UK School Trips November e-Newsletter 2021
News from www.ukschooltrips.co.uk
04 December 2021
Dear Educational Visits Co-ordinator,
Thank you so much for your continued support. There have been 66319 searches on www.ukschooltrips.co.uk in the last 2 months; 32817 in September and 33502 in October which is incredibly exciting. We are so happy and grateful our site is being well used to research great ideas for UK based trips and workshops to bring learning to life.
We have been very busy adding to our school trip and workshop partners, all of whom offer best value and a lot of support when you book direct. You will find a selection of these below, split into regions, and you can search our full selection to your exact requirements at this link: PLAN YOUR TRIP
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CHOSEN VENUE OF THE MONTH!
COHORT EDUCATIONAL TRIPS – St. Ives, Cornwall
This multi award-winning accommodation provider will support you in delivering inspiring and transformative learning experiences. Cohort has an LOTC Site Provider Award and are experienced at delivering school trips. Their team will support and help you with everything, from meal planning to transport to booking fantastic activities. They offer an online Itinerary planner to help you find relevant, local activities for your group. They offer flexible catering options, from accommodation-only to full-board and encourage free planning stays for teachers, so you feel fully prepared prior to the trip.
School trips with YHA England and Wales
A residential with YHA provides the chance to get closer to nature, enjoy the great outdoors and take part in confidence building activities. Winter residentials lay the foundations for friendships and learning for the year ahead with options starting from just £13.33 (ex VAT) per night per person for bed and breakfast.
To make it as easy as possible for teachers and support staff, YHA have a dedicated and experienced team who will build an unforgettable experience for you and your class. Check out YHA’s updated school trips brochure which is packed with inspiring ideas, activities and locations, (including their new hostel YHA Chester Trafford Hall to make your next residential the best one ever.
KINGSWOOD - GREEN PARK – Buckinghamshire
This is a new addition to the centres offered by our partner Kingswood, who are one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor education & residential centres, for young people at all stages of their development and education. They offer a fun, challenging, and safe environment, in which young people can enjoy a wide range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities. Indoors, there is a large sports hall, and outdoors, you will find high ropes courses, a climbing tower, a zipwire, archery, and a wonderful array of team building, problem solving, and low rope activities.
EXPLORE ACTIVITY & EDUCATION CENTRE – Surrey
This a small outdoor centre tends to cater for a single class each day and is located on a beautiful lake, near woodland, & grassland. As well as offering watersports, such as kayaking and canoeing, they also provide land-based activities, including raft building, and shelter building.
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY – PENSHURST PLACE - Kent
From cooking river trout over an open fire to learning how to navigate through dense woodland, The Bushcraft Company provides educational groups with outdoor Residential School Trips that are highly adventurous.
COGGES MANOR FARM - WEST OXFORDSHIRE - CHRISTMAS SESSIONS
Cogges will be focussing on some festive learning experiences in the lead up to Christmas. Visit between Monday 29th November and Wednesday 22nd December and your pupils will learn about Christmas traditions with hands-on fun activities in the Cogges Christmas session. Or join their Stick Man session for a look at the popular festive book, full with lots of stick-based entertainment. The cost of each session is £54 per group of 12 pupils for half day or £78 per group for the full day. Maximum 5 groups or 60 children.
To book any of the sessions or to arrange a preview visit, please contact Learning & Community Engagement Manager Pete Stubbs: Tel: 01993 772602 | Mobile: 07483 441240 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY – BLENHEIM WOODS – Oxfordshire
Adventures are available for students aged 7 to 18. Students become immersed in the natural world and leave with a real appreciation for and understanding of it. Whether they are cooking river salmon over an open fire, building shelters to sleep in, or learning how to navigate through dense woodland, outdoor adventures are as real as you can get.
DIALOGUE HUB - SENSORY EXPERIENCE – SE1 Waterloo
Provides your class or group with a fun, challenging and inspiring experience which will encourage them to awaken their senses with the use of specific activities to orient pupils into a world without pictures. You are led by guides through dark rooms in which scent, sound, wind, temperature, and texture convey the characteristics of daily urban environments – for example a park, a bus stop or an open market.
