Physical Geography field trips and workshops

Learning Objective

Geography / Physical

Landscapes and environment

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. From Frozen Kingdoms and Polar Regions, to water cycles, and volcanoes and earthquakes to tropical rainforests. 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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Our Wonderful World of Water assembly & workshops

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apple icon Subjects: Environmental Geography, Physical Geography


Let us engage your whole school by hosting our FREE engaging assembly all about our “Wonderful World of Water” - you won’t regret it!

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Physical Geography school trips and workshops

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Flamingo Land

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Flamingo Land

Did you know Flamingo Land offers educational workshops, tours and self guided workbooks all in the surroundings of an award winning zoo and theme park.


special offerGeography Galore - Southampton Docks and Solent

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Geography Galore - Southampton Docks and Solent

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!

free tripOur Wonderful World of Water assembly & workshops

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Our Wonderful World of Water assembly & workshops

Let us engage your whole school by hosting our FREE engaging assembly all about our “Wonderful World of Water” - you won’t regret it!

Countryside Explorers

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Countryside Explorers

Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand our natural environment! The day can be simply tailored to suit your objectives; PSHE, science, and lots of fun.

Field Studies Council Amersham

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Field Studies Council Amersham

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


Bishops Wood Field Centre

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Bishops Wood Field Centre

Surrounded by stunning ancient woodland 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.

Juniper Hall Field Centre

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Juniper Hall Field Centre

Located in Surrey, Juniper Hall field centre 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.

London Field Sites

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London Field Sites

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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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!


Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre

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Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

Skern Lodge Day Visits

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Skern Lodge Day Visits

Skern can provide your pupils with a day experience to remember at Skern Lodge on the sunny North Devon coastline, or in the grounds of your own school. You can choose from either a full or part day or whatever fits your budget.

Lotherton School Trips

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Lotherton School Trips

Lotherton is a beautiful Edwardian country estate with Wildlife World and historic museum, in Leeds. Offering workshops and school trips which can be tailored to your class and subjects from EYFS - KS3 & SEND.

Cohort Educational Trips

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Cohort Educational Trips

Cohort is a multi-award winning, educational trip accommodation provider. We support you in delivering inspiring and transformative learning experiences for students of all ages. We specialise in Art, Geography, Primary School and Enrichment trips.


STEM and History Trips

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STEM and History Trips

At the heart of Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour, Underfall Yard is a fascinating working boatyard and heritage site which offers learning opportunities in Science, Geography and Victorian History.

New Forest Activities

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New Forest Activities

Set in the New Forest, their day or multi-day options, with catered camping, provide a unique setting for self-discovery, skill development and the broadening of horizons. Woodland, water and land-based adventures take learning beyond the classroom.

Yenworthy Lodge

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Yenworthy Lodge

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

free tripSewage Treatment Works Tour

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Sewage Treatment Works Tour

Ever wondered how a sewage treatment really works? Or how we turn waste into clean water? Thanks to our education centre in Derby, you’ll soon have more answers than questions. Come for a tour at our Sewage Treatment Works!


Cumulus Outdoors Tented Village - Corfe Castle

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Cumulus Outdoors Tented Village - Corfe Castle

Our exciting range of land and water based outdoor adventure activities take place at some of Dorset’s most iconic coastal locations and offer the unique opportunity to explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline whilst trying something new.

Newlands Adventure Centre

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Newlands Adventure Centre

Embark on a stress-free school residential at Newlands Adventure Centre! Nestled in the Lake District, our historic full-board outdoor haven ensures an unforgettable experience for students. Enjoy Ghyll Scrambling, High Ropes, Paddleboarding & more.

Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre

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Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.

Act the Curriculum

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Act the Curriculum

The Drama Geezer projects immerse children in playful story worlds. Through their unique storytelling techniques they can take any primary curriculum topic and bring it to life through drama. ​


Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips

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Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips

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.

Braeside Residential

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Braeside Residential

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.

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

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Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast at our residential centre in Swanage, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Field Studies, and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors.


Ancient Egyptian Workshop

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Ancient Egyptian Workshop

Will your class enjoy a hands on day filled with activities? Do you want to learn more about what values the Egyptians held dear? Are you excited to understand the importance of leisure for the elite? Send an enquiry email today to learn more!

SEA LIFE London

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SEA LIFE London

Dive deep into a world of underwater discovery, students will understand and learn how to conserve the natural wonders of the world! Explore creatures of the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon rainforest and frozen extremities of Antarctic.

Creative School Trips

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Creative School Trips

Theatre Workout is a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialising in creative and cultural group travel for schools, working with UK and international school groups and the group travel industry to deliver hundreds of school trips each year!

Day Visits

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Day Visits

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 nestled in the stunning South Downs National Park. Packed with hands on activities for all ages.


Nettlecombe Court Field Centre

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Nettlecombe Court Field Centre

Field Studies Council 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.

special offerSchool residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

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School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!

Margam Discovery Centre

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Margam Discovery Centre

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.

free tripCarisbrooke Castle

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Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned a king, seen off the Spanish Armada and its history spans over 1000 years. What better way to bring the curriculum to life than to stand at the spot where history happened?


special offerEden Project & Cornwall for Primary and Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel

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Eden Project & Cornwall for Primary and Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel

Cornwall enhances educational curriculums with visits to Tintagel Castle, exploring King Arthur's legend, engaging in Seal Sanctuary activities, and participating in workshops at the remarkable Eden Project.

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

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Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

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.

Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

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Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.

Field Studies Council - London South East

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Field Studies Council - London South East

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.


International Baccalaureate Diploma

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International Baccalaureate Diploma

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports.

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

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Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

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 30th visit in 2023!

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

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Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Hundreds of earthquakes shake the earth every day – some big, some small, some enormous! Meanwhile, boiling hot lava erupts from volcanoes around the world. One Day Creative uses drama and role play to explore this exciting topic.

Arc Adventures

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Arc Adventures

Perfect Mountain side activity centre with 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.


Kingswood - West Runton

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Kingswood - West Runton

Fly down a zipwire overlooking the sea at our north Norfolk beachside centre – offering coastal activities as well as the 30-acre onsite adventure park. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

Day Visits

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Day Visits

South East school trip at Lee Valley. The Regional Park Authority's Learning and Engagement Team provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

Geography lessons with Minecraft

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Geography lessons with Minecraft

We will be delving into the virtual world of Minecraft to bring out an experience that the student would love and learn in. This workshop can be adapted to cover a range of geography topics aimed at KS2 and KS3.

Rhyd-y-creuau Field Centre

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Rhyd-y-creuau Field Centre

Rhyd-y-creuau field centre 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.


STEM School Trip to Cornwall with Equity

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STEM School Trip to Cornwall with Equity

Home to the country’s longest coastline and boasting one of the sunniest climates in the UK, Cornwall is an ideal pick for your school’s next residential trip, with a plethora of activities to entertain and educate all ages.

Rainy Rainforest

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Rainy Rainforest

Life in the Rainforest is ever changing with a constant demand for resources. Join your One Day Facilitator to study the characteristics of this astonishing part of our planet, using drama and role play to bring its smells, sounds and sights to life.

Sealyham Activity Centre

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Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham Active Learning Centre is our dedicated coastal centre – but offers a whole range of outdoor activities both off, on and in the water. Situated conveniently for visits to numerous beaches and other coastal areas.

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