What is a design school trip? Looking to plan an educational design school trip and need some ideas and options for your pupils and students, which involves experiencing a design environment outside of the classroom but will compliment alongside your National Curriculum key stage study topic such as DT, literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business.

Design is often interlinked with Art, Technology and STEM in many industries/services today these go hand in hand lets take the fashion industry items are designed and manufactured in modern factories were technology plays a big part in the process from online design software to automated machinery that cuts, stiches and boxes these goods for the consumer market.

One school trip idea is a museum for your pupils to experience the design thinking process this would feature various designs and designers through exhibits and hands on workshops were they will learn and gain skills and knowledge of products, industrial processes, graphics, fashion, architectural design through the ages.

Who knows one of your pupils in the future might be the next big designer in a specific industry or service, but for now let’s get them on a Design School Trip Experience.

Technology Design Trips & Workshop Ideas

National Railway Museum York

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Bring learning to life with a visit to the National Railway Museum and discover inspiring objects and stories from the world’s largest railway collection. Experience engineering brilliance of the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Adaptable Travel UK and Worldwide Tour Operator

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Adaptable Travel is the UKs most innovative school trips operator offering unique, safe and low-cost school trips and educational tours to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Ultimate STEM School Takeout South East

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The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is bringing science into the classroom with their Ultimate STEM School Takeout Workshops, providing school groups with educational activities that spark curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Cadbury World Birmingham

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Cadbury World in the West Midlands offers a unique experience that gives a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the nation’s favourite chocolate. Your visit will take around 4.5 hours. This includes an educational talk or workshop (optional).

Carlisle Castle Cumbria

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An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Hampshire

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If you’re looking for inspirational, educational and fun STEM learning experiences for your school, Winchester Science Centre has the lot! Visit the Science Centre with your group or let us bring the fun to your classroom!

We The Curious Science Centre

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Bristol’s science centre is all about asking questions and testing things out, with two floors full of interactive exhibits, new experience Project What If and the UK’s first 3D Planetarium.

English Heritage West Midlands

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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

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Legoland Discovery Centre with Lego Education provide unique high quality learning experiences. We bring maths, science engineering and language to life and encourage skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.

Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns & Hilltop Park Derbyshire

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Heights of Abraham Derbyshire provide schools and educational groups with a unique memorable outdoor experience from cable car journeys to historical hilltop guided tours to underground caverns and hands on workshops in the woodland corner.

Science Museum London

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A trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering, and maths that has shaped our lives today. Suitable for all age groups, with interactive galleries, exhibitions, and even workshops.

Tower Bridge London

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Tower Bridge is a world-famous landmark that provides educational groups with unforgettable school trip experiences. From exploring the high-level walkways to uncovering the history of the Bridge, there is something to captivate every student!

Lullingstone Roman Villa

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One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain. It is home to some outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and activities for learning.

Science & Dinosaur Digital Mobile Dome Nationwide

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Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks and Soils, and Dinosaurs.

National Motorcycle Museum West Midlands

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The world’s only venue demonstrating UK’s proud history of Motorcycle manufacture, with the largest collection of British Motorcycles displayed in 5 Halls. The development from the earliest pioneer machines to the latest superbikes.

National Science and Media Museum Bradford

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At the National Science and Media Museum, your group will have the chance to explore the science of light and sound in Wonderlab, the history of photography in the Kodak Gallery, as well as our fantastic temporary exhibitions.

English Heritage North West

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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.

English Heritage East Midlands

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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.

Paultons Theme Park Hampshire

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Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. New for 2020, visit Tornado Springs – with 8 thrilling rides and attractions (opens 19th May).

The Sustainability Activity Centre Hampshire

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The Centre offers a wide variety of exciting educational eco-activities that promote sustainable living and green issues in an inspiring yet tranquil setting, located in The South Downs National Park, Hampshire.

Celtic Harmony Camp, Outdoor Prehistory Centre

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Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a program of Prehistory Residential and Day trips covering Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain. Immerse your class in Ancient Britain with hands-on outdoor experiential learning!

The Shakespeare Family Homes

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent, educational charity dedicated to deepening the understanding of Shakespeare’s works & times. We offer a range of informative & inspiring tours to bring Shakespeare to life for all key stages.

English Heritage South West

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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.

Sublime Science Workshop All Regions

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The Sublime Science School Workshop is Dragons Den Approved, Queen's Award Winning and Slimetastically Guaranteed to be Awesome. Don't Miss Out - Check Now

English Heritage East of England

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We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with free planning visits, property information, useful online resources, and educational facilities.

Liverpool British Music Experience

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British Music Experience in Liverpool, students can immerse themselves into a museum of musical history and knowledge. On this musical school trip, students can discover legendary music memorabilia and get their hands on top quality musical instruments.

