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South East England School Trip Ideas

The South East of England has many fantastic counties that offer many different options when planning your school trip or educational visit in the South East. The counties that make up this school trip region can offer rich historical towns packed full of museums, historical buildings or fun activities such as cinema or bowling venues.

Many of the counties that make up this region also offer hundreds of miles of natural beauty including endless countryside, rolling hills, woodlands and coastal landscapes perfect for dipping your feet in the English Channel or a fun packed residential activity centre where your students can challenge themselves with varied activities or study the environment that the location offers on an environmental field trip.

Many of the venues, accommodation and service providers based in these home counties offer fantastic locations, excellent facilities and experience to make sure that your day trip in the south east is a memorable one. The workshops, tours, exhibitions and activities are interlinked to the national curriculum. Plus, many of these services can be tailormade specifically to your group’s needs.

We are proud to list below some fantastic options for your school trip in the South East below, or visit our plan your school trip page to refine your search or to search for South East England school trip ideas by distance.

London School Trip Ideas

London is a very popular destination for school trips and other outings.  With so much to choose from you can cover so many different subjects and visit a number of educational sights and places of interest in a single school visit to London. 

From historical sites to museums and major tourist attractions London offers it all and we understand making a choice for your school trip to London can be hard.  Here at UK School trips we have a wide range of venues, locations and service providers in and around London, to help you plan a one day school outing or a longer residential education visit including accommodation. 

See a sample of our London based below or visit our plan your school trip page to refine your search or to search for London school trip ideas by distance.

Forest School Trip

Forest School Trips and Workshops provide one-of-a-kind experiences like no other. By taking pupils and students out of the classroom and into an engaging natural environment whether that is in a woodland setting or fields a short walking distance from a school or on a schools ground, Forest Schools provide a rich and diverse interaction with nature and the environment around you which compliments the national curriculum studies in a hands on way, furthering their understanding and interest within this subject from primary/ secondary through to A levels.

Forest School Workshop Activities could include the following:

  • Experience Nature/Wildlife around you on walks that include sensory for touch and smell
  • Foraging, learning about food sources in woodlands and the surrounding environment
  • Shelter building, sleeping under the stars by building these important structures
  • Explorer your immediate environment on a mini beast hunt (Ecology)
  • Experience physical skills when climbing Trees
  • learning practical woodland skills buy building shelters
  • Learning about wood land crafts and tools for woodwork and nature Art

Pupils and students will have the opportunity to really appreciate nature in a way they may have never done before. In a world of increasing urbanization and growing dependence on technology, it is important for students to escape from everyday life and learn about the changing natural environment and identify environmental impacts of Forest School activities.

Liverpool School Trip Ideas for Primary and Secondary

Are you a teacher looking for some inspirational ideas for a school trip in Liverpool or the surrounding Merseyside areas?  Whether it’s a fun reward trip or needs to be tied into the national curriculum in relation to the key stages you are teaching.  Look no further than a wide range of educational based trips which are listed for you to research and plan your school trip to this fantastic region.

Merseyside is a county with a mixture of dense urban areas and rural locations. It is the home to some of England’s most famous cities, such as Liverpool. Its diverse geography and historical heritage ensure’s that it has everything you could want.  Liverpool is a hugely historical city, with numerous museums and destinations, which are ideal for any historically focused or educational school trips. The architecture alone is enough to export your students back in time. However, our fascinating tours of the city go in to more depth, providing students with a new outlook on the city. They will be able to explore the roots of Liverpool and its connections with slavery, before studying its highly influential culture, with it being the birthplace to some amazing pieces of art and The Beatles!

Nevertheless, Merseyside is not only a county of densely populated cities. It also includes rural areas, which provide the perfect setting for any environmental or physically engaging educational trips.  Merseyside really is an area that has everything you could want for. 

There is something for all students, regardless of their age or abilities. Our venues have been chosen by our very own team, ensuring that they provide educational yet enjoyable experiences for all. see below:

Primary School Trips

If you are looking for an ideas for Secondary School Trips, you've come to the right place.  UK School Trips has a huge range of school trip venues and providers who specialise in providing the best secondary school trips in the UK.  We provide teachers and other educational visit providers with an easy search and favourites system to help you find your next secondary school trip in no time.  All of our providers are highly experience with catering to secondary school pupils and many offer incentives such as free teacher places or discounts when mentioning UK School Trips on booking.

