School trips North West England

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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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



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



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



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





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

Conisbrough Castle



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



York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics. ...

York's Chocolate Story



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

Emmerdale Studio Experience



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



A school visit to Whitby Abbey is a unique experience where we offer free self-led visits. Having endured coastal erosion and stormy weather, destruction during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the rule of King Henry VIII. ...

Whitby Abbey



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



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



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



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



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



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



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
Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
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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
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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



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
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Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. An exhilarating experience for children, accompanied by a workshop on the science behind how the facilities work. It’s the ultimate educational school trip!...

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Workshop - Manchester



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



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



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
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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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

YHA York



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



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 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



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



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



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



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



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



Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London. ...

UK Cultural School Trips



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
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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ACUK Pioneer Centre
ACUK Pioneer Centre
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ACUK Pioneer Centre offers superb residential trips for schools, covering a huge range of different activities including, Abseiling, High Robes, Climbing, Zip Wire and much much more. ...

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

Hesley Wood



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



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



If you're searching for a school ski trip with a real difference, then look no further. We ensure an exceptional level of service from your first enquiry, through to the end and beyond. Experience our ski trips that have the 'Atlas Difference'....

Austria Ski Adventure

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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...



Kingsway Centre



Theatre Workshop



Allnatt School Camps
Roman Tours UK
Roman Tours UK
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Roman Tours UK
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Team Building and Resilience
Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics
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Outback 2 Basics
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Stone Age



I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat



Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
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Circus Team Building Workshops



Polar Regions VR Workshop



The Very Elegant Victorian
Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop
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Roman Workshop
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Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!



Discover Africa VR Workshop



The Americas VR Workshop



Mountains VR Workshop



Macbeth Workshop



Tudors VR Workshop



Vikings VR Workshop



Ancient Greeks



Magic, Witches & Wizards Workshop & Wow Day



The Troublesome Tudors



The Respiratory System VR Workshop



RE Workshops
Greek Workshops
Greek Workshops
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Greek Workshops
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School Escape Rooms
Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops
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Viking Workshops
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Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day



Arty-Fact Theatre



China VR Workshop



Victorian Christmas Workshop



Black History month



Fitness Workshops



Ancient Egypt VR Workshop



Anglo Saxon Workshop



Tudor Workshop



Egyptian Workshops



The Super Stone Age



Science Spectacular



Robotics Workshop



The Entertaining Egyptian



Mayans VR Workshop
Viking School Days
Viking School Days
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Viking School Days
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Mini Beasts and Growth Workshops



Robotics Workshop



Around the World VR Quiz



Dinosaur visit



Ancient Egyptians



West End Workshops



Romans VR Workshop



Coding for FUN or as a REWARD!
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
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Stone Age Workshops
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WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops
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WW2 Workshops
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Mayan Workshops
Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops
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Tudor Workshops
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Climate Change



Chocolate Collective



Pack UP Your Troubles



Great British Summer workshops



Florence Nightingale Workshop
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The Great Fire of London
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World War Two Workshops
Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops
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Egyptian Workshops
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Coding Workshop for KS1-2
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
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Stone Age Workshops
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Fight Club! Stage Combat in the Classroom
Vikings
Vikings
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Vikings
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Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
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Saxon Workshops



Vikings and Saxons



India VR Workshop



Science Week



Tudor Workshops



Space VR



Roman Workshops



Christmas



Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
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Resourceful Romans



WW1 workshop



The Sensational Saxons & Vikings



A Christmas Story Workshop



World War 1



Wonders of the World VR Workshop



Pre History Workshops



Mayan Workshops



The Circulatory System VR Workshop



The Digestive System VR Workshop



Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils



Volcanoes VR Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
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Suffragettes Workshop
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Brave Britain at War



Tudors



Immersive Experiences



Ancient Greeks



Sublime Science



Healthy Workshops



Do You Quarrel Sir



Viking Workshops



Onsite School Team Building Days



Creative Writing



Animals VR Workshop



Viking and Saxon Workshops



Rainforests VR Workshop
WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop
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WW1 Workshop
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Coding Workshop for KS3-4



Diwali



Stone Age VR Workshop



Romans and Britons



Medieval/Middle Ages



Anti-Bullying VR



The Amazing Greeks



Greek Workshops



Victorian Workshop



STEM Workshop



All Hail Macbeth



Ancient Egypt Workshop & Wow Day



Maths Workshops



Outer Space VR Workshop
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
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Dan Tastic History
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Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age



Portals To The Past



Victorians



Underwater VR Workshop
History Workshops
History Workshops
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History Workshops
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Preparing for Pantomime



Love Science Workshops



Freestyle Football Workshops
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WW1 VR Workshop



Chinese New Year
Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop
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Victorian Workshop
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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



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



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. ...

Vindolanda



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
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
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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
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Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank
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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
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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



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

Museum of Science and Industry



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
Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools
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Science Into Schools
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