Activity Centres in Northern England

Residential and day activities for schools

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. For a more comprehensive list visit our main residential trips page or give us a call to discuss your requirements.




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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

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.

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Kabannas Liverpool
Kabannas Liverpool

Affordable school accommodation in the heart of Liverpool!

The Wingate Centre
The Wingate Centre

The Wingate Centre offers fully-catered holiday accommodation. 22 twin bedrooms across two self-contained floors, each with a shared lounge. Children & young adults of all abilities and disabilities can holiday in a safe and fun environment.


Kingswood - Peak Venture
Kingswood - Peak Venture

Kingswood Peak Venture is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, with an activity park nestled in sheltered woodlands and fields. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

YHA Chester Trafford Hall
YHA Chester Trafford Hall

YHA Chester Trafford Hall is a glorious Georgian house with 14 acres of grounds complete with nature walks and landscaped gardens to explore.

Castle Head FIeld Centre
Castle Head FIeld Centre

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.

Conway Centres Burwardsley
Conway Centres Burwardsley

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.


Newlands Adventure Centre
Newlands Adventure Centre

Embark on a stress-free school residential at Newlands Adventure Centre! Nestled in the Lake District, our historic full-board outdoor haven ensures an unforgettable experience for students. Enjoy Ghyll Scrambling, High Ropes, Paddleboarding & more.

Path to Adventure - Lake District
Path to Adventure - Lake District

We offer POWERFUL, LIFE-CHANGING ADVENTURES in inspiring locations across the Lake District. We encourage young people to discover the wild, leave the ordinary behind and unleash the potential within themselves!

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre
Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

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.

York City Overnight History Trip with Equity
York City Overnight History Trip with Equity

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.


Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity
Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity

Home to breathtaking beaches and a beautiful climate and culture, groups can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities along Spain's Costa Brava coastline including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding and more.

Lake District Discovery and Adventure Trips
Lake District Discovery and Adventure Trips

LAKE DISTRICT DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE PACKAGES - brought to you by Fussell's Travel Service, the Lake District Specialists. Explore the best of the Lake District with one of our Lake District residential trips.

Conway Centres Tattenhall
Conway Centres Tattenhall

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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

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.


YHA York
YHA York

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

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

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.

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

Blencathra FIeld Centre
Blencathra FIeld Centre

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.


York
York

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.

Conway Centres Delamere
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.

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.

Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre
Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre

Our educational courses bring together a residential experience with expert-led adventure activities. Courses are designed to give a potentially life enhancing experience and memories that can last a lifetime. Our courses are educational and fun.


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

Kingswood - Dearne Valley
Kingswood - Dearne Valley

Our most sustainable activity centre set in the stunning South Yorkshire countryside, offering a unique blend of adventure, nature and learning opportunities. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and life skills.

YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

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.

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Liverpool for Primary & Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel
Liverpool for Primary & Middle Schools-Curriculum Travel

Curriculum Travel offers age-appropriate tours for primary and middle school students in Liverpool, featuring a journey from the Long and Winding Road to Penny Lane in a Magical Mystery Tour.


Cote Ghyll Mill YHA
Cote Ghyll Mill YHA

Cote Ghyll Mill is a VisitEngland 4-star rated group accommodation in a converted linen mill, nestled in the idyllic countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

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Kabannas Newcastle
Kabannas Newcastle

Affordable accommodation in the heart of Newcastle!

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York for Primary & Middle schools - Curriculum Travel
York for Primary & Middle schools - Curriculum Travel

Curriculum Travel specializes in providing educational tours tailored for young learners. Our itineraries include immersive experiences in Viking history, visits to Eden Camp, explorations of York Minster, tours of the National Railway Museum

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.

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