Geology

Geology is a subject that students learn about all the way from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5. Students can choose to study it in detail at A Level or GCSE level, but it is also taught when it overlaps with subjects such as science and geography. While studying these topics, pupils and students will gain a scientific insight into the natural environment and develop an understanding and appreciation of landscape and scenery. Pupils will also have the opportunity to address various environmental and sustainability issues. As well as this, students can choose to develop their understanding further by looking at the geological processes that occur at and below the Earth’s surface and the various uses of geological materials. Geology school trips introduce students to the wonders of geology! Whether it’s wandering the Heights of Abraham or exploring Caves in Yorkshire, these school trips provide the perfect setting for students to learn more about geology and enables students to appreciate the wonderful creations that have resulted from geology.

Another great area to experience this is on a field studies school trip we have lots of locations and regions for you to choose from, whether you want a trip to experience the Jurassic coastline for fossils, Yorkshire Dales with its limestone, shale, sandstones and millstone gritted fells or Snowdonia in Wales providing Ordovician volcanic rocks or the rural countryside offering insights into the natural environment, forestry, water and mineral resources and soils.

Here at UK School Trips we want to help in providing you with options when looking at planning a school trip or educational visit that is why we have listed some great geology school trip options.   


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BODY WORLDS London is the perfect place for your school trip. Our plastinates and thought-provoking interactives will educate and challenge pupils, making it possible for the entire class to study the inner workings of the human body into great detail.
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We are based on the edge of the National Trust estate of Felbrigg with easy access to miles of open countryside and an outstanding coastline.
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The Slate Caverns in the heart of the Welsh Mountains North Wales, offering the Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour. The Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour is an award winning interactive tour with new technology featuring a beautiful projection over the underground lake.
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK, housing some of rarest and most extraordinary animals on the planet! Students can enjoy either immersive exhibits, such as In with the Lemurs, or simply explore the wonderful wildlife around them.
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The Heights of Abraham provides a day out with a high educational value complying with the current National Curriculum. We have a unique blend of natural and social history, science, geology, technology and interpretation.
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The Silver Mountain Experience offers students the opportunity to visit an 18th and 19th Century Silver-Lead Mine, where history is brought to life through the use of story-telling and the dramatic arts.
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Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort offers fun and engaging school trips, where students can take part in educational workshops and also enjoy themselves within the theme park.
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Discover the largest stalactite and stalagmite in the Peak District and learn how water has eroded this vast series of chambers over millions of years then lined the cavern with incredible calcite crystal formations.
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Middleport Pottery provides an immersive educational experience for all ages and abilities, where students can discover the processes that revolutionized pottery production and how this impacted other aspects of society.
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An ideal venue for Primary to A Level field study trips; a secluded, comfortable manor house on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, close to many classic geography, geology & biology fieldwork sites, set within 7 acres of inspiring & diverse grounds.
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Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, visitors are introduced to the science & wonder of the subterranean world. The cave walk covers one mile, ensuring that learning is combined with exercise!  Paths and lighting have been installed throughout. 
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Housed in the original 19th century quarry workshops, The National Slate Museum offers historically focused school trips, where students can explore the largest working water wheel in Britain as well as experience real blacksmith demonstrations.
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