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Industrial heritage and the great outdoors

Generally regarded as the area from Cheshire/South Yorkshire to the Scottish border, the North of England is historically important, geographically favoured, scientifically pioneering, artisitcally blessed, and technologically pioneering.

For school visits you really are spoiled for choice. There are some excellent residential outdoor pursuits centres, museums offering insights into both ancient and more modern regional history, plus science, technology and environmental venues to suit every school. Rest assured we have hand-picked only the best quality venues, who offer everything you will need to make your school trip run smoothly.

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Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

On our adventure trips to the Forest of Bowland students will have a great time! We have been 'using the great outdoors to great effect' since 2007. We work hard to tailor programmes to the specific needs and budgets of our guests to ensure accessibility and we genuinely want every student to be able to experience these fabulous days in the countryside and get the benefit that outdoor learning has to offer. We are delighted to welcome many groups back to the resort year after year which would suggest we have got the recipe right. We understand how daunting it can be offering a School Adventure Trip which is why we offer a level of service and care that we believe is unmatched. ...

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall
Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

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. ...

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre

We offer exciting, memorable, hands-on educational workshops covering a range of curriculum topics. We have a superb teacher satisfaction rate with many supporting testimonials. We endeavour to make your day with us best fit the needs of your pupils....

Southport Eco Centre

It's exercise in disguise! Whether it's a one hour reward bounce, or as part of a weekly programme to switch up the PE lesson, we have the skills in house to meet your learning objectives as part of the National Curriculum. ...

St Stephen’s, Hull

Step into the drama of exciting telly as your students learn and experience the television production process from script to screen! ...

Emmerdale Studio Experience

The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is a unique and educational experience for all ages and operates educational tours for school groups from Early Years to KS4, as well as out of school groups. ...

Runway Visitor Park

At the National Science and Media Museum your class can be inspired; experiment and learn about the principles of light and sound and the science and technology behind photography, film and television....

National Science and Media Museum

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. ...

Warkworth Castle

Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students with a visit to Scarborough Castle. Dominating Scarborough's headland, the sites history spans some 3000 years Stone Age all the way through to Medieval Britain. ...

Scarborough Castle

It's exercise in disguise! Whether it's a one hour reward bounce, or as part of a weekly programme to switch up the PE lesson, we have the skills in house to meet your learning objectives as part of the National Curriculum. ...

Xscape, Yorkshire

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, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

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

Housesteads Roman Fort

Beeston Castle with its impressive location and natural defences has been home to prehistoric settlers, great barons, it's acted as a defence against aristocratic rivals and it's even been an important English Civil War stronghold. ...

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

Bring history to life with a visit to Conisbrough Castle, a 12th century castle with a 21st century education interpretation! ...

Conisbrough Castle

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 ...

Drayton manor Theme Park

Take a fascinating journey through Britain's epic story of the Royal Navy and its rich maritime heritage, set in an authentically created historic quayside and home to Europe's oldest floating warship HMS Trincomalee. ...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool

The city of Chester, in North West England, boasts the well preserved remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Built in the 1st century, this ancient monument is part of the impressive Roman remains that can be seen throughout the city....

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Rainbow Factory
Rainbow Factory

The Rainbow Factory is the only attraction of its kind in the UK and specialises in storytelling through the creative arts. We aim to inspire children with a love of reading, encourage them to use their imagination & help improve literacy standards...

Rainbow Factory

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!...

Lindisfarne Priory

Chill Factore Education Team offer a range of exciting curriculum based experiences in our indoor real snow facility including PE Activity Days, GCSE Assessments Days, Forces in Action Experiments and Polar Regions Discovery Box. ...

Chill Factore

We deliver a hands-on, local evidence based Stone Age/Pre-history day using in-house designed, engaging and unique resources. We can accommodate double classes. Our teacher feedback and repeat visit rates are excellent, come and try it for yourself! ...

History Trips

Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours
Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank

Our year round education programmes in the north west of England offer children a unique learning experience and the opportunity to experiment with live science. ...

Jodrell Bank

A visit to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter. The ideal venue for your school group. ...

