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.


Popular Shropshire Trip December 2018

Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor

At Manor Adventure we offer four different outdoor pursuits courses. Schools can mix and match from each of these flexible courses to meet individual objectives and requirements. Our philosophy is to maximise the experience for each and every child. The vast majority of the outdoor pursuits that...

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Edgmond Hall

Edgmond Hall

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

JCA - Condover Hall

JCA - Condover Hall

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

Acton Scott Farm

Acton Scott Farm

Acton Scott is one of Britain's leading working farm museums. Explore farming through ages, hunt for mini-beasts and meet our piglets, lambs and chicks. Creative learning opportunities from Early Years up in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. ...
Acton Scott Farm

Science Into Schools

Science Into Schools

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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


Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison

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

Outback 2 Basics

Outback 2 Basics

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Shrewsbury Museum

Shrewsbury Museum

Shrewsbury Musuem & Art Gallery showcases the treasures of Shropshire museums' collections. Discover the Shropshire Mammoths, the treasures of Roman Wroxeter, artefacts from Medieval & Tudor Shrewsbury and much more in our curriculum led workshops. ...
Shrewsbury Museum


Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Arvon have been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968. Bring a group to spend a week immersed in creative writing with two published authors in one of our historic houses in beautiful rural locations across the UK. ...
Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire

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