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Physical geography is a huge subject; one which no teacher can be expected to cover in any real depth during the average three term year. Perhaps because of its wide ranging subject matter, there are many areas of physical geography that have the capacity to greatly inspire almost every child you teach.

I was lucky enough to have two wonderful teachers for the subject during my school years, who took us out of the classroom at every opportunity. One week we were doing Spearman's rank correlation coefficient on plants, the next we were out looking at sediment transportation in a local river. They taught me to see all the processes at work in every landscape and inspired me on to a degree in the subject. I am not a geography teacher, but if I was, I would be keen to inspire my students, and the best way to do that is through a well planned school visit, which ties what they see out in the field, with what they read about in their text books.

Volcanic geology in Scotland, glacial remnants and limestone pavements of northern England, and chalk cliffs on the south coast, are all processes which we can easily attribute to the past, but physical geography is alive and well, and happening all around us today. Even though a trip to the Amazon or the Serengeti is probably well out of reach for the majority of schools, such environments have been recreated right here in the UK and offer superb learning opportunities for schools wishing to visit. We hope the listings displayed here are genuinely useful in planning your next physical geography school trip.

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Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

On our adventure trips to the Forest of Bowland students will have a great time! We have been 'using the great outdoors to great effect' since 2007. We work hard to tailor programmes to the specific needs and budgets of our guests to ensure accessibility and we genuinely want every student to be able to experience these fabulous days in the countryside and get the benefit that outdoor learning has to offer. We are delighted to welcome many groups back to the resort year after year which would suggest we have got the recipe right. We understand how daunting it can be offering a School Adventure Trip which is why we offer a level of service and care that we believe is unmatched. ...

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London & South East
Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...

Coca-Cola London Eye

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Open Door Adventure is an Outdoor Pursuit Centre set in a stunning North Wales location. 25 acres of forest, our own river, caves & mine in our grounds. 20 on-site activities & all you need for action-packed adventure & just 35 miles from Snowdon! ...

Open Door Adventure

East of England
Science, History, Geography, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education

We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

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

We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....


South West
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN

Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA....

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

London & South East
Science, Geography, Physical Geography, Wildlife

Woburn Safari Park is a fantastic venue for school groups of all ages! It combines learning with an enjoyable experience. School groups can make their own way around the Park or opt for an educational activity....

Woburn Safari Park

Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft

Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

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

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

LTC Eastbourne

All UK Regions
Science, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography

The Earth show includes physical geography about the formation of Earth and tectonic movements of our planet, volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change and global warming. ...

Explorer Dome-Earth Shows

Science, History, Geography, Chemistry, Physical Geography

The National Showcave Centre, Wales, is a group of ten attractions, centred on the magnificent show caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone Cave and Cathedral Cave. Stalagmites, stalactites, and a many more natural features. ...

National Showcaves Centre
The Manor House
The Manor House

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN

Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...

The Manor House

South West
Science, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography

Explore Cheddar Gorge, a National Nature Reserve and world famous beauty spot where pupils can learn about its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration ...

Cheddar Gorge

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

Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration....

Malvern Hills

Citizenship, Geography, Watersports, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education

Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff. ...

Anglesey Outdoors

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