School Visits Lancashire

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Lancashire, or Lancs as it is often referred to, is a large county in North West England that includes towns such as Preston, Bolton and Wigan. Lancashire County Council is responsible for more than six hundred schools, including more than four hundred primary schools. If you also include Manchester, which was historically the central hub of the county, the area has the second largest concentration of people, behind London and the demand for school trips is huge.

School Trips and Lancashire's Industrial Heritage

In a historical context, every school child knows that the county of Lancashire was famous during the industrial revolution, with a skilled work force inherited from the local woollen industry, it was no surprise that the cotton mills located in the north west to take advantage of the skills, the rivers flowing down from the Pennines, and the abundance of rich coal seams at the heart of many Lancashire boom towns. This rich industrial legacy makes Lancashire a superb place to study the development of industry and its influence on British history. There are a great many textile museums, museums dedicated to steam, and of course the famous Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Lancashire council itself helps maintain a number of museums that cover subject areas ranging from maritime history to stately homes. Their ethos is to provide your pupils with opportunities to explore and be expired by Lancashire’s rich heritage, through interactive displays and special events throughout the school year.

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Wroxeter Roman City

location icon School Trip West Midlands
apple icon Subjects: History, Romans


Step back in time to explore Viriconium (Wroxeter), the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and visit a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii.

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Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon English, History, Local History, Citizenship, Biology, PSHE, Victorian

Maritime Museum offers two curriculum-linked workshops for schools and groups, both of which look at the Titanic and its passengers. ...

The Blackpool Tower Eye
The Blackpool Tower Eye

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon History, Local History, Design Technology, English

The Blackpool Tower Eye offers an exciting experience where pupils will be heading 380ft into the sky to get a different perspective of Blackpool. If it is open on the day of visit, schools also have the option to visit The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. ...

SEA LIFE Blackpool
SEA LIFE Blackpool

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Geography, Environmental Geography, English

SEA LIFE Blackpool offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures. Pre and post visit lesson plans are provided to support visiting schools, to enhance the visit. ...

Leighton Hall
Leighton Hall

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Art, Bushcraft, English, Food, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, Science, Physics, Biology, Sustainability, Wildlife

Leighton has 2 indoor packages, 4 outdoor learning programmes and 2 seasonal specials. Survival Skills, Wildlife Habitats, Food for Thought, Seasonal Art, Upstairs / Downstairs, Houses & Homes, Victorian Christmas and Autumn Natural Art. ...




The Climbing Hangar Liverpool Sandhills
The Climbing Hangar Liverpool Sandhills

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Physical Education, PSHE, Team Building, Sports Centre

Indoor climbing centre offering coach-led, or teacher-led climbing sessions, promoting fundamental movement skills, social skills, and resilience. ...

Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Madame Tussauds Blackpool

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon English, PSHE

The figures at Madame Tussauds Blackpool provides a truly unique out-of-classroom learning experience with themed sets to enthuse and immerse pupils in celebrity culture and modern media. ...

The Climbing Hangar Liverpool Matchworks
The Climbing Hangar Liverpool Matchworks

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Physical Education, PSHE, Team Building, Sports Centre

Indoor climbing centre offering coach-led, or teacher-led climbing sessions, promoting fundamental movement skills, social skills, and resilience. ...

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Art, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, History, Local History, Saxons, Twentieth Century, Victorian, Vikings, Biology, Prehistory

Museum of Liverpool offers a great selection of curriculum-linked workshops for schools and groups, from a session exploring Victorian childhood, to an arty 'Best Buildings' workshop all about Liverpool's stunning landscape. ...


The Blackpool Tower Circus
The Blackpool Tower Circus

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon English

The Blackpool Tower Circus offers the perfect learning environment for pupils to explore their five senses and also engage in descriptive and creative writing. If it is open on the day, schools also have the option to visit The Ballroom. ...

World Museum
World Museum

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon English, History, Egyptians, Prehistory, Significant Individuals, Science, Biology, Physics, Saxons, Vikings

World Museum offers a fantastic selection of curriculum-linked workshops for schools and groups, from sessions on ancient civilisations, to activities in its planetarium, aquarium and bug house. ...

