School trips South West England

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A visit to the South West of England is likely to involve a rich mix of landscapes and a wealth of historical sites. Every region is unique, and the counties that make up the South West are no exception!

If you are looking for adventure, the region has some great activity centres promoting a mix of outdoor educational pursuits. Or perhaps you are planning a history trip or cultural visit.

The counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall host a superb range of venues. We have all curriculum subjects covered, with a range of high quality and inspiring school visit destinations.

See our pages for Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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In2Action Grittleton House

We encourage and include all members of a group, no matter their level of ability to ensure everyone will experience a level of success unique to them. Success for one pupil could be to get to the top of the climbing wall, while for another, it would be to put on a harness and helmet. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Grittleton House comprises of 2 main buildings, the Manor House and The Old Stables. Set in is its own 30-acre grounds it has all the attributes required for a fantastic school activity trip and is within easy reach of the M4 corridor providing easy travel opportunities to and from site....

In2Action Grittleton House
In2Action Grittleton House

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories. ...

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, design your own unique ride or discover dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school ...

Drayton manor Theme Park

Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip! ...

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo


The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...


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

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. ...

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal’s world, conservation and our native wildlife. ...

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....

Tate St Ives

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine

We provide an insight in to the every day environment you would typically find in an Anglo-Saxon village. Through our unique atmosphere and our fascinating dispays, the village is a must for any pupils studying ...

Anglo-Saxon Village

Explore Cheddar Gorge, a National Nature Reserve and world famous beauty spot where pupils can learn about its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration ...

Cheddar Gorge

Visit the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. ...

National Marine Aquarium
Eden Project
Eden Project

Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...

Eden Project

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum ...


Welcome to Glastonbury Abbesy, once the grandest and richest Abbey in England. A great Glastonbury experience awaits you here! ...

Glastonbury Abbey

Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...

School Camps with The Outdoors People

Grab an adventure on Dartmoor, building confidence and developing new skills at Adventure Okehampton's award winning, friendly centres in Devon. Part of YHA, we offer bespoke school residentials for all group sizes customised to your needs. ...

YHA Okehampton Activity Centres

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...

Discovery Package

Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA....

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

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 – Totleigh Barton, Devon

Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...

Scout Adventures - South West

Quality Outdoor Learning Experiences. We are specialists in field work and outdoor adventurous activities in harmony with the Seashore, Coast & Woodlands. ...

Allnatt Swanage

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...

International Baccalaureate Diploma

In2action are passionate about creating exceptional and unforgettable activities and adventure courses for young people, enabling your pupils to learn outside the classroom. ...

In2action Whitemead Forest Park

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

At In2action we aim to provide your pupils with unique top quality adventure and activity courses, with safety as our highest priority and with an emphasis on enjoyment, education, and self-development. ...

In2Action Grittleton House

Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall. ...

Cornwall Art

Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm
The Manor House
The Manor House

Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...

The Manor House

We run two Cornish adventure centres and offer a range of activities that bring you face to face with the elements. Our aim is to help you get the most from the coast by immersing yourself in the challenges and thrills of the natural world – al...

Elemental UK

Grittleton Manor House is ideal for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...

Grittleton Manor House

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...

Multi-Activity Package

Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover? ...

Cornwall Tour

A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West

North Devon's premier outdoor centre. Fantastic friendly staff, exciting activities in wonderful locations and tasty, wholesome food in great surroundings. Makes Skern Lodge the ideal destination for your next residential or day trip. ...

Skern Lodge

YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....

YHA Eden Project

Set in the heart of rural north Devon, Encompass Training is a historic grade 1 listed manor house. Encompass Training focuses on providing quality outdoor education experiences with sole occupancy. ...

Encompass Training

Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...

Cornwall School Tours

We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children. ...

Knapp House Activity Centre

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

School Workshops

Workshops that can visit schools in South West England...

Team Building and Resilience

Theatre Workshop
Roman Tours UK
Roman Tours UK

Roman Tours UK

Allnatt School Camps
Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Outback 2 Basics

Moving Mountains

Mayan Workshops

Outer Space VR Workshop

I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat

WW1 VR Workshop

Creative Writing

Robotics Workshop

Wonders of the World VR Workshop

World War 1

Outdoor Skills Workshop

Vikings and Saxons

Circus Team Building Workshops

Discover Africa VR Workshop

Victorian Christmas Workshop

Vikings VR Workshop

Coding Workshop

Princess & Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day

Arty-Fact Theatre

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day

Viking and Saxon Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Volcanoes VR Workshop

Fight Club! Stage Combat in the Classroom

Macbeth Workshop

Egyptian Workshops

India VR Workshop

The Respiratory System VR Workshop

Polar Regions VR Workshop

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day

Tudor Workshop

Mayans VR Workshop

Medieval/Middle Ages

Onsite School Team Building Days

China VR Workshop

Portals To The Past

Stone Age VR Workshop

Around the World VR Quiz

Animals VR Workshop

The Very Elegant Victorian

Pre History Workshops

Fitness Workshops

Romans and Britons

The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

Anglo Saxon Workshop

All Hail Macbeth

The Circulatory System VR Workshop

Ancient Egyptians

The Americas VR Workshop

Stone Age

Tudors VR Workshop

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop

Love Science Workshops
Viking School Days
Viking School Days

Viking School Days

Ancient Greeks

Immersive Experiences

The Digestive System VR Workshop


Brave Britain at War


Maths Workshops

Rainforests VR Workshop

The Super Stone Age

Sublime Science

Mountains VR Workshop

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

Victorian Workshop

Underwater VR Workshop

West End Workshops

Freestyle Football Workshops

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

Resourceful Romans

The Entertaining Egyptian

Viking Workshops

Ancient Greeks

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age


STEM Workshop

Healthy Workshops

Greek Workshops

RE Workshops
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

School Escape Rooms
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

World War Two Workshops

Romans VR Workshop

The Amazing Greeks

Saxon Workshops

Roman Workshops

The Troublesome Tudors

Chocolate Collective
Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools

Science Into Schools

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