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Places to visit in Wales for school groups

With over a thousand kilometers of coastline, and some spectacular mountain ranges, it is hardly surprising the Welsh tourist board play up the invigorating great outdoor when marketing the country.

If you are looking for outdoor locations for your school trip, you could try one of the great outdoor adventure or conservation centres listed below, or on our dedicated Activity Centres in Wales page. Or how about taking in some Welsh history and culture in the National Museum. The Welsh industrial landscape will also make for some interesting and educational visit opportunities for your school group.

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre



Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of Science in North Wales and opens later in 2020. Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

Xplore! offers a wide range of activities with over 50 available to students of all ages. With its hands-on approach, students will come away with more than just a smile on their faces. Brought to you by the people of Techniquest Glyndwr - we've almost two decades of experience in inspiring young minds when it comes to the world of STEM, creating an outstanding experience for both pupils and teachers. ...

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Sealyham Activity Centre
Sealyham Activity Centre

Wales Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers.

Grow Your Imagination at Plantasia
Grow Your Imagination at Plantasia

Wales 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 now hosts new educational resources, new animals, new workshops, all part of of your trip here

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Wales Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of Science in North Wales and opens later in 2020. Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life
Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life

Wales History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

The Winding House tells the story of the south Wales valleys. From the Roman invasion to the twentieth century; explore the unique history of the valleys and discover the roots of modern life and culture in Wales through our museum.




Gelligaer Roman Fort
Gelligaer Roman Fort

Wales History, Romans

Gelligaer Roman Fort is set in the beautiful countryside right in the heart of Caerphilly County Borough. The Gelligaer Roman Fort was an important staging post for the Roman forces and is full of rich heritage

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
FSC Rhyd-y-creuau

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an inspiring and fun location for your school geography, biology or primary school trip.

Arc Adventures
Arc Adventures

Wales 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.

FSC Orielton
FSC Orielton

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

FSC Orielton is set in fantastic wooded grounds, close to rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park. It is a great location for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Anglesey Outdoors
Anglesey Outdoors

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff.

Conway Centres Oaklands
Conway Centres Oaklands

Wales Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

We offer High Quality Outdoor Education in a residential setting in The Snowdonia National Park. Our activities are adventurous, and challenging and support the curriculum you deliver in school. Experience it for Real at Oaklands, bespoke adventure

YHA Cardiff Central
YHA Cardiff Central

Wales History, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian, Accommodation Only

YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups.

FSC Margam Discovery Centre
FSC Margam Discovery Centre

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Visit this centre set in the Margam Country Park, surrounded by beautiful parkland to explore. With easy access to a wide variety of field sites it is an excellent base for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages.


Plas Menai
Plas Menai

Wales Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. Passionate about the outdoors we offer unforgettable experiences and activities to empower young people, developing confidence and communication skills.

Multi-Activity Package
Multi-Activity Package

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Physical Education, SEN

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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

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.

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council
Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Wales Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft

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.


Open Door Adventure
Open Door Adventure

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Open Door Adventure is an Outdoor Pursuit Centre set in a stunning North Wales location. 25 acres of forest, our own river, caves & mine in our grounds. 20 on-site activities & all you need for action-packed adventure & just 35 miles from Snowdon!

FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages.

Abernant Lake
Abernant Lake

Wales Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment.

The Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre
The Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre

Wales Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Taking full advantage of our location, we deliver a range of real, challenging activities, such as mountain walking, canoeing expeditions and gorge scrambling. These day long activities really promote self-learning. Great for field studies too!


Newgale Lodge
Newgale Lodge

Wales History, Medieval, Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, Accommodation Only

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.

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Wales 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.

Govilon Activity Centre
Govilon Activity Centre

Wales Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Real, adventurous activities in natural outdoor settings, with nothing contrived or artificial. Independence, pushing personal boundaries, trust and communication are underpinned by a plethora of activity options in the stunning Brecon Beacons.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Wales 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

Wales 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!

Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education
Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education

Wales Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports

Based in the beautiful Cambrian Mountain in Mid Wales. Brenin Adventures provide REAL outdoor adventure in the surrounding countryside. Mountain Days, Paddlesports, Gorge Walking, Climbing, Sailing are just a few of the things we have to offer

Discovery Package
Discovery Package

Wales English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

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…

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

Wales Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team.


GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park

Wales Design Technology, Art, Wildlife, SEN

The BEST School Trip in North Wales...

