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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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.
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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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Pleasurewood Hills is a fabulous Theme Park where students can have fun and enjoy action-packed days out! Whether your students want to take on one of the thrilling rides, or would prefer to watch an engaging show, there is something for everyone.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Here at Lee Valley VeloPark, we offer physically challenging school trip experiences, where your students will have the opportunity to cycle in the London 2012 Olympic Venue!
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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.
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Legoland Discovery Centre provides students with the opportunity to use Lego as an educational tool. There are various activities that will test a number of different skills, such as building workshops and exploring architecture through the use of Lego.
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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.
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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.
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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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