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London and South East England

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London - Sights and sounds of the capital city

London is a wonderful location for school trips. Attracting millions of visitors each year, the city was also host for the Olympic Games in 2012, an event that generated huge interest and investment. There has never been a better time for schools to plan a visit for their students.

London is a world city and has some incredible educational sights including parliament, law courts, churches and cathedrals, museums, and more historical landmarks than you can shake a ruler at.

South East region

The wider South East of England region also boasts a wonderful selection of venues for school groups. There are some excellent residential activity centres, for London schools, galleries and of course museums covering curriculum subjects from Roman history to Victorian England.

If you are looking for exciting school trip ideas for trips to London, below you will find a hand-picked selection of the places we feel provide the highest quality school trip opportunities in this exciting region of the UK.

See our pages for London, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Kent.

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Day Trips at Willen Lake



Willen Lake offers a range of multi-activity sessions. Suitable for those with no experience, who are keen to try something new. We offer watersports and land based activities which are sure to create a memorable experience for all students.

Every trip is tailored to the needs of the school. We can meet your educational requirements, with our sessions which are run by highly trained instructors. We have lots of green space, which can be used for lunches, lawn games or for teachers to chill out! Once you are on site, the Senior Instructor will run the day and sort out the organisation of each session. In between sessions we will need the teachers help to get everybody gathered on time, but apart from that the teachers can sit back and relax. Walking around the lake is also a pleasant experience, with wonderful views from each angle meaning you can watch the different sessions running at each location. We can take from 6 to 500 people per day spread out across all of the activities, so whether you want to bring a team,...

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Birdworld
Birdworld

South East England Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Wildlife

Home to over 250 species, Birdworld is the perfect place to learn and understand more about the natural world. With Birdworld, Jenny Wren Farm, and Underwater World all included within the park grounds, there's always something new to learn!

Day Visits
Day Visits

South East England Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

Shrek's Adventure! London
Shrek's Adventure! London

South East England English, Performing Arts

Experience a fictional world first hand in the magical, immersive world of Shrek’s Adventure! London. Your pupils will become the central characters in a live fairy tale adventure, meet well known characters up-close, speak to them and change their

The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon

South East England English, Science, Biology, History, Design Technology, Performing Arts

With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeon offers an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about language, characters and stage directions!




Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Roman Villa

South East England History, Geography, Romans

Lullingstone Roman Villa provides a hands-on insight into the lives of the Romans living there and brings the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way. Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain.

SEA LIFE London
SEA LIFE London

South East England Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, SEN

Dive deep into a world of underwater discovery, students will understand and learn how to conserve the natural wonders of the world! Explore creatures of the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon rainforest and frozen extremities of Antarctic.

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

South East England History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor

South East England Science, Physics, Biology, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom.


Kenwood House
Kenwood House

South East England History, Victorian, Art

Located in North London, Kenwood is a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups, with an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors, acres of land to explore and links to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

South East England English, Science, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, Art, SEN

Leeds Castle in Kent offers an exciting range of themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history.

Osborne
Osborne

South East England Science, Biology, History, Victorian, Art

Unique among Royal Residences, Osborne offers a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children. Their home can teach many aspects of the curriculum across numerous subjects and inspire your students.

Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures

South East England Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Business, Computing, Wildlife, SEN

Education is at the heart of what we do and with 10 themed lands, 40 rides and attractions, over 1000 amazing animals and a SEA LIFE centre; Chessington really is Britain’s Wildest Classroom!


Ufton Court Tudors
Ufton Court Tudors

South East England History, Tudors, SEN

In our Tudor programme, your children have been sent to Ufton Court by a Justice of the Peace in Berkshire, to investigate the ‘strange goings on’ at the residence of Lord and Lady Francis Perkins.

Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle

South East England Geography, Physical Geography, History, Medieval

Carisbrooke Castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned a king, seen off the Spanish Armada and its history spans over 1000 years. What better way to bring the curriculum to life than to stand at the spot where history happened?

Saxons in the Meon Valley
Saxons in the Meon Valley

South East England History, Design Technology, Geography, Saxons, SEN

A unique trip that brings the topic of the Anglo Saxons alive with perfect replica costumes, original and replica artifacts, stunning woodland building with fire place, and hands on activities related to Saxon life in the Meon Valley.

