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.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre



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.

‘I took my class to visit the site today. We booked three separate activities throughout the day: History detectives, Bosworth soldier and the guided tour through the exhibition. I would highly recommend the soldier and the exhibition tour to any school looking to visit and anybody with a keen interest of the battle of Bosworth and the Tudor times that followed after. Eddie was a fantastic tour guide and kept my class so engaged and enthused throughout the entire session. The amount of hands-on activities was fantastic and his knowledge and expertise was brilliant. The Bosworth soldier was equally as great and my class absolutely loved seeing all of the weapons and learning about how they would have been used. We had the Boar cabin booked for our lunch which was a great place to keep my...

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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
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Leicestershire History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, 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
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
Anglo Saxons!
Anglo Saxons!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Saxons

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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! ...

Anglo Saxons!



Ancient Greece!
Ancient Greece!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Greeks

COVID-19 OFFER
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! ...

Ancient Greece!
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

The Vikings!
The Vikings!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Vikings

COVID-19 OFFER
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! ...

The Vikings!
Stone to Iron Ages!
Stone to Iron Ages!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Prehistory, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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! ...

Stone to Iron Ages!
The Romans!
The Romans!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
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! ...

The Romans!

Ancient Egyptians!
Ancient Egyptians!

Leicestershire & Various Regions History, Egyptians

COVID-19 OFFER
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! ...

Ancient Egyptians!
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle

Leicestershire History, Geography, Art, Human Geography, Tudors, Victorian

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

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