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SEN & ASN Outdoor Education

According to official statistics, almost 1.3 million school children had Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Additional Special Needs (ASN) in 2018.

Tailored Programmes

Particular school trip destinations have tailor-made programmes, which have been specially devised to meet the learning needs of children with SEN. SEN or ASN covers such a wide ranging spectrum of disabilities, as everyone is different and therefore everyone struggles with different things. Consequently, these tailored programmes aim to be valuable to each individual child's personal development. Learning outside the classroom is an excellent way for children with SEN to enhance their social skills, learn visually, gain confidence, concentrate easier, and improve intellectually. Not only can they improve in their lessons, but they can also learn some essential life skills.

SEN Suitable Venues

Choosing a venue is a crucial decision for children with SEN, as the children's surroundings and environment is paramount to their personal development. Moreover, the children's safety is a principal concern, so therefore the venue needs to accommodate to the children's specific needs. For instance, some SEN school trip destinations offer complete privacy in order for the children to fully relax.

SEN qualified and experienced staff

Each school trip destination has SEN qualified and experienced staff so that the children are properly supervised and cared for. Consequently, you can be confident that each individual child's necessary demands are being met. The staff have therefore been trained to encourage, support, and motivate each child, as each individual child's welfare and wellbeing is their absolute priority.

Fully accessible facilities

There are school trip destinations that have wheelchair accessibility, so that children with physical disabilities can fully experience and enjoy their school trip. In addition, destinations also provide fully accessible toilet and shower facilities so that it can cater to children with serious impairments and multiple learning difficulties.

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Romans and Britons



So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive workshops on the Romans and Britons to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Roman world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Our workshops are run by professional costumed specialists with years of experience in school settings. We don't "stand at the front and talk", we expect the children (and teachers!) to get involved and really feel what it was like to live in the Roman Empire. Our Roman workshops cover the period from the first attempted invasion of Britain in 55BC to the end of Roman Britain in 410AD. From the first battles between the Romans and the Iron Age Britons (Celts) to the integration into the Empire and to the collapse of Rome and the so-called Dark Ages, the children will learn about the story from both sides. From Julius Caesar to Boudicca, from baths and amphitheatres to citizenship and Saxon invasions, our Roman and Celt workshops bring the whole Roman era to life. We bring...

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Choose Your UK Region

The trips below are just a sample of the SEN trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range (click again to unfilter)..


Grow Your Imagination at Plantasia
Grow Your Imagination at Plantasia

Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, SEN

Grow your imagination with a visit to Plantasia; learning outside the classroom has never been such an adventure. Following a £1,000,000 revamp, Plantasia hosts new educational resources, new animals, and new workshops, all part of of your trip here

RSPB Lochwinnoch
RSPB Lochwinnoch

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The best place for your students to get hands-on, active, curriculum-based, outdoor learning experiences with nature! Let us provide your students with unique and memorable learning experiences. It's easy to organize and affordable too!

Ski Adaptable
Ski Adaptable

Skiing, SEN

Service, price and top, hand-picked ski resorts combine when you choose Ski Adaptable for your next school ski trip. We treat your group as individual, and we will work with you to make sure your group has the best possible ski trip.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, SEN

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England.




Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available.

National Science and Media Museum
National Science and Media Museum

Science, Design Technology, SEN, Physics

At the National Science and Media Museum your class can be inspired; experiment and learn about the principles of light and sound and the science and technology behind photography, film and television.

Plantasia on the Road
Plantasia on the Road

laptop icon online workshop available
Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, PSHE, Wildlife, SEN

Grow your imagination with a visit from Plantasia's marvellous mini-beasts and charismatic creatures! You could look a Bearded Dragon in the eye, find out where the Poison Dart Frog got its name, or see the largest seed in the world!

RSPB Loch Leven School Visits
RSPB Loch Leven School Visits

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, SEN

Experience the sights and sounds of a thriving nature reserve – swooping swallows, burrowing bugs and creatures of the deep! Your class can learn about life cycles, food chains and adaptations of minibeasts, birds and plants in a picturesque settin


Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Local History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible.

Conway Centres Tattenhall
Conway Centres Tattenhall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Music, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN

Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too.

The Clockmakers Christmas Production
The Clockmakers Christmas Production

Music, Art, SEN

The Clockmaker's Christmas production is full of fun, music and of course a very naughty ELF. Add a bit of snow and you have the perfect Christmas treat for primary schools. You don't even have to book a coach, we come to you. Truly Amazing.

