Field Study trips for school groups

While any school trip where children are taken on a learning experience outside the normal classroom could be described as a field trip, when we talk about field work or field studies we are specifically referring to trips that cover geographical or environmental science topics, and those designed to allow students to make quantitative research such as sampling strategies, or qualitative observations of their immediate surroundings from a scientific perspective.

What sort of activities can children get involved in?

The National Curriculum for KS2 states that Geographical field work skills that children should be able to demonstrate include, measuring and recording features the urban and rural landscape using methods such as plans, maps, and digital technologies. For KS3 it suggests that students use field work to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data.

More specifically, on a field work school trip students could be asked to carry out various forms of sampling in order to find statistical significances. They may record levels of light, temperature or humidity to study micro-climates. River processes and flooding analysis may be assessed by measuring channel velocity or mapping techniques. Coastal erosion management practices or urban economic development trends may be studied using historic data sources.

On this page you will find details of the best environmental studies centres in the UK. Covering all key stages, the courses available below will provide your students with practical experience that will improve their understanding of environmental issues.

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FSC Juniper Hall



Located in Surrey, FSC Juniper Hall is easy to reach but surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Box Hill. Visit for fun filled residential outdoor activity, geography and biology trips for all ages.

-FSC Juniper Hall is very easy to reach by car or public transport but has beautiful scenery and countryside. -Our courses are created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom. -Teaching staff are passionate and experienced. - FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, all your meals (residential visits) plus transport during the course. -Different price bands are available throughout the year to offer value for money. -There is an FSC Kids Fund and FSC Bursary Fund available to offer financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to visit us. - FSC Juniper Hall is part of FSC, an environmental education charity with 75 years’ experience of providing...

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The trips below are just a sample of the Fieldstudies trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range (click again to unfilter)..


Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre
Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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Our outdoor sessions are the perfect opportunity to introduce young people to the natural environment. For KS2 and KS3 students, we are able to deliver the academic content for these courses. For KS4 and above, we can deliver the activities but the teaching element will be delivered by school staff.

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available.

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, PSHE

Students will navigate their way around the grounds and explore the Compton Verney Park with our orienteering trails. There’s three maps created for different levels from beginner to a more challenging course for those with previous experience. We can provide equipment and maps for this teacher-le

Geography Online Workshops
Geography Online Workshops

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies

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Link up live with The Royal Parks' Learning team for a unique interactive experience for your students. These curriculum-linked sessions will inspire your students to explore the parks' incredible environments.




Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Outposts is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The Quantock Hills - providing a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife to study on the site itself and within easy reach of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks as well as the Mendip hills and a coastline full of geological interest.

Arc Adventures
Arc Adventures

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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Perfect Mountain side activity centre for small & specialist groups. (30 students Max) No fabricated environments. Real Activities in Real Locations. We aim to provide new elements to the residential experience that take Outdoor Ed. to the next level

Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

Geography for GCSE & A Level Time for a field trip? Why not book a day visit or residential trip for your GCSE group to look at their studies from a different angle in the great outdoors. Looking specifically at the physical and human geography elements in their fieldwork studies whilst staying at

FSC Orielton
FSC Orielton

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Orielton is set in fantastic wooded grounds, close to rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park. It is a great location for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Sherwood Forest Education Centre
Sherwood Forest Education Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Our instructors deliver a fascinating activity looking at how the diversity of invertebrates are affected by their habitat location. They use a variety of techniques to find and observe how animals live in the environment; from creating food chains, to using ID keys and dataloggers to examine differ

Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Activities Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

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In our Field Studies sessions students explore and investigate the natural environment through a range of curriculum linked activities. Using the New Forest National Park, Calshot Beach and the Solent on our doorstep, students can experience a wide range of habitats and geographical features in a ha

Kingsway Centre
Kingsway Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

A specialist outdoor education centre with over 30 years experience working with schools from across the North. We cater for a range of groups and pride ourselves on giving an authentic adventurous experience.

FSC Malham Tarn
FSC Malham Tarn

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Located on the shore of Malham Tarn and surrounded by the Malham Tarn National Nature reserve, this is a fantastic location for exploring the natural world. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Cornwall Tour
Cornwall Tour

Science, Geography, Art, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education

Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover?

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre
Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

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Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

Elan Valley
Elan Valley

Science, Geography, Physics, Biology, Human Geography Geography Geography, Fieldstudies

The Estate is an ideal location for studying topics such as biodiversity, conservation, woodland ecology and management issues, as well as the conflicts and benefits of the construction of dams.

