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 out the answer to these questions and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.
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The Silverstone Experience provides students with the opportunity to explore the home of British Motor Racing, learning about the engineering and technology involved and also discovering the retired circuit.
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The Centre offers a variety of educational Eco activities that promote sustainable living, green issues in an inspiring yet tranquil setting, Located in the South Downs National Park Hampshire.
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A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall offers, fun, informal and authentic experience and brings history to life for any education group.
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We offer fantastic opportunities for children to experience, learn and have fun. Our teaching sessions relate to the National Curriculum and are delivered by experienced gallery educators.
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Extensive education programme, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, that offers presenter-led learning activities for a range of STEM topics & education levels. Visits include access to over 350 exhibits & a huge choice of interactive experiences.
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Bentley Copse Activity Centre has range of adventurous activity programme's for Schools, Youth Groups, Scouts and Guides, and as a not for profit organisation we can offer high quality adventurous activities at a lower cost than commercial providers.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre enables you to see state of the art recycling in action and delve into the world of waste!
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Middleport Pottery is the last remaining working Victorian pottery in the country. Here, students have the opportunity to walk inside the sole surviving bottle kiln and explore our original steam engine in motion.
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The former Olympic Stadium in London that inspired world class athletes is now transformed into a fantastic multi-use venue.
Pupils can tour the home team's changing room; the dugout; race on the indoor running track; and much more!
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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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