School Visits Northumberland

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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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Ancient Greece

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apple icon Subjects: Performing Arts, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations


Ancient Greece – what an empire! Birthplace to some of the greatest philosophers, doctors, writers and athletes the world has ever seen. One Day's drama workshop explores the myths, legends and significant figures of Ancient Greece.

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Ancient Greece






free tripWarkworth Castle
Warkworth Castle

location icon Northumberlandapple icon History, Medieval

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. ...

free tripChesters Roman Fort and Museum
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

location icon Northumberlandapple icon 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. ...

free tripLindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory

location icon Northumberlandapple icon History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings

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!...

free tripHousesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort

location icon Northumberlandapple icon History, Romans

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. ...




special offerKabannas Newcastle
Kabannas Newcastle

location icon Northumberlandapple icon Accommodation Only, City Break

Affordable accommodation in the heart of Newcastle!...

special offerKingswood - Dukeshouse Wood
Kingswood - Dukeshouse Wood

location icon Northumberlandapple icon Bushcraft, Physical Education, Sustainability, Team Building, SEN

Situated on the edge of the Scottish Boarders, Dukehouse Wood boasts an 18-acre adventure park and private woodland. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability. ...

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

location icon Northumberlandapple icon Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Romans, Physical Education, Science, Physics

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. ...

Vindolanda
Vindolanda

location icon Northumberlandapple icon 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....

Northumberland School Workshops

Is your school located in Northumberland? A huge range of workshop providers can bring the learning experience to you! Allow your students to benefit from specialist knowledge about your class subject or topic..

Dinosaurs & Fossils!!
Dinosaurs & Fossils!!

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apple icon History, Dinosaurs

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The Uk's most exciting, hands-on WOW factor Dinosaur & Fossils workshops!!

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

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apple icon History, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut workshop, discover what it was like to live and work in the ever changing Victorian Britain. Experience 'Mudlarking' in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition, meeting Queen Victoria herself.

Science School Escape Rooms
Science School Escape Rooms

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apple icon Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge?

The Coronation of King Charles III
The Coronation of King Charles III

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apple icon Citizenship, History, Monarchs

Meet royal enthusiast Sally Spade, who is so excited about the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. Through drama, explore how the monarchy helps to shape our society and celebrate along with Sally all things British!

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