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre Chichester

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The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre was established to provide a facility where people of all ages could learn about science in a very visual and exciting way.

St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Buckinghamshire

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Set in the peaceful grounds of Tiggywinkles the worlds largest wildlife hospital and Europes first teaching hospital we have developed a very popular educational trail with the chance of meeting some of our permanent residents.

Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham

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Legoland Discovery Centre with Lego Education provide unique high quality learning experiences. We bring maths, science engineering and language to life and encourage skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.

High Ropes & Lasergaming Oxford

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Our programmes incorporate Lasergaming, Oxfordshire's ONLY High Ropes Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.

Tower Bridge Workshops London

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Whether you're looking for inspiration for your literacy topic, an opportunity for young historians to test their enquiry skills, or for a school trip experience that brings STEM topics to life, Tower Bridge's learning programme has got you covered.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

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We offer bespoke Curriculum based LEGO Workshops for ages 3-11. Lead by our fully trained Education Team, we cover topics such as Robotics, Underwater Creatures, Computing, Maths and much more.

English Heritage South East

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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.

The Design Museum London

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The Design Museum London is the world's leading venue devoted to contemporary design. Students will experience the design industry with Its learning tours and workshop programmes focusing on collections, publishing and exhibitions on the impact of design

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Enjoy a thrilling educational or end of term treat day out at one of the UK's favourite theme parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own dedicated Education Academy.

DNA VR Virtual Reality Arcade Hammersmith

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DNA VR Virtual Reality Arcade in London, Hammersmith takes school students on an educational journey on a school trip through worlds in this reality and beyond.The state-of-the-art technology can also ensure that your science lesson will be unforgettable.

Kingswood Dearne Valley Activity Centre Doncaster

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One of the most inspiring education and adventure centres in Europe. This former millennium commission project now provides a unique learning outside of the classroom experience.

Science Zone Bournemouth

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The Science Zone offers interactive educational experiences, where students can explore life-sized dinosaurs and the Solar System. The variety of activities that are available ensures that all students will remain engaged and interested.

National Galleries of Scotland

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art boasts an array of indoor and outdoor modern and contemporary art, set in two sculpture parks. See our website for details on all our venues, which can spark creative thinking and excite students

Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden Warwickshire

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Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens provides school trips & educational visits with great tours, exhibitions & interactive workshops, explore the Tudor gardens, medieval kitchens, great hall & Caslte or walk around the almost complete outer walls. 

English Heritage Yorkshire

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We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with free planning visits, property information, useful online resources, and educational facilities.

Lower Drayton Farm Park Learning Outdoor Education Staffordshire

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Lower Drayton Farm offers schools/student groups an interactive fun learning experience where pupils will become enthralled in the 750-acre working farm that boasts a plethora of themed activities, animals encounters designed to educate and inspire.

English Heritage North East

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We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with free planning visits, property information, useful online resources, and educational facilities.

Science and Industry Museum Manchester

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At the Science and Industry Museum Manchester discover ideas that change the world. From the factories of the Industrial Revolution, to computing and the creative industries and beyond. Providing a fully enriched learning experience for your students.

DNA VR Virtual Reality Arcade Manchester

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DNA VR Virtual Reality Arcade in Manchester takes school students on an educational journey on a school trip through worlds in this reality and beyond. The state-of-the-art technology can also ensure that your science lesson will be unforgettable.

Little House of Science

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Our workshops are designed to make science fun and exciting for children and help contribute to their understanding of how nature and the world around them works. Each lesson introduces children to a new scientific concept or idea in a simplified way.

Silverstone Museum

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At Silverstone Museum, students can explore the home of British Motor Racing! School groups will have the chance to learn about the history, engineering, and technology involved. They can even discover the retired circuit.

Retro Computer Museum Leicestershire

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The Retro Computer Museum Leicestershire provides historically focused school trips, where your students will have the chance to discover various computer and console systems from the 1960's onwards.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum Hampshire

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From the 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey to revolutionary motoring breakthroughs at the National Motor Museum, the attraction offers a wide range of opportunities for educational groups.

Nenthead Mines & Heritage Centre

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An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people, places, tools, lifestyle, and legacy of the mining industry that once completely dominated the landscape.

Immersive Experiences Mobile Planetarium School Workshops Nationwide

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Immersive Experiences is the UK's multi-award-winning immersive learning/entertainment outreach provider, reaching a record breaking 200,000 people a year.

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum Warwickshire

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The MAD Museum is based in the center of Stratford upon Avon, this attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art. “MAD” stands for Mechanical Art and Design.