The Sustainability Centre
The Sustainability Centre

Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies

Sustainability in action! Come and visit us for a day or more to learn all about looking after the planet in our beautiful 55 acre woodland site nettled in stunning the South Downs National Park. Packed with hands on activities for all ages.


YHA Ambleside
YHA Ambleside

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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Perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, with views out across stunning mountain vistas, YHA Ambleside offers an unforgettable location for a Lake District getaway. This well-equipped hostel is perfect for activity breaks for walking and watersports.

RSPB Loch Leven School Visits
RSPB Loch Leven School Visits

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, SEN

Our workshops use different practical sampling methods to investigate invertebrates and other creatures, such as; pond dipping, birdwatching and other direct observations. Simple science equipment like hand lenses, collection pots and binoculars are also used along with identification charts to help

FSC Margam Discovery Centre
FSC Margam Discovery Centre

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Visit this centre set in the Margam Country Park, surrounded by beautiful parkland to explore. With easy access to a wide variety of field sites it is an excellent base for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

Camp Redwood
Camp Redwood

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Students will be able to develop understanding of life cycles, food chains/webs, human impact and become aware of the importance of dead wood to other forms of life. Explore and identify trees using keys and use art to create sculptures of trees and their life processes.


Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre
Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft

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!

Eden Project
Eden Project

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art

Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities.

RSPB Lochwinnoch
RSPB Lochwinnoch

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, SEN

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All of our sessions take place outside and are based on classes investigating the environment. Our sessions for older pupils in particular focus on-field skills and sampling, while younger children will be investigating life cycles and predator/prey relationships on land, in soils, and in fresh wate

FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Slapton is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages.


The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, Art, Wildlife, SEN

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Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages.

FSC Nettlecombe Court
FSC Nettlecombe Court

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Nettlecombe Court has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

Lymley Wood Residential
Lymley Wood Residential

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Bushcraft

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Overnight camps for Year 5 upwards. Experience real camping under canvas in a natural off grid environment. Adventure activities in a private, beautiful ancient woodland including zip wire, obstacle course and bouldering wall. Exclusive use of site.

Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shrewsbury Prison is the World’s most interactive prison, that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.


FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
FSC Rhyd-y-creuau

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an inspiring and fun location for your school geography, biology or primary school trip.

 FSC Millport
FSC Millport

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Millport has purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces which provide an excellent base for a range of courses. It is just 10 minutes by ferry from the mainland. Great base for fun outdoor activities, biology and geography trips at all ages.

FSC Ireland
FSC Ireland

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Delivering high quality outdoor learning to schools, colleges, groups and individuals across the island of Ireland. Visit FSC Ireland for fun one day visits at all ages covering outdoor activities, geography and biology.

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre
Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, just a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer various school group team building watersports activities from canoeing to sailing, along with many land based activities to make a full day


Rushcliffe Environmental Centre
Rushcliffe Environmental Centre

English, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Set in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside just south of Ruddington, Rushcliffe Country Park is an ideal place for many activities. We offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all . Whether it’s orienteering or pond dipping.

Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre
Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

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Astbury Watersports Centre is located at Astbury Mere, near Congleton town centre. We offer various watersports from canoeing to sailing, and if getting in the water isn’t what you fancy we also have many different land based activities.

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shepton Mallet Prison is a World Class tourism experience that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

COVID-19 OFFER
FSC offer a range of sessions and courses covering field studies. Most sessions have short classroom sessions before and after. Teaching is delivered by fully trained and experienced tutors. For KS4 and A level students FSC link all courses to the exam board requirements for each subject and can tai


YHA Holmbury St Mary
YHA Holmbury St Mary

Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education

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YHA Holmbury is set in woodland grounds close to Holmbury Hill which has panoramic views of the North and South Downs. You'll find 4,000 acres of woodland great for walking, mountain biking and horse-riding.

YHA Edale
YHA Edale

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

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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.

