North East of England

Regional School Trips

Learning outside the classroom in the North East of England

The North East of England is an area of contrasts, between wild open countryside and sprawling urban development, between ancient historical sites and modern commercial centres. Made up of the counties of Northumberland and County Durham, and the Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, this part of the country has plenty to offer school groups looking to take a school trip to learn outside the classroom.

We can help you plan school trips across the North East, with learning outcomes covering a wide variety of curriculum topics. Learn more about the region's many fantastic sites, steeped in history and managed by English Heritage, undertake fieldwork with the Field Studies Council, or visit a local residential activity centre. We can help schools find budget friendly trips to support their class work.

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The Bushcraft Company - Castle Howard

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Not everything can be taught in a classroom. We believe that some of the most important life skills are best learned outside. Get back to basics with our real outdoor experiences and give your students the chance to grow.

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120 North East school trips and workshops

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special offerKabannas Newcastle

Kabannas Newcastle

Affordable accommodation in the heart of Newcastle!

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

A day out at Newcastle Castle will inspire your class and ignite their imagination. Join us for a range of exciting workshops and full of hands on activities, which will give them a day out they will never forget.

Big School Camp Midlands

Big School Camp Midlands

We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

The Bushcraft Company - Castle Howard

The Bushcraft Company - Castle Howard

Not everything can be taught in a classroom. We believe that some of the most important life skills are best learned outside. Get back to basics with our real outdoor experiences and give your students the chance to grow.


Big School Camp North

Big School Camp North

We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

Big School Camp South

Big School Camp South

We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

free tripWarkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle

A school visit to Warkworth Castle is a unique experience. Once home to the powerful Percy family who now reside in Alnwick Castle, Warkworth was, and remains, one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in North East England.

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site.


free tripHousesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort

A school visit to Housesteads Roman Fort is a unique experience. High on the wild Whin Sill escarpment, Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort anywhere in Britain.

free tripLindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory

On the north east coast of England lies the small island of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. Untouched by the Roman occupation, this spiritual place became an important centre for Celtic Chritianity. An ideal visit for pupils studying Saxons and Vikings!

free tripChesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall gives a real sense of how the Roman army was trying to assert power over this part of the British countryside. The venue, complete with museum is a fantastic learning resource for school groups.

Kingswood - Dukeshouse Wood

Kingswood - Dukeshouse Wood

Situated on the edge of the Scottish Boarders, Dukehouse Wood boasts an 18-acre adventure park and private woodland. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.


free tripRichmond Castle

Richmond Castle

Take your learning out of the classroom and explore Richmond Castle’s rich and varied history, from the Norman origins of the medieval castle, to the First World War and conscientious objectors.

Outreach

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Outreach

Newcastle Castle outreach brings history right to your classroom. We deliver hands on historical workshops covering almost every period on the Primary Curriculum. Your class won’t just learn about history, they’ll relive it.

special offerPep the Poet

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Pep the Poet

Hello! I’m Pep the Poet. My mission is to ‘scatter sunshine one poem at a time.’ I deliver whole school poetry and well-being days which are fun, exciting and interactive. I’ve written and published five poetry collections for childr

special offerPep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

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Pep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

Pep the Poet is a tremendous advocate of raising awareness and promoting positive mental health through creative means. He does this through his writing, poems and keynote speeches.


Big School Camp

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Big School Camp

More than just your average school trip The number one provider for on-site school outdoor experiences in the UK READY FOR A NEW ADVENTURE! Igniting young minds and building bonds through unforgettable school camps and outdoor activities!

Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin

A fun and exciting drama workshop exploring the life, theories and discoveries of the amazing Charles Darwin!!

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Minecraft Education

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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Minecraft Education

In Minecraft Hour of Code: Generation AI, students venture through time to create AI-powered inventions.

Ancient Egyptians

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Ancient Egyptians

This fun, absorbing and interactive workshop introduces children to the fascinating and enigmatic world of the ancient Egyptians.


KS2 History Workshops

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KS2 History Workshops

Do you want a memorable, exciting and informative day filled with practical activities and over 200 artefacts to explore? Do you want an enthusiastic workshop leader and a workshop packed with facts and investigation? We can help with that!

Virtual Reality - Space

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Virtual Reality - Space

Travel into space with this workshop. Journey through the solar system, visit different planets and experience the journey astronauts take to reach them.

Virtual Reality - The Human Body

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Virtual Reality - The Human Body

An interactive exploration of the Human Body through various multimedia using Virtual Reality headsets.

