Resources and information for staff planning school visits in Leicestershire

Looking for places to visit with your school in Leicestershire? We have a wide range of heritage venues, nature reserves, museums and science centres, or farm parks offering educational workshops for schools.

Trips and visits form an important part of life at most schools, whether they are week long residentials, educational day trips or fun-filled reward trips. With most classes having a handful of curriculum linked trips each school year, as a teacher it is useful to have a list of inspirational venues to choose from. The East Midlands county of Leicestershire has some excellent learning opportunities.

Two of the finest history themed venues in Leicestershire are the 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath, and the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. If you are studying periods in British history anywhere from the Middle Ages through to the Stretching from the late Middle Ages, through the Tudors and Stuarts, these two venues are unmissable and sure to bring your classroom topics to life. The 1620s house and garden with its links to the Gunpowder Plot, can cover many history topics or cross over into PSHE and English.

Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in the East Midlands.


Short on time? We can help!

Let us find the perfect location in Leicestershire for your school trip.




tape icon
popular in September 2020 !

Saxon Workshop



At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

When it comes to what we deliver and how we deliver it, nobody goes the extra mile like we OUR VANS ARE HUGE! ... because we fill them with resources, kit and equipment for you! OUR SET-UP TIMES ARE LONG! ...because we want to take the time to turn your classroom, hall or playground into Ancient Wonders! OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE PHYSICALLY FIT! ...because they don't stand and talk; they act, fight, direct, group manage, build and construct alongside your young people. OUR WORKSHOPS FIT YOUR NEEDS! ... all of our workshops are closely linked to the curriculum and delivered by our instructors who know how to engage young people! In one will go as far as we do to ensure your young people have the most value from one of our visits! ...

read more about
Saxon Workshop







Filter Leicestershire Trips & Workshops


1620s House and Garden
1620s House and Garden

Leicestershire English, Science, History, Tudors, SEN

Travel in time to the 1620s House and learn about upstairs-downstairs life, with food, musical instruments, games and costumes from the period. Hunt out the witch marks and explore the garden and its maze. ...

1620s House and Garden
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Leicestershire English, Science, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England. ...

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Saxon Workshop
Saxon Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Saxons

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Saxon Workshop
Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Romans

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Roman Workshop



Prehistory Workshop
Prehistory Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Prehistory, SEN

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Prehistory Workshop
paperclip

Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Egyptian Workshop
Egyptian Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Egyptians

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Egyptian Workshop
Greeks Workshop
Greeks Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Greeks

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Greeks Workshop
Viking Workshop
Viking Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Vikings

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom! ...

Viking Workshop

Stone-Age Workshop
Stone-Age Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Prehistory

by Historic Workshops. Ever wondered where modern humans came from? How Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals survived? Want some handy tips on creating your own hunting gear? All of this and more can be explored with our stunning Stone-Age sessions! ...

Stone-Age Workshop
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle

Leicestershire History, Geography, Art

School trips to Belvoir allow pupils to learn about the castle during Regency and Victorian times, including the opportunity to experience a themed lesson in our Regency Schoolroom!...

Belvoir Castle
City of Leicester Cathedral
City of Leicester Cathedral

Leicestershire Religious Education

At the City of Leicester Cathedral we provide opportunities for school groups to gain an insight into the life, key beliefs and experiences of Christian people in worship ...

City of Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Leicestershire Science, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Fieldstudies

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits centre is a Charitable organisation providing Outdoor Adventurous activities for all. Our activities are designed to stimulate, educate and motivate all participants at affordable prices throughout the year. ...

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Stone Age School Trip
Stone Age School Trip

Leicestershire History, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval

Back in time, learn about Stone Age man, Try lighting a fire if you think you can, Building your own shelter..in LOPC wood, Fire-pit charcoal, draw caveman good. Test your skill with an Archers sight. Go home with knowledge from our StoneAge s...

Stone Age School Trip
Tudor Workshop
Tudor Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Tudors

by Historic Workshops. Ever wanted a man in shining armour to sweep you off your feet? Well, we can't do that... but we can get a man in shining armour to come to your school and deliver an outstanding Tudor Workshop! ...

Tudor Workshop
WW2 Workshop
WW2 Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, worldwar

by Historic Workshops. This is our trademark workshop! Schools have absolutely raved about it since having their first one, and now, many schools re-book every single year. We have a HUGE range of WW2 artefacts that the children can investigate... ...

WW2 Workshop
Viking Workshop
Viking Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Saxons, Vikings

By Historic Workshops. Want your children to experience the battle formations and tactics of the Vikings? Do you want them to handle authentic, replica weapons and equipment? Then look no further! Historic Workshops will deliver! ...

Viking Workshop

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Victorian

by Historic Workshops. Want a Victorian Day that is fun, yet also gives the children an idea what lessons (and teachers) were like in Victorian times? A teacher straight from Victorian Britain is here to show your children Victorian discipline! ...

Victorian Workshop
Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Romans

by Historic Workshops. Roman Workshop is highly-engaging and hands-on. We have delivered the workshop across the country to dozens of schools with incredible feedback. Our reputation really does speak for itself! ...

Roman Workshop
WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, worldwar

by Historic Workshops. WW1 Workshop is an incredible workshop that has highly-engaging activities that children have raved about months after! Drill practice, trench warfare and artefact handling are just a few of the amazing sessions on offer! ...

WW1 Workshop
Anglo-Saxon Workshop
Anglo-Saxon Workshop

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Saxons

by Historic Workshops. We have a class set of child-sized, wooden, round shields and wooden spears for the children to learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking battle formations and tactics. As well as that, the children will get to handle 'real' weapons! ...

Anglo-Saxon Workshop

Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!

Subscribe