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!

School Trip Workshops

Glasgow Science Centre

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Extensive education programme, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, that offers presenter-led learning activities for a range of STEM topics & education levels. Visits include access to over 350 exhibits & a huge choice of interactive experiences.

Outdoor Academy Mobile Adventurous Activities

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Outdoor Academy offer outdoor School Trips which encourage students to take learning outside of the classroom, having a positive impact on not only their self-esteem and confidence, but also on their communication skills and motivation to learn.

The Ultimate Adventure Centre Outdoor Adventure Centre South West

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The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers adventurous School Trip experiences, specialising in both land and water based activities. Here, students will have the chance to take part in numerous exhilarating activities, such as archery and surfing.

Learning at Epping Forest

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Here at Epping Forest, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore and have fun in an exciting environment outside of the classroom. We create unique, enjoyable and memorable experiences, in which all areas of the curriculum can be studied.
Region :
  • London
Age Group :
  • PreSchool
  • 5 to 7 years
  • 8 to 10 years
  • 11 to 13 years
  • 14 to 16 years
Accessible / Disabled Facilities : No
Months Open :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Days Open :
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Phone : 0208 529 6607
Street Address : The View, Epping Forest, 6 Ranger Road
Town/City : Chingford
County/Region : London
Postcode : E4 7QH
What we offer on a school trip :

Epping Forest is the ultimate outdoor classroom where students can explore, have fun and develop their knowledge and skills.

We offer a range of hands-on education sessions, for all ages from EYs to Year 8 which support the National Curriculum and deliver enjoyable, authentic and memorable experiences. The sessions cover a range of subjects including history, geography, art and science. Full details of your programme can be found on our website.

Gain from the expert knowledge of our team of educators. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff provide a warm welcome, facilitate a safe and well-organized visit and share their passion for learning.

What makes us a great choice for education? :

Epping Forest, ‘London’s greatest forest’ is a unique learning environment. This ancient forest is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) providing around 2500 hectares of amazing habitats and living history at your fingertips. Discover its hidden secrets and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with one of our inspirational and engaging educational sessions. 

Accreditation and Awards :

Watch this space, in 2020 we are extending our current LOtC accreditation which just covers Hampstead Heath education programme to include the Epping Forest learning programme.

What is typically included on our school trips? :

We offer a range of session from EYs to Years 8 (UK) covering many different topics including:

  • Tudors.
  • Prehistory Epping (Stone age to Iron Age).
  • Orienteering (Maps and compasses) with a historical twist.
  • Habitats.
  • Natural art.

Our sessions our 2 hrs long, we aim to agree on learning objectives with teachers before the session and adapt to different learning styles and abilities.

Group Sizes Catered For :

30 students per session.

2 sessions can be run per day.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided :

We provide all session materials and resources.

No online or extra resources unless requested.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions :

No restrictions.

Risk Assessment Details :

We provide risk assessments on confirmation of booking. All trip leaders are encouraged to come for a site visit before the session.

Education Officer Information :

For further information about booking a session please contact us.

Tel: 0208 529 6607

E-mail: epping.learning@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Pricing Information :

State schools:

£99 per session (2 hours) max. 30 students, adults are free.

Independent schools:

£129 per session (2 hours) max. 30 students, adults are free.

Need help with costs for the visit?

Apply to the Culture Mile School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with the cost of a visit to Epping Forest or a wide variety of other inspiring venues in the Culture Mile Learning partnership.

Clothing Requirements :

Both students and adults should be suitably dressed for outdoor learning. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather to enjoy the outdoors, but unsuitable clothing can put a damper on any trip.

For cold/wet weather: wear sturdy (waterproof) shoes, warm layers and waterproofs if it looks like rain is forecasted. 

For hot/sunny weather: wear sturdy shoes (NO open toe sandals), hat and sun scream.

First Aid Information :

Our education staff are first aid trained and are supported by a wider team. We would always recommend bringing a first aider when bringing children out of the classroom.

Available Facilities :

Our main learning base is the Epping Forest visitor center at Chingford (also known as The View). We have public toilets, hand washing facilities, lunchroom (on request), a water fountain, an exhibition area and small shop on site. In the wider area, Butlers Café and plenty of open woodland space for games and playtime. 

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities :

No.

Opening Hours & Information :

School sessions take place throughout the working week (Monday to Friday) all year round. We can run two session a day, AM (10am – 12noon) and PM (12.30pm – 2.30pm), with evening sessions on request. Please note that on Mondays the Epping Forest visitor center at Chingford is closed so the exhibition and shop will not be available.

Acorn Forest School Workshops Northamptonshire

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Acorn Forest provides specifically tailored School Workshops, where your class will have the chance to explore the outdoors with various adventurous activities.

