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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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.
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At-Bristol is a thriving, hands-on science centre and an educational charity with a mission to make science accessible to all.
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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. 
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By visiting Hautbois Activity Centre you can put some fun into the National Curriculum - all our activities encourage healthy living and help make exercise more exciting.
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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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iFLY Indoor Skydiving provides the ultimate school trip experience! Students will not only learn about the science behind human flight but also get to experience it first-hand in an out-of-this-world activity.
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Offering hands-on learning across the curriculum, discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun!
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Capture the imagination of your students, as they witness 1,100 years of history come vividly to life in one of Britain’s finest medieval fortresses. Our education team host curriculum-linked tours and workshops for KS1-4 that can be added when booking.
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Pleasurewood Hills is a fabulous Theme Park where students can have fun and enjoy an action-packed day out! Whether your students want to take on one of the thrilling rides, or would prefer to watch an engaging show, there's something for everyone.
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The Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms are a great place to visit to find out about Georgian Bath and to discover how we have dressed for 400 years!
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Come and see how it’s made! Experience the state-of-the-art manufacturing operation behind the MINI. Over a period of two hours, our guests will be taken behind the scenes to see how we build 1000 cars a day for our customers all over the world.
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