Conway Centres Delamere
Conway Centres Delamere

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

Situated in a magical and inspiring forest environment our popular Delamere centre is a fantastic venue for woodland based activities, whether they be of an outdoor an adventurous, Arts or field studies nature.


Arty-Fact Theatre
Arty-Fact Theatre

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting School for 20 years, delivering high quality theatre at affordable prices. We offer an amazing opportunity for your pupils to see live theatre and to interact with professional actors. Available all year round

Team Building Outdoor Adventures
Team Building Outdoor Adventures

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Team Building Days in the great outdoors. After so many months out of school children & young people need time to adjust socially to working together again. At Oaker Wood we offer a range of team building activities in a woodland setting.

Arc Adventures
Arc Adventures

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Perfect Mountain side activity centre for small & specialist groups. (30 students Max) No fabricated environments. Real Activities in Real Locations. We aim to provide new elements to the residential experience that take Outdoor Ed. to the next level

The Iron Age Experience
The Iron Age Experience

History, Prehistory, SEN

Visit our replica Iron Age round house & archaeological dig to learn more about the culture, art and farming from the Iron Age. Pupils will be fully immersed in the era & experience hands on activities and journeys into the ancient hillfort landscape


Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

History, Prehistory, Bushcraft, SEN

Our 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 Stone Age.

Farm Visit
Farm Visit

Farm, Wildlife, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Godstone Farm 42 Glorious Years, situated in the Surrey Hills, yet a short distance from the M25, offers the perfect opportunity for pupils to embrace the outdoors and enrich their knowledge of life on a farm, learning about animals and more.

Craggan Outdoors
Craggan Outdoors

Citizenship, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Explore beyond the classroom and watch your pupils adapt and flourish to a whole different learning environment. Our trips allow kids to achieve things they never thought possible and develop new skills through unique and fulfilling activities.

The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum

English, Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Art, SEN

The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum' for short, exhibits around 70 interactive pieces of kinetic art & automata made by inventors from all around the world. This is the UK’s only centre for mechanical art & combines learning with fun


Conway Centres Burwardsley
Conway Centres Burwardsley

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, SEN

Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies.

Macbeth Workshop
Macbeth Workshop

English, Languages, SEN

WOW factor - ALL HAIL MACBETH WORKSHOP suitable for KS2, Ks3 & Ks4. Arty-Fact Theatre visits your school with this amazing fully interactive Shakespeare Workshop. Easy to book, fits into your school timetable. BOOK NOW for Shakespeare Week

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

Oaker Wood Leisure
Oaker Wood Leisure

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting


Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, PSHE, SEN

Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative.

Avon Tyrrell
Avon Tyrrell

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and offers an extensive range of site activities, all linked to the National Curriculum as well as various accommodation options for organised groups.

Willersley Castle
Willersley Castle

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Enjoy a range of challenging outdoor pursuits within the 65 acre estate, Willersley Castle - once the home of Industrial Revolution's Richard Arkwright.

Peak - Mobile Outdoor Adventure Activities
Peak - Mobile Outdoor Adventure Activities

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

Do you need a special feature at your school event? We can bring an element of adventure to your event with our fantastic range of mobile activities. From team building, mobile climbing walls to archery and more.


EYFS - Interactive Storytelling Sessions
EYFS - Interactive Storytelling Sessions

English, Science, Physics, History, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, SEN

Our education programme is tailored to meet the national curriculum, whilst our interactive sessions and exciting activities on site will ensure that our young visitors will have fun during their visit!

Ackers Adventure Day Trips
Ackers Adventure Day Trips

Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

With 40 Years of experience, Ackers Adventure is unlike any other centre within our urban environment we have an unrivalled range of activities from skiing, watersports, climbing and much more.

Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

Archaeology, Geology, Science, Biology, SEN

Step back in time inside our dinosaur dome and learn about dinosaurs, how the fly and where they were discovered


Educational Dance Workshops
Educational Dance Workshops

Citizenship, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Educational dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning and link to many school topics, from £1.73 per pupil. You will be amazed by how much your pupils take on board and how our dance workshops bring the best out in them.

Prehistory Experience
Prehistory Experience

Citizenship, History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back into Ancient Britain at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement near Hertford. With a host of themed Prehistory educational visits from Stone Age to Iron Age, your class will be immersed in ancient Britain.

