Educational School Trips in Lancashire

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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Runway Visitor Park


The interactive nature of our tours is what truly brings them to life. Visitors taking part have the opportunity to board real aircraft, whilst learning about the different job roles that help ensure the airport runs smoothly. Not to forget everyone’s favourite part - hopping into the pilot’s seat. Runway Visitor Park has breath-taking views across both runways. Watch the awesome A380 land into Manchester, or spot the private jets as they taxi for take off! We have linked our tours to areas of the National Curriculum, actively encouraging and involving children in their learning....

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Filter Lancashire Merseyside Trips & Workshops


Lancashire Merseyside
Citizenship, English, History, Music, PSHE, SEN, worldwar


Book a school visit and explore over 70 years of music and social history at the British Music Experience. Discover how music has influenced art, fashion and even the Government. We have a full Gibson Interactive music studio, vocal and dance booth. ...

The History of British Music

Lancashire Merseyside
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is a unique and educational experience for all ages and operates educational tours for school groups from Early Years to KS4, as well as out of school groups. ...

Runway Visitor Park

Lancashire Merseyside
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours
Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

Lancashire Merseyside
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


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
★★★★★



Lancashire Merseyside
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Human Geography, 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

Lancashire Merseyside
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients...

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Lancashire Merseyside
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

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