School Group Educational Visits in Northumberland

Northumberland is a large yet fairly sparsely populated county in the North East of England. The Cheviot Hills and Kielder Forest are perfect locations for an outward bound activity centre experience, and we have a good selection of centres for you to choose from.

Bordered to the east by the North Sea Coast, Northumberland has a celebrated history through its marine heritage. Perhaps most famously at the small island of Lindisfarne, where a Northumberland school visit to the Priory is the perfect place to introduce your KS2 class to the Viking Raiders!

To the north of the county is England's boundary with Scotland. And slightly further south, cutting through the lower part of Northumberland is a more ancient boundary where almost two thousand years ago, the Roman invaders halted their advance and built Hadrian's Wall. There are fewer better places in the country than Northumberland to learn about the Romans.

Another gem for a school group trip in Northumberland is the English Heritage managed site at Warksworth Castle. From its early story in the twelfth century through the Scottish raids and the English Civil War, the castle is a fantastic learning resource and free entry for school groups

Inspiration and ideas for educational day trips and workshops for school groups. To find out more about how we can help your class enjoy an exciting learning opportunity in Northumberland, take a look at a selection of venues below, or use the short purple form to find more options.

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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

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.

Rather than letting the imagination sort out this historic Roman venue, with its groups of stones and numerous lumps and bumps, English Heritage have done an impressive job of bringing this site to life. This is especially true for school children, who can see and interact with the physical structures and museum artifacts that make up this unique piece of British history. Teachers will find plenty to bring their classroom topic to life. ...

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History, Romans, Saxons

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

History, Romans, SEN

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

History, Medieval, SEN

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

History, Romans, SEN

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

Housesteads Roman Fort

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

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

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Physical Education

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

Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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

Science, Physics, Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

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

Geography, Science, History, Romans

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. ...


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