Residential Stay at Chellington
Residential Stay at Chellington

Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Archaeology, Art, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Enjoy sole use of this unique, extended, converted church, renovated for schools and youth groups in 2005, surrounded in beautiful countryside, perfect for learning & running your own programme or choosing from our innovative activity partners.

Resourceful Romans
Resourceful Romans

History, Romans, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school.


The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age

History, Prehistory, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
One of our professional actors will arrive at your school with our fully interactive Super Stone Age Workshop. From the moment it starts with Professor Trimbold digging for bones to hunting a woolly mammoth, the pupils will be inspired.

Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shrewsbury Prison is the World’s most interactive prison, that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Authentically dressed Anglo Saxon specialists bring early England to life with replica artefacts, and inventive activities designed to educate, inspire and stimulate. A whole term's learning in a day!

Calamity Climate Change Workshop
Calamity Climate Change Workshop

Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
From start to finish this exciting and inspiring workshop on CLIMATE CHANGE is a wonderful way to introduce your pupils to the changing world around us. The professional actor will set up a pop-up theatre in your school hall, music & costumes.


Belfast
Belfast

History, worldwar, SEN

Belfast is a city bursting with a unique history and Irish culture. It seamlessly blends modern architecture with its breath-taking heritage sites. Take your students to explore the home of the RMS Titanic and the uniquely, vibrant Belfast.

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

laptop icon online workshop available
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
This Drama Hut workshop takes you back to 1944 to meet ‘Polly’, following the D Day Landings. Experience what it might have been like to be an evacuee during World War II. Pack your suitcase and get ready to leave your hometown for the country!

Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show
Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

Science, Chemistry, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
These shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Discover the mystery of gases and delight in the unexpected behaviour of bubbles that float and sink, grow or shrink, burn and even explode!

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greeks

History, Greeks, SEN

So much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ancient Greek interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the world of the Ancient Greeks to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.


Runways End Outdoor Centre
Runways End Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
Located in a woodland oasis in Farnborough, alongside Basingstoke Canal, our site offers an exciting getaway packed with adventurous activities. Indoor and camping options available for residential groups.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art, Wildlife, SEN

Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens!

Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

At Bore Place we aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.

Big School Camp
Big School Camp

Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only, Physical Education

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs


Woodrow High House
Woodrow High House

Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, SEN

We put your needs at the heart of everything we do. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke activity programme, focused on core skill-development & learning, whilst ensuring it's always fun! Join us for an adventure and explore the great outdoors.

Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

English, History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Take your class to the Mayan city of Chichen-Itza with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR!

Greek Workshops
Greek Workshops

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Greeks, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess and daughter of Zeus. Experience life in Ancient Greece, play 'Guess the God', act out the famous 'King Midas' Myth and even compete in an Olympic race!

African Dance Workshops
African Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.73 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year.


Chatsworth
Chatsworth

Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, Farm, SEN

We bring your topics to life in an unforgettable setting, using object-based learning techniques and practical activities catering for a broad range of learning needs.

Grittleton Manor House
Grittleton Manor House

SEN, Accommodation Only

Grittleton House Adventure Centre 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!

In School Activity Days
In School Activity Days

Citizenship, Maths, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Careers, SEN

The Outdoor Centre that Comes To You! WiseUp Team Building brings adventurous activities to your school for safe & fun outdoor learning experiences. Team Building, Bushcraft, Archery & Orienteering are just a few of our many exciting challenges.

Egyptian
Egyptian

History, Egyptians, SEN

Experience an Egyptian visit, living as members of the Royal Household serving Prince Pteppic. Learn all about Egyptian embalming and mummification, spending '70 days' preparing a body for the afterlife, before preparing for an Egyptian feast!


Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Workshops
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Workshops

PSHE, SEN

Our experienced coaches, with hands-on activities & engaging stories, provide a comfortable & relaxed space to explore the issues surrounding drugs & alcohol, as well as the associated issues of peer pressure & knowing how to make informed decision

Celts
Celts

History, Celts, Romans, SEN

Our history trips will allow your children to experience Celtic life through our historical narratives, with visits to us having the opportunity to use our onsite celtic settlement.

Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas
Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

laptop icon online workshop available
English, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
This Drama Hut Workshop is aimed at inspiring young writers over the festive season. Let our professional actor, take the children on an adventure to explore the stories and characters created by one of the world’s favourite children’s authors!

Choose Your UK Region

The trips above are just a sample of the SEN trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range (click again to unfilter)..



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