Guided Tours

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

What schools can look forward to at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London


The award-winning attraction for schools has announced new and returning features for next year.

Hard Rock Cafe, Old Park Lane

Hard Rock Cafe launches educational programme for pupils


‘School of Hard Rock’ is a new educational programme dedicated to all Primary and Secondary aged pupils, taking place in its flagship, Old Park Lane restaurant in London.

Gringotts Wizarding Bank

New wizarding wonder to open at Warner Bros. Studio Tour


The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, has revealed that it will be opening its new attraction, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, this year.

Tower Bridge

Students to delve into Tower Bridge’s history in new exhibition


A new display celebrating the unsung heroes of London’s Tower Bridge has been unveiled and school groups are invited to learn about the iconic landmark’s history.

Literacy linked trips

Embracing Literacy and Literature through school travel


With International Literacy Day coming up on 8th September, we look at a selection of locations and attractions offering English and Literature links.

Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

New Chaucer-themed workshop at Canterbury Tales attraction


The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction is launching a new workshop to coincide with its education day this autumn.


VisitScotland reveals new literature linked trail


School groups visiting Scotland can now enjoy a trail which includes an array of fairy-tale and storybook features, tying in with Literacy studies.

Royal Albert Hall

Primary ideas for taking Music outside the classroom


We round up a selection of school trips to music themed attractions that offer educational benefits to visiting students.


Plan ahead for school visits to Parliament


The Houses of Parliament in London has revealed details of its short-notice booking opportunities for those who are looking to take their school in the new term.

Kentwell Hall

Tudor days and history events revealed for Kentwell Hall


The stately home in Sudbury has announced a host of educational days in the new school year including a history re-creation and Tudor-specific events.

Football inspired trips

6 school adventures inspired by the World Cup


With the World Cup increasing the younger generation’s interest in the sport, we look at a selection of football related school trips.

Blue Bell Hill Primary School

STO accompanies Primary school to The London Bridge Experience


STO’s Laura Sexton reviews Blue Bell Hill Primary School’s trip to the London Bridge Experience & London Tombs.

Bakers Dolphin

Children experience wild day out with Bakers Dolphin


Children from four Weston-Super-Mare schools recently boarded a Bakers Dolphin coach for a trip to Longleat Safari Park, courtesy of Rotary International and KidsOut.

Making the most of the weather

School trips to make the most of the weather


We round up school trip ideas to enjoy the summer term and beautiful weather, both in the UK and abroad.

School visits to IBCC

Lincoln Cathedral joins Bomber Command Centre to offer school visits


Lincoln Cathedral and the International Bomber Command Centre have joined forces to share heritage with local schools.

Creative arts

How the creative arts can be explored on a school trip


We round up some trip ideas linking to creative subjects and look at why they are so crucial for education.

RHS Harlow Carr

Five gardens to visit with a school group