Great Fire of London Workshop

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Great Fire of London Workshop

Step back in time to Restoration Britain, England is ravaged with plague and threatened by war with Holland. In the early hours of September 2nd 1666 a fire breaks out in a small bakery on Pudding lane.


Windrush - Migration Workshop

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Windrush - Migration Workshop

During this workshop, the children will pack their bags leaving the Caribbean Island of Jamacia and board HMT Windrush to journey to post war Britain. Through drama, song and poetry we will explore how the Windrush generation helped re-build Britain.

The Great Fire of London Workshop

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The Great Fire of London Workshop

Step into the virtual world of Minecraft and travel back in time to 1666! Join our engaging and immersive workshop, designed especially for school students, as we explore the historic events of the Great Fire of London through the captivating medium.

Problem Solving Workshops

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Problem Solving Workshops

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees

Ancient Egypt: The reign of Tutankhamun

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Ancient Egypt: The reign of Tutankhamun

Step back in time to Ancient Thebes. A boy king has taken the throne after a time of turmoil, he is bringing back the old ways and restoring ma’at (order). The pupils will participate in the story of Tutenkamun’s reign.


Stone Age

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Stone Age

Who are we and where do we come from? Our workshop leaders are trained bush-craft experts, and have a detailed understanding of ancient technology and how is still used by some societies around the world today...

Bridges, Maths & Design

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Bridges, Maths & Design

Using fine & gross motor skills with basic materials and simple instructions, leaners work individually and in groups to construct a warren truss bridge structure 2m in length.

Portals To The Past

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Portals To The Past

Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Viking Longship Workshop

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Viking Longship Workshop

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Saxon Roundhouse workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a 12m long Viking Longship and enact the journey through the icebergs of the arctic.


Anti-Bullying Workshops

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Anti-Bullying Workshops

New for Anti-Bullying Week 2024 Looking for a Whole School experience that’s fantastic value for money? If so, then our interactive Anti-Bullying Workshops are ideal.

Virtual Reality - Volcanoes

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Virtual Reality - Volcanoes

An in-depth exploration of Volcanoes through a variety of media. Children can get up close and personal to the magnitude and power of a volcano.

Anglo Saxon Workshop

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Anglo Saxon Workshop

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Viking Longboat workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a Saxon Roundhouse 6m in diameter, 3m high, large enough for them to all occupy

Victorian Workshop

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Victorian Workshop

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!


Seaside Holidays of the Past

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Seaside Holidays of the Past

Step back in time and explore the fascinating history of Seaside Holidays with an immersive drama workshop!

Roman Villa Workshops

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Roman Villa Workshops

Using fine & gross motor skills with basic materials and simple instructions, pupil’s work individually in groups and altogether to build a huge model of a Roman Villa, that they will tell everyone at home about and remember forever

WW2 Workshop

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WW2 Workshop

A huge turning point in the history of our world! Learn how the Nazi party planned to invade Britain and how ordinary people stepped up to do out of the ordinary feats. Do your children have what it takes to complete their spy training?

Ancient Sumer

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Ancient Sumer

A fun and creative workshop exploring The Ancient Sumer through drama!


Coding with robotics

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Coding with robotics

Our Introduction to Coding with Robotics workshop is an exciting hands-on experience to introduce school students to coding and robotics.

The Romans in Britannia

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The Romans in Britannia

Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and enjoys sharing it. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Please see below the full list of workshops offered

Anti-Bullying Workshops - Online

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Anti-Bullying Workshops - Online

If you’re looking for an alternative to face to face anti-bullying workshops, then you’re in the right place, because OpenView Education’s Online Anti-Bullying Workshops can provide an exciting and positive experience for your students.

Tudor Workshops

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Tudor Workshops

This Drama Hut workshop takes us back to the 1500's where we meet Margery, a Maid of Honour in the Royal Household of King Henry VIII. As an expert in court etiquette, she teaches us a traditional 'Pavane' and she certainly has a tale or two to tell!


The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

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The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

Step back in time to Ancient Athens, where the Persian Ambassador of King Darius has demanded the submission of the city. The Athenians are experimenting with democracy and have a deep mistrust of tyrants. Explore how the Greeks resist the Persians.

Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils

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Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils

This exciting and action-packed workshop will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils, giving them a chance to get hands-on with a vast collection of scale model dinosaurs and real fossils.

Stone Age Workshop

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Stone Age Workshop

Ever wondered where modern humans came from? Curious of 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.

Pre History Workshops

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Pre History Workshops

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.

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