★★★★



Discover Africa with our Virtual Reality workshop! Visit the Pyramids in Egypt, Turmi market in Ethiopia, giraffes in the Serengeti, gorillas in the Congo and Victoria Falls in Tanzania. Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Discover Africa VR Workshop


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