Shropshire: rich in history and ideal for school trips

The West Midlands

Lacking a large urban area (although Telford is growing rapidly and will no doubt eventually join up with Wolverhampton and the larger Birmingham connurbation), Shropshire has largely managed to hang on to its rural charm and historical legacy. Consequently you will discover an extraordinary wealth of culture on any field trip to the villages and towns here. Encompassing a region known as the Welsh Marchers, the county is peppered with castles, and decorated with market towns featuring defensive walls and medieval market squares. However, progress did not stop in the Middle Ages, but rather continued with a rich history of nationally important technological development, and world famous scientific thinking.

School Trip Access

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages for Shropshire when it comes to school visits, is its location. Getting here from major centres like Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham is very quick and easy, so it is natural that with such a large target market, the county makes the most of its appeal to students. If you are within striking distance of Shropshire, make sure you take a look at what the county has to offer - with most venues near one of the main towns, access is quick and easy.

Whatever the educational focus of your fieldtrip, the county has a large number of trips and tours to tempt teachers and students alike. To find out more you may either use the link on the left to discover everthing the region has to offer, or let us tempt you with a selection of what we consider the best school trip venues in Shropshire. We have visited all three more than once and would recommend them without hesitation.

The county of Shropshire makes up a large part of the area known as the West Midlands of England. The main county towns include Whitchurch and Oswestry and Market Drayton in the North of the county. Ludlow and Craven Arms to the South, and right in the middle is the principal town of Shrewsbury.

Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in the East & West Midlands.


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Countryside Explorers



Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand our natural environment! The day can be simply tailored to suit your objectives; PSHE, science, and lots of fun.

We specialise in developing character, bringing topics to life, and helping young people to recognise what they are capable of. Set in 43 acres of private woodland, gardens and fields, Edgmond Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning is a perfect base for KS1, KS2 and Y7 children to safely explore and to try new things in a supportive environment. We are part of a family of 4 residential centres owned by Sandwell Council, and we deliver memorable learning experiences through outdoor exploration, adventure, and creative arts. ...

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Countryside Explorers
Countryside Explorers

Shropshire Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology, Art, PSHE

Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand our natural environment! The day can be simply tailored to suit your objectives; PSHE, science, and lots of fun. ...

Countryside Explorers
Educational raft trips - Shropshire Raft Tours
Educational raft trips - Shropshire Raft Tours

Shropshire Geography, Physical Geography, History, Industrial, Significant Individuals

Join us on the largest rafts in the UK for a fun and exciting way to learn on the river. Set in the heart of Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, students can learn the history & geography of the River Severn and surrounding area....

Educational raft trips - Shropshire Raft Tours
Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Shropshire Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive ...

Shrewsbury Prison
Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork
Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork

Shropshire English, Maths, Geography, Fieldstudies, PSHE

The group will be set a quest for the day, and to be successful they'll need to work together, solve problems, find items and complete challenges. Great fun, and can be tailored to cover map skills, building things, examine evidence & analyse info. ...

Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork



A Countryside Christmas
A Countryside Christmas

Shropshire Citizenship, English, Religious Education, Art, PSHE

Winter is a special time at Edgmond Hall. "A Countryside Christmas" is an exciting, active day designed to provide a magical & enjoyable Christmas experience for children and staff. ...

A Countryside Christmas
Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell
Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell

Shropshire Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian

An Escape Room in a REAL prison. We lock your team in a cell and they need to work together to escape solving a series of challenges and puzzles ...

Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell
Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City

Shropshire History, Romans

Step back in time to explore Viriconium (Wroxeter), the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and visit a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. ...

Wroxeter Roman City
Life in the Stone Age
Life in the Stone Age

Shropshire Science, Physics, History, Prehistory, Art, PSHE, Bushcraft

Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand life in the Stone Age! Work together to build shelters, learn how to make fires, and create authentic Stone Age art to take back to school. ...

Life in the Stone Age

YHA Ironbridge Coalport
YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Shropshire Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
In the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, in a small town famous for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, we offer two hostels that are ideal for your next residential. ...

YHA Ironbridge Coalport
 FSC Preston Montford
FSC Preston Montford

Shropshire Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

The centre has easy access to a wide range of sites from the South Shropshire Hills AONB, to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Ludlow, Birmingham and Snowdonia. Visit for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Preston Montford
Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor

Shropshire Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Culmington Manor is Manor Adventure's flagship outdoor pursuits centre, based in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. Experience and enjoy more than 35 adventurous activities on our 100 acre estate. Click to find out why we are so popular...

Culmington Manor
Edgmond Hall
Edgmond Hall

Shropshire Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Set in a converted Georgian farm in 43 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, our friendly full-time team deliver a wide range of outdoor & creative adventures for a special learning experience. Day visits, residentials, and sole occupancy available....

Edgmond Hall

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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Shropshire Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around! ...

Outback 2 Basics
Viking Workshop
Viking Workshop

Shropshire & Various Regions Geography, Human Geography, History, Saxons, Vikings, Performing Arts, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of the Vikings through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 8th and 9th century history. ...

Viking Workshop
Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Celts, Romans, Performing Arts, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of Roman life through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 7th century history. ...

Roman Workshop
Anti Bullying Workshop
Anti Bullying Workshop

Shropshire & Various Regions Citizenship, PSHE

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer several interactive Anti Bullying workshops and assemblies aiming to celebrate being kind, accepting others and realising that it's ok to be YOU! ‚Äč ...

Anti Bullying Workshop

Middle Ages Medieval Workshop
Middle Ages Medieval Workshop

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Medieval, Performing Arts, Dance, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of the Middle Ages and all things Medieval through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 5th - 15th century history. ...

Middle Ages Medieval Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

Shropshire & Various Regions English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Dance

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of Tudor life through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 15th and 16th century history. ...

Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Maya Activities and VR Day
Maya Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions Archaeology, History, Ancient Civilisations

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER THE MAYA IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts ...

Maya Activities and VR Day
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Prehistory, Bushcraft, SEN

Our Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the Stone Age. ...

Stone Age Workshops

Roman Activities and VR Day
Roman Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER THE ROMANS IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts ...

Roman Activities and VR Day
Stone Age Activities and VR Day
Stone Age Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Prehistory

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER THE STONE AGE IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts *Prehistory from Stone Age to Iron Ag...

Stone Age Activities and VR Day
Ancient Egypt Activities and VR Day
Ancient Egypt Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions History, Egyptians

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER ANCIENT EGYPT IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts...

Ancient Egypt Activities and VR Day
Discover British History at Ironbridge and Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire
Discover British History at Ironbridge and Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire

Shropshire Citizenship, English, Maths, Archaeology, Business, Farm, Wildlife

Shropshire is ideal if you're studying British history and industry with a great range of activities available at many of the Ironbridge Museum sites along with a visit to the nearby Wroxeter Roman City ...

Discover British History at Ironbridge and Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential
Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

Shropshire Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft

COVID-19 OFFER
Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

Shropshire Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century, Physics, Human Geography

RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day. ...

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools

Shropshire & Various Regions Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry

Delivering interactive Science shows and workshops directly to your Schools and offering a varied experience of Science for all ages. Helping to enhance your students Mathematical and Scientific knowledge ...

Science Into Schools

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