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SEN & ASN Outdoor Education

The Department for Education, the number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) increased to 1.49 million pupils in 2022, representing 16.5% of all pupils. They split SEN needs into: social, mental and emotional health, communication and interaction, cognition and learning, and sensory or physical. The Department for Work and Pensions identified 9% of children in the UK as having a disability in 2022.

Tailored Programmes for mainstream and specialist schools

Particular school trip destinations have tailor-made programmes, which have been specially devised to meet the learning needs of children with SEN. SEN or Additional Support Needs (ASN) covers such a wide ranging spectrum of disabilities - everyone is different and therefore struggle in different areas. 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.

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SEN Suitable Venues

Each school trip or workshop provider is able to indicate which types of SEND they can tailor their experience for, helping schools decide which experiences are likely to be suitable for their individual group of children.

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

School trip destinations often have SEN qualified and experienced staff so that the children are properly supervised, cared for and included in activities. Consequently, you can be confident that each individual child's necessary demands are being met. When you make known any additional needs of your group, staff can explain how they can encourage, support, and motivate each and every child.

Fully accessible facilities

School groups searching for experiences suitable for children with disabilities, can find details of provision within each venue's details. Plenty of school trip locations have wheelchair accessibility, or provide fully accessible toilet and shower facilities. Most can cater for children with visual impairments, hearing impairments or multi-sensory impairments or moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Children with physical disabilities should be actively supported and get the same experience as any other child on a school trip.



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SEND (Special Educational Needs) CSI Forensic Science Workshop

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apple icon Subjects: Citizenship, Computing, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Team Building


Proven 2 excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting English for Life, Maths for Life, Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), and Learning skills. A cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive CSI Forensic Science experience.

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SEN school trips and workshops

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The Wingate Centre

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The Wingate Centre

The Wingate Centre champions all things inclusive and we ensure that what every activity you book with us, will be accessible for all abilities. our facilities are designed to accommodate all abilities and we champion activities like Creative Play, Rebound Therapy an Inclusive Theatre to ensure a memorable...


SEND (Special Educational Needs) CSI Forensic Science Workshop

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SEND (Special Educational Needs) CSI Forensic Science Workshop

Proven 2 excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting English for Life, Maths for Life, Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), and Learning skills. A cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive CSI Forensic Science experience.

Shepton Mallet Prison - Education Behind Bars

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Shepton Mallet Prison - Education Behind Bars

Shepton Mallet Prison provides an inclusive educational experience regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background or educational needs. We provide a tailor made educational programme specifically designed to assist and support educational learning to SEN and PRU Groups.

special offerPep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

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Pep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

Pep the Poet is a mental health advocate who uses his experience working with people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to create awareness and understanding of mental health challenges. Pep uses a variety of tools to connect with a wide audience, including spoken word poetry...

special offerPep the Poet

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Pep the Poet

Many of Pep's poems are accompanied by signs and gestures. Pep is a former Qualified Makaton Regional Tutor and has a good understanding of Deaf Awareness and is semi-fluent in BSL (British Sign Language)


African Drumming & (Gumboot) Dancing

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African Drumming & (Gumboot) Dancing

For vulnerable children and children with physical or learning disabilities, drumming offers an excellent opportunity for self-expression, because it’s all about what they can do instead of than what they can't. The children all get to play their own instrument and they don’t need prior knowledge...

Junk & Body Percussion Workshops

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Junk & Body Percussion Workshops

Most children love banging a drum, making noise and exploring sounds. A Junk Percussion workshop gives them an opportunity for self-expression, because it's all about what they can do instead of what they can't do. I'll adapt the workshop based on the needs and abilities of the pupils. It can be music...

Symphony of Support

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Symphony of Support

Students will benefit from increased confidence, self-esteem, and healthy self-expression in various aspects of their lives. Through sound therapy, students will understand the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and emotions. This will support them to embrace their true selves and accept their...

Woodrow High House

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Woodrow High House

We have a partially accessible site, with accommodation suitable for wheelchairs. Our activities can be tailored to the needs of the individual. Our operations team will work with you to ensure a stay would be suitable and adapted to your needs.


Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Xplore! is commited to making every single one of our sessions as inclusive as possible. With this in mind we are able to accommodate a wide range of additional needs both in our science discovery centre and at schools. All of our activities can be adjusted to meet the needs of the learners.

Xplore! Science Outreach

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Xplore! Science Outreach

Xplore! is committed to making every single one of our sessions as inclusive as possible. With this in mind we are able to accommodate a wide range of additional needs both in our science discovery centre and at schools. All of our activities can be adjusted to meet the needs of the learners.

special offerAdventurous Activity Days

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Adventurous Activity Days

Our staff have received the necessary training needed to provide the appropriate level of care and assistance to our visitors with special educational needs. We want participants to enjoy the opportunities and experiences we can provide at Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning. We work with many...

Shrewsbury Prison - Education Behind Bars

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Shrewsbury Prison - Education Behind Bars

Created by a team of specialists in education and history, the Education Behind Bars Programme is aligned with the national curriculum and has been designed to support learning through thought provoking exercises and activities. We provide supportive learning materials for teachers, which can be taken...


Hindleap Warren

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Hindleap Warren

Hindleap Warren is a fully inclusive centre. We’ve been working with children and young people with additional needs for over 40 years. We support them to achieve personal goals, have incredible experiences and spend time away from home in a different living environment. Each year, over 35 organisations...

Stone to Iron Age Day Trips

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Stone to Iron Age Day Trips

Our site is open to everyone, and we're committed to making sure that all of our experience days are accessible to children with special needs and physical disabilities. We regularly work with children and adults with learning difficulties.

