School Sports Tours

Taking your club or sports team on a UK or overseas school sports tour is a popular way to end the season, develop teamwork and camaraderie, or to take advantage of other perspectives on coaching and tactics.


Specialist Sports Tours for School, College & University Teams

On an overseas school sports tour children will get to experience a new country and culture, whilst having that wonderful feeling of being able to represent not just their school but their nation too - at their favourite sport!

If you are looking for a UK school sports trip, head to the lower half of this page where you will find a variety of sports centres. Benefit from development coaching on a football tour, rugby tour, or in cricket, tennis, hockey, swimming and a whole lot more.

School sports tours for all ages are catered for, from juniors to university teams. Between them, the companies represented below can help arrange a safe, professional and memorable school sports tours throughout the UK or to any corner of the world, taking care of travel, accommodation, and fixtures or tournaments! Click through and send a request for more details to find out how they can help you organise the perfect sports tour for your school.

Take a look at our feature on school sports tours to Valencia, Spain

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Overseas School Sports Tours


Hockey Tours with Equity


Train and develop your hockey teams skills at the picturesque location of Platja d'Aro on the Spanish coastline in Costa Brava. With a superb selection of training facilities, qualified coaches and pitches on offer, your team can develop their skills and play against local opposition (fixtures subject to availability). Our hockey tours to Platja d'Aro can be combined with other sports for a multi-sports tour, including football and netball. Groups can also enjoy the vast array of facilities on offer including tennis courts, a swimming pool, volleyball and a gym. ...

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Hockey Tours with Equity




Africa, Far East, South America

  • Community-led volunteering abroad
  • Sports development and sports coaching for local youth
  • Self-esteem, female empowerment and cross-cultural exchange


Make a difference through sports. Help your students help others and grow as global citizens. Immerse in another culture, learn what life is like for children and educators abroad, and assist in local, community-led sports development initiatives. ...

Sports Development & Cultural Immersion Worldwide

  • Kayaking
  • Coasteering
  • Activity Centre


A combination of exciting outdoor sports and adventure activities with a visit to the Valley Adventure Centre. ...

Sports and Adventures

Spain, Europe

  • Competitive fixtures
  • Professional coaching and training facilities
  • Inspiring venues


A netball tour is a great way for players to bond and grow. At Equity, we know that on a sports tour it can be shown that workshops, tailored training programmes and an external environment can change a student’s attitude towards sport. ...

Netball Tours with Equity

Ireland, Europe


Kippure Estate’s Environmental Education Centre is located deep in the heart of the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Specialising in providing the best Physical Education trips for children of all ages and exceptional Geography and Biology visits too. ...

Environmental Education Adventure Centre



Far East

  • Ski in the famous Hakauba Valley
  • Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Attend a sumo wrestling match


Plan a tailored school trip to Japan. Visit the Hakuba Valley, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. ...

History, Arts and Sports trips to Japan

Spain

  • Competitive fixtures
  • Professional training facilities
  • Inspiring venues


A hockey tour to Spain with Equity allows students to develop their skills on the sunny coastline of Platja d'Aro with top quality training facilities and coaches. ...

Hockey Tours with Equity

France

  • Owner Ged Glynn is an internationally renowned Rugby Coach
  • Junior International Rugby Camp, Easter Tours and Pre-Season


Rugby is at the heart of Club Correze. The owner, Ged Glynn, has coached London Irish, England Under 21s, England A and the Spanish National Team. He is currently Head of Rugby Operations for Leicester Tigers. ...

Rugby Tours at Club Correze

Belgium


Edwin Doran provide a selection of excellent overseas school sports tours.Starting as close as Belgium and going all the way over to Australia. So wherever you're looking to go, Edwin Doran will certainly have a school sports tour for you! ...

Hockey Tour

France


CLUB CORREZE programmes are designed to introduce young people to an array of exciting new experiences. These new experiences can reveal and stimulate hidden skills and aptitudes and provide essential elements for each child’s personal development....

Activity and Adventure at Club Correze

Spain, Europe

  • Competitive fixtures
  • Professional training facilities
  • Inspiring venues


A football tour with Equity delivers everything on your wish list: professional coaches, world-famous clubs and elite training facilities. Our bespoke tours are geared to improving and inspiring your team. ...

Football Tours with Equity

Accommodation choices on your school sports tour

Most school sports tour companies will have established links and great relationships with schools or clubs in the destinations they feature. For this reason, many of them are able to offer you the choice when it comes to your group's accommodation. Some schools like to stay together and bond as a group, while others choose to place students with local hosts so that they can really get under the skin of the place they are visiting, develop a deeper cultural understanding, and make life long friendships.

Local fixtures

An important part of any school sports tour are the competitive matches against local teams. Your school group will receive expert coaching as part of the package, developing their skills and knowledge of their chosen sport. However, no sports tour would be complete without a competitive game or three! Your team will be given plenty of opportunity to put what they learn into practice, testing their skills against well matched opponents.

