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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1620s House and Garden


The 1620s House is a wonderful venue for creative educational experiences within a truly historical setting. Sessions led by costumed characters delivered for EYFS and KS1 – 2 groups with links to history, science, PHSE and English. Our unique site is also available for educators to deliver their own sessions using the building, content and gardens for inspiration to deliver cross-curricular activities. You can book on to our sessions from only £ per pupil and bring your family to the site for FREE for a school pre-visit....

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Filter Leicestershire Trips & Workshops


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

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

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

Leicestershire
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Leicestershire



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

Leicestershire
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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