There is a growing pressure these days for the school trip to be both educational and fun, with kids expecting more from a day out today than they did perhaps twenty years ago. Why not let Coach Hire Booking assist you with your next school outing? Not only can we offer the most competitive prices due to our extensive network of over 3000 operators but we can also assist you in the actual booking of the trip itself, perhaps even securing you a discount due to our connections.
Why not look at our suggestions below to aid you in deciding where the best destination for your age group is:
The Jorvik Viking Centre - York
This valuable, exciting and cross-curricular learning experience provides an authentic Viking encounter for pupils. Children have the opportunity to learn about the real Viking settlement of Jorvik, exploring the Viking street of Coppergate, seeing how it was discovered and investigating the evidence left behind. A hands on, interactive learning experience where the children can see, hear, smell and even touch the past, children will not fail to be amazed and inspired by this unique learning experience.
Offering workshops and online resources as well as sister sites including DIG, which is an exciting chance for pupils to experience an archaeological dig which is less than five minutes’ walk away, you will be hard pressed to find a more exciting day out for school kids of any age.
Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens – Chichester
Take your pupils to the largest Roman Home in Britain, stroll around the recreated gardens and see the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. With learning workshops aimed at key stage 1-4 pupils to complement the visit in a purpose built education room, qualified staff will bring the story of the site to life. Experience days, trails and quiz booklets are available (as well as resource packs for teachers to get the most out of your visit), as well as talks and handling sessions.
A truly wonderful day out and a chance for little ones to experience grandeur on a scale they’re (probably!) not used to.
Canterbury Cathedral – Canterbury
The mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral is not only a holy place but also a World Heritage Site.
Their educational programme has links with the National Curriculum and RE Syllabus and they go all out on their commitment to educate and inspire children of all ages. From guided tours lead by either tour guides or a member of the schools department to costume trails (Keys stage 1 & 2) and an activity room, there is something for every age. Teachers are encouraged to inform the booking department of their learning objectives so that the right programme is offered.
The Natural History Museum – London
We all know that there’s a huge dinosaur at the entrance, but who can really remember much else from their school trips all those years ago. Nowadays, learning is more about making it fun and inspiring for children. The museum is now a leading resource for teachers, offering a curriculum-linked schools programme for all ages.
Offering events, workshops and hands on activities (totally geared towards specific key stages) is just the start. Teachers can now book ‘Gallery Characters’ to assist in the teaching. Choose from Dino Dan, an intrepid explorer just back from the deserts of Mongolia and keen to share his adventure, or Mary Anning, a 19th century pioneering fossil hunter keen to share her discoveries. Perhaps Circadian Sam, who has a problem deciphering day and night and needs help sorting out which animals should be asleep and which should be awake will be of interest. Or finally how about Charles Darwin himself, you can meet up with him in the Museum galleries where he will tell you all about his life and some of his theories.
There are activities in the Darwin Centre, the museums state of the art scientific research and collections facilities, including interactive Films and a Cocoon experience. You can choose for your students to have a self-led explorer adventure or become Dino Scientists for the day.
We suggest visiting their website to see the host of fun and inspiring activities open to children of all ages.
Eden Project – Cornwall
Offering children a unique and hands on school trip, The Eden Project is an inspiring and engaging curriculum based learning journey from foundation stage all the way up to A Levels.
With over one million plants, iconic architecture and art, plus a purpose built education centre, there is something for every age group.
The Eden Project prides itself on its immersive and unique approach to educating the young, whether that's by workshops, curriculum lead activities or even teacher led visits. It also offers teacher a free preparatory trip to enable them to get the most out of the school trip on behalf of their students.
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