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill

Visit Quarry Bank at Styal in the north west of England and discover the compelling story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and the Industrial Revolution. ...

Quarry Bank Mill

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 ...

Anglo-Saxon Village

For a great School Trip in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England ...

Life Science Centre

York Minster, a building at the centre of the north of England's history hotspot, York, has a lot to offer in terms of education....

York Minster

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three- ...

Skipton Castle

The National Waterways Museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats with rich collections and archives to tell the story of Britains canals and waterways. The historic docks at Ellesmere Port provide...

The National Waterways Museum

Explore the science, technology and history of the railways with the NRM's Learning Team. We offer a range of workshops for all ages to help you get the most out of your visit, all FREE....

National Railway Museum

Fourteen different learning galleries with programmes, shows, and demonstrations for key stages 1 to 4....

Museum of Science and Industry

Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England's abbey ruins. It's no wonder it's one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North. ...

Rievaulx Abbey

Welcome to the North East's best day out on Hadrian's Wall. Explore Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Come and enjoy the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology, and much more. ...


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

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

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. ...


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. ...

Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

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

Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...

Forest of Dean – Waddow Hall

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

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

YHA York

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

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

Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...

Scout Adventures - North England

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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. ...


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

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

3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...

Field Studies Council - North of England

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

Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...

Hesley Wood

Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients...

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Set in over 300 acres of open parkland & woods, yet only 1 mile from the A1, the Camp Hill Estate have over 20 years experience in delivering outdoor activities and residential stays for children of all ages and abilities. ...

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

Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Kepplewray is a residential Outdoor Activity centre set in the Lake District National Park which offers a very wide range of outdoor activities for schools. All are designed to overcome fears, build confidence improve team-working as well as learning...

The Kepplewray Centre - The Lake District

Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...

School Camps with The Outdoors People

School Workshops

Workshops that can visit schools in the North West...

Team Building and Resilience

Allnatt School Camps
Roman Tours UK
Roman Tours UK

Roman Tours UK

Theatre Workshop

Kingsway Centre
Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Outback 2 Basics

Chocolate Collective

West End Workshops

Rainforests VR Workshop

Ancient Greeks

Princess & Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day

Stone Age

Stone Age VR Workshop

Vikings VR Workshop


All Hail Macbeth

Maths Workshops

Immersive Experiences

Animals VR Workshop

Anglo Saxon Workshop

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

Fight Club! Stage Combat in the Classroom

The Americas VR Workshop

The Super Stone Age

The Amazing Greeks

Pre History Workshops

The Entertaining Egyptian
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

India VR Workshop

The Circulatory System VR Workshop

Onsite School Team Building Days

WW1 VR Workshop

Polar Regions VR Workshop

Vikings and Saxons

Resourceful Romans

Brave Britain at War

Ancient Greeks

Romans and Britons

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day

Underwater VR Workshop


World War Two Workshops

Roman Workshops

Volcanoes VR Workshop

Freestyle Football Workshops

Egyptian Workshops
Viking School Days
Viking School Days

Viking School Days

Discover Africa VR Workshop

Arty-Fact Theatre

RE Workshops

Romans VR Workshop

School Escape Rooms

Mayans VR Workshop

Fitness Workshops

I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat

The Troublesome Tudors

Wonders of the World VR Workshop

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

Outer Space VR Workshop

Greek Workshops
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

The Respiratory System VR Workshop

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop

World War 1

Saxon Workshops

Love Science Workshops

Victorian Workshop

Mayan Workshops

Around the World VR Quiz

Mountains VR Workshop

Medieval/Middle Ages

Circus Team Building Workshops

Healthy Workshops

The Digestive System VR Workshop

China VR Workshop


Coding Workshop

The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

Tudors VR Workshop

Tudor Workshops

Viking Workshops

Sublime Science

Macbeth Workshop

Creative Writing

Robotics Workshop

Tudor Workshop

Victorian Christmas Workshop

Ancient Egyptians

The Very Elegant Victorian

STEM Workshop

Portals To The Past

Viking and Saxon Workshops
Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools

Science Into Schools

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