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Free school visits to North Yorkshire Moors Railway

From steam and diesel train adventures to interactive activities, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s school packages invite pupils to experience the magic of the heritage railway line.

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Outdoor Education Bill: residential centres call on Wales to lead the way

Martin Davidson’s open letter to the Welsh Government to back the Outdoor Education BillPDF | 108 Kb

A new children's play park has opened at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Adventure play park adds to Leonardslee’s offer for schools

The new park features a tree tower, St Leonard’s Dragon climbing structure as well as a zipline ride. 

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10 theme park adventures for school groups of all ages

With so many theme parks and attractions, schools are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a thrilling educational school trip. We’ve narrowed it down to just ten, ranging from UK highlights to European adventures. 


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Teacher tips on good value school trips abroad

Three teachers share their suggestions on how you can maximise value when taking school groups abroad. 

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SEND considerations to make when taking learning outside the classroom

Becky Baldwin, learning outside the classroom coordinator at Castle Manor Academy in Suffolk, explains the considerations needed to take students with SEND on educational visits.

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School-friendly tour of An Inspector Calls announced

A new tour of An Inspector Calls will be coming to a theatre near your school, following a sold-out run in 2022.

Bakers Dolphin take pupils to Snowdonia on an Outward Bound residential

Bristol pupils enjoy a week of adventure in Snowdonia

South West-based coach company, Bakers Dolphin took the party of 48 students, aged between 13 and 15, from three different city schools for a five-day Outward Bound experience in Aberdovey.



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Technician Tyler Terry-Wallace delivering a ‘Meet an Employee’ workshop at the Science Museum's Technicians gallery

Academy pupils celebrate reaching Science Museum milestone

Students from UCL Academy in London became the one millionth visitor of the Science Museum’s Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery.

Broadcaster Roman Kemp with Minnie and Mickey Mouse on board Disney Dream cruise ship

Win a Disney Cruise Line trip for you, your class and their families

Broadcaster Roman Kemp has teamed up with Disney Cruise Line to launch ‘The Ultimate School Trip’ competition.

The cast of Matilda The Musical in London

Schools have more time to book Matilda tickets

The West End’s Matilda The Musical is now booking until May 2025, with school groups of ten or more receiving a discounted rate on tickets to selected performances.

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National Educational Visits Conference promises an ‘inspiring day’

EVCs and school/curriculum leaders can book their place to attend the National Educational Visits Conference which takes place in London on 13th June, organised by EVOLVE Advice. 


What to consider when organising a school ski trip

Phil Brown from the National Schools Snowsports Association on what schools should think about when organising a trip on the slopes. 

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Grant to help schoolchildren get outdoors tops £1 million

The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant has now given out more than £1 million to thousands of pupils since it was set up. 

Hammersmith Academy students look at designs on display at the Design Museum

Deputy head’s advice on how to keep costs of school trips down

Chris Wilson, deputy headteacher of Hammersmith Academy and educational visits coordinator, talks to us about how they get the best value for school trips. 

Mountain Chicken Frog at London Zoo

London Zoo exhibit houses some of the world’s weirdest creatures

Pupils will be able to get up-close to a range of different species in London Zoo’s new exhibit the Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians.

The findings from the School Trips & Learning Outside the Classroom Survey 2023

Our readers told us what type of trips they organise, what's popular, about the planning timelines, where they go to find ideas, and much more.

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