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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YHA Ironbridge Coalport


We proudly offer two sites in Ironbridge, YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale and YHA Ironbridge Coalport, each located within Grade II listed buildings and offering amazing bases for unforgettable learning experiences. YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale was established in 1853 by the Coalbrookdale Company as a literary and scientific institute and now offers comfortable, groups’ only accommodation. Facilities include74 beds in mostly ensuite rooms, a spacious lounge and an outdoor study area. We offer Primary school groups flexible breaks where schools can lead their own activities, sign up to our YHA delivered education packages, or mix and match by adding YHA activities as a bolt-on to a self-led stay. YHA Ironbridge Coalport is the original factory building of the Coalport China Works,...

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Shropshire
Physical Education, SEN


Located in Shrewsbury this centre is +8000 square ft of huge climbing space. Our purpose built, climbing centre caters for all ages and abilities. Designed together with one of the market leaders, each section caters perfectly for all requirements. ...

SEN Indoor Climbing

Shropshire
Physical Education, PSHE, SEN


Located in Shrewsbury this centre is +8000 square ft of huge climbing space. Our purpose built, climbing centre caters for all ages and abilities. Designed together with one of the market leaders, each section caters perfectly for all requirements. ...

Indoor Climbing

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

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


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



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

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

Shropshire
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Physical Education


Our fantastic Midlands locations are Preston Montford in Shropshire and Bishops Wood in Worcestershire. Both offer fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The locations are easy to reach while offering access to beautiful countryside....

Field Studies Council - Midlands

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

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


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

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

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

Shropshire
English


Inspire your students to unlock their creative potential and improve writing and language skills by working with published authors at one of our beautiful, rural locations across the UK for a week-long residential. ...

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire
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Shropshire
Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Physical Education, Accommodation Only


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

Shropshire
Physical Education, SEN


Condover Hall in Shropshire is JCA's flagship centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum. ...

JCA - Condover Hall
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Workshops

Companies who can bring workshops into your school...

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics
★★★★★

Shropshire
History, Prehistory, Fieldstudies


A fantastic way to get the children really immersed in the wilderness. Interactive and hands on workshops.You can even sleep out in your own shelters to truly get back to basics. Bring the Stone Age alive or Learn Bushcraft and survival skills! ...

Outback 2 Basics
★★★★★
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

Shropshire & Various Regions
History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, SEN


Our Sticks and 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 StoneAge...

Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

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


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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