Field Studies School Trips

Field studies trips are a valuable part of the school experience, providing pupils and students with an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and apply their knowledge/understanding outside in many different environments such as coastal, countryside or urban. These trips can be tailored for that class to a variety of subjects, including geography, biology, chemistry, physics, and history and cover the required inter-linked topic relating to key-stage 2,3 or A level studies at school.

Students on a field studies trip in the UK can expect to participate in a variety of activities including:

  • Collecting data and conducting experiments; Students may collect data on a variety of environmental factors, such as water quality, soil composition, or air pollution. They may also conduct experiments to test hypotheses about the natural world.
  • Observe and identify plants and animals; Students may have the opportunity to experience different plant and animal species in their natural habitats. They may also learn about the interactions between different species and the role they play in the ecosystem.
  • Studying geological formations: Students may visit geological sites to learn about the formation of rocks and minerals. They may also learn about the impact of human activities on the geological environmental landscape.
  • Learning about historical sites: Students may visit historical sites to learn about the history of the UK and the people who have lived there. They may also learn about the impact of historical events on the landscape and culture.

Field studies trips can benefit students to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills. They may also learn about the importance of conservation and environmental protections to help save the natural environment.

Here are some examples of field studies trips that school pupils might experience:

  • A geography field trip to the Jurassic Coast to study fossils and rock formations
  • A biology field trip to a local woodland, coastal bay or river to study the different plant and animal species
  • A chemistry field trip to a water treatment plant to learn about how water is purified and cleaned
  • A physics field trip to a renewable environmentally friendly power plant to learn about its processes to generated clean energy for sustainability purposes
  • History field trip to the remains of a Roman fort, Saxon or Viking village to learn about there life and living standards and even help excavate and dig for artifacts

Overall a student will experience and enjoy this outdoor learning activity and will enrich their skills and knowledge while getting a hands on interactive, fun learning experience, please see below some fantastic field studies providers for you to choose when planning your school trip in the UK.

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary & Nature Centre

Our Educational Visits for schools and youth groups provide a tailor-made experience, making the most of our owl sanctuary and nature centre with various collections

The Hive Environmental Centre Essex

The Hive Environmental Centre provides students of all ages with environmental education interlinked to the National Curriculum to support classroom-based learning through practical real-word outdoor

RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

Inspire your class with a school trip to the fabulous RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve! Here, the safe and engaging environment will allow your students

YHA Day Stay Activities

YHA Day Stays are national curriculum-linked day activities and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your educational group. They will be led

Explorer Dome Hands-On Science Shows

Explorer Dome brings science to life with engaging workshops that cover aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science. These workshops are specifically designed to

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

Conwy Nature Reserve is an exciting outdoor school trip destination, where students can carry out investigative fieldwork, take part in experience led programmes and discover

Knowsley Safari Park Prescot Merseyside

Knowsley Safari Park offers interactive school trip tours, where students can experience animals from all over the world and learn about their environment and conservation

Port Lympne Safari Park Kent

Port Lympne Safari Park is Kent’s biggest wildlife and animal park and a breeding sanctuary. Experience a school trip in Kent with your students by

Cliffe House Shepley Huddersfield

If you’re looking for an Outdoor School Trip experience, then Cliffe House is the place for you! The natural surroundings and highly experienced staff make

Science Museum London

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

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve offers a hands-on school trip experience where students can explore various habitats and investigate a variety of animals, from birdlife

Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire

Butser Ancient Farm is a world leading museum for experimental archaeology education, bringing the past to life through hands on reconstructions of prehistoric, Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon

Lakeside YMCA Windermere

Lakeside YMCA is hidden within 100 acres of private woodland along the south western shores of Lake Windermere. It is one of the largest outdoor

RSPB Fairburn Ings

With pond dipping platforms, a visitor centre, a boardwalk and much much more, RSPB Fairburn Ings makes for an immersive and stimulating school trip experience.

Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre

The Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre and riding school is set in the rolling slopes of North Wiltshire and offers sessions for your students with

Stratford Butterfly Farm Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live

RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve

The RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve offers wonderful school trips where students can enjoy the outdoors while also engaging in science and geography. All our

Howletts Wild Animal Park Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s wildlife and animal park, houses some of the world’s most endangered animals. A school trip here in Kent with your

Paultons Theme Park Hampshire

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

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Here at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, your class will experience unique learning sessions where students can study all areas of the curriculum, whether its biological sciences

Battersea Park Childrens Zoo London

Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme London

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme offers exciting school trips, where students have the chance to discover a natural environment and various different organisms, while still remaining

West Midland Safari Park School Trip

West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park Bewdley offers curriculum-linked hands-on activities in a purpose-built Safari Academy for schools. The education team has 40 years’ experience

Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre

Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre delivers fabulous residential school trips where students can take part in a number of adventurous activities and explore the natural

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Bristol

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Somerset offers students everything they need for an educational, fun-packed, school trip. With over 100 different animal species (from chickens

RSPB Fairhaven Lake Lancashire

Situated on the edge of Fairhaven Lake, RSPB Fairhaven provides your school trip or educational group with a fun, interactive hands-on learning experience for students

Hautbois Activity Centre Norfolk

By visiting Hautbois Activity Centre you can put some fun into the National Curriculum – all our activities encourage healthy living and help make exercise

Woburn Safari Park

Exciting & educational day for children of all ages, with over 1000 wild animals in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland; you’ll get an unparalleled close

The World Outside Bodenham Arboretum

Offering curriculum linked activities on a working farm with in the beautiful surroundings of Bodenham Arboretum. All key stages catered for with experiential learning, developing inquisitive &

RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve

With teaching ponds, minibeast meadows and a range of habitats, RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve delivers unforgettable educational experiences that will leave students with a

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking scenery while on an educational experience with students of all ages. Explore, learn

RSPB Loch Leven Scotland

RSPB Loch Leven is the perfect school trip experience for any classes looking to discover nature in great detail. From birdwatching hides to wetland habitats,

New Forest Wildlife Park Southampton

Based in the New Forest (National Park), you will find Europe’s largest collection of otters, owls, deer, badgers, lynx, mink, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats, pine

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