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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Kingsway Centre



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.

We offer fun-filled outdoor activities that develop self confidence and self esteem, so vital for the transition to secondary education....

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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..


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

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.

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

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

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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




Framlingham Castles
Framlingham Castles

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors

A magnificent example of late 12th-century castle. Schools have the freedom to explore the inside of the castle walls through the main gatehouse, the 'wall walk' along the top of the castle, as well as learn about the history from the illustrated dis

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

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

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Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals.

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.

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


Day Visits
Day Visits

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Food

Field Studies: Leighton Hall are working in partnership with Larksfoot Forest School practitioners to bring outdoor learning to key stage 1 and 2 pupils through 4 brand new outdoor learning packages. See website for more details. www.leightonhall.co.uk

FSC Margam Discovery Centre
FSC Margam Discovery Centre

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

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.

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

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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!

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.


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.

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

FSC Malham Tarn
FSC Malham Tarn

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

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.

FSC Bishops Wood
FSC Bishops Wood

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Surrounded by stunning ancient woodland FSC Bishops Wood has a unique and sustainable centre building. It offers a range of fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography, science and history.


FSC Blencathra
FSC Blencathra

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

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.

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.

YHA Edale
YHA Edale

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

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.


 FSC Millport
FSC Millport

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

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 London
FSC London

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

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.

FSC Epping Forest
FSC Epping Forest

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

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.

Lymley Wood Residential
Lymley Wood Residential

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Overnight camps for year 5 upwards. Experience real camping under canvas in an natural off grid environment. Adventure activities in a private, beautiful ancient woodland including zip wire, obstacle course and bouldering wall. Exclusive use of site.


Geography Online Workshops
Geography Online Workshops

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

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

We 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 we link all of our courses to the exam board requirements for each subject and ca

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!

YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre
Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, worldwar, Religious Education, Art, Farm

Time to get dirty with the creation of soil, what is it made from? Why do we need it? Your class, using scientific testing, will discover what different types of soil are made from. They’ll also learn about the rock cycle and identify various types of rocks.

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.

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

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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

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.


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.

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

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,

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

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 Castle Head
FSC Castle Head

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

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.

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

FSC Ireland
FSC Ireland

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

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.

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.


Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast, either hard-top accommodation or tented village, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Waterpark and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors.

YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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 Flatford Mill
FSC Flatford Mill

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

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.

Audley End
Audley End

Fieldstudies, History, Victorian, Art

There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery.


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

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

FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

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

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, Art, Wildlife, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


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.

YHA Holmbury St Mary
YHA Holmbury St Mary

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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 The Sill at Hadrians Wall
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

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

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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.

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.


Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle

Human Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Saxons, Medieval

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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art, Wildlife, SEN

Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens!

FSC Digital and Outreach
FSC Digital and Outreach

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology

If you can’t come to us at the moment maybe we can come to you. Our outreach packages bring our expert staff to your school or alternatively access our excellent teaching without leaving the classroom through our range of digital packages.


YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions.

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

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!

Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre
Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


FSC Juniper Hall
FSC Juniper Hall

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

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 Nettlecombe Court
FSC Nettlecombe Court

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

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.

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer a wide range of activities, enquiries, adventures and explorations for primary, secondary and teacher groups. Each course is individually designed so that we together can make sure you get the most out of your visit to Naturesbase. Once you have arrived

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

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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


St Michaels Environmental Education Centre
St Michaels Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Human 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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

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.

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

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

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.


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.

 FSC Preston Montford
FSC Preston Montford

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Art, 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.

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

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

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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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