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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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Calvert Trust Exmoor



Calvert Trust Exmoor provides specialist all inclusive residential outdoor adventure breaks for schools. Our award winning facilities and experiences enable us to provide extraordinary support to any student; inspiring learning and transforming lives

As well as being fully accessible for students of any age with any disability, we are passionate about learning outside the classroom and creating a legacy for classroom based learning. We believe this approach is reflected in the feedback we receive from our School Groups; "In my twenty years of teaching both mainstream and special educational needs young people, this has easily been the best, most positive experience I have had the fortune to be part of. You deserve award after award!" Heritage House School "As always, you surprised us by the way in which individuals respond. One young lady was afraid of everything, abseiled without any fuss. Others, who will normally not stay in the same room as others sat eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in a room full of people. A wonderful...

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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..


Prehistoric Britain
Prehistoric Britain

History, Prehistory, SEN

Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Prehistoric Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!

Victorians
Victorians

History, Victorian, SEN

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

Tudors
Tudors

History, Tudors, SEN

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

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!




World War 1
World War 1

History, worldwar, SEN

World War One interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate. Costumed experts bring the Great War world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Adventurous Activity Days
Adventurous Activity Days

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

We offer half days and full days of adventurous outdoor activities at Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning. We have a varied choice of activities to choose from, all instructed by fully qualified activity instructors within a 36 acre site.

Explorer Dome-SEN Shows
Explorer Dome-SEN Shows

Science, SEN

We will bring an immersive, multi-sensory science experience for your students. Our shows are interactive and Hands-On and our presenters can use Makaton to support science learning. We will take care to help every child feel comfortable and excited!

Rainforests VR Workshop
Rainforests VR Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, SEN

Teaching about the rainforest? Why don't you drop your class into the middle of Borneo using PrimeVR! We bring the school trip to you! Please ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Explorer Dome-Environment Show
Explorer Dome-Environment Show

Science, Biology, Geography, SEN

The science and beauty of our natural world and the role we play: our immersive Environment show tours habitats of our world (including rainforests, deserts and the polar regions), foodwebs and the role humans play within the ecosystem.

Hindleap Warren
Hindleap Warren

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges.

Pre History Workshops
Pre History Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, SEN

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.

Roman Invaders
Roman Invaders

History, Romans, SEN

Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Roman Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!


Circus Workshops
Circus Workshops

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

Run away with the circus! Our workshops give groups of all abilities a chance to learn new skills with our team of professional circus teachers. Participants can take part in a range of exciting activities such as juggling, tightwire and handstands.

Additional Support Needs School Residentials
Additional Support Needs School Residentials

Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We want everyone to be able to take part in sport and stay under one roof. Our recently reopened inclusive centre, set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, allows just that. With an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities for all.

Stone Age VR Workshop
Stone Age VR Workshop

English, History, Prehistory, SEN

Visit a typical Stone Age settlement and Stonehenge with PrimeVR! From the comfort of your classroom, we'll take you on a guided tour using VR headsets! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

All Things Wild
All Things Wild

Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible.


Goodrich Castle
Goodrich Castle

Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, SEN

Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles, boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements.

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

Team Building Outdoor Adventures
Team Building Outdoor Adventures

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Team Building Days in the great outdoors. After 5 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.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops
Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops

Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Is student wellbeing a top concern for your school? These interactive wellbeing workshops support your students in building resilience and developing self-awareness. Students will learn mindfulness techniques in a fun and enjoyable way.


CSI SQUAD 2 x Learning Escape Rooms
CSI SQUAD 2 x Learning Escape Rooms

Maths, Science, Chemistry, Physical Education, SEN

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, 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.

Walesby Forest - Workshops in Schools
Walesby Forest - Workshops in Schools

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Walesby Forest is a fun and exciting activity centre set in 250 acres of woodland in Robin Hood country with over 40 indoor and outdoor adventure activities including water sports, climbing, team building and archery offering bespoke workshops.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower

English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical

Get your pupils out of the classroom and into the clouds for a new perspective on learning – 100 metres up in the air! Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a popular all-weather attraction which appeals to all ages. From the three observation decks at the t


A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas

English, History, Victorian, SEN

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients

York's Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story

English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations

York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics.

West End Theatre Packages and Trips
West End Theatre Packages and Trips

English, Business, Music, PSHE, SEN

A bespoke buffet of options including coach hire, hostel and hotel accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, backstage tours, attractions and more. Specialists in London, but trips nation-wide also catered for.


Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Art Tour

Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN

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.

Coding Workshop for KS3-4
Coding Workshop for KS3-4

Citizenship, Computing, SEN

Having a DRONEday is a brilliant way to inspire students to code, particularly if you want to increase uptake of Computing at GCSE level or encouraging girls into STEM subjects! DRONEdays ARE COVID-19 SECURE! Read on to find out how....

Galloway Activity Centre
Galloway Activity Centre

Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN

We’re a friendly family run outdoor activity centre that’s been operating since 1988 and caters to a wide range of children’s groups all year round. From the smallest group sizes to over 100 and from day trips to week long residential holidays.

