NCS School Activity Centre Ideas

National Citizen Service ideas for schools

The National Citizen Service involves an immersive residential trip centred around exploring teamwork, project management and communication. The NCS consists of four phases; adventure, discover, social action and celebration, allowing students to gain more confidence and improve their problem-solving abilities! Students will be encouraged to spend 30-60 hours committed to a local community project, working alongside other students to improve our society and your local area, while making friends for life.

Activities include:

  • canoeing
  • abseiling
  • mountaineering
  • scavenger hunts

Students will experience personal and social development while gaining a multitude of skills such as, leadership, creativity and listening, which will benefit them throughout the course of their lives!

A level school trip ideas

Many school trips are dedicated solely to primary and secondary level education, but what about A level students? There are a vast majority of trips that would benefit A level students, while allowing them the independence to explore and have fun while learning. Whether you’re studying sciences, arts, languages, etc, there is a trip for every A level student, dedicated to your specific subject choice!

  • theatre trips; perfect for drama, dance, music and English students
  • day trips to the Houses of Parliament; brilliant for politics and media students
  • residential nature stays; biology students can thrive in this outdoor environment
  • Natural history museum; for those history lovers, enjoy a trip to the past

Also, residential trips are brilliant for A level education as they allow for students to immerse themselves in a new area, meet new people and discover their passions while learning outside of the classroom! A level education can be exhausting and so residential trips give students the chance to take a break from the stress of the classroom and enjoy their learning from afar!

NCS School Activity Centre Ideas

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

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre is one of the Midlands most popular Outdoor Activity & Education Centres, specialising in day trips for groups of 2-200 students

AirHop Trampoline Park Bristol

Airhop Bristol is a unique, purpose-built trampoline park for the perfect reward trip! Book now and give your students the chance to jump, climb and

The Fun Centre Gwynedd

We are an indoor play centre situated inside a 160 year old church, we have been open since July 2000 running a successful business. We

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

Laser Station Hull

Laser Station Hull is the ultimate futuristic adrenaline pumping laser quest adventure to be enjoyed by students & school groups of all ages. The massive

Lost Earth Adventures Peak District

We’re experienced outdoor education specialists, providing residential and day trip activities to a huge range of intrepid student adventurers, from small to large schools and

LaserQuest Preston Lancashire

Laserquest Preston offers students a fun interactive indoor laser tag experience on multi-level arena’s spanning over 2 floors in space themed environment. This is a

Willowgate Activity Centre Perth Scotland

Willowgate Activity Centre provides a flexible engaging, safe learning environment with programmes curriculum linked for students to experience, including a diverse range of year-round activities

We The Curious Science Centre

Bristol’s science centre is all about asking questions and testing things out, with two floors full of interactive exhibits, new experience Project What If and

Surbiton Raceway Surrey

Surbiton Raceway is a go kart track that allows youngsters to improve their team work skills. As a family run business, we specialise in the

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

Jungle Parc High Ropes Swindon

Jungle Parc Wiltshire is located in the lovely Lydiard Park and offers schools and educational groups an amazing outdoor adventure including high ropes and zip

Maes y Lade Outdoors

A beautifully-converted Welsh hill farm at the foot of the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Part of Essex Outdoors, it has been

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

Pier Pressure Escape Rooms Brighton

Have an immersive experience in Pier Pressure Escape Rooms Brighton. Enter a world of fun and challenges to get your students brain buzzing. Present your

Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, Oxfordshire provides 1000 years of History perfect for educational historical learning. The site appears in the Domesday Book of 1086

Conway Centres – Burwardsley

At The Burwardsley Conway Centre, there is a replica Iron Age Roundhouse. Here, pupils can learn about the culture, art, and farming from this fascinating

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

ZAPspace Trampoline Park London

ZAPspace Trampoline Park East London is Stratford’s only Freestyle Jump Trampoline Park, giving you unlimited access to our 3 storey trampoline park for a full

Willows Activity Farm St Albans

Willows Activity Farm Hertfordshire offers curriculum-linked activities for Early Years Learning to KS1. Pupils will discover farmyard animals, enjoy endless fun activities through demonstrations, interactive

Hangloose Adventure Eden

Here at Hangloose Adventure, students searching for adventurous activities will find their perfect outdoor school trip destination. Pupils will have the opportunity to challenge themselves

Conway Centres – Anglesey

The Conway Centre Anglesey is ideally located within 169 acres of National Trust Parkland, providing educational groups with immersive School Residential experiences in the wild

Kingswood Staffordshire Activity Centre

Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee

Xscape Yorkshire

School trips are a key part of a young person’s education here at Xscape, we have options for both primary and secondary school packages at

Country Experiences Ltd Cumbria

We are a small independent provider based in the Lake district in Cumbria who specialize in providing: Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, John Muir Awards (conservation),

High Ropes & Lasergaming Oxford

Our programmes incorporate Lasergaming, Oxfordshire’s ONLY High Ropes Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.

Conway Centres – Tattenhall

The Tattenhall Conway Centre provides educational groups with Residential School Trip experiences that are not only focussed on the Arts but also on Outdoor Adventure.

