School Trip Ideas North West

Whether you are searching for an educational experience or an end of term reward, the North West of England is brimming with fabulous school trip destinations. There is something for all ages and abilities, allowing students to develop skills and learn in a unique yet stimulating environment. The venues that we offer have been hand-picked by our skilled team, ensuring that they will provide an excellent school trip experience.

The North West has an abundance of day trips on offer, where various areas of the curriculum can be explored.

Our various historical venues will transport students back in time, where they can either discover the story of the Beatles or uncover the rich history of some of the North West’s biggest cities, such as Leeds or Manchester. Students will become fully immersed, allowing their understanding and knowledge to develop further.

However, history is not the only thing on offer in the North West. There is also an abundance of zoos and safaris, where pupils can focus more on wildlife and the natural environment. Alongside providing a highly educational experience, these zoos are also extremely enjoyable, giving students an opportunity to have fun.

Alongside the numerous zoos, there are also many aquariums, in which pupils can discover the mysterious world of marine life. These sea life centres provide interactive experiences, where students can study in detail thousands of sea creatures, that they may have never seen before.

There are also a high number of venues where students can challenge their physical skills and abilities. These adventure activity centre provide a safe environment where students can take part in activities that they would normally be unable to try, such as archery, climbing, and even abseiling! These outdoor activities will encourage the development of crucial skills, such as cooperation and leadership.

Day Trip, Educational Tours & Residential School Trip Ideas

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

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall is where history, science, geography & a variety of other subjects come to life. It’s perfect for schools & educational groups wanting to

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

Immersive Gamebox Manchester

At Immersive Gamebox Manchester your students can dive into a virtual adventure & rediscover the joy of in-person play. With this interactive digital experience, your

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,

The National Justice Museum North

At The National Justice Museum North our inspirational educational visits use authentic courtrooms, museum spaces, objects and archives to help pupils gain a practical understanding

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

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

Accommodation YHA North West

Many of these hostels offer activity or education packages or both. Please scroll down for further details or click on the links to the YHA

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

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

Lakeside Miniature Railway Merseyside

Lakeside Miniature Historical Railway is the world’s oldest continuously running 15-inch gauge track system this is truly a slice of history. Pupils will enjoy an

Reel Cinema Burnley

We offer our cinema out for school or group bookings to show current releases, a requested film or as a space to use for presentation

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

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.

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

Fireground Museum Greater Manchester

Fireground Museum explores, preserves and brings the history of fire, fire engineering and the fire and rescue services, through collections and resources, to further the

Reel Cinema Blackburn

We offer our cinemas out for school or group bookings to show current releases, a requested film or as a space for presentation purposes. We

Reel Cinema Chorley

The Reel Cinema Chorley is an exceptional school trip venue. Whether you want to watch an educational film, view a live-streamed play or use the

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 &

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

Imperial War Museum North

If you’re searching for an immersive School Trip experience, look no further. (IWM) Imperial War Museum North has a variety of historically engaging exhibitions, which

Liverpool British Music Experience

British Music Experience in Liverpool, students can immerse themselves into a museum of musical history and knowledge. On this musical school trip, students can discover

Rydal Hall Bunkhouse Ambleside Cumbria

Rydal Hall Estate in Cumbria offers educational group bunkhouse style accommodation that sleeps 28 with two en-suite-dorms. Located in the heart of the fells between

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

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),

Reel Cinemas Widnes

We offer our cinemas out for school or group bookings to show current releases, a requested film or as a space to use as a

English Heritage North West

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

Gulliver’s World Resort Cheshire

Gulliver’s World Resort provides students with unique school trip experiences, where they can engage in a wide variety of different topics, whether it be discovering

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

Reel Cinema Rochdale

We offer our cinemas out for school or group bookings to show current releases, a requested film or as a space for presentation purposes. We

Nenthead Mines & Heritage Centre

An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people,

Manchester City Stadium School Trips

With three different school trip enrichment learning tours including Stadium, Academy and VIP Tours being offered during the Manchester City Football Stadium Tours, accessible and

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

Carlisle Castle Cumbria

An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense

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