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Whether it's KS2 or A level Skern Lodge can provide the ideal field trip for your pupils. Located within the UNESCO Biosphere, Skern uses the local resources of Braunton Burows, Exmoor, Dartmoor and Westward Ho! to provide perfect locations for students to undertake their Independent Investigations

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorian, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

First we need your pupils to formulate a title, then identify a good hypothesis and the ideal method to answer that question. then its out into the field using the appropriate equipment in an accurate and reliable way. Then it's back in doors to present the data followed by evaluation. We round off


In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions
In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology

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We offer carefully developed modules mapped to the specifications of each major exam board, and can tailor these according to the sampling techniques that your students need to practice. You can book either a half or full-day depending on your needs. Students will plan and complete a scientific i

FSC Epping Forest
FSC Epping Forest

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture. Visit FSC Epping Forest for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Local History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, worldwar, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Bushcraft

Comparing Habitats A fascinating activity looking at how the diversity of invertebrates are affected by their habitat location. Use a variety of techniques to find and observe how animals live in the environment; from creating food chains, to using ID keys and dataloggers to examine different envir


Field Studies Council - London South East
Field Studies Council - London South East

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Food, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park.

Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

At Bore Place we aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.

We come to you activities
We come to you activities

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Prehistory, Vikings, Medieval, worldwar, Physical Education

Notts Outdoors will be offering activity sessions at your school grounds. We can provide a wide range of activities that we'd normally deliver from our day and residential centres. Our activities enrich the curriculum and engage learners in a fun way

The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,

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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.


FSC Castle Head
FSC Castle Head

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

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With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities.

FSC Amersham
FSC Amersham

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Set in South Buckinghamshire, within the Chiltern Hills, visit FSC Amersham for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography or science.

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Exmoor is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the environment, Simonsbath is situated in the heart of Exmoor with the river Barle making an ideal place to study rivers and streams, take measurements of flow and speed and sketching meanders, river cliff and beaches. The rich and varied habitat o

Unforgettable Day Visits at Suntrap Forest Centre
Unforgettable Day Visits at Suntrap Forest Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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Suntrap is located in the heart of Epping Forest which hosts a rich variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, providing us with a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife to study on the site itself and surrounding area.


Kingswood centres - South East England
Kingswood centres - South East England

Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

Kingswood has 5 residential adventure centres in the south of England. 2 fantastic venues on the north Norfolk coastline; a huge activity centre in Ashford, Kent and a beachside centre on the Isle of Wight. Plus, Green Park in Buckinghamshire!

FSC Blencathra
FSC Blencathra

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages.

Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

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.

Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork
Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork

English, Maths, Geography, Fieldstudies, PSHE

The group will be set a quest for the day, and to be successful they'll need to work together, solve problems, find items and complete challenges. Great fun, and can be tailored to cover map skills, building things, examine evidence & analyse info.


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!

Kingswood centres - The Midlands
Kingswood centres - The Midlands

Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

There are 3 Kingswood residential adventure centres within easy reach of the Midlands – the original Kingswood Staffordshire centre; Peak Venture, with the beautiful Peak District on its doorstep and Dearne Valley, set in the former Earth Centre

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

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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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.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

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.


Conway Centres Burwardsley
Conway Centres Burwardsley

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, SEN

Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies.

St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre
St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Religious Education, Physical Education, Watersports

Practical field trips that allow students to sample themselves are by far the best teaching tool and with different techniques being used for rocky shore and sand dune sampling you will be able to get stuck in. The Ecology module is easily covered by visits to the local beaches to study populations

YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils.

 FSC Preston Montford
FSC Preston Montford

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Join us for school trips and residential stays, environmental education, care farming. Set on a working organic farm, We offer flexible accommodation, delicious homecooked meals and tutor led activities within the great outdoors.

Conway Centres Delamere
Conway Centres Delamere

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature.

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

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Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.

Edgmond Hall
Edgmond Hall

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Set in a converted Georgian farm in 43 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, our friendly full-time team deliver a wide range of outdoor & creative adventures for a special learning experience. Day visits, residentials, and sole occupancy available.


Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips
Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, Biology

COVID-19 OFFER
We run exciting and fun filled Adventure Activity Days on the Jurassic Coast for schools and youth groups. These outdoor activities are designed to improve self esteem, confidence and support learning outside the classroom.

YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

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YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum.

FSC London
FSC London

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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FSC uses sites across London including parks and urban spaces to deliver exciting fieldwork and outdoor learning one day trips. We work in partnership with The Royal Parks and the London Borough of Lewisham at some of these locations.

Conway Centres Tattenhall
Conway Centres Tattenhall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Music, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN

Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too.


