Here are nine ideas for fantastic cross-curricular experiences outside of the classroom that are sure to inspire the whole class.

1. Rome

The city offers students a multitude of learning opportunities. World-renowned attractions and historical sites provide rich sources for reinforcing book-based learning in art, politics, economics, history, modern foreign languages and travel & tourism, for example. 

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Rome is a great option for ticking lots of boxes for your class.

2. Kew Gardens

The attraction in Richmond, London, offers a range of cross-curricular visit options. Study art in nature while working scientifically by comparing the life cycles of plants, or solve mathematical problems while practising scientific techniques - these are just two of the programmes available.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Explore Kew’s Palm House on a visit.

3. New York

With its iconic theatres, galleries, museums and links to the world economy, New York City is a mecca for art, drama, business and economics trips. A school tour provider will recommend the best places to visit to support subject specific learning.

4. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Add some magic to your pupils’ studies with a trip here. STEM, art & design, business, English, film & media can all be covered using the film series as inspiration.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Source: Dan Wong

Step into the magical world of Harry Potter.

5. The Royal Mint

Blend maths with history on a visit to this fascinating attraction in Cardiff. Explore 1,100 years of history, discover how coins were made and see how the minting process has changed during this time.

6. Berlin

Berlin is a top European destination for cross-curricular trips. With Nazi Germany, the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall, visits can encompass history and politics as well as MFL.

7. The Spinnaker Tower

Experience learning outside of the classroom, 100 metres up in the clouds, at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Schools can delve into the rich maritime heritage of this iconic port city, while learning about the building’s design and geography of the area.

Spinnaker Tower

Source: Scott Kershaw Photography

The Spinnaker Tower offers sky-high views in Portsmouth and beyond.

8. Amsterdam

The Netherlands capital presents a fantastic opportunity to create an itinerary which takes in history, art, science and its vibrant culture. Highlights include the Rijksmuseum, NEMO Science Museum and Anne Frank House.

9. Field Studies Council centre - various locations across the UK

A residential or day trip to a Field Studies Council centre combines exploration of the natural world with adventurous activities and even maths. The team offers a range of experiences.