Never has climate change been so important. With so much advice telling us how to reduce our carbon footprint and ‘go Green’, it’s hard to forget that we are not the only ones that can take an active part in saving the environment…

Here at the ASA we’re taking school swimming seriously, are you? The School Swimming Charter has been developed by the ASA – not a faceless organisation but real people who are committed to helping save lives by ensuring children are safe in the water.

At UK School Trips we realise that many of you are working hard to plan fun and educational outings for your class or group on very tight and restrictive budgets.

At UK School Trips we have a conscience and that conscience means we also want to spend our time engaging you in all the little things that can make a major difference. 

Unfortunately, where there is fun and adventure, there are normally risks to accompany it. This page is to help teachers, youth leaders and parents understand where those risks may lie and also give advice from the experts on how to stay safe and healthy on a school visit. 

At UK School Trips we appreciate the importance of not only acting healthy but also eating healthy. A child that eats a nutritious and balanced diet will have much more chance of performing better inside and outside the classroom. Remember what mum used to say ?an apple a day keeps the doctor away?

The Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto was launched in November 2006.This section has been added because we want to make sure that every user of is fully aware of the wealth of support and help that is happening for you right now, because of the manifesto, and update you on its progress. We also want to encourage you to register your support to the manifesto.

At we are very proud that many venues we work with have been amongst the first to be awarded the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

School Residential Trips Ideas

School Residential Trips will provide you and your class with an experience like no other! The longer time frame means that students will have the chance to really work on some essential life skills, such as teambuilding and leadership or just experience active outdoor fun activities.

Here at UK School Trips, we believe that Residential School Trips are a fantastic experience, that will both excite and stimulate students and pupils of all ages. The chance to spend quality time with their classmates and enjoy a new environment is something that your students will never forget.

The quality of the residential outdoor activity centres is something that is very important to us. That is why only the best Outdoor Residential Centers are listed on our website. Students and pupils of all ages and abilities can be accommodated for in our wide array of fabulous destinations.

Whether you want to enjoy the environment and tackle some challenging watersports, or would prefer to stay in one of our urban venues and soak up the history of a particular city.  On our residential school trips, students will have a one-of-a-kind experience that they will get to share with their fellow classmates, making them closer as a group. This can be beneficial not only towards their learning but also towards attitudes and relationships in the classroom.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your own unforgettable Residential School Trip experience here on UK School Trips!

School Trip Biology Ideas

Biology is a fascinating curriculum subject that covers many different topics at primary and secondary level, here at UK School Trips since 2006 we have proudly listed on the directory some fantastic venues and workshops that cover this subject in multiple ways through interactive tours, exciting workshops and hands on experiences that students and pupils will never forget.

School Trip Biology can cover subject areas such as:

Biodiversity and Evolution

Natural resources, Environment and Species Survival

Ecosystems and Sustainability


Anatomical Specimens / Human Body

Many of the school trip ideas listed provide and complement studies in the classroom, whether you want to become a marine biologist researching the natural world to a vet caring and saving a range of animal’s biology is so important in the world today. Students and pupils on a the trip will gain first-hand experience by researching in workshop projects gaining skills such as problem solving, working in a team, using organisational skills and analytical skills to name a few, plus having a fun enjoyable trip with friends and classmates.

Biology is a key subject for lots of STEM careers and on a school trip you will experience these environments from an environment/science centre, field trip, zoo, wild life centre, outdoor environment centres, anatomical interactive Museum, wildlife centres, safaris parks, space discovery centres, forest schools and a multitude of workshop services. So, to all you hard working head teachers and educational visit co-ordinators and heroes in the education sector start looking for great ideas and options for planning your biology school trip below via UK School Trips directory.

School Trip Bushcraft Courses

School Trip Bushcraft Courses provide schools and educational groups with a fun experience while exploring nature and get in touch with one’s rural roots. On a bushcraft school trip, students and pupils will be taught wilderness survival skills which they might not get the chance to learn anywhere else.  Many of our Bushcraft experiences take place in an outdoor setting, where students will have the opportunity to discover their environment and appreciate their natural surroundings. Regardless of the weather, your class will have an experience like no other, where they will learn essential survival skills that they will require throughout their lifetimes.

Whatever the age or ability of your students, everybody will be catered for. Here at UK School Trips, we believe that every pupil should be entitled to the same experiences. That is why our venues are inclusive and accepting of all classes. Whatever your needs may be, we will find the perfect Bushcraft experience for you!

Alongside being educated on survival and outdoor skills, your class will also be given the opportunity to take part in various fun and adventurous activities. Whether it’s climbing or watersports, students will have to work co-operatively to complete these tasks, improving their ability to work as a team and be a successful leader.

Bushcraft School Trips are excellent way for your students to learn critical life skills that they will come to use again and again. But education isn’t the only thing your class will take away. Our destinations provide unforgettable School Trips, which your students will enjoy and cherish.

school trip ideas Scotland

Needing school trip Ideas in Scotland! You need UK School Trips:

Scotland is a part of the UK which is not only massively geographically diverse, but also has a wealth of history that is just waiting to be explored.  Regardless of what area of the curriculum you’re looking to study, Scotland has a wide variety of spectacular school trip ideas for you to choose from when planning a school trip or educational visit for your school pupils weather they are in primary or secondary studies.

It goes without saying that for classes studying geography or geology, Scotland will be their dream School Trip Destination. The vast landscapes and stunning sceneries ensure that this region of the UK is a geographer’s idea of heaven. One of Scotland’s main selling points is that there is so much for you to choose from! Whether you want to explore the Scottish highland’s or the Central Lowlands, Scotland has everything you could wish for. Geographical students will certainly not be left disappointed.