English Heritage Greater London

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Iron Age Settlements, Roman Forts, Medieval Abbeys, Tudor Castles, Victorian Mansions and Gardens, and even World War Fortresses - you name it, our exceptional, out-of-the-classroom sites offer unlimited cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Avon Tyrrell UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre Hampshire Day

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Located in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell, the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is an established site offering outdoor learning opportunities.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses West Midlands

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Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How are your shoes linked to the rainforest? What is a tenrec? Find the answers to these questions, and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.

Fashion Design Trips & Workshop Ideas

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Enjoy a thrilling educational or end of term treat day out at one of the UK's favourite theme parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own dedicated Education Academy.

The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum Devon

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We provide a mixture of workshops on the textile industry, with working machinery in action to give a flavour of sights, smells & sounds of a working woollen mill. We give an overview of the whole process of the industry, from sheep to finished fabrics.

The Design Museum London

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The Design Museum London is the world's leading venue devoted to contemporary design. Students will experience the design industry with Its learning tours and workshop programmes focusing on collections, publishing and exhibitions on the impact of design

Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire

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Butser Ancient Farm is a world leading museum for experimental archaeology education, bringing the past to life through hands on reconstructions of prehistoric, Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon structures, through immersive, practical activities for students.

St Mary’s Guildhall Coventry School Trips

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St Mary's Guildhall is a rich historical heritage site in the centre of Coventry's Cathedral Quarter. Immerse your students in engaging workshops that encourage historical inquiry and ignite the imagination. Making this an ideal school trip for your class

Engineering Design Trips & Workshop Ideas

JDR Karting, Lasertag & Segway Gloucester

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We teach children how to drive go karts in a safe manner. They will be taught driving techniques and how to observe the safety procedures of a race track.

Locomotion County Durham

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Welcome to Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, where schools can learn about the birthplace of the railways and the world’s first railway town.We offer a range of workshops focused on STEM and social history topics relating to EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Silverstone Museum

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At Silverstone Museum, students can explore the home of British Motor Racing! School groups will have the chance to learn about the history, engineering, and technology involved. They can even discover the retired circuit.

The Real Outdoor Xperience Adventure Centre Cirencester

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The Real Outdoor Xperience Adventure Centre is a lake and land outdoor education adventure centre perfect for school trips and educational groups, set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park and designated a site of special scientific interest.

Science Museum London

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A trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering, and maths that has shaped our lives today. Suitable for all age groups, with interactive galleries, exhibitions, and even workshops.

Tower Bridge Workshops London

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Whether you're looking for inspiration for your literacy topic, an opportunity for young historians to test their enquiry skills, or for a school trip experience that brings STEM topics to life, Tower Bridge's learning programme has got you covered.

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre School Trip Wales

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is where science lives in North Wales and beyond. Our exhibition floor is home to over 80 interactive exhibits that will engage and enthrall many school students on an educational day trip.

National Motorcycle Museum West Midlands

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The world’s only venue demonstrating UK’s proud history of Motorcycle manufacture, with the largest collection of British Motorcycles displayed in 5 Halls. The development from the earliest pioneer machines to the latest superbikes.

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum Warwickshire

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The MAD Museum is based in the center of Stratford upon Avon, this attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art. “MAD” stands for Mechanical Art and Design.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Hampshire

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If you’re looking for inspirational, educational and fun STEM learning experiences for your school, Winchester Science Centre has the lot! Visit the Science Centre with your group or let us bring the fun to your classroom!

Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham

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Legoland Discovery Centre with Lego Education provide unique high quality learning experiences. We bring maths, science engineering and language to life and encourage skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.

Nenthead Mines & Heritage Centre

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An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people, places, tools, lifestyle, and legacy of the mining industry that once completely dominated the landscape.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Ultimate STEM School Takeout South East

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The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is bringing science into the classroom with their Ultimate STEM School Takeout Workshops, providing school groups with educational activities that spark curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Enjoy a thrilling educational or end of term treat day out at one of the UK's favourite theme parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own dedicated Education Academy.

Science Zone Bournemouth

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The Science Zone offers interactive educational experiences, where students can explore life-sized dinosaurs and the Solar System. The variety of activities that are available ensures that all students will remain engaged and interested.

Tower Bridge London

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Tower Bridge is a world-famous landmark that provides educational groups with unforgettable school trip experiences. From exploring the high-level walkways to uncovering the history of the Bridge, there is something to captivate every student!

The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 

KidZania London: The Indoor City for Children

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Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During a four-hour experience, children can independently choose from a number of real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre Chichester

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The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre was established to provide a facility where people of all ages could learn about science in a very visual and exciting way.

We The Curious Science Centre

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Bristol’s science centre is all about asking questions and testing things out, with two floors full of interactive exhibits, new experience Project What If and the UK’s first 3D Planetarium.
     
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