We are delighted to be able to share with you the 2022 School Travel Awards winners, as voted for by the readers of School Travel Organiser. 

The winners were announced during the School Travel Awards ceremony on Wednesday 25th May at the five-star Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Thanks to everyone who voted, nominated or entered this year’s initiative.

Read about the 2022 ceremony

Here are the attractions, companies, experiences and people who took home this year’s trophies: 

Best Heritage Venue

  • Battle Abbey, East Sussex
  • Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire
  • Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
  • Hever Castle, Kent (winner)
  • Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire
  • Westminster Abbey

Best Sporting Venue

  • The London Stadium
  • Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour
  • Silverstone Interactive Museum, Northamptonshire
  • Snozone (winner)
  • Twickenham Stadium and World Rugby Museum
  • UK Sailing Academy, Isle of Wight
 

A special thank you to our 2022 Awards Partners…

 

Best Theatre Production for Schools

  • Come From Away
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Frozen The West End Musical
  • The Lion King (winner)
  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (UK Tour)
  • The Woman in Black

Best UK Destination or Attraction

  • Go Ape
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort (winner)
  • RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
  • SEA LIFE
  • UK Parliament, London
  • Winchester Science Centre, Hampshire

Best Ski Resort

  • Les Deux Alpes, France
  • Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
  • Prato Nevoso, Italy
  • Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
  • Vallnord, Andorra
  • Zell am See, Austria (winner)

Zell am See, Austria

Source: Kitzsteinhorn

Voters decided that Zell am See in Austria was the Best Ski Resort for schools.

Best Museum Visit

  • Aerospace Bristol
  • Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
  • British Museum, London
  • History of Science Museum, Oxford
  • Imperial War Museum, London (winner)
  • Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Best Education Workshops

  • Cadbury World, Bournville
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • Museum of London
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • We The Curious, Bristol (winner)

We The Curious, Bristol

Source: Lee Pullen

An interesting learning session at a special attraction can encourage children to thrive in a subject. We The Curious in Bristol scooped the top prize this year.

Education / Learning Team of the Year

  • Conisbrough Castle Education Team
  • Disney Theatrical Teaching Artists (winner)
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • UK Parliament Education Team
  • WWT Martin Mere

To read more about the Education Team category and about the finalists click here.

Best Venue for STEM Learning

  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • National Space Centre, Leicester
  • Science & Industry Museum, Manchester
  • Science Museum, London
  • Silverstone Interactive Museum, Northamptonshire
  • Winchester Science Centre (winner)

Best Geography Learning Experience

  • Canal & River Trust (winner)
  • Field Studies Council
  • The Living Rainforest, Berkshire
  • Windermere Lake Cruises
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
  • YHA

Canal & River Trust

Source: Jill Jennings

The 2022 accolade for Best Geography Learning Experience went to the Canal & River Trust.

Best Venue for English Learning

  • Brontë Parsonage Museum, Yorkshire
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shakespeare’s Globe, London (winner)
  • Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Wordsworth Grasmere

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Best Venue for History Learning

  • Bletchley Park
  • Churchill War Rooms, London
  • Museum of London
  • National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire (winner)
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor Castle

Best Wildlife Attraction

  • Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Surrey
  • Chester Zoo
  • Flamingo Land Resort, Yorkshire
  • SEA LIFE
  • West Midland Safari Park (winner)
  • ZSL London Zoo

West Midland Safari Park

Source: West Midland Safari Park

Congratulations to West Midland Safari Park for earning the Best Wildlife Attraction title.

Best School Tour Operator

  • Equity
  • Halsbury Travel
  • NST
  • TCBC School Tours
  • Travelbound
  • WST (winner)

Best Residential Experience

  • Conway Centres
  • Kingswood (winner)
  • The Outward Bound Trust
  • PGL
  • Scout Adventures
  • YHA

Kingswood

Kingswood offers excellent overnight options for schools, winning the Best Residential Experience Award.

‘My Best School Trip’ Award

Every year we ask schools to enter a brilliant visit into the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award. We want to hear about experiences that have achieved a variety of objectives and helped to embed learning outside the classroom when back in school.

  • AKS Lytham, Lytham St Anne’s – Year 7 Geography residential to Ingleton
  • Ashurst Primary School, St Helens – Year 5 KS2 Geography trip to the Lake District
  • Grendon CE Primary School, Wellingborough – Week residential in Cornwall (winner)
  • Swanwick School and Sports College, Alfreton – KS3 & 4 National Forest residential
  • Ark Greenwich Free School – KS3 & 4 ‘Family Time’ themed trip to Brighton

You can find out more about this year’s fantastic finalists here.

School Trip Champion Award

The School Trip Champion category rewards those who play an important role in organising trips that help their school and pupils benefit from learning outside the classroom.

  • Sue Dutton - Sherbrook Primary School, Cannock, Staffordshire (winner)
  • Abigail Hopper - Nightingale Primary School, Hackney, London
  • Tracey Walker - Ramsden Hall Academy, Billericay, Essex
  • Sara Taggart - The Lyceum School, Shoreditch, London

You can discover more about the final four here

The School Travel Awards is an amazing event when guests get to network, reward and celebrate alongside teachers, learning outside the classroom practitioners and school trip providers. The 2022 lunch and ceremony took place on Wednesday 25th May 2022 in London. For more information about the initiative, visit schooltravelorganiser.com/awards.