Food technology trips

Showing school groups food processes in action

The food industry is both enormous and very complex. Beyond supermarket shopping with their parents and getting lunch from the school canteen each day, younger children often have a limited understanding of where their food comes from and how it gets to the table.

As part of the National Curriculum Design and Technology guidelines, junior school children at Key Stage 2 are expected to be learning about healthy eating through diet and nutrition, the seasonality of food, plus the basic processes involved in producing and manufacturing. Children will do much of this as classroom work, but the benefits of being able to take them on a trip to see part of the food industry in action, are difficult to ignore.

Discover school visit opportunities covering topics such as manufacturing, the sourcing of ingredients, food safety, global food networks, plus packaging and labelling. We have a number of farm based trips where your students can see first hand many aspects of a working farm. Science linked trips where they can further their knowledge of manufacturing processes and product development. Plus history themed trips that look at international cuisine and our changing tastes as nation.

For KS4 and KS5 students, food technology trips may focus around careers in food, looking at the types of work they can go into, from import and distribution through to hospitality and catering. Human beings are not going to stop consuming food any time soon, so the food industry will be an attractive career option for many.

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Spun Candy


Here at Spun Candy we have the perfect venue for schools to participate in our candy school workshops which are both fun and educational. Our state-of-the-art kitchen offers a unique experience not found anywhere else. Candy making is a skill which dates back thousands of years; be fascinated by watching our candy makers create the candy mixture and learn exactly how it's done. A truly unrivalled experience. We are also part of the TFL (Transport for London) school transport scheme. This means free travel on all London networks for schools*. *Includes bus, tram, DLR, London Overground as well as TFL London Rail services within zones 1-6. See official TFL website for more details. ...

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Wales
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...

Field Studies Council - Wales
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...

Adventure Learning Programme

South West
Science, Geography, PSHE, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


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. ...

Magdalen Farm

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


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



London & South East
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


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. ...

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

South West
Citizenship, Science, PSHE, Food, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Biology, Design Technology


Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip! ...

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
★★★★★

London & South East
Art, Food, Bushcraft, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...

First Hand Experiences
★★★★★

North
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...

Field Studies Council - North of England

East of England
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Flatford Mill in Suffolk offers fieldwork for all ages from its fascinating, historic location. Day and residential trips available at this Field Studies Council location. ...

Field Studies Council - East Anglia
★★★★★

South West
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Food, Bushcraft


Learning about the Outdoors at our Outdoor Education centre makes Mill on the Brue a perfect environment to inspire people. With over 40 activities to choose in our river valley, we can tailor-make your programme to suit your groups needs. ...

Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre

South West
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West

London & South East
Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place

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


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

York's Chocolate Story

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology


Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...

Spun Candy

London & South East
Science, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


Learn how to bake bread and grind wheat into flour, explore the stunning grounds and ponds for minibeasts and create beautiful artwork from nature. Enjoy a tour around our organic farm, meet our herd of dairy cows and discover where they live. ...

Day Trips at Bore Place

All UK Regions
Food, Science, PSHE, Biology, SEN, Design Technology


We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene ...

Healthy Workshops

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Our new 'Field to Fork' workshops encourage children to consider the role of farms in food production and the importance of making informed food choices. Explore the value of locally sourced produce, eating sustainably and reducing food waste....

Learn at Tatton Park

Scotland
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Two fantastic locations in Scotland offering Curriculum for Excellence linked fieldwork for all ages. Inspire your students at either Kindrogan, Perthshire, by the stunning Scottish Highlands, or Millport on the shores of the Isle of Cumbrae. ...

Field Studies Council - Scotland


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