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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Ancient Greece Activities and VR Day



Discover the ancient Greeks in a day: Explore ancient Greece with VR headsets, Handle artefacts, dress up, Learn about the city states and make a coin, Discover the antics of the Gods and build a large-scale Parthenon, And much more… All in a day!

We come with two knowledgeable specialists with a background in education and a love of history, to deliver a jam-packed day. We lead all activities allowing school staff to take part in the activities alongside the children. We have designed our workshops to be delivered entirely within the classroom, meaning no timetabling and space issues Our days are fast paced and varied, children will be wowed by the use of cutting edge technology, thrilled at the many opportunities to be creative, have laughs dressing up, be absorbed in learning new skills, immersed in a different time and place and shocked that they have spent the day learning! ...

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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
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
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, 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
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, 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
Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, 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

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
★★★★★

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
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, 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
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
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
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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
★★★★★

Shropshire & Various Regions
History, Egyptians


Discover ancient Egypt in a day: Explore ancient Egypt with VR headsets, Mummify your classmates, Handle and use artefacts, Play typical Egyptian games, Write in hieroglyphs with authentic resources, Create Egyptian art, And much more… All in a day...

Ancient Egypt Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions
History, Prehistory


Discover Stone Age to Iron Age Britain in a day: Explore monoliths and more with VR headsets, Learn carding, spinning weaving and cordage, Use querns, bow drills, traditional artefacts and real furs, Be an archaeologist, And much more… All in a da...

Stone Age Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions
History, Romans


Discover the Romans in a day: Explore ancient Roman and Britain with VR, Experiment with large scale building projects, Handle traditional artefacts, Create mosaics and coins, Take part in a legionary’s daily routine, And much more… All in a da...

Roman Activities and VR Day

Shropshire & Various Regions
History, Greeks


Discover the ancient Greeks in a day: Explore ancient Greece with VR headsets, Handle artefacts, dress up, Learn about the city states and make a coin, Discover the antics of the Gods and build a large-scale Parthenon, And much more… All in a day! ...

Ancient Greece Activities and VR Day
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 & Various Regions
History, Ancient Civilisations


Discover the Maya in a day: Explore Mesoamerica with VR technology, Try weaving, Handle traditional artefacts, Learn about inventions and innovations, Listen to stories and legends, Take part in ancient ceremonies, And much more… All this...

Maya Activities and VR Day

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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