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An urban rural mix

The huge geographical region of the West Midlands has a varied geography, history and landscape, numerous counties, and a great many towns and cities. The West Midlands comprises a mix of quiet rural charm and vibrant urban centres such as Birmingham.

The region was the birth place of artists, painters and inventors. The Industrial Revolution was also born here and there are some fabulous museums dedicated to teaching school children about various aspects of industrial growth. Whether you are looking for Science Centres, Design & Technology, English or Maths, the school visit venues listed below are sure to provide some real inspiration.

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FSC Preston Montford



The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

-Fantastically accessible from the motorway network the Centre enables easy access to practically every type of habitat and urban setting in Britain. -Set in a large estate which includes the River Severn. -Our courses are created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom. -We have passionate and experienced teaching staff. - FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, all your meals (residential visits) plus transport during the course. -We offer different price bands through the year to offer value for money. -There is an FSC Kids Fund and FSC Bursary Fund available to offer financial support to those who may not otherwise be able to visit us. - FSC...

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

West Midlands Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century

Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens!

The Vikings
The Vikings

West Midlands English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Bushcraft, SEN

We make history fun, engaging and informative by using hands-on outdoor activities, reconstructed artifacts and costumes to provide an immersive experience of the Vikings!

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

West Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, PSHE

Discover our outdoor learning programmes, set in 120 acres of land and forestry. Be inspired by our interactive, hands on history and outdoor workshops.

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning
Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

West Midlands English, Maths, Science, SEN

A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too.




Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

West Midlands Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Elizabethans, Monarchs

Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a range of curriculum subjects.

A Countryside Christmas
A Countryside Christmas

West Midlands Citizenship, English, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Winter is a special time at Edgmond Hall. "A Countryside Christmas" is an exciting, active day designed to provide a magical & enjoyable Christmas experience for children and staff.

FSC Bishops Wood
FSC Bishops Wood

West Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Surrounded by stunning ancient woodland FSC Bishops Wood has a unique and sustainable centre building. It offers a range of fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography, science and history.

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

West Midlands History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

Travel back in time to the Victorian era and Iron Age, discover Malvern's natural spring water, explore the fabulous countryside on a field trip for history, geography and science. PE students can take on the high ropes course or watersports.


The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum

West Midlands English, Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Art, SEN

The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum' for short, exhibits around 70 interactive pieces of kinetic art & automata made by inventors from all around the world. This is the UK’s only centre for mechanical art & combines learning with fun

The Bear Grylls Adventure
The Bear Grylls Adventure

West Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

Team building, self-esteem, resilience, empathy and confidence are all essential qualities your students need to thrive. And at The Bear Grylls Adventure, this is just the beginning…

Team Building Outdoor Adventures
Team Building Outdoor Adventures

West Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Team Building Days in the great outdoors. After 5 months out of school children & young people need time to adjust socially to working together again. At Oaker Wood we offer a range of team building activities in a woodland setting.

Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City

West Midlands History, Romans

Step back in time to explore Viriconium (Wroxeter), the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and visit a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii.


RSPB Sandwell Valley
RSPB Sandwell Valley

West Midlands Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Wildlife, SEN

What's the difference between a backswimmer and a water boatman? That's just one of the many questions your class will have answered on a visit to RSPB Sandwell Valley. Children will have a memorable day discovering nature on their doorstep.

Life in the Stone Age
Life in the Stone Age

West Midlands Science, Physics, History, Prehistory, Art, PSHE, Bushcraft

Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand life in the Stone Age! Work together to build shelters, learn how to make fires, and create authentic Stone Age art to take back to school.

Adventurous Activity Days
Adventurous Activity Days

West Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

We offer half days and full days of adventurous outdoor activities at Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning. We have a varied choice of activities to choose from, all instructed by fully qualified activity instructors within a 36 acre site.

Mini Medics
Mini Medics

West Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education

This 1/2 day course, aimed specifically at children, is at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies. It shows complete respect for the child’s ability, making it educational, practical and instils the importance of helping others.


Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning
Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

West Midlands History, Geography, Wildlife, Prehistory, Saxons, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN

A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too.

Goodrich Castle
Goodrich Castle

West Midlands Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, SEN

Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles, boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements.

All Things Wild
All Things Wild

West Midlands Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible.

 Ancient China
Ancient China

West Midlands History, Ancient Civilisations, Art

Learn about the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China by visiting our outstanding collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes. You'll discover rituals, religion and traditions by investigating the bronzes and be inspired to create your own vessel out of clay.


British Motor Museum
British Motor Museum

West Midlands Maths, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

The British Motor Museum tells the story of the people, products and places linked to Britain’s motor industry and can help support studies across many areas of the National Curriculum. Create your day to fit with your current topic.

Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell
Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell

West Midlands Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian

An Escape Room in a REAL prison. We lock your team in a cell and they need to work together to escape solving a series of challenges and puzzles

Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

West Midlands Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive

Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

West Midlands Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration.