Business and Reward Beach Trip
Business and Reward Beach Trip

South East England History, Business, Geography, PSHE

We can offer 3 different Seaside Academy packages for a fun and rewarding day trip to the seaside. This includes teacher led beach activities, fact/activity sheets, rides and lunch.


Vikings
Vikings

South East England History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

Experience daily life as an Anglo Saxon, including living in a roundhouse and hands on farming. Re enact a viking raid starting in our life size longboat, hear the viking myths told around the fire.

Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids
Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids

South East England Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing

Students build, code and battle robots. Students work in groups to build robots which they will then have the opportunity to control on one of our competition arenas. They will solve challenges, compete in games and battle their bots.

The London Eye
The London Eye

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Design Technology

Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact.

Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London

South East England English, PSHE

Empower young people with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives. Students will gain an invaluable insight into the media by exploring its purpose, audience and influence – from the modern-day selfie to the concept of fake news.


Theatre Workout Education
Theatre Workout Education

South East England English, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Languages, PSHE, SEN

Theatre Workout is the centre for education in London's West End, rated by School Travel Organiser magazine as "one of the top ten drama trips in the UK", alongside the Barbican, Globe, and National Theatres!

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

South East England Geography, Human Geography, History, Saxons, Medieval, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Religious Education

Step back in time to the Norman Conquest and bring the curriculum to life at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Learn about the most famous date in English history while walking in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.

Business Studies
Business Studies

South East England Citizenship, Business, SEN

Business Studies learning outside the classroom on the Isle of Wight Home to a plethora of businesses, large and small, servicing the Island's tourism economy as well as international aerospace, technology and manufacturing organisations. Education

Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle

South East England Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Design Technology

Bring the curriculum to life at Portchester Castle. With 1700 years of history, it covers everything from the Romans, medieval kings right up to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history.


Circus Educational Tours
Circus Educational Tours

South East England Citizenship, Performing Arts, Dance, Physical Education, PSHE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to run Educational Tours until further notice. Please check out our Circus workshops which we are continuing to deliver offsite.

London Tour  - Adaptable Travel
London Tour - Adaptable Travel

South East England English, Science, History, worldwar, SEN

Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip.

Field Studies Council - London South East
Field Studies Council - London South East

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Food, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park.

Dover Castle
Dover Castle

South East England Maths, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, worldwar

Bring the curriculum to life at Dover Castle. Stand at the spot where Operation Dynamo was planned, and imagine what life was like for a medieval king or servant by stepping inside the Great Tower or exploring our Medieval Tunnels.


West End Theatre Packages and Trips
West End Theatre Packages and Trips

South East England English, Business, Music, PSHE, SEN

A bespoke buffet of options including coach hire, hostel and hotel accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, backstage tours, attractions and more. Specialists in London, but trips nation-wide also catered for.

The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde

South East England History, Tudors, Elizabethans, SEN

Come aboard The Golden Hinde on a voyage of a discovery in to the past! The Golden Hinde provides a wonderful learning opportunity to step back in time and be fully immersed in an authentic Elizabethan environment.

Romans
Romans

South East England History, Romans, SEN

Prepare for the threat of a Roman invasion before meeting a Roman citizen and discover Roman customs and inventions. The session ends with a lively re enactment of the story of Boudicca in our Celtic Settlement.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

South East England Science, Biology, Wildlife

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is home to over 500 animals from abusive and neglectful backgrounds. Established in 1983, we have been providing a safe and secure home for animals ever since, ensuring they get the care and attention they need.


Humanities
Humanities

South East England English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval

A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom.

FSC Epping Forest
FSC Epping Forest

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture. Visit FSC Epping Forest for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips.

Bray Lake
Bray Lake

South East England Physical Education, Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports offer watersports days giving children the chance to try a variety of sports in a safe and fun environment, benefitting from a day in the great outdoors. Skill sessions, taster sessions and after school clubs available.

Celts
Celts

South East England History, Romans, Celts, SEN

Our history trips will allow your children to experience Celtic life through our historical narratives, with visits to us having the opportunity to use our onsite celtic settlement.


