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Biology is a vast subject containing many different topics but as a general overview is can be classed as the study of life processes and living things. As a school subject it has to be one of the more interesting lessons because it looks at how the natural world has developed to be the way it is today, from genetics and the human body to photosynthesis and the structure of leaves.

Many of you will fondly remember your Biology lessons, mainly because you got the chance to try your hand at dissection! Cutting into a cow's eye for the first time will probably stick long in the memory but it's this practical hand's on experience that really captures the imagination of young students. Unfortunately the days of full dissection have now passed, you are more likely to look at individual organs from the butcher such as hearts or lungs rather than mice and frogs, but nevertheless these practical activities engage and interest pupils.

A key method of supporting the work done in the classroom or the laboratory is to take your pupils on an educational Biology of living things field trip. There are so many options available with many of the major attractions and study centres catering for the school science curriculum so chances are there will be options close to you. These could range from museums, zoos, wildlife centres, outdoor centres or simply the local natural environment, no matter where you take your pupils you can be sure that showing them Biology first hand will prove more popular and interesting than reading it out of a text book.

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SEA LIFE London


Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', KS1-KS4 pupils have the opportunity to learn: In Geography: To identify the different habitats of the world, focusing on oceans and rainforests In Science: To understand that animals have different adaptations to survive in their habitats To define and understand the terms 'habitat', 'micro-habitat', 'life-cycle' and 'eco-system' To use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things To recognise that environments can change and that this can pose dangers to living things...



Filter Trips & Workshops






Explore Cheddar Gorge, a National Nature Reserve and world famous beauty spot where pupils can learn about its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration ...

Cheddar Gorge



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Derbyshire



Education is at the heart of what we do and with 10 themed lands, 40 rides and attractions, over 1000 amazing animals and a SEA LIFE centre; Chessington really is Britain’s Wildest Classroom! ...

Chessington World of Adventures
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Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in Scotland at our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Scotland





Mount Cook is a new not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District. ...

Mount Cook



Enjoy a curriculum linked day of hands -on habitat study with surveys of pond, woodland,rare chalk grassland and meadow. Use sweep nets and pond nets, observe creatures under magnification and discover and identify predator and prey in a food chain. ...

Habitat Study Trips
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences
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Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...

First Hand Experiences
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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



Shortenills Environmental Centre offers a dynamic and creative approach to learning in a diverse and beautiful setting. Well equipped classrooms, dining area and dormitories with new programmes for a day visit or residential of great learning. ...

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity



Learn how to bake bread and grind wheat into flour, explore the stunning grounds and ponds for minibeasts and create beautiful artwork from nature. Enjoy a tour around our organic farm, meet our herd of dairy cows and discover where they live. ...

Day Trips at Bore Place



Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom



Teach your class about where their food goes with this virtual reality workshop through the digestive system! This workshop is a great way of bringing the human body to life. Our workshops start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

The Digestive System VR Workshop



The Sublime Science School Workshop is Dragons Den Approved, Queen's Award Winning and Slimetastically Guaranteed to be Awesome. Don't Miss Out - Check Now ...

Sublime Science



We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene ...

Healthy Workshops



We are based on a farm, by a river, in a forest, near the sea! Lots of wonderful activities are available from bushcraft to looking after our farm animals to visiting historic sites. Oh, and children rate our food 5/5! ...

Countryside Education Trust



Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place



Learn all about how the human body works with this VR workshop about the circulatory system! Prices start from £1.99 per child! ...

The Circulatory System VR Workshop



Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...

Techniquest Glyndwr



Our programme of arts engagement and outdoor learning is focused on treasures from the collection and the built and natural environment allowing for the integration of the arts and creativity to STEM based learning, making us an ideal STEM centre. ...

Chatsworth



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



With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible....

Conway Centres Anglesey
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Bring your Antarctica and Arctic topic to life using Virtual Reality! Our Polar Regions workshop take pupils to see penguins, leopard seals and the North Pole! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Polar Regions VR Workshop



Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. ...

National Marine Aquarium
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From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community. ...

Dundee Science Centre



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our Bedfordshire woodland for an experience day where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Bedfordshire



Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm



Dan Tastic Education brings science to life with incredible Science Spectacular Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators...

Science Spectacular



Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal’s world, conservation and our native wildlife. ...