CLINK 78 & CLINK 261 HOSTELS – Kings Cross
At Clink Hostels they are one big family and treat all guests as one of the family. Clink has gone from strength to strength, by giving guests a friendly, fun, relaxed, and comfortable hostel experience in stylish surroundings that are a bit more daring than the norm. They have CCTV throughout both of hostels and a 24 hour reception in both which is manned 24/7.
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THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY CUFFLEY – Hertfordshire
The Bushcraft Company offers Residential School Trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences, they will never forget. They provide school groups with fantastic trips that cover various aspects on the National Curriculum - from Environmental Studies and Ecology, to Geography and Geology.
COLEHAYES PARK – Devon
This granite-built, Georgian Manor stands in twenty acres of sheltered woodland and picturesque gardens. Established as a Field Study Centre in 1970 they have been providing excellent facilities to Primary Schools, 6th Form Colleges and Universities in a relaxed & comfortable environment ever since.
THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CENTRE – Devon
They offer day and residential, adventurous School Trip experiences, specialising in both land and water-based activities. Students will have the chance to take part in numerous exhilarating activities, such as archery and surfing.
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY BADMINTON WOODS – Gloucestershire
On a Residential School Trip with The Bushcraft Company, educational groups will become fully immersed in the natural world, leaving with a real appreciation for and understanding of nature.
SEALYHAM ACTIVE LEARNING CENTRE – Pembrokeshire
They promote wellbeing through outdoor learning and are dedicated to helping students develop essential skills and character, promoting wellbeing through adventurous outdoor learning. One to five day Residential Trips are available to suit every age group. From the woods, to the coast, to the mountains.
TYF ADVENTURE – Pembrokeshire
They believe in giving young people genuine challenges; encouraging them to embrace simple living, to learn about and understand risk, to have fun, and, importantly, learn how to live in the ‘now’. Making the most of the natural environment that surrounds them in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. They create a climate for young people to learn enthusiastically and with confidence.
POOLE'S CAVERN & BUXTON COUNTRY PARK – Derbyshire
Poole's Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern in the heart of Derbyshire's High Peak. Expert guides will escort your group on a journey back in time through chambers once used as a medieval robber’s hideout, Roman shrine and Bronze Age shelter. 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, which then lined the cavern with incredible calcite crystal formations.
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY, BOUGHTON WOOD – Northamptonshire
Offering Residential School Trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences, they will never forget. They pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure pastoral care is second to none. Their activities are both exciting and educational, and the whole experience from the booking process to the day you leave, is easy and enjoyable.
BENDRIGG TRUST – Cumbria
This Outdoor Education Centre based in Kendal specialises in providing adventure activities for students of all abilities, including those with profound and physical disabilities and special educational needs.
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE – Cheshire
With The Bushcraft Company, students become immersed in the natural world and leave with a real appreciation for and understanding of it. Whether they are cooking river salmon over an open fire, building shelters to sleep in, or learning how to navigate through dense woodland, these outdoor adventures are as real as you can get.
NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES MUSEUM (NESM) Sheffield
Using vintage vehicles, original objects, dynamic displays, and interactive exhibitions, The National Services Museum tells the historic stories of all our emergency services, past and present Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Topic Takeover Days provide educational groups with amazing and engaging Workshop experiences that include role play, costumed characters, interactive activities, and team games.
THE BUSHCRAFT COMPANY CASTLE HOWARD – York
Whether your students want to cook river trout over an open fire, build shelters to sleep in, or learn how to navigate through dense woodland, Residential School Trips at The Bushcraft Company have something for everyone.
RIPON MUSEUMS GROUP– North Yorkshire
Take a trip to Ripon Museums for a high-quality learning experience which stimulates people to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop judgement. There are three fantastic museums in the group as follows:
Prison & Police Museum:
Discover the history of crime and punishment in this Victorian prison with whitewashed cells and barred windows. On the ground floor is a history of policing in Yorkshire from the Anglo-Saxons to the formation of professional policing.
This elegant Georgian Courthouse remains virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830. Following closure of the Magistrates Court in 1998, it was opened as a museum a year later. The permanent display offers an illustrated history of the use of the Courthouse, suitable for all ages.
Here educational groups can experience an authentic Victorian Schoolroom, Kitchen, and Garden, as well as the historical Inmates' Quarters of the Workhouse.