Your next secondary school trip is just a click or two away.  We offer both day school trip and residential school trip providers all classified by type and curriculum subject if you are looking for something in particular, just visit our Plan your Trip page to start your search using our extensive filtering options or if you want to see venues near you, pop your postcode in the map search and we will show you venues and providers near you.  All the providers listed on UK School Trips have a wealth of experience when it comes to secondary school trips and will be happy to help you with risk assessements and other necessary paperwork before you visit.   

We have divided our venues into age groups click on the links below to view all our venues and providers catering to these age groups, Secondary School Trips for 11 to 13 year olds and Secondary School Trips for 14 to 16 year olds.

Below you will find a small selection of our venues and providers who specialise in Secondary School Trips.

school trip science museum

Science Museums are the perfect school trip for any classes that are studying chemistry, physics or biology. Here, students will find themselves surrounded by scientific phenomena that will not only engage them but will also increase their hunger for scientific knowledge.

We provide Science Museums for all students, regardless of what Key Stage they are in or their educational abilities, meaning that no pupil will have to miss out on these mind-blowing school trip experiences! The Museums that we offer provide students with the opportunity to take part in specialist scientific activities, where they will find themselves fully immersed in the world of science…

All of our Science Museums have been designed to enhance scientific learning and increase engagement with this area of curriculum. Students will return to the classroom with a new curiosity in scientific processes, making your classes more immersive and creating a stimulating atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. 

However, knowledge is not the only thing that will prosper at our Science Museums. Your pupils will also have the opportunity to explore their creative side, inventing new products and using their imagination to overcome various scientific obstacles.

All of the venues that we offer are guaranteed to provide a fun yet educational school trip experience. Students will have the chance to look at science from a different perspective, in a new environment, surrounded by specialists who have scientific knowledge that is unparalleled.

Primary School Trips

With so many places to choose from finding the right venue or provider for a Primary School Trip can be quite daunting.  Here at UK School trips we understand how hard it is for teachers and other education visit organisers to find the perfect location and service providers for primary school trips.  We have collected some of the best venues and providers in the UK who specialise in providing amazing school trips and education visits to children of primary school age.

No matter what sort of school trip you are looking for, we are bound to have the ideal location just a few clicks away.  From day trip destination to residential school trips, our venues and providers are all categorised perfectly so that if you want to search by destination or provider type or by curriculum subject or activity type, doing so is simple and straightforward, just visit our Plan your Trip page to start your search.   You can save your favourites into a shortlist to help you make your final decision with ease.

We have divided our venues into age groups click on the links below to view all our venues and providers catering to these age groups, Primary School Trips for 5 to 7 year olds and Primary School Trips for 8 to 10 year olds.

Below you will find a small selection of our venues and providers who specialise in Primary School Trips.

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Residential School Trip

Looking to plan a residential school trip, why? where? well we can help. Get your students and pupils outside of the classroom to experience first-hand various residentials covering many subjects to compliment the national curriculum.

Many of the residentials offer courses that cover key stage subjects and can create a bespoke course for your school trip or residential group. Students will experience many outdoor pursuits that will improve personal, social, health and wellbeing. Plus, exercise in a new challenging environment will provide resilience, team work and motivation.

Residential school trips help students and pupils in many ways, they will become more confident in a group and have lots of fun and excitement. Plus:

  • Help create more cohesion in tasks and problem-solving situations
  • Improve fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Create a long-lasting fun school trip experience they will never forget
  • Experience activities you have not tried before

Many of the residential activity centres listed on the site provide experienced professional staff to help you with your residential stay, from start to finish.  All the residential centres provide all latest certification, assessments (pre-risk) for your peace of mind.

Many of the residentials offer fantastic variation, locations, accommodation and activities from water sports to archery, bush craft to environmental field studies.  From the moment you contact them they can deal with all your accommodation needs, activities and welfare at the residential activity centre.

Whether you are a group of 20 to a whole form year, the residential activity centres will have the accommodation and facilities for you.  So, check out our residential trips below for you to start planning your school trip or educational visit today.

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