World Book Day Workshops
World Book Day Workshops

English, Performing Arts, SEN

If you want an amazing experience for your students this World Book Day, then check out our interactive storytelling workshops. We use performance, music, drama and puppetry to bring popular children's stories to life for your students.


Habitat Study Trips
Habitat Study Trips

Science, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education

Enjoy a curriculum linked day of hands -on habitat study with surveys of pond, woodland,rare chalk grassland and meadow. Use sweep nets and pond nets, observe creatures under magnification and discover and identify predator and prey in a food chain.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Art, 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.

Snowdonia Adventure
Snowdonia Adventure

Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, SEN

Experience exceptional school adventure trips in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. If you're looking for an exciting, action-packed school activity trip, look no further! We can create a bespoke programme for the ultimate adventure trip!

Climate Change VR Workshop
Climate Change VR Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, SEN

Introduce your pupils to climate change with PrimeVR! We'll take your pupils on a virtual tour of the world to see what impact global warming is having on the natural world. Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Bell Heath
Bell Heath

Science, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies

Boundless Outdoors Bell Heath centre reopened in 2018 following a £1m investment and is proving very popular. This wonderful facility in north Worcestershire with it's adrenalin-fuelled activities sleeps 78 people and is 20 minutes from Birmingham.

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

History, Victorian, SEN

At the Drama Hut, we believe that schools should have ready access to drama in order to support learning. The Drama Hut was created in order to provide a cost- effective service that teachers could access, to help bring the curriculum to life.

Anti-Bullying Workshops
Anti-Bullying Workshops

Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Looking for a Whole School experience that’s fantastic value for money? If so, then our theatre-based Anti-Bullying Workshops are ideal. Through role-play, your students will learn the skills they need to respond to conflict and bullying situatio

Day Visits
Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.


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.

Arc Adventures
Arc Adventures

Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Physical, SEN

Real Locations, Real Activities, Real Experience - forged from myths and legends. We do things a bit differently at Arc Adventures, all our residential trips follow a storyline so your young people can really immerse themselves in an adventure.

A Mind Apart Footsteps
A Mind Apart Footsteps

PSHE, SEN

Footsteps - A personal development program designed to target those at risk of exclusion or those in need of nurture and support.

Earth Days - Biology Workshops
Earth Days - Biology Workshops

Science, Geography, Art, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN

Sustainability taught in your school grounds through creative hands on activities. Our 'Earth Days' encourage pupils to discuss and think about how we can look after the planet in fun and creative ways using natural materials, games and music!


Craggan Outdoors
Craggan Outdoors

Geography, Physical Education, Fieldstudies, SEN, Watersports

'Best Outdoor Activity & Learning Centre - Moray', Scottish Enterprise Awards 2018. 'Best Outdoor Venue' finalist, Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016, '17 & '18. TripAdvisor 94% rated. AALA-licensed, & Learning Outside the Classroom accredited.

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!

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle
Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

Citizenship, History, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, PSHE, SEN

Join us and explore real historical court cases through role-play in one of the longest running courts in England.

Calvert Trust Exmoor
Calvert Trust Exmoor

English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Calvert Trust Exmoor provides specialist all inclusive residential outdoor adventure breaks for schools. Our award winning facilities and experiences enable us to provide extraordinary support to any student; inspiring learning and transforming lives


Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show
Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

Science, Chemistry, SEN

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!

Prehistory Workshop
Prehistory Workshop

History, Prehistory, SEN

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Rockley Watersports
Rockley Watersports

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Our Vision: To change people's lives by sharing our passions for the water and outdoors Our Mission: To provide the BEST possible Outdoor Education experience for children of school age.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o


Chinese Dance Workshops
Chinese Dance Workshops

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

Chinese dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops link with Chinese New Year and China and can be booked at any time during the school year. Book in advance to secure your ideal date!

Day Visits to Walesby Forest
Day Visits to Walesby Forest

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Walesby Forest is a fun and exciting activity centre set in 250 acres of woodland in Robin Hood country with over 40 indoor and outdoor adventure activities including water sports, climbing, team building and archery offering bespoke day trips.

Business Studies
Business Studies

Citizenship, Business, SEN

Business Studies learning outside the classroom on the Isle of Wight Home to a plethora of businesses, large and small, servicing the Island's tourism economy as well as international aerospace, technology and manufacturing organisations. Education

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

History, Prehistory, SEN

Travel back in time with our actor in role, the enthusiastic archaeologist Sally Spade, in order to explore this fascinating prehistoric period, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic. The Drama Hut offers on-site school w


Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our 14 acre site located in the heart of the New Forest National Park offers cost-effective residential trips with a variety of accommodation options (including camping for up to 300!). A range of adventurous activities are on-site too.

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

History, Egyptians, SEN

With the help of the Goddess Isis, unravel the secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll and discover how a Pharaoh would journey to the afterlife.

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

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

Explorer Dome - Online Shows
Explorer Dome - Online Shows

Science, Physics, SEN

Discover a huge range of topics that bring science to life for audiences of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities. Inclusive education is at the heart of what we do. We pitch the show for your group, no two shows are ever the same!



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