Action Packed Residential Trips
Action Packed Residential Trips

West Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning provides an outdoor education experience to groups of young people. We offer residential, camping and day visits, packaged with a fantastic range of outdoor adventurous activities suitable for everyone

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre
Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre

West Midlands Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Forest-based adventurous and environmental courses set in 90 acres of oak woodland in the beautiful Wyre Forest. A range of accommodation includes main centre, glamping pods, and a cottage in the wilds. Sole occupancy and bespoke courses available.

Stratford Overnight School Tour
Stratford Overnight School Tour

West Midlands English, History, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's

YHA Ironbridge Coalport
YHA Ironbridge Coalport

West Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, in a small town famous for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, we offer two hostels that are ideal for your next residential.


Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

West Midlands Citizenship, Performing Arts, Music, Art, SEN

Ingestre Arts deliver unique, transferable learning experiences through creative & expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance & animation. The UKs only dedicated residential arts centre, a residential with us is unlike any other!

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

West Midlands 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.

Multi-Activity Package
Multi-Activity Package

West Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Physical Education, SEN

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities.

Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon

West Midlands English, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals.


International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

West Midlands 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.

Bell Heath
Bell Heath

West Midlands Science, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies

Boundless Outdoors Bell Heath centre reopened in 2018 following a £1m investment and is proving very popular. This wonderful facility in north Worcestershire with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is 20 minutes from Birmingham.

JCA - Condover Hall
JCA - Condover Hall

West Midlands Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Condover Hall in Shropshire is JCA's flagship centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum.

Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor

West Midlands Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Culmington Manor is Manor Adventure's flagship outdoor pursuits centre, based in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. Experience and enjoy more than 35 adventurous activities on our 100 acre estate. Click to find out why we are so popular


Discovery Package
Discovery Package

West Midlands 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…

 FSC Preston Montford
FSC Preston Montford

West Midlands Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.

YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford

West Midlands English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Tudors, Accommodation Only

There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar.

JCA - Croft Farm
JCA - Croft Farm

West Midlands Geography, Physical Education, Watersports

Croft Farm is JCA's dedicated watersports centre in the Cotswolds and offers a wide range of adventurous water and land based outdoor activities in line with the national curriculum.


Oaker Wood Leisure
Oaker Wood Leisure

West Midlands Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting

Edgmond Hall
Edgmond Hall

West Midlands Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Set in a converted Georgian farm in 43 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, our friendly full-time team deliver a wide range of outdoor & creative adventures for a special learning experience. Day visits, residentials, and sole occupancy available.

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

West Midlands Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century

RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day.

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

West Midlands Science, History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho


Anglo-Saxon Village
Anglo-Saxon Village

West Midlands History, Geography, Saxons, Human Geography

We provide an insight in to the every day environment you would typically find in an Anglo-Saxon village. Through our unique atmosphere and our fascinating dispays, the village is a must for any pupils studying

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

West Midlands History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Medieval, Fieldstudies

Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials

Knight's Village
Knight's Village

West Midlands History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs

Spectacular shows, spellbinding storytelling and exhilarating attractions make Warwick Castle one of the most exciting historic locations in Europe. Stay overnight in our Knight's Village and immerse your students in 1,100 years of history.

SEN Indoor Climbing
SEN Indoor Climbing

West Midlands Physical Education, SEN

Located in Shrewsbury this centre is +8000 square ft of huge climbing space. Our purpose built, climbing centre caters for all ages and abilities. Designed together with one of the market leaders, each section caters perfectly for all requirements.


Ackers Adventure Day Trips
Ackers Adventure Day Trips

West Midlands Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

With 40 Years of experience, Ackers Adventure is unlike any other centre within our urban environment we have an unrivalled range of activities from skiing, watersports, climbing and much more.

Indoor Climbing
Indoor Climbing

West Midlands Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

Located in Shrewsbury this centre is +8000 square ft of huge climbing space. Our purpose built, climbing centre caters for all ages and abilities. Designed together with one of the market leaders, each section caters perfectly for all requirements.

Drayton manor Theme Park
Drayton manor Theme Park

West Midlands Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, SEN

We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, design your own unique ride or discover dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school

UK Cultural School Trips
UK Cultural School Trips

West Midlands

Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London.


 Ackers Adventure Residential centre
Ackers Adventure Residential centre

West Midlands Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip.

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire
Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

West Midlands English

Inspire your students to unlock their creative potential and improve writing and language skills by working with published authors at one of our beautiful, rural locations across the UK for a week-long residential.

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!

Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience

Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Atlas are experts at bringing the adventure to you! We deliver exciting, enriching and fun activity days in your school grounds, including bushcraft, Team Tasks, Archery and Problem-Solving. Are you ready for an amazing workshop?


Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

History, Physical Education, Prehistory

We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

Vikings VR Workshop
Vikings VR Workshop

English, History, Vikings, SEN

Learn all about Viking raids, trading and culture with PrimeVR! Your class can step inside a Viking Longhouse and join the chief for a banquet inside the Great Hall. Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Virtual Reality Day
Virtual Reality Day

English, Geography, Science, History, SEN

Bring all of your KS2 topics to life with a PrimeVR Day! Using VR headsets, we can deliver up to six workshops in a day all tailored to each year group's current topic. Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

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