Arc Adventures

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Arc Adventures

In 2017 he founded ARC Adventures to specialise in developing unique courses within the outdoors to address specific issues that certain client groups present and to try and push forward the quality of what outdoor education is capable of. Pete has been successfully delivering these to schools, challenging...

Anti-Bullying Workshops

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Anti-Bullying Workshops

Our workshops are fully inclusive and engaging for learners at a range of different abilities. Ahead of our visit, we make contact with your school to gain further information about how we can best cater for your pupils needs and access requirements.


Explorer Dome-Space Shows

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Explorer Dome-Space Shows

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! When you get in touch, do let us know more about your...

Robotics Workshop

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Robotics Workshop

I have observed that children with SEN engage really well with my robots. They're small, unthreatening, use colour and sound, and always, but always, do exactly what they are programmed to do, nothing more and nothing less. This appeal is the same for all ages, from Reception to KS4.

The Greeks VR Workshop

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The Greeks VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

In School Workshops

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In School Workshops

Spending time outdoors can have numerous benefits for students with special educational needs. Our expertise in creating outdoor spaces that are accessible and engaging can help SEN schools provide their students with unique opportunities to learn and grow. Here are some ways we can help: Creating...


Explorer Dome - Hands-on Science shows

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Explorer Dome - Hands-on Science shows

We love the work we do with SEN schools as the Dome is a wonderfully immersive and relaxing environment and a perfect place to learn for children with special educational needs. Merging the very best bits from different shows, we aim to make the shows as multisensory as possible. We recommend themes...

Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

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Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

The Bubble show is full of fun and surprises. Children will delight in bubbles that float and sink, grow and shrink, burn and explode! With freezing fog and exciting flashes, we will take care to come around to the children where they are in the audience so all can experience the magic of science bubbles. A...

Educational Visits at RAF Museum, Midlands

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Educational Visits at RAF Museum, Midlands

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free tripHyett Education

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Hyett Education

These workshops have been delivered in a range of alternative provisions to children who have a wide range of needs. We can cater for a range of abilities and make the session fun and accessible. We ask that teachers inform us before the session if there are any particular needs as we can ensure we...


Lotherton School Trips

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Lotherton School Trips

Lotherton is dedicated to providing excellent learning experiences for as many students as possible and SEN students are especially welcome. Workshops can be tailored to suit SEN pupils across a range of curriculum subjects, and spaces adapted for different needs.

Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! North London

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Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! North London

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Rewild, Reconnect and Reset

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Rewild, Reconnect and Reset

Our team are experienced in working with children with a range of SEN and disabilities and we continue to adopt new and innovative approaches to supporting young people with a range of needs. We promote inclusion, equality and diversity in all aspects of our work at Drama in the Woods.

Maths Workshops

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Maths Workshops

Our Maths workshops are fantastic for SEN students of all abilities, we can tailor our activity workshop to suit your needs. The activities are hands on and large so are great visually for the students to see and solve.


Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! The Chiltern Hills

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Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! The Chiltern Hills

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Rainforests VR Workshop

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Rainforests VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

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Ackers Adventure Residential centre

Spending time outdoors can have numerous benefits for students with special educational needs. Our expertise in creating outdoor spaces that are accessible and engaging can help SEN schools provide their students with unique opportunities to learn and grow. Here are some ways we can help: Creating...

Around the World VR Workshop

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Around the World VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.


Roman Workshop

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Roman Workshop

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Queen Boudicca', leader of the Celts. We explore what life was like in Roman Britain and help her try to defeat the Roman army using their discipline, battle formations and the differences between two tribes.

Onsite School Team Building Days

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Onsite School Team Building Days

We believe that SEN students should not miss out and that is why our programmes are all adaptable to ensure SEN students can experience the same activities as other schools. Whether you are a physical, SEMH, Austic specialist school we can create a bespoke workshop that meets your needs and those...

Polar Regions VR Workshop

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Polar Regions VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! Oxfordshire

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Drama In The Woods Day Visits and Camp Outs! Oxfordshire

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China VR Workshop

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China VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

Volcanoes VR Workshop

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Volcanoes VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

North America VR Workshop

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North America VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

Climate Change VR Workshop

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Climate Change VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.


Intermediate STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

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Intermediate STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

These workshops have been delivered in a range of alternative provisions to children who have a wide range of needs. We can cater for a range of abilities and make the session fun and accessible. We ask that teachers inform us before the session if there are any particular needs as we can ensure we...

Underwater VR Workshop

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Underwater VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

WW1 Workshop

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WW1 Workshop

Children with special educational needs really benefit from and enjoy our interactive workshops. The activities and games within our workshops are fully inclusive of SEN children and SEN children have gained a lot from our workshops and learning in such a practical environment.

Braeside Residential

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Braeside Residential

Roman Baths in Bath - themed visits and day trips Lay Wood - Roman villa The Wiltshire Museum - exhibitions on Roman history in the area


Ackers Adventure Day Trips

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Ackers Adventure Day Trips

Spending time outdoors can have numerous benefits for students with special educational needs. Our expertise in creating outdoor spaces that are accessible and engaging can help SEN schools provide their students with unique opportunities to learn and grow. Here are some ways we can help: Creating...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop

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Wonders of the World VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

Space VR Workshop

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Space VR Workshop

We have visited a number of SEN schools across the country, from KS2 in primary to KS3 and KS4 in secondary schools. We have a range of workshops that can be adapted to suit your students' needs. Get in touch if you have any questions about what we can provide for your school.

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