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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YMCA Lakeside



YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest outdoor education centres in Europe. Established in the 1960's we've welcomed over 1 million children and young people to a world of outdoor learning. Situated on the beautiful banks of Lake Windermere.

Making the most of the natural resources on our doorstep we offer nearly 50 land and water-based activities. Our adventures range from kayaking to fell walking, and archery to caving, all under the guidance of our expert instructors. Discover a fun way to learn! More and more education professionals are realising the huge benefits that school trips and outdoor learning can bring to give young people. At Lakeside YMCA we’ve known about these benefits for over 60 years. With more than one million young people visiting our centre during this time, we’ve seen how they blossom and grow, in mind, body and spirit in the outdoors. There are more than 50 activities on offer here at Lakeside, all with learning, education and personal development at their heart. We design programmes...

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Current Special Offers

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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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


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Great Tower
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Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...

Hesley Wood


Visit our replica Iron Age round house & archaeological dig to learn more about the culture, art and farming from the Iron Age. Pupils will be fully immersed in the era & experience hands on activities and journeys into the ancient hillfort landscape...

The Iron Age Experience




Bramhope Scout Campsite is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales less than 10 miles from Leeds City Centre. Set in 13.5 acres Bramhope Campsite offers a variety of accommodation and activities for all ages, abilities and different sized groups. ...

Bramhope Scout 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. ...

FSC Castle Head


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


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


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


Monster adventure is a mobile organisation offering high quality outdoor education residential and activity days at an affordable cost across Yorkshire and beyond. We provide a range of bespoke experiences tailor made to suit the needs. ...

Monster Adventure Residential


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


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


Outdoor education makes lasting impressions on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with peers & leaders, increase confidence, self-awareness & motivation which enhances their learning & outlook on life. ...

Real Adventure - Yorkshire Dales


Situated less than a mile from Beeston Castle and within very private grounds this cosy and familiar centre lends itself to being used by primary groups. It offers opportunities for a variety of studies within the immediate environment. ...

Conway Centres Beeston


Outdoor education makes lasting impressions on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with peers & leaders, increase confidence, self-awareness & motivation which enhances their learning & outlook on life. ...

Real Adventure - Lake District


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. ...

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire
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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


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


YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest outdoor education centres in Europe. Established in the 1960's we've welcomed over 1 million children and young people to a world of outdoor learning. Situated on the beautiful banks of Lake Windermere. ...

YMCA Lakeside


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


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

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

YHA York


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


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


Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre, a small, but highly specialised outdoor education centre in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We are proud to say that we offer “Real Adventure in the Real Outdoors” that make memories that last a lifetime. ...

Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre


Ford Castle is a Medieval castle, situated in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland close to the Scottish border. Surrounded by vast private grounds we offer a wide range of challenging on-site and additional off-site activities. ...

Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre
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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For over 26 years Camp Hill has welcomed primary and secondary schools to come and experience outdoor learning days and residential stays. Across our 300 acres, we offer an abundance of space, activities and purpose-built facilities like no other ...

Camp Hill


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


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


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


We provide high quality outdoor activity programmes, teaching children values and skills that will last a lifetime. We tailor our programmes and activities to your requirements whether residential or day visitors. ...

Weardale Adventure Centre
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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

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