In Summer 2017 we see the launch of our brand new purpose built Safari Academy! A purpose built eco friendly building ideal for carrying out hands on curriculum learning sessions with pupils of all ages.

In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust (1967 - 2017) and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive, Royal Scot, will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style.

Royal Scot, which was built in 1927, was the first in a new breed of steam locomotives, made by the LMS for their fastest passenger services from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. She was then rebuilt by British Railways in 1950 and went on to serve another 12 years in traffic on the West Coast Main Line. She was eventually retired in October 1962.

Reward Day Trips for schools

Pupils Achievement Being Rewarded?

Are you looking for ideas in relation to reward trips for your school pupils, many schools look at how to provide a motivating reward scheme for the hard work being attained throughout the academic school year, so if your school has decided to provide this reward scheme and need fresh ideas of what to provide them or even get the pupils to write a reward day trip list, look no further than UK School Trips website for lots of great fun and exciting day out venues up and down the UK.

UK School Trips can recommend lots of fantastic venues below that have been with us and have very high standards and facilities for your school group or educational trip. So why wait get searching below:

Those with a passion for steam locomotives should head over to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as it holds its annual Autumn Welsh Steam Gala event from Friday September 30th until Sunday 2nd of October.


Outdoor education specialists, Essex Outdoors, have been awarded a £2million capital investment for additional facilities and centre improvements.

At a time when 65% of local authority outdoor centres are at risk or facing closure* the investment in Essex Outdoors demonstrates the belief Essex County Council has in the educational value and experience provided by outdoor learning.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is pleased to have hit a hat-trick with three steam engines back on track after overhauls. 80136 is the third locomotive to emerge from the ever-busy Motive Power Depot, running for the first time on Tuesday 23rd August.

Another new term comes around and already thinking of ideas for Residential Outdoor Education Centres for your school trip or educational group, residential school trips has great advantages for school children or educational groups. Which includes team building, group & personal skills development, gaining personal confidence, building outdoor education and pursuit’s experience, plus the fun of living as a group in a new environment, which all combine to provide each and every pupil or student will valuable experience and skills from a residential school trip.

See below a selection of fantastic School Trip & educational Group Residential Centres within your region (just click the link to see great venues):




The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is delighted to announce that school visits are up by 53% (21st March – 30th April 2016) this year after launching new marketing initiatives and educational school packages. The new marketing strategy includes new school workshops and partnerships with educational stakeholders.

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