Ideas for school trips in Hertfordshire and Essex

Looking for inspiration for a class school trip in and around the north of London counties of Hertfordshire and Essex? We have put together a page to feature a few of our best ideas, covering a wide range of curriculum topics. We have also taken care to include trips and workshops that are an especially good option for those schools with catchment areas that mean a high percentage of children may otherwise struggle to afford a school trip.

Both counties are somewhere protected from the urban sprawl of London thanks to their southern green belts. Hertfordshire has a fair proportion of agricultural land and plenty of Roman remains including the town of Verulamium. For those studying the Middle Ages, Hertfordshire also has a great number of beautiful Tudor Buildings. The county of Essex, directly east of Hertfordshire is a large county that derives its name from the old English word describing the East Saxons. Largely rural with a few big towns, its southern boundary forms the Thames estuary.

So what school trips are available for those of you wanting to take your class out and about in Hertfordshire or Essex? Let's start with wildlife. The excellent and nationally renown wetlands centre at Rye Meads is run by the RSPB and there is plenty to keep your children busy for the day. They offer free school trips if you are happy to lead your own trip, or you can take advantage of their expert staff. At Paradise Wildlife Park schools can get up close to a huge range of mammals, with educational talks offered for all key stages. They can even bring the zoo to your school in the form of classroom workshops - but don't worry, the tigers stay at the zoo!

Celtic Harmony near Hertford has some fantastic pre-history themed trips, where children can experience an Iron Age farming day, study the science of herbs, or even sleep in an accurate reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse! The experts at Repeating History can bring the Anglo Saxons or Vikings into your classroom with engaging activities and demonstrations, or if the Victorians are your class topic, Audley End House run by English Heritage offer a great immersive experience in Essex. Perhaps you are looking for something a little more contemporary. The Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is fantastic for children to learn about robotics, computing, and STEM.

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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hertfordshire Essex Science, Biology, Wildlife

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is home to over 500 animals from abusive and neglectful backgrounds. Established in 1983, we have been providing a safe and secure home for animals ever since, ensuring they get the care and attention they need. ...

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Day Visits
Day Visits

Hertfordshire Essex Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park. ...

Day Visits
FSC Epping Forest
FSC Epping Forest

Hertfordshire Essex Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture. Visit FSC Epping Forest for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips. ...

FSC Epping Forest
Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids
Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids

Hertfordshire Essex Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

Students build, code and battle robots. Students work in groups to build robots which they will then have the opportunity to control on one of our competition arenas. They will solve challenges, compete in games and battle their bots. ...

Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids



Audley End
Audley End

Hertfordshire Essex History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Fieldstudies

There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery. ...

Audley End
Educational Day visits
Educational Day visits

Hertfordshire Essex English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Wildlife

We offer a fun-filled experience with practical outdoor activities linked to Science, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Programmes are linked to the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Profile and are fully risk assessed. ...

Educational Day visits
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Hertfordshire Essex Physical Education, Bushcraft, SEN

Belchamps is set in 30 acres of fields and woodland in the Essex countryside. We have a large range of exciting activities for all ages, and five indoor accommodation dorms to choose from to make the perfect residential or day visit for your class. ...

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Viking and Saxon Workshops
Viking and Saxon Workshops

Hertfordshire Essex & Various Regions History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

Bring History Alive in Your School. From just £200, bring your very own Warrior to your school hall. Arriving in full attire of the time, we immerse your class in the turbulent period of Viking or Anglo Saxon life over 1,000 years ago....

Viking and Saxon Workshops

Outreach
Outreach

Hertfordshire Essex & Various Regions History, Prehistory

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provides a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park. ...

Outreach
Lambourne End Outdoor Centre
Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

Hertfordshire Essex 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
Wimpole Hall
Wimpole Hall

Hertfordshire Essex Science, History, Geography

First built in 1643, Wimpole Hall has developed into the largest country house in Cambridgeshire. While Wimpole's garden provides almost a case-book history of English Gardening from 1690 to 1830. ...

Wimpole Hall
Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre
Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre

Hertfordshire Essex 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....

Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Hertfordshire Essex Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted. ...

Frogmore Paper Mill
STEM Discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre

Hertfordshire Essex Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Our unique education centre leverages the inspirational power of the ExoMars Project. Our school trips - linked to key stages 2 and 3 curriculum - aim to inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...

STEM Discovery Centre
Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
Scout Adventures Gilwell Park

Hertfordshire Essex Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park

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