Dartmoor Zoological Park



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Leicestershire



Killed in battle in 1485 and discovered underneath a car park in 2012 - this is the incredible story of King Richard III, his life, death, discovery and identification. ...

King Richard III Visitor Centre



Take your class to the Great Barrier Reef with our Under the Sea Virtual Reality workshop. Your pupils will come face to face with dolphins, sharks and even manta rays! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Underwater VR Workshop



Discover the wonders of the sea at Deep Sea World - Scotland's National Aquarium. Situated under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge Deep Sea World is home to over 4,000 sea creatures from Starfish to Sand Tiger Sharks there is something for everyone! ...

Deep Sea World Education



Learning about the animal kingdom? Travel around the world and come face to face with a range of different animals through virtual reality! Workshops start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

Animals VR Workshop



Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens! ...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens



Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD ...

Immersive Experiences



Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools



A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning



Our unique education centre leverages the inspirational power of the ExoMars Project. Our school trips - linked to key stages 2 and 3 curriculum - aim to inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space
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New for 2018: Bell Heath Outdoor Elements has reopened following a £1m investment by the Malvern Hills Outdoor Company. This wonderful facility with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is just 20 minutes from Birmingham city centr...

Bell Heath



The Estate is an ideal location for studying topics such as biodiversity, conservation, woodland ecology and management issues, as well as the conflicts and benefits of the construction of dams. ...

Elan Valley



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire



KidZania is an indoor City run by kids! Children can choose from more than 60 real life role play activities including police, dentist and vet. All activities can be cross referenced against the national curriculum. ...

KidZania London



Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip! ...

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire



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



A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent



Take a trip inside the human body to learn all about the respiratory system. We'll break down the process of breathing by taking a closer look at the lungs, trachea, mouth and nose. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

The Respiratory System VR Workshop



Sustainability taught in your school grounds through creative hands on activities. Our 'Earth Days' encourage pupils to discuss and think about how we can look after the planet in fun and creative ways using natural materials, games and music! ...

Earth Days - Biology Workshops
Paultons Park
Paultons Park
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Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. Curriculum-based workshops take place within the amazing and immersive Professor Blast's Learn...

Paultons Park
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Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
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Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...

Dan Tastic History
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A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom. ...

Legoland Windsor



Travel through Pacific Ocean tunnels, tropical rainforests (and even a shark reef!) to see the different habitats on planet earth. Their adventures will include exploring lifecycles and ecosystems, and learning how animals adapt to survive. ...

SEA LIFE London



Based on the North Norfolk coast, Holt Hall provides a residential experience for up to 70 students and 8 staff on a private estate of 75 acres of woodland and gardens. It provides opportunities to learn outside the classroom and develop new skills. ...

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre



Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible. ...

All Things Wild



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Scotland



Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work. ...

Glasgow Science Centre



LoveScience is here to help you give your children experience of good quality, hands on science. From a full day with one class to short workshops for every year group - we write bespoke workshops that work around you and your children. ...

Love Science Workshops



Hampstead Heath is the ultimate outdoor classroom. Our hands-on school sessions allow students to have fun, develop their knowledge and key skills, and explore different aspects of this beautiful open space. ...

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme
Eden Project
Eden Project
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Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...

Eden Project
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The UK's biggest Birds of Prey Show at Warwick Castle! Let your imagination soar as you join Warwick’s Falconer on an epic quest of discovery to find the finest Birds in all of the land, in this brand new, action-packed, spectacular show. ...

Falconers Quest



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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A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside



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



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? ...

School Escape Rooms



Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...

Cornwall School Tours



YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....

YHA Eden Project



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250-acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Oxfordshire



An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...

Adventure Learning Programme



Discover Africa with our Virtual Reality workshop! Visit the Pyramids in Egypt, Turmi market in Ethiopia, giraffes in the Serengeti, gorillas in the Congo and Victoria Falls in Tanzania. Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Discover Africa VR Workshop



Quality Outdoor Learning Experiences. We are specialists in field work and outdoor adventurous activities in harmony with the Seashore, Coast & Woodlands. ...

Allnatt Swanage



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



Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire



Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover? ...

Cornwall Tour



We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase



Our Forensic Science and Silly Science workshops are full of curriculum science. Challenge your students to investigate the crime scene and solve the mystery. Professor Nitrate demonstrates exciting science such as gravity, energy and explosions! ...

Science Week


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