Buzz Active Eastbourne
Buzz Active Eastbourne

South East England Watersports

Our Eastbourne site is a wonderful location for water sport. Set right on the beach, we enjoy immediate access to the open sea and the prevailing south westerly winds. And we’re right next to Princes Park, with its large, shallow lake that’s perf

FSC Amersham
FSC Amersham

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Set in South Buckinghamshire, within the Chiltern Hills, visit FSC Amersham for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography or science.

Day Trips at Willen Lake
Day Trips at Willen Lake

South East England Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports

Willen Lake offers a range of multi-activity sessions. Suitable for those with no experience, who are keen to try something new. We offer watersports and land based activities which are sure to create a memorable experience for all students.

The Salters Company
The Salters Company

South East England Science, Chemistry, History, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN

Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history, The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture for FREE.


The Sustainability Centre
The Sustainability Centre

South East England Science, Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies

Sustainability in action! Come and visit us for a day or more to learn all about looking after the planet in our beautiful 55 acre woodland site nettled in stunning the South Downs National Park. Packed with hands on activities for all ages.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

South East England English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!

Greeks
Greeks

South East England History, Greeks, SEN

Experience life as an Ancient Greek - including learning about Greek beliefs and about the Olympic Games. Re-enact The Siege of Troy, and learn all about how the Greeks entertained themselves as members of the merchant classes.

FSC London
FSC London

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC uses sites across London including parks and urban spaces to deliver exciting fieldwork and outdoor learning one day trips. We work in partnership with The Royal Parks and the London Borough of Lewisham at some of these locations.


Adur Outdoor Activity Centre
Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

South East England Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

The Adur Centre is ideal for your school residential trip. We offer amazing activities including climbing, paddle sports, mountain biking and many more. The trip will be tailored to meet your needs and our residential trips are outstanding value!

Woodrow High House
Woodrow High House

South East England Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

We put your needs at the centre of everything we do. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke activity programme, focused on core skill-development & learning, whilst ensuring it's always fun! Join us for an adventure and explore the great outdoors.

Broadstone Warren
Broadstone Warren

South East England Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Broadstone Warren Scout Site and Activity Centre is that hidden gem in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoying the best of both worlds, close to London and the South Coast whilst offering a gateway to the South Downs National Park.

YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

South East England English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study.


YHA Holmbury St Mary
YHA Holmbury St Mary

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education

YHA Holmbury is set in woodland grounds close to Holmbury Hill which has panoramic views of the North and South Downs. You'll find 4,000 acres of woodland great for walking, mountain biking and horse-riding.

Marwell Activity Centre
Marwell Activity Centre

South East England Physical Education, Watersports, Accommodation Only, SEN

Marwell Activity Centre specialises in providing great value, exciting and adventurous residential experiences and day trips. With a package that includes flexible accommodation options and a wide range of fun and challenging activities.

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

South East England English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

South East England Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills.


International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports.

Discovery Package
Discovery Package

South East England English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide…

New Forest Activities
New Forest Activities

South East England Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Set in the New Forest, their day or multi-day options, with catered camping, provide a unique setting for self-discovery, skill development and the broadening of horizons. Woodland, water and land-based adventures take learning beyond the classroom.

Big Hat Bushcamp Residential Stays
Big Hat Bushcamp Residential Stays

South East England Bushcraft

Back-to-nature teamwork activities in a rural bushcraft setting


Art and Design Trip to London
Art and Design Trip to London

South East England Art

An Art & Design trip to London allows students to develop an appreciation for art in a stimulating yet familiar setting. The National Gallery offers collections from many famous artists.

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

South East England Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our 14 acre site located in the heart of the New Forest National Park offers cost-effective residential trips with a variety of accommodation options (including camping for up to 300!). A range of adventurous activities are on-site too.

Hindleap Warren
Hindleap Warren

South East England Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges.

FSC Juniper Hall
FSC Juniper Hall

South East England Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Located in Surrey, FSC Juniper Hall is easy to reach but surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Box Hill. Visit for fun filled residential outdoor activity, geography and biology trips for all ages.

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