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon History, Local History, English, Performing Arts

Take your students on a 60-minute journey through 1,000 years of Lancashire's murky history, as our full cast of entertaining theatrical actors brings to life hilariously horrifying stories from the depths of Blackpool's past. ...

Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Art, English, History, Greeks

Walker Art Gallery offers a fantastic selection of curriculum-linked workshops for groups, from its popular 'Storytelling with the Greeks' session - taking place in front of an epic painting - to 'Tour and draw', an exciting guided experience. ...


International Slavery Museum
International Slavery Museum

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Citizenship, Human Geography, History, Black History, PSHE

International Slavery Museum offers a selection of curriculum-linked workshops for schools and groups, from a session exploring the impacts of the transatlantic slave trade, to fascinating tours of the museum. ...

special offerKabannas Liverpool
Kabannas Liverpool

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Accommodation Only, City Break

Affordable school accommodation in the heart of Liverpool!...

special offerLiverpool for Primary & Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel
Liverpool for Primary & Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel

location icon Lancashire Merseysideapple icon Art, History, Black History

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Curriculum Travel offers age-appropriate tours for primary and middle school students in Liverpool, featuring a journey from the Long and Winding Road to Penny Lane in a Magical Mystery Tour. ...

Anti-Bullying
Anti-Bullying

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon Performing Arts, Drama, PSHE

Altru Anti-Bullying workshops encourage children to value difference and diversity, encouraging them to see the special qualities in themselves and others. ...


Mayan Civilisations
Mayan Civilisations

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon Citizenship, History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts

An exciting drama day, exploring the Mayan Civilisations. Children will learn about Mayan inventions, Mayan games, the Mayan currency and how they bought and sold, the Mayan diet and how this was dictated by farm land and conditions. ...

Viking School Days
Viking School Days

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon History, Saxons, Vikings

At Viking School Days we provide a range of school visits, workshops and online resources. Through a dynamic combination of acting, questioning and role-play we bring the exciting world of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to life in your classroom! ...

Early Islamic Civilisations
Early Islamic Civilisations

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon Citizenship, Performing Arts, History, Ancient Civilisations, Team Building

An exciting drama day, exploring Early Islamic Civilisations. Children will learn about the ancient city of Baghdad, the House of Wisdom and the key buildings, people and customs of the time through creativity that supports historical enquiry. ...

The Vikings
The Vikings

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon Citizenship, Performing Arts, History, Vikings

An fun and participatory day of drama exploring Viking history. Children will learn about the history of the Vikings, exploring their traditions and way of life and considering how this relates to their lives today. ...


The Ancient Greeks
The Ancient Greeks

location icon Lancashire Merseyside & Various Regionsapple icon Citizenship, History, Ancient Civilisations, Greeks, Performing Arts

An action-packed day of drama focusing on the Ancient Greeks. Children will learn about Greek myths, Greek Gods and the lives of the ancient Greek people exploring the different City States, the Olympics and more! ...

Lancashire Merseyside School Workshops

Is your school located in Lancashire Merseyside? A huge range of workshop providers can bring the learning experience to you! Allow your students to benefit from specialist knowledge about your class subject or topic..

Dinosaurs & Fossils!!
Dinosaurs & Fossils!!

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon History, Dinosaurs

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The Uk's most exciting, hands-on WOW factor Dinosaur & Fossils workshops!!

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon History, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut workshop, discover what it was like to live and work in the ever changing Victorian Britain. Experience 'Mudlarking' in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition, meeting Queen Victoria herself.

Science School Escape Rooms
Science School Escape Rooms

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge?

The Coronation of King Charles III
The Coronation of King Charles III

laptop icon online workshop available
apple icon Citizenship, History, Monarchs

Meet royal enthusiast Sally Spade, who is so excited about the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. Through drama, explore how the monarchy helps to shape our society and celebrate along with Sally all things British!

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