Design and Technology

Design and Technology is a fascinating curriculum topic and there is a huge variety of destinations all around us and in the modern working world for a school trip. You will see design and technology applied to products, enviroments, places and materials. Pupils can experience and gain hands on skills such as designing objects or products and solving problems which helps them build practical skills to use in a future job. See a list of great venues below ideal for gaining an insight into this environment and help plan your school design and technology trip.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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We aim to provide a wonderful opportunity for children to experience new challenges, whilst learning valuable life skills, gaining confidence and most of all having a fun packed, active holiday that they'll never forget.
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At Waddesdon Manor, students can explore a fairytale chateau that was built in the 1870s by the historically fascinating Rothschild family. Here, students can discover a fabulous collection of art and treasures.
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Head of Steam offers a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities - whether you are a school, college, nursery, Sure Start group, holiday club, young person or a member of a community group.
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At the Silverstone Interactive 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.
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World Ruby Museum in Twickenham provides school groups with interactive stadium tours with a rugby expert. Journey through rugby history in the World Rugby Museum and experience hands-on learning in a free education session.
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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.
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TimeQuest provides mobile workshop escape room experiences in your school or classroom, creating unique challenges to engage your pupils’ thought processes, to enhance personal development and teambuilding skills interlinked to the curriculum.
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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).
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