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.

Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in North East England.


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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.

Explore Northumberland’s fascinating history from our brand new state-of-the-art location – YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall. The Sill is an exciting £ million initiative of international importance, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Northumberland National Park's project attraction for groups learning about the area. Relax in our contemporary social areas, use our meeting room for studying, or enjoy a tasty group meal from our stylish café. Not to mention the fact that we're surrounded by epic scenery! The hostel is part of the Landscape Discovery Centre and is the perfect base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall Heritage site, which is just a few hundred metres away, as well as the atmospheric Sycamore Gap or the famous Roman fort at Vindolanda. Further afield is...

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Residential School Trips
Residential School Trips

Northumberland 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
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

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

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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
Vindolanda
Vindolanda

Northumberland 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. ...

Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort

Northumberland 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



Warkworth Castle
Warkworth Castle

Northumberland 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
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory

Northumberland 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
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Northumberland 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

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