Northern England Activity Centres

Residential School Trips North

From the Peak District National Park, up to the Kielder Forest. And from the Lake District on the West coast to the North York Moors on the East coast, at Plan My School Trip we work with the best providers of residential education for school trips in the North of England. On this page we feature study centres, fieldwork specialists, and of course plenty of outdoor adventure companies.

Schools in the north of England have plenty of choice when it comes to outdoor activities. The spectacular landscapes of the Peak and Lake Districts, long stretches of coastline, and rolling hills of the Pennines provide great locations for outdoor activity centres. Plenty of established companies have created exceptional facilities to enable high quality outdoor education in these wonderful natural environments.

We have helped hundreds of schools in the north of England discover new and exciting outdoor activity centres, and we look forward to assisting many more. If there is something in particular you would like to achieve with your group, head to the tailor made trips page or give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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Conway Centres Delamere



Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature.

We are dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic education professionals who have the ability to differentiate, plan bespoke programmes and deliver high quality teaching. Our teachers understand young people and the current school environment and they work hard to deliver the best outcomes for them. Delamere sits within the amazing environment of Delamere forest. We encourage stays from one night upwards so schools can bring very young pupils away for an initial residential experience. Our customers give us excellent feedback and make repeated visits. Ideal for a day course visit with younger pupils....

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Get more value during your school's activity centre holiday with special offers and deals from residential providers in the North of England. All offers area available when applying through Plan My School Trip!

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Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials. ...

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre


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. ...

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall


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. ...

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council


Belfast is a city bursting with a unique history and Irish culture. It seamlessly blends modern architecture with its breath-taking heritage sites. Take your students to explore the home of the RMS Titanic and the uniquely, vibrant Belfast. ...

Belfast




FSC Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Blencathra
Kingswood
Kingswood
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Successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence and increase pupil engagement and attainment back in class. We offer a wide range of activities at our nine outdoor activity centres in the UK and one in France. ...

Kingswood
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A specialist outdoor education centre with over 30 years experience working with schools from across the North. We cater for a range of groups and pride ourselves on giving an authentic adventurous experience. ...

Kingsway Centre


Dearne Valley, set in the stunning surroundings of the former Earth Centre is South Yorkshire offers a unique blend of nature and adventurous activities. ...

Dearne Valley - Kingswood


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. ...

International Baccalaureate Diploma


Primary and Middle school LIVERPOOL tours. Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. Take the Long and Winding Road to Penny Lane and Come Together for a Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool. ...

Liverpool for Primary & Middle schools


We are an Approved Activity Provider and we offer comprehensive Expedition for Bronze, Silver and Gold Award packages that deliver classroom-based training and on-the-hill learning. These are aligned to the DofE Expedition Training Framework. ...

Peak - DofE Expeditions


Stunning waterside lodge in the heart of Amble, Northumberland ...

Radcliffes Lodge


Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment. Fly through the air on our 3G swing or get closer to nature and build a shelter in the woods. ...

Residential School Trips


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… ...

Discovery Package


Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies. ...

Conway Centres Burwardsley


Located on the shore of Malham Tarn and surrounded by the Malham Tarn National Nature reserve, this is a fantastic location for exploring the natural world. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Malham Tarn


Whitehough Outdoor Centre offers fully catered residentials to school groups, alongside day visits. You will have the choice of all action-packed outdoor activities (led by qualified instructors), which can be flexible and bespoke. ...

Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre


The Wingate Centre offers fully-catered holiday accommodation with 23 twin bedrooms across two self-contained floors so children & young adults with disabilities (& those without too) can holiday in a safe and fun environment. ...

The Wingate Centre


York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum. ...

York


Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...

York City Overnight Trip


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


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. ...

Multi-Activity Package


Primary and Middle school YORK tours. Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. The VIKINGS are coming. Eden Camp and York Minister. National Railway Museum and DIG! ...

York for Primary & Middle schools


Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too. ...

Conway Centres Tattenhall


Perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, with views out across stunning mountain vistas, YHA Ambleside offers an unforgettable location for a Lake District getaway. This well-equipped hostel is perfect for activity breaks for walking and watersports. ...

YHA Ambleside


With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities. ...

FSC Castle Head


YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. ...

YHA Langdale


Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature. ...

Conway Centres Delamere


Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York. ...

YHA York

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