Barnstondale Outdoor Activity Centre North West

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Barnstondale activity centre provides Schools & educational groups with excellent high quality day activities including archery, target rifles, team building, sports, kayaking, forest skills, wild wood challenges, climbing and abseiling. Tailor your Trip

PizzaExpress Wales

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

PizzaExpress South West

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre Nottingham

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Here at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre, students can discover the famous story of George Green and explore the science behind what allows a windmill to turn grain into flour. This is an immersive experience that will be enjoyed by all!

Fab Science Workshops East of England/London

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If you're looking for a scientific workshop that will not only engage your students but also inspire them, then look no further. Fab Science provides quality hands-on workshops, where your students will experience science in a way they never have before!

PizzaExpress London

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Dronedays Coding School Workshops

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Drone Coding Workshops offers schools and there students exciting interactive hands on experiences which include controlling physical devices (drones) using code that they have created and applied, This engages pupils and inspires them in this field.

The Shakespeare Family Homes

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent educational charity leading the worlds enjoyment & understanding of Shakespeares works, life & time. We offer a range of informative & inspiring tours to bring Shakespeare to life for all ages & key stages.

Nugent Education Arts Workshops for Schools UK

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Nugent Education brings the school trip experience to you, providing unique and artistic workshops for students of all ages and abilities! Whatever area of the curriculum you're looking to explore, our bespoke workshops ensure that all your needs are met.

The Ultimate Adventure Centre Outdoor Adventure Residential Centre South West

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The Ultimate Adventure Centre is the perfect Residential School Trip for any classes looking to take part in some adventurous activities! The surrounding environment and friendly staff ensure that every student thoroughly enjoys their experience.

The Pines Garden Coastal School And Museum Dover

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The Pines Garden Coastal School Dover, Perfect for your schools outdoor environment learning with Nature awareness, team building, woodland skills, British mammals identification, mini-beast safari, shelter building and renewable energy.

Techniquest Science Discovery Centre Cardiff

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Techniquest provides a unique experience in supporting teachers in their teaching of numeracy and literacy and digital competence through a broad and dynamic science and maths programme in its Centre in Cardiff Bay, and through Outreach at your school.

Big Hat Bushcamp School Bushcraft Courses Surrey

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The aim of Big Hat Bushcamp is to give schools the ultimate bushcraft experience & leave all who visit with the knowledge and confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors. the activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork & leadership.

Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

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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, where students can try out exciting activities in a safe environment.

WiseUp Team Building Nationwide School Workshops

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WiseUp Team Building provides enjoyable yet educational workshops, in which students will enjoy a whole day of fun challenges and tasks. After taking part, students will display an improvement in their communication skills and ability to co-operate.

Dance Days Educational Dance Workshops London

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Dance Days delivers educational Workshops where pupils have the chance to learn through over 30 different dance styles, many of which link directly to school projects and topics. This is particularly popular for schools hosting multicultural events.

Paultons Theme Park Hampshire

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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 school visit. New for 2020, visit Tornado Springs – with 8 thrilling rides and attractions (opens 19th May).

Arts On The Move Drama Workshops North West

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Arts On The Move provides interactive and stimulating drama workshops for students in primary, middle and secondary schools. These workshops are particularly engaging and can be used as the perfect introduction in to other areas of curriculum.

PizzaExpress Yorkshire

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

E4K (Engineering 4 Kids) Coding and Robotic Workshops South East/London

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E4K (Engineering 4 Kids) offers coding and robotic workshops for students in KS1 through to KS4. From robot building to battle experiences, there's are wide variety of activities for you and your class to choose from.

PizzaExpress East of England

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Bush Adventures Outdoor Education Suffolk and Norfolk

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At Bush Adventures UK, students will learn the necessary skills that are required to overcome any challenges that may have a negative effect on their wellbeing. On this unique school trip, students can try out something new, such as wilderness therapy.

STEM Discovery Centre Hertfordshire

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STEM Discovery Centre's education programme is linked to key stage 2 & 3 of the curriculum, designed and delivered by North Hertfordshire College and tailored to your group’s needs. with 3 state of the art discovery zones for school groups.

Crocodiles of the World Zoo Workshops Oxfordshire

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As one of the most unique zoo’s in the UK, we have an amazing wildlife ‘classroom’ to help bring the curriculum to life. Since we are a zoo, we can cater for sessions not only on biology, but also business studies, physics, chemistry and tourism.

Acorn Forest Schools Northamptonshire

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Here at The Acorn Forest Schools, staff use a holistic approach to teach PSHE and various other areas of the curriculum. This will provide your students with a personal learning experience that will benefit their individual needs.

Twycross Zoo

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Here at Twycross Zoo, your students will have the opportunity to explore over 500 animal species, each with their own immersive state-of-the-art enclosures. Pupils will be able to discover the animal world while also learning all about conservation.