Anglo-Saxon Village
Anglo-Saxon Village

Wales History, Geography, Saxons, Human Geography

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

National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff

Wales Geography, Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art

You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum.

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle

Wales History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Cardiff Castle has over 2000 years of hisory which makes it perfect for a historical school trip covering areas the both the English and Welsh National Curriculum.


National Coal Museum Wales
National Coal Museum Wales

Wales Science, History, Twentieth Century

Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century.

National Showcaves Centre
National Showcaves Centre

Wales Science, History, Geography, Chemistry, Physical Geography

The National Showcave Centre, Wales, is a group of ten attractions, centred on the magnificent show caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone Cave and Cathedral Cave. Stalagmites, stalactites, and a many more natural features.

Elan Valley
Elan Valley

Wales Science, Geography, Physics, Biology, Human Geography Geography Geography, Fieldstudies

The Estate is an ideal location for studying topics such as biodiversity, conservation, woodland ecology and management issues, as well as the conflicts and benefits of the construction of dams.

National Waterfront Museum
National Waterfront Museum

Wales Science, History

Explore the story of Wales's past, present and future contributions to industry and innovation, via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.


Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Wales History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Medieval, Fieldstudies

Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials

Techniquest
Techniquest

Wales Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry

Techniquest provides a unique experience — supporting teachers and inspiring pupils from Foundation Phase to Post-16 in STEM — at our Centre in Cardiff Bay and through a dynamic Outreach programme, which brings the Techniquest experience to schoo

The Slate Caverns
The Slate Caverns

Wales Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography

Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s or visit the higher parts of our 300 year old Quarry in Ex Army trucks!

Rock UK Summit Centre
Rock UK Summit Centre

Wales Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Rock UK Summit Centre - A brand new multi-activity centre in south Wales. Following a £4M redevelopment project Summit Centre now offers incredible school residential trips with bursary places available and over 20 adventure activities on offer!


TYF
TYF

Wales Science, Biology, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education

Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife.

Scout Adventures - Wales
Scout Adventures - Wales

Wales Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE

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.

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy
Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town

Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven
Pro-Active Adventure Broad Haven

Wales Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval, Human Geography, Physical, Fieldstudies

In Pembrokeshire, Pro-Active Adventure offer some of the most spectacular activity venues in South Wales. We have a full range of activity programmes that are developed to meet the individual needs of your pupil group. Programmes last from 1 - 5 days


Colomendy - Kingswood
Colomendy - Kingswood

Wales Citizenship, Geography, Bushcraft, Physical Education

A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors.

UK Cultural School Trips
UK Cultural School Trips

Wales

Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London.

Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre
Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre

Wales Geography, Physical Education, SEN, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies

At Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre we offer a wide range of adventurous activities on our residential courses including Canoeing, Climbing, Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Scrambling and Weaselling, Mountain Biking to Hill Walking and Raft Building. A

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!


Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

History, Physical Education, Prehistory

We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP

Team Building and Resilience
Team Building and Resilience

Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, SEN

Atlas are experts at bringing the adventure to you! We deliver exciting, enriching and fun activity days in your school grounds, including bushcraft, Team Tasks, Archery and Problem-Solving. Are you ready for an amazing workshop?

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

Volcanoes VR Workshop
Volcanoes VR Workshop

English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN

Visit volcanoes from around the world with PrimeVR! We'll introduce your class to some volcanoes and show them some real ones on planet Earth using VR headsets! Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Stone Age
Stone Age

History, Prehistory, Performing Arts

Any idea what life would have been like in the Stone Age? It’s nothing like life today! One Day Creative uses drama, imagination and storytelling to explore life in the stone age.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Citizenship, Geography, Environmental Geography, SEN

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.

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!

Explorer Dome-States of Matter Show
Explorer Dome-States of Matter Show

Science, Chemistry

These shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Exciting experiments and daring demos explore solids, liquids and gases, evaporating, condensing, melting, sublimation and freezing.


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!

Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day

English

Dan Tastic Education brings stories & fantasy to life with incredible Fairy Tale Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator

Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop

English, History, Tudors, SEN

With PrimeVR, climb on board Henry VIII's famous warship, The Mary Rose! This workshop is a great way of bringing the Tudors to life and will be a fantastic writing stimulus for your class. Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya

History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts

Ever heard of the Ancient Maya? They're a fascinating lot, and so are the terrifying gods that reigned over them! One Day Creative uses drama, imagination and storytelling to explore life as part of this ancient civilisation.

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