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Inspiring areas of geographical study

Geography teachers are often the most inspiring of teachers as they get to share truly wonderful information. Who could fail to be impressed when thinking about a billion people living in India, or that there is 120,000 years worth of ice on the Greenland ice sheet.

So many people link a life long interest in the subject to a great teacher they used to have at school. Make sure you are that geography teacher by taking your class on a visit that will live long in their memory. You will be providing an excellent opportunity for them to gain first hand experiences through geographical enquiry that encourages them to investigate and think critically about what they are seeing. When related to work in the classroom, a geographical field trip will help make the curriculum more meaningful. Many of the venues we list offer tried and tested workshops, or even tailor the visit to suit your lesson plans.



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Volcanoes



Supervolcanoes takes you on a journey into the heart of volcanoes, explaining in detail how they form, along with their deadly power

Supervolcanoes 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra, the eruption of the volcano Toba was the largest volcanic eruption our planet had experienced in 25 million years. Yet there have been far greater. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what is now Siberia lasted a million years and was likely responsible for the greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history. This immersive film also explores giant volcanic eruptions elsewhere in our Solar System; flying audiences to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, as well as the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon Io. Back on Earth, the legendary North American hotspot Yellowstone National Park raises the question: could a supervolcano erupt in our time?...

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Primary Geography

At primary school level, from Early Years through to Key Stage 2, the study of geography as a subject is all about learning about the world we live in in terms of where we are and how places change over time. The scale of the subject and all the possible topics that you can teach can be overwhelming. You may have a very specific physical geography topic in mind, such a the study of climate zones, volcanoes and earthquakes or extreme weather. Perhaps for your human geography topic you are looking at human environments, settlements and land use, or economic activity. Take a look at the relevant section above for plenty more ideas for primary school geography trips and workshops.


 Physical Geography  trips & workshops

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre
Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

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

FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

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.

In-Park Primary Learning Sessions
In-Park Primary Learning Sessions

We’re ready to welcome you and your students back to the Royal Parks with our specially adapted safe and secure outdoor learning provision. All sessions remain curriculum-linked to meet learning outcomes but additionally give children time outdoors

physical geography landscape
All Physical Geography

Our landscapes are alive with with easily observable physical geographical processes and contain abundant evidence for historic events including glaciation and volcanism.



 Human Geography  trips & workshops

Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Bring the curriculum to life at Dover Castle. Stand at the spot where Operation Dynamo was planned, and imagine what life was like for a medieval king or servant by stepping inside the Great Tower or exploring our Medieval Tunnels.

FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages.

London & Ipswich - Secret War To Cold War
London & Ipswich - Secret War To Cold War

Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. London and Ipswich are filled with history and visits that bring studies to life. A time of spies, propaganda, espionage, mistrust and bluff.

human geography population
All Human Geography

Get under the skin of human geography with a range of visit options desinged to showcase key elements of the subject and to help you put classroom learning into context.



 Environmental Geography  trips & workshops

FSC Slapton Ley
FSC Slapton Ley

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.

Day Trips at Willen Lake
Day Trips at Willen Lake

Willen Lake offers a range of multi-activity sessions. Suitable for those with no experience who are keen to try something new. We offer watersports and land based activities which are sure to create a memorable experience for all students.

North Wales Bushcraft Residential
North Wales Bushcraft Residential

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.

wind farm
All Environmental Geography

If this area of study isn't already one of the most important in geography, it soon will be and lots of opportunities exist to learn outside the classroom.



 Field Studies  trips & workshops

We come to you activities
We come to you activities

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

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories.

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential
Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

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.

map reading
All Field Studies

The courses in this section will provide your students with practical experience that will improve their understanding of environmental issues.



Secondary Geography

By the time students get to Key Stage 3 and 4, they should have a good grasp of the broader aspects of geography and classwork can begin digging deeper in to various subject areas, especially the interactions between human and physical geography. We work with a variety of UK specialists who can teach geographical topics to GCSE and beyond. Take a look at the subject areas above to discover a wealth of teaching resources, searchable by Key Stage and location.


 KS3 & GCSE Geography  trips & workshops

Bell Heath
Bell Heath

Boundless Outdoors Bell Heath centre reopened in 2018 following a £1m investment and is proving very popular. This wonderful facility in north Worcestershire with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is 20 minutes from Birmingham.

YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

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.

Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Discover the most besieged castle in England, on a free education visit to this unique site, or enhance learning with a hands-on learning workshop with our site experts.

planet earth
All GCSE Geography

The courses in this section will provide your students with practical experience that will improve their understanding of geography.

Field Studies Council
Spring Term 2019 Geography Residential

Jess from the Field Studies Council talks to us about the latest exciting new changes and events taking place.

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Using technology to bring subjects to reality, virtually
Spring Term 2019 Geography Workshops

Virtual Reality is changing the way we teach topics like science and history. We interview the UKs leading VR school workshop company.

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Mindfulness Nature Discovery Days
Spring Term 2020 Geography Day Trips

Lee Valley invite you to experience their 10,000 acre classroom and tell us about their new mindfulness nature discovery days programme.

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Virtual Reality and Home Schooling
Spring Term 2020 Geography Workshops

In addition to worksheets and reading, you might be looking for some alternative learning experiences for your children

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