Sports tour destinations

The school sports tour specialists that we work with have been arranging successful tours for decades and have developed links with schools all over the world. If we say Rugby you may think South Africa. Cricket we associate with Australia, and Football with Germany. In fact you can choose from many different countries, perhaps to tie in with language objectives, or simply to suit your school's budget. You may also wish to take in more than one destination in the true spirit of a tour!

Cultural excursions

Although the sport is the most important aspect of your school tour, when you are not training or competing, there will be opportunities to see more of the place you staying in. All the tours we offer include the chance to spend time on your trip visiting local attractions and landmarks. What tour of Dubai would be complete without a trip into the desert, or New York without a city tour.



"Schools can be as flexible as they like with their sports tours. All our sports tours are tailor made to suit the group, and all quotes are based on the requirements of the school in question. A typical Soccer Tour to Spain can include fixtures for other sports, such as Rugby, Basketball and Hockey, an educational visit to Barcelona with qualified guide and tour of the Nou Camp (Barcelona FC), organised coaching sessions from Espanyol Club Coaches, plus a full day excursion."
David Pinder, Director
Ski and Sport Travel

"Our primary audience for school sports tours are secondary school groups. Within secondary school group tours we have two distinct tour types. Sport for all: Open to all that are enthusiastic to get involved and experience sport. Perfect for team building, confidence and sport development. Trips for Squads: For those looking to take away their sports teams to challenge and improve. We find the beginning of the year is the best time to take away a squad as they will bond with their team members and by training with top international coaches will learn skills they can continue to develop over the course of the year."
Ben Reynolds, International Manager for Sport
Inspiring Learning

"Young football players that burst on to the scene cannot escape the attentions of the world's media. At Trans World Soccer we like to give everyone, regardless of ability, a true superstar media experience to provide a flavour of what like at the top is really like. All players will receive comprehensive media training in a variety of roles, and will work together in small teams to document their experience on a daily basis. These updates will be uploaded to Trans World Soccer’s social media accounts, allowing family members at home to see daily updates from the trip, and giving children valuable experience in communication, collaboration and 21st century journalism."
Scott Macfarlane
Trans World Soccer

UK School Sports Centres


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....

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In2Action Grittleton House




Yorkshire
Sports:


Underbank Activity Centre is located on the shores of Underbank Reservoir just off of the Stocksbridge bypass. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials. ...

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

All UK Regions
Sports:


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. ...

Peak - Mobile Outdoor Adventure Activities

North
Sports:


Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, just a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer various school group team building watersports activities from canoeing to sailing, along with many land based activities to make a full day ...

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

Midlands
Sports:


Is your school ready to hit the heights of the treetops? Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. The course boasts 28 exciting obstacles. ...

Peak - Trentham Treetop Adventures



All UK Regions
Sports:


We offer Freestyle Football Workshops and Assembly Demonstrations & Inspirational Talks to schools up and down the UK. Taught by World Top 10 Football Freestyler Jamie Knight, these workshops are not to be missed! ...

Freestyle Football Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East
Sports:


The venue offers exciting paddlesport opportunities led by qualified instructors who will engage and excite students. Options include rafting, hydrospeeding, kayaking and paddleboarding. ...

White Water

All UK Regions
Sports:


We specialise in creative educational group travel, creating & managing engaging school trips covering the whole curriculum in partnership with museums and attractions across the UK, packaged with all your travel necessities. ...

Creative School Trips

North
Sports:


Astbury Watersports Centre is located at Astbury Mere, near Congleton town centre. We offer various watersports from canoeing to sailing, and if getting in the water isn’t what you fancy we also have many different land based activities. ...

Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

South West
Sports:


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

Midlands
Sports:


Audley Climbing Centre is a great indoor centre, packed with routes and challenges for climbers of all ages and abilities. We are proud to have the most top rope routes in all of North Staffordshire. We can cater for school groups. ...

Peak - Audley Climbing Centre

London & South East
Sports:


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. ...

Woodrow High House

North
Sports:


Is your school group ready to hit the heights of the treetops? Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. The course boasts 38 awesome obstacles. ...

Peak - Trafford Treetops Adventures

Midlands
Sports:


Chasewater Activity Centre is located near Cannock. We offer various watersports from canoeing to raft-building, and land based activities for school groups, including residentials. ...

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

Wales
Sports:


Newgale Lodge is situated in a secluded rural 2-acre setting, just 2-miles from Newgale beach and the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. We offer fully-catered stays and exclusive use to schools of more than 30 and can accommodate up to 50 people. ...

Newgale Lodge

London & South East
Sports:


Using sports facilities usually reserved for professional clubs, your football team can learn the skills and tactics to greatly improve their game at renowned clubs such as Fulham FC and Futbol Salou. ...

Football Trips & Pro Experiences

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