Biology Lessons First Hand

The living world

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.

Popular Biology Trip February 2019

All Things Wild
All Things Wild
All Things Wild
All Things Wild

Our wide range of education activity sessions have been developed to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework and the National Curriculum. The activities that we offer are based around our varied collection at All Things Wild and we aim wherever possible to bring in pract...

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School Camps with The Outdoors People

School Camps with The Outdoors People

All UK Regions
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

Techniquest Glyndwr

Techniquest Glyndwr

Wales
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

Weardale Adventure Centre

Weardale Adventure Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
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

Adventure Learning Programme

Adventure Learning Programme

London & South East
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


Kew Little Pigs

Kew Little Pigs

London & South East
Kew Little Pigs focuses on animal enrichment for children, giving children stimulating opportunities they may never have at home to spend time with animals they may never usually have hands on experience with ...
Kew Little Pigs

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

London & South East
Envelop yourself in the natural world and acquire the knowledge and skills of our ancestors with our unique range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Our 250 acre woodland provides the perfect outdoor classroom to engage and inspire young minds ...
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

East Anglia
RSPB Minsmere's Schools on Reserves programme brings learning to life at one of the top wildlife sites in the UK. With a series of curriculum-linked sessions for all ages and abilities from Early Years through to post-16. ...
RSPB Minsmere


RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

North
RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a wildlife spectacle that's hard to beat. Internationally famous for our towering chalk cliffs and sea bird colony our gannets and puffins guarantee an awe-inspiring, 'wow' day out packed with learning. ...
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum

North
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

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

South West
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

Mount Cook

Mount Cook

Midlands
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


First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
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

Discovery Package

Discovery Package

All UK Regions
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

Nethercott House

Nethercott House

South West
Nethercott House is a huge, Victorian manor house, with beautiful grounds and amazing views towards Dartmoor. Situated just outside the village Iddesleigh, close to the River Torridge, it is twenty minutes north of Okehampton. ...
Nethercott House

Paradise Wildlife Park Outreach

Paradise Wildlife Park Outreach

Various Regions
Paradise Wildlife Park’s ‘outreach team’ can visit your school, bringing along with them some animal friends. We can also bring along some artefacts, bringing conservation to the forefront of learning. ...
Paradise Wildlife Park Outreach


Conway Centres Anglesey

Conway Centres Anglesey

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
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

Eden Project

Eden Project

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
South West
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

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

Various Regions
My name's Boffin. James Boffin. Secret Science Agent UU7. Licensed to carry out science missions at ANY SCHOOL on ANY SCIENCE. Operational out of SI6. That's Scientific Intelligence, Section 6 based at Science Headquarters. Experiment with UU7 soon! ...
James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project

South West
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


Earth Days - Biology Workshops

Earth Days - Biology Workshops

London & South East
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

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
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

Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park

London & South East
At Paradise we offer educational talks from reception, through primary and secondary schools, into College and even to University level. We have 3 classrooms and a large Animal Rescource Centre that is a fantastic venue for learning. ...
Paradise Wildlife Park

In School Farm Experience

In School Farm Experience

Various Regions
Kew Little Pigs focuses on animal enrichment for children, giving children stimulating opportunities they may never have at home to spend time with animals they may never usually have hands on experience with. ...
In School Farm Experience


Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

London & South East
From the 2018/19 academic year, Winchester Science Centre are offering a brand new all-inclusive school trips package, guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). ...
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Habitat Study Trips

Habitat Study Trips

London & South East
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

Manor House Wildlife Park

Manor House Wildlife Park

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
Set in 52 acres of protected Pembrokeshire parkland, our Wild Welsh Zoo has something for everyone. Experience close-up meetings with endangered animals from all over the world. ...
Manor House Wildlife Park

Lower Treginnis

Lower Treginnis

Wales
At Lower Treginnis, Farms for City Children works in partnership with organic farmer Rob Davies, who keeps 850 sheep and a small herd of Hereford X calves on the surrounding land. In addition the children help look after poultry, horses, donkeys, mil...
Lower Treginnis


The Island Classroom

The Island Classroom

London & South East
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

Love Science Workshops

Love Science Workshops

Various Regions
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

Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre

North
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

Bell Heath

Bell Heath

Midlands
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


Polar Regions VR Workshop

Polar Regions VR Workshop

Various Regions
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 £2 per child! ...
Polar Regions VR Workshop

Immersive Experiences

Immersive Experiences

Various Regions
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

Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor

All UK Regions
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

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

East Anglia
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


Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

London & South East
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

YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

London & South East
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

Wick Court

Wick Court

South West
Small-scale livestock farm, sheep, beef cattle, pigs & poultry with a busy stable yard, where the children help care for ponies & horses. To illustrate the contrast in farming styles, the children also work at a neighbouring commercial dairy farm ...
Wick Court

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

Shortenills Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

London & South East
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


Magdalen Farm

Magdalen Farm

South West
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

Allnatt Swanage

Allnatt Swanage

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

King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Midlands
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

School Escape Rooms

School Escape Rooms

Various Regions
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


RSPB Lochwinnoch

RSPB Lochwinnoch

Scotland
The best place for your students to get hands-on, active, curriculum-based, outdoor learning experiences with nature! Let us provide your students with unique and memorable learning experiences. It's easy to organize and affordable too! ...
RSPB Lochwinnoch

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wales
Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase

Cornwall School Tours

Cornwall School Tours

South West
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

Discover Africa VR Workshop

Discover Africa VR Workshop

Various Regions
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 £2 per child! ...
Discover Africa VR Workshop


Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

South West
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

Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Various Regions
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

Underwater VR Workshop

Underwater VR Workshop

Various Regions
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 £2 per child! ...
Underwater VR Workshop

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Midlands
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


RSPB Saltholme

RSPB Saltholme

North
Saltholme is a wetland oasis nestled within an industrial setting, a perfect example of how nature and people can co-exist and thrive. We have a range of habitats for your students to explore and investigate. ...
RSPB Saltholme

RSPB Rye Meads

RSPB Rye Meads

London & South East
At the RSPB, we're passionate about getting young people outside and experiencing nature first-hand. We offer a range of curriculum-linked activities including birdwatching, pond dipping and habitat investigations for Nursery age right up to A-level...
RSPB Rye Meads

KidZania London

KidZania London

London & South East
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

Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre

London & South East
The Medina Valley Centre nestles on the banks of the River Medina, at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight. Our field study staff are experienced Geography and Biology teachers who love to teach in the Great Outdoors. ...
Medina Valley Centre


Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Wales
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

All Things Wild

All Things Wild

Midlands
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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Midlands
Envelop yourself in the nature and acquire the knowledge and skills of our ancestors with our unique range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Our Belvoir Castle estate woodland provides the perfect outdoor classroom to engage and inspire young minds....
Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
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


International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

All UK Regions
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

Sublime Science

Sublime Science

Various Regions
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

Healthy Workshops

Healthy Workshops

Various Regions
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

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