Scotland offers contrasting locations with fascinating flora and fauna perfect for an environmental field trip or even experience the natural wildlife that the highland, lochs and lowlands offer in abundance or why not try Edinburgh or Glasgow buzzing vibrant cities offering a multitude of day trips and historical architecture.

Various outdoor adventure centers are located up and down Scotland that utilize their natural surroundings for the benefit of students looking to take on a physical challenge or. There are high ropes courses for classes looking to take to the trees, as well as outdoor pursuits that will test your pupils’ abilities to work as a team and co-operative effectively.

On the whole, Scotland is most definitely worth visiting. Students and pupils will be able to experience the fabulous country that is Scotland, while also being educated in a stimulating way.  

school trip wales

The mountainous country of Wales provides the perfect backdrop for numerous School Trip Ideas and experiences. Whether you want your class to explore the breathtaking Mount Snowdon or would prefer to discover one of the numerous historic castles that Wales has to offer, there is something here for classes of all ages and abilities.

One of Wales’ greatest selling points is its fantastic geography. Geographically, there really is everything that you could wish for. For classes looking to delve underground, the Slate Caverns provide deep mine tours where students can discover life and the environment beneath the surface. At the other end of the spectrum, students can take to the tree tops and explore nature from above on the Go Ape high ropes course. Not only are these School Trips geographically educational, they also provide students with a one-of-a-kind experience that they will never forget.

Wales is also known for its traditional Celtic language and national history. If you want your class to study the culture of Wales, then UK School Trips is the place for you. We provide a wide variety of extraordinary School Trips, all of which highlight the history of Wales as a nation. The numerous castles and spectacular manor houses offer intriguing experiences, where your students will unearth knowledge on Wales that they may have never come across before.

Wales is a country that is brimming with educational and enjoyable School Trip destinations. Come and book your own Welsh adventure with us today!

School trips provide a wonderful and quite often memorable learning experience for children, it is an opportunity for them to not only discover new sights and sounds in a unfamiliar environment, but also develop a flair for investigation, the ability to make decisions, lead a group or sometimes just to have that bit of independence they don?t necessarily get in the classroom. There is much to be discovered on school trips within the UK and abroad.

school trip water sports

School Trip Water Sports are a great and fun way to engage students in physical education. Not only will students improve their physical abilities, they will also develop many valuable life skills, such as teamwork and leadership qualities.  Our Water Sports destinations are inclusive of all students, meaning that pupils of all abilities will be able to take part and contribute to the School Trip experience. After taking part, classes will become closer as a team and co-operate better within their classes.

But perhaps the most exciting part about our Water Sports School Trips is the activities that your class will be able to participate in. From canoeing and kayaking to paddle boarding and even trying a banana boat ride, there is something that will appeal to all pupils!

These venues make for the perfect end of term reward where students can enjoy themselves and also have fun with their peers. However, this isn’t all that students will leave with. After taking part in one of our numerous School Trips, pupils will have improved both their physical abilities and also their cooperation skills. These are qualities that students will need throughout their educational careers as well as during their lifetime.

So, what’s holding you back? Book your Water Sports School Trip today and take your class on an unforgettable trip that will teach critical skills, which students will rely on into the future.

school workshops

Needing some inspirational School Workshops that come to your educational location, Primary or Secondary school. School Workshops that come to you! Can provide a fantastic service (outreach) to Engauge with your class or even year group in the safety of your school grounds.

Pupils and students will be fully immersed and enriched throughout the many workshops that can inspire your pupils and bring learning to life in your classroom or large sports or drama hall. There are many workshops ranging from, History, Biology, Business Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Tourism, Science, Art, Computer Coding and Circus skills which will give interactive and fun hands on experiences which will of course tie into the national curriculum and key stage that you require.  

All the Workshop providers will have the ability to tailor make a workshop to your needs and will have high levels of experience and qualified professional staff who will be DBS checked. So, if you are a teacher or educational group trip organiser most of the work is taken out of your hands.  You will see from our list of school workshop providers where they can travel to and which specific region of the UK. So, what are you waiting call enquire and book via the UK School Trips Web Directory:

school workshops near me

Looking for an interactive educational experience? Want something that both engages your students and grabs their attention? If this is the case, then our School Workshops are the School Trip for you!

Our Workshops provide students with an intriguing experience, in which all aspects of the curriculum can be covered. Whether you want to study the performing arts or biology, we have a Workshop for everyone!

As well as this, many of our Workshops are able to bring the School Trip to your very own classroom, saving you from the hassle of transportation and allowing students to learn in a more familiar classroom environment.

Here at UK School Trips, we regard Workshops as a chance for students to learn in a new and unique way. Therefore, we only provide the best Workshops, ensuring that you and your class will thoroughly enjoy themselves. Our friendly teams and fabulous facilities guarantee to leave your pupils inspired and hungry for more knowledge.

Our Workshops cater for all students, regardless of age or ability. There is something for everyone, whether primary school children want to explore nutrition at one of our Pizza Express Workshops, or older students wish to discover the world of science with the Explorer Dome experience.  

So, what’s holding you back? Book your School Workshop today and create memories that will stay with your class forever!

Founded by teachers over forty years ago, Teachers Building Society continues to provide a dedicated mortgage service to people working in education today.  Whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving home or looking to switch your mortgage from another provider, our mortgage consultants understand teachers and can help you every step of the way.

At UK School Trips we can't endorse The Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto that the Government launched last November enough.

A £1 million Breaks 4 Kids fund has been re-launched by the YHA, formerly known as the Youth Hostel Association, to help fund youth and school trips for children from low income households. 

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