PizzaExpress East Midlands

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Travelling Natural History Dinosaurs and Fossils Museum School Workshops London, South East and East of England

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A museum that visits you! An exhibition or workshop that can easily be adapted to your venue & time scale & will give you access to the UK’s LARGEST, BIGGEST & BEST travelling collection of fossils & replicas. Look no further – we are AMAZING.

PizzaExpress North East

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

SV Educational Services Cumbria

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Fun Science workshops are available to primary schools and include a variety of ways of teaching curriculum science that may be beyond the scope of usual science lessons.

Science & Dinosaur Digital Mobile Dome Nationwide

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Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks and Soils, and Dinosaurs.

Lower Grange Farm Adventurous Activity Centre Kent

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Here at Lower Grange Farm, your students will have the chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind school trip experience, where classroom studies and fun activities are combined to create a unforgettable day, that will be appreciated by all.

PIzzaExpress West Midlands

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Viking Anglo Saxon Workshops for Schools UK

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With more years’ experience between us than we can count, specialising in bringing Viking & Anglo Saxon costumed historical interpreters into schools, museums & community groups to run activities around the Viking & Anglo Saxon conquests of Britain. 

PizzaExpress Scotland

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Imagination Lab London

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At the Imagination Lab London, students have the opportunity to explore new ideas, invent new products and build new skills for the future through events, workshops and skills camps.

Immersive Experiences Mobile Planetarium School Workshops Nationwide

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Immersive Experiences is the UK's multi-award-winning immersive learning/entertainment outreach provider, reaching a record breaking 200,000 people a year.

A Day with the Circus Workshops Nationwide

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Circus Sensible provide Circus skills workshops, circus based entertainment and other workshops (Drum and dance in particular) to primary schools all over the UK.

Blackwell Adventure Outdoor Activity and Residential Centre

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Blackwell Adventure Centre provides thrilling School Trips that will meet all of your residential desires. Whether you want indoor accommodation in the great Manor House, or would prefer to camp in the Wooden Pod Glamping Village, we've got you covered!

Architecture Workshops for Schools

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Architecture Workshops has been established as an Unincorporated Association for the purposes of educating all ages about Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

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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, Computing, Maths and much more.

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

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Offering hands-on learning across the curriculum, discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun!

PizzaExpress South East

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Walesby Forest Activity Centre

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Walesby Forest Activity Centre offers bespoke outdoor school trips, where students can take part in various adventurous activities in a fun and safe environment, surrounded by skilled and helpful staff.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre

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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 and providing a variety of adventurous activities on land, water and even on high ropes!

Harbour Park Workshops West Sussex

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Harbour Park situated on Littlehampton's sandy beach and alongside the historic harbour is a fantastic venue to get your pupils out of the classroom and into an interesting and engaging learning environment.

Sublime Science Workshop All Regions

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The Sublime Science School Workshop is Dragons Den Approved, Queen's Award Winning and Slimetastically Guaranteed to be Awesome. Don't Miss Out - Check Now

Lower Grange Farm Adventurous Activity Residential Centre Kent

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Lower Grange Farm provides adventurous residential school trips, where your students will be given the opportunity to improve their team building and problem solving abilities by taking part in activities, such as orienteering and fencing.

Fizz Pop Science Workshops Shows and Parties

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Fizz Pop Science offers scientific workshops, where themes of physics, biology and chemistry can be explored from the comfort of your own classroom.

Muddy Puddles Mobile Farm Experience Workshops South West

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By choosing a Muddy Puddles Workshop, your students will be given the opportunity to get up close with many different animals, from Shetland ponies and pygmy goats to rabbits and guinea pigs!

Portals To The Past School History Workshops

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All our workshops are run by enthusiastic, outgoing specialists who know how to connect with students at the appropriate level.

The Tournament Ground Outdoor Activity Centre Worksop

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Here at The Tournament Ground Outdoor Activity Centre, students of all abilities have the opportunity to try various adventurous and physically challenging activities, such as tractor driving, archery, air rifle shooting and even axe throwing!

Historical Interpretations, Hands on History History Workshops North of England

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Historical Interpretations History Workshops provide “Hands on History” for KS2 up to University students. Areas covered are York, Oxford and the North of England, however if requested we can travel to any part of the UK.

PizzaExpress North West

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Bring your school trip or educational group to PizzaExpress, providing excellent high-quality pizza, perfect for hungry pupils or students, Plus providing excellent educational, fun & learning in their workshops where you make your own pizza to eat.

Hard Rock Cafe London

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Hard Rock Café London, students can explore a unique rock n roll museum, where they can discover memorabilia of music history & learn about marketing initiatives. We combine a 45 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A, tour, competition & set lunch.
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