Bell Heath
Bell Heath

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Geography GCSE & A Level Time for a field trip? Why not book a day visit or residential trip for your GCSE group to look at their studies from a different angle in the great outdoors. Looking specifically at the physical and human geography elements in their fieldwork studies whilst staying at one

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre
Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

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Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials.

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

Travel back in time to the Victorian era and Iron Age, discover Malvern's natural spring water, explore the fabulous countryside on a field trip for history, geography and science. PE students can take on the high ropes course or watersports.

St Michael's Environmental Education Centre
St Michael's Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, SEN

Choose from a selection of Adventure walks, and discover local history and geography: Stanage Edge Padley Chapel Bole Hill Quarry Eyam Castleton Hope Or enjoy a shorter local walk, a favourite is a visit to Thorpe Farm to try the local ice cream!


YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Physical Education

COVID-19 OFFER
Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!

FSC Flatford Mill
FSC Flatford Mill

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

COVID-19 OFFER
Visit FSC Flatford Mill for fun residential geography and biology trips at all ages. The centre is the first and original field study centre set up during the 1940’s, set amidst quintessentially English countryside of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk.

Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre
Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

COVID-19 OFFER
Suntrap is located in the heart of Epping Forest which hosts a rich variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, providing us with a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife to study on the site itself and surrounding area.

Choose Your UK Region

The trips above are just a sample of the Fieldstudies trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range (click again to unfilter)..



Why is fieldwork important for students?

Field studies is an important part of geographical or scientific investigation. Classroom based learning can give students facts and figures to support ideas and concepts, but if you are able to support this type of learning with fieldwork, you can dramatically improve your students' understanding of the subject.

Where can we go to do fieldwork?

The easiest option is to take your group to a local park or town centre to undertake fieldwork at a local level. Studying eco-systems or biodiversity, habitats, food chains, rural land use and woodland management may tick the coursework box, but will only give your students an entry level understanding of the subject. Tell your students that they are going on a trip to the coast to measure the impact of tourism on the local economy and they hear, we are going to the seaside for the day. Tell them they are going to be using choropleth mapping to study population trends in the city centre, and they will hear, we are spending the day in town rather than the classroom. So how exactly do you get your students inspired by field work?

Planning exciting and inspiring field work

Depending upon where your school is located, by travelling further afield and perhaps taking a multi day trip, you can open up far more interesting opportunities for your group. A school field studies course could be a single day; more concerned with gathering data to be interpreted back in the classroom, or may last several days - allowing more detailed investigation into methods and techniques of data collection, as well as on site analysis.

In the UK

Coastal studies are the obvious example of a situation where you may need to travel. Other topics of study where you are likely to find better examples to study if you are willing to travel include watercourse pollution and river management practices, limestone pavements, river braiding or flood plains, and historic processes such as glaciation and peat bogs.

Overseas

Some schools take the additional step of investigating the options beyond the UK. Iceland is a prime example of a location where KS3 and KS4 students can study volcanoes and glaciers in a way that is simply not possible at home. For those looking at human geographical areas of study such as social, economic and demographic changes, especially cities, we have seen a lot of schools recently heading for Spain. Field studies trips to Spain can easily be tailored to cross curricular subjects such as modern foreign languages and human geography.

Getting help with your field work trip from a specialist company has a number of advantages. These companies have been helping schools organise trips for years. They know the curriculum and how to tailor their area to your own specific needs and topics, helping you design a memorable learning experience for your group. They employ staff who have lots of previous experience in teaching groups just like yours. They are passionate about their local area and the knowledge they can pass on to your students.

"Research shows that children remember more, learn great social skills and develop enhanced relationships with their teachers as a result of a residential field trip. In our experience, they also have a lot of fun!"
Jane Cooper, Chief Executive
Countryside Education Trust




"Fieldwork has widespread benefits and can be a life-changing educational experience for many. Students gain many crucial skills, such as good organisation, team working, accurate observing and recording, and many communication skills. All of these equip them superbly for work in a wide range of professions as well as benefitting their personal development."
Mel Cousins, Marketing Officer
Field Studies Council




"Inspiring children to be environmentally aware is essential to build enquiring minds, field studies visits allow children of all abilities to learn and achieve together."

"Field studies visits allow children to become immersed in their environment, experiencing targeted learning in Environmental Science whilst covering areas of the school curriculum as diverse as STEM, Geography, Physical Education and the Arts, all in stimulating and exciting outdoor environments which allow children to grow emotionally as well as in education achievement."
Tim Cooper, Development Manager
Groundwork South



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