School trips in Somerset (and Bristol!)

The South West

With all schools very keen to broaden and enhance the learning opportunities and the social experience of their pupils, school study trips are high on the agenda. If your school is located in or near the South West of England, Somerset is a county well worth a visit.

With an extensive coastline to the north, and a large grassland interior, known as the Somerset Levels, this county is distinctly rural with a good helping of maritime. But for the sake of this article we are controversially featuring a couple of trips located in the urban centre of Bristol. We know that Bristol is not technically Somerset, but if you are in or near this county, then the short hop to the city may be well worth it, as we will discuss below.

While science, geography and even art have all taken centre stage over the years - the birth of powered flight, the birth of the National Parks and more recently the world famous Glastonbury Festival, it is impossible to overlook the immense cultural history of Somerset, woven in layer after layer of demographic history, and ripe for study by modern day school children. From the early hunter gathers who left their flints, through the Iron Age settlers and Roman invaders, to the Norman conquest and later civil war. Museums and exhibition centres provide a wide variety of study options.

Geographically speaking, the county of Somerset can be seen the northern part of the region known as the South West of England. Sitting to the south of the Severn Estury, Somerset is the gateway to Devon and Cornwall, and the South West Peninsula. County towns include Yeovil and Taunton to the south, Bridgwater in the centre and Weston-super-Mare to the north.

Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in the South West of England.


Popular Somerset Trip February 2019

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

EXPERIENCE Outposts have been operating residential camps on their farm site on the Quantock Hills in Somerset for schools from across the UK for over 20 years. LOCATION Just 6 miles from J24 of the M5, the Bush Camp feels like a world away from the confines of the school classroom, lending an...

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Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet

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 ...
Shepton Mallet

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Outposts' offers couples a beautiful secluded location in an AONB which provides a safe environment for free range children with the very best of learning outside the classroom. Bush craft, adventurous activities, team and leadership development. ...
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

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