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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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Beach School


Adventure Sunderland is a long established charitable organisation based on Roker beach in Sunderland focused on delivering adventurous, challenging and fun educational activities We have superb facilities and up to date equipment and take pride in employing a dedicated and experienced staff team. We offer a full range of activities and all can be used to develop skills and knowledge that can transfer back to the classroom. We can offer a beachschool session either as a stand alone package or in combination with some of our marina based activities to really immerse the learners in the environment in every sense of the word! Due to the dynamic nature of the environment we recommend booking a generic activity session with us and deciding on the day what will best achieve your...

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Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

North Wales Bushcraft Residential

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, Wales
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

Scotland
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology


High-quality Geography and Geology field studies for Key Stages 4 and 5 in the mountains and on the coast of the North West Highlands. ...

Geography and Geology Field Studies Scotland



Wales
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

Yorkshire
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Monster adventure is a mobile organisation offering high quality outdoor education residential and activity days at an affordable cost across Yorkshire and beyond. We provide a range of bespoke experiences tailor made to suit the needs. ...

Monster Adventure Residential
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
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


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. ...

The Royal Parks

The Deep
The Deep
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Performing Arts, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The Deep aquarium has over 5000 animals including sharks, penguins and turtles. The subsidised package includes time in the exhibition, a reserved lunch space, secure bag storage, on-site parking and a choice of over 50 workshops and presentations. ...

The Deep
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Performing Arts


What a wonderful world we live in! Choose from Arctic and Antarctic, Living Things, Our Carbon Footprint or Rainy Rainforest as a topic to explore through drama, role play and movement. ...

Wonderful World Series - Science & Environmental

East Midlands
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Music, PSHE


Step into the past! Experience what it was like to live and work in this unique Victorian pumping station A Temple to Water is a day-long, immersive drama experience, exploring local history, engineering, science, & contemporary environmental issues....

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

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

Dragon Activity Guides
Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities ...

Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, History, Medieval, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Bespoke residential outdoor activity programmes on the stunning Jurassic coast comprising a unique set of adventure activities such as Coasteering, Mackerel Fishing, Dorset Waterpark and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors. ...

Cumulus Outdoors

Wales
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

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

Wales
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....

Naturesbase

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Watersports


The Ribble Discovery Centre, which we run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council, offers a unique hands-on and fun learning experience. With opportunities to uncover the secrets of the Ribble Estuary mud and the creatures that call it home. ...

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

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


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

Wales
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


Real, adventurous activities in natural outdoor settings, with nothing contrived or artificial. Independence, pushing personal boundaries, trust and communication are underpinned by a plethora of activity options in the stunning Brecon Beacons. ...

Govilon Activity Centre
★★★★★

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


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....

Braeside Residential

North East
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


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Beach School

Wales
Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography


Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s or visit the higher parts of our 300 year old Quarry in Ex Army trucks! ...

The Slate Caverns

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, History, Prehistory, Victorian, SEN


We deliver a hands-on, local evidence based Stone Age/Pre-history day using in-house designed, engaging and unique resources. We can accommodate double classes. Our teacher feedback and repeat visit rates are excellent, come and try it for yourself! ...

History Trips

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Set in the Essex countryside yet within the M25, Lambourne End Centre combines Farm, Environmental and Adventurous activities to deliver personal development programmes focused on Self-Esteem, Health & Wellbeing, Life skills, Communication, Teamwork....

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

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


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

East of England
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Art, Bushcraft


You have sole use of this unique, extended, converted church, renovated for schools and youth groups in 2005, surrounded in beautiful countryside, perfect for learning & running your own programme or choosing from our innovative activity partners. ...

Residential Stay at Chellington

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

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
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies


High-quality Geography and Geology field studies for Key Stages 4 and 5 on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. ...

Geography and Geology Field Studies Dorset

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


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

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


Rivers and Environmental Issues is an exciting day of learning activities in the classroom and on the river foreshore. Pupils take part in river-dipping, identify birds and invertebrates, observe river features and use equipment to record data. ...

River Habitats & Environmental Change
Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, History, Prehistory, Victorian


We offer exciting, memorable, hands-on educational workshops covering a range of curriculum topics. We have a superb teacher satisfaction rate with many supporting testimonials. We endeavour to make your day with us best fit the needs of your pupils....

Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★


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