Lost Earth Adventures Yorkshire

We’re experienced outdoor education specialists, providing residential and day trip activities to a huge range of intrepid student adventurers, from small to large schools and

Zip World Tower South Wales

Zip World escape your classroom, packed with thrilling adventures for all ages & abilities with a wide range of fun activities where pupils can zip,

Big Green Adventures

At Big Green Adventures in Cornwall, students can take part in adventurous water-sports such as surfing, bodyboarding & paddleboarding in a stunning location, whilst at

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

BeWILDerwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge outdoor woodland adventure park full of imagination and active play. No matter how teeny or tall you are, explorers can

Jungle Parc High Ropes Northampton

Jungle Parc Northampton is located in the lovely Ilchester Country Park and offers schools and educational groups an amazing outdoor adventure including high ropes and

Hilltop Outdoor Centre Norfolk

Independent Family run Outdoor Education centre set in 31 acres of beautiful woodlands on the north Norfolk coast with 2 distinct centres on the one

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

Cote Ghyll Mill YHA, Osmotherley

Cote Ghyll Mill is a group accommodation in a converted linen Mill, in the countryside of the North York Moors National Park. For the perfect

Wild Pines Park Lincolnshire

Wild Pines Park activity centre Lincolnshire is situated in a 9-acre woodland in Market Rasen, programmes are designed for your school’s needs. Outdoor pursuits for

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

Jungle Parc High Ropes Warrington

Jungle Parc Zip Lining & High Ropes Adventure Warrington is located in the lovely Walton Hall Gardens and offers schools and educational groups an amazing

Adventure Bristol Activity Centre

Adventure Bristol offers an exciting array of activities for schools & colleges. Think team games, climbing wall, archery & flintstone cars to name a few!

Wight Karting Isle of Wight

Wight Karting provides fun and adrenaline fuelled entertainment, where students can take part in adventurous go-karting activities on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Mojo Active Bristol

Mojo Active is one of Bristol’s best-equipped outdoor activity centres, taking students out of the classroom for school day trips in order to consolidate learning,

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

We offer bespoke Curriculum based LEGO Workshops for ages 3-11. Lead by our fully trained Education Team, we cover topics such as Robotics, Underwater Creatures,

Mission Out Adventure Playground Leeds

At Mission Out Adventure Playground Leeds, school students can experience epic challenges and exhilarating fun in the great outdoors of Yorkshire. We can provide bespoke

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

Conway Centres – Delamere

Conway Centres – Delamere is located in the heart of Delamere Forest. The Forest environment allows for activities such as orienteering, den building, survival skills,

Wellington Country Park Berkshire

With a miniature railway, various farm animals, an adventure playground, and even a pirate ship, Wellington Country Park offers the perfect School Trip destination for

Tapnell Farm Adventures Isle of Wight

Tapnell Farm Adventure Activity Centre is home to award-winning outdoor adventure activities and attractions including Target Sports the Island’s only Aqua Park Isle of wight

Clip’n Climb Indoor Activities Stoke

Clip N Climb Stoke is an action-packed indoor climbing centre featuring 21 different challenges, where school groups can enjoy residential and day trip activity opportunities,

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

The Adventure Centre is a stunning watersports & visitor centre located in Crosby Coastal Park, Waterloo. The facilities include water sports, fitness suite, bistro &

Laser Quest iCombat Leeds

Laser Quest iCombat is a large laser tag facility based in Leeds, offering everything from individual sessions to large school group bookings.It is a great

Rock UK Carroty Wood

Experience a taste of adventure with over 20 challenging outdoor activities at Carroty Wood in Kent which offers loads of fun -from canoeing to a

Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

If your class is looking for an action-packed adventure, with stunning views and exhilarating activities, then look no further! Tackt-Isle Adventures provides wonderful School Trips,

Absolute Travel School Tour Operator

Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski

Zip World Windermere

Zip World Windermere introduces a brand new educational programme inviting teachers to escape the classroom and bring lessons to the great outdoors. On the banks

GO Paintball London Forest Paintballing

GO Paintball London provides school students with a fully fun immersive Forest Paintball learning experience , students will gain confidence, improve communication skills and achieve

Cuffley Camp An Active Learning Centre

A Residential School Trip at Cuffley Camp will include superb accommodation, adventurous activities, and a dedicated refectory providing educational groups with an excellent range of

Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort Derbyshire

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.

Hangloose Adventure Bluewater

Hangloose Adventure provides educational groups with an adrenaline packed school trip experience that will teach students core skills whilst also letting them enjoy a memorable

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

Zip World Manchester

Zip World Manchester offers adventurous outdoor school trips, where students can challenge themselves in a safe environment while also developing their cooperation skills. So, say

Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham

Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham is a unique, purpose-built trampoline park for the perfect reward trip! Book now and give your students the chance to jump,

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

Xscape Milton Keynes

School trips are a key part of a young person’s education here at Xscape, we have options for both primary and secondary school packages at

Hatton Adventure World Warwickshire

Originally a Victorian farm, Hatton Adventure World is the result of a farm diversification programme and is also one of the leading leisure attractions in

Clip’n Climb Bristol

Clip n Climb Bristol is a fantastic experience that balances fun with learning, physical exercise & dexterity coupled with cognitive learning & team work. The

Rock UK Frontier Centre

Rock UK Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire is an outdoor adventure centre and is passionate about developing young students by bringing adventure into learning in the

BeWILDerwood Norfolk

BeWILDerwood Norfolk provides primary school groups with outdoor pursuits and adventure activities. Pupils will enjoy enchanting story telling activities and hands on arts and crafts

Zip World Llechwedd North Wales

Zip World escape your classroom, packed with thrilling adventures for all ages & abilities with a wide range of fun activities where pupils can zip,

iSurf Watersports Isle of Wight

iSurf Watersports Isle of Wight is committed to encourage more young people to get involved in surf and SUP activities on the Isle of Wight.

GO Laser Tag London Forest Laser Tag

GO Laser Tag London is a new premier forest fully immersive laser tag active learning experience, Your in safe hands with experienced instructors looking after

New Forest Activities

Situated in the heart of Hampshire, New Forest Activities makes the perfect base for a school residential trip full of adventure. Spacious tents can host

Willen Lake Day Trips Milton Keynes

Located within the vibrant and colourful city of Milton Keynes, Willen Lake provides educational groups with safe, fun, and memorable School Trip experiences – where

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

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