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Teachers share their 8 must-have items for school trips

School tour operator Halsbury Travel has asked its teachers what essentials they’d recommend taking on a school trip. Here are some great suggestions. 

New STO website

New STO website: what people think and how it can help you

Teachers and school trip providers have been letting us know what they think about the new STO website. Here we share their comments and explain what it can do for you. 

Kirklees Light Railway

Kirklees Light Railway steams ahead as a great school trip for all

The railway in Yorkshire offers a great day on the tracks, covering a whole host of subjects across the national curriculum. 

Living Coast in Torquay

Living Coasts in Torquay is providing schools with marine life educational trips

Living Coasts covers everything from plastic in the ocean to a penguin encounter.

Centre of the Cell

Thrilling day of Science awaits at Centre of the Cell

Immerse your class in a world of Science at this learning centre, located in a working biomedical research lab in London.


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Essex Outdoors prides itself on making sure that all its school groups have amazing experiences and develop life-long memories whilst staying at its centres. 

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First class fun and learning in Blackpool

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Make your school visit to Blackpool an unforgettable one; packed full of top attractions, we look at where you can go and what you can do. 

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From learning about a famous author to enjoying storytelling sessions, an English-themed educational visit can instil a love for Literacy.

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Mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria with a school trip back to the Victorian period.

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Inspiration for your next Science-themed trip, from planetariums to museums and galleries.