The winners of the 2019/20 School Travel Awards are….

Thank you to everyone who voted, nominated and entered this year. The winners were announced at the School Travel Awards Lunch and Ceremony on Friday 15th November 2019 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London: 

Best Heritage Venue

  • Aerospace Bristol
  • Beaulieu, Hampshire
  • The Roman Baths, Bath
  • UK Parliament, London
  • Warwick Castle (Winner)
  • Westminster Abbey, London

Best Sporting Venue

  • Chelsea FC Stadium Tours & Museum
  • Lord’s Tour and MCC Cricket Academy, London
  • Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour
  • Snozone
  • Wembley Stadium Learning Zone (Winner)
  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour

Best Theatre Production for Schools

  • Blood Brothers (UK Tour)
  • The Lion King (Winner)
  • Matilda The Musical
  • School of Rock
  • Wicked
  • The Woman in Black

Best UK Destination or Attraction

  • Alton Towers, Staffordshire
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
  • Go Ape (Winner)
  • KidZania, London
  • LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
  • UK Parliament, London

Best International Destination or Attraction 

  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • CERN, Switzerland
  • Disneyland Paris
  • European Parliament, Brussels (Winner)
  • Washington DC

School Travel Awards trophies

The awards were given out to winners at a ceremony held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. 

Best Ski Resort

  • Flachau, Austria
  • Les Deux Alpes, France (Winner)
  • Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
  • Prato Nevoso, Italy
  • Stubai Glacier, Austria
  • Zell am See, Austria

Best Museum Visit

  • BODY WORLDS London (Winner)
  • Cadbury World, Birmingham
  • Madame Tussauds, London
  • Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
  • Museum of London
  • V&A, London

Best Education Workshops

  • Aerospace Bristol
  • LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
  • The Red House, Aldeburgh
  • SEA LIFE London
  • Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
  • UK Parliament, London (Winner)

Education / Learning Team of the Year

  • Drusillas Park’s Education Team
  • Go Ape’s Education Events Team
  • LEGOLAND Windsor Education Team
  • The Red House Learning Team at the Red House, Aldeburgh
  • Learning and Participation team at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust (Winner)
  • UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team

You can read more about the teams above by clicking here.

Best Venue for STEM Learning
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

  • Aerospace Bristol
  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield
  • LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (Winner)
  • RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire
  • Science Museum, London
  • Winchester Science Centre

Best Geography Learning Experience 

  • Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset
  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • The Living Rainforest, Berkshire
  • Operation Wallacea (Winner)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Best Venue for English Learning

  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Georgian House Museum, Bristol
  • The London Dungeon
  • Longleat, Wiltshire
  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Buckinghamshire
  • Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Winner)

Best Venue for History Learning

  • Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset
  • Hever Castle, Kent
  • RAF Museum, London
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey, London (Winner)
  • York Castle Museum

Best Wildlife Attraction

  • Chester Zoo
  • Hop Farm Family Park, Kent
  • Marwell Zoo, Hampshire
  • ZSL London Zoo
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire (Winner)

Best School Tour Operator

  • Halsbury Travel
  • NST
  • Operation Wallacea
  • STA Travel
  • Study & Sport Experiences
  • WST (Winner)

Best Residential Experience

  • Kingswood
  • Lost Earth Adventures
  • The Outward Bound Trust
  • PGL
  • Scout Adventures
  • YHA (Winner)

‘My Best School Trip’ Award

This special award, which comes with a £1,500 prize for the school to spend on a trip, recognises some briliant educational visits and the impact they have had on the students involved.

  • Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School, Herefordshire (Year 4 residential to Longtown Activity Centre in Hereford) 
  • Jack Tizard School, London (Butlins in Bognor Regis)
  • Kingswood House School, Surrey (Year 9 ‘Making a Modern Britain’ trip) - Winners
  • Bleak Hill Primary School, Merseyside (Year 4 Town Hall democracy trip)

School Trip Champion Award

This award recognises an individual who goes above and beyond in delivering school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences. For more information on each of the finalists head over to our special feature about them.

  • Matt Clayton - Queen Ethelburga’s, York
  • Jamie Kelly - Chantry Primary Academy, Luton (Winner)
  • Jackie McNally - Our Lady and St. Gerard’s RC Primary School, Preston
  • Mohammed Shaakir Uddin - Greenacre Academy, Chatham


The School Travel Awards shine a spotlight on the people and companies behind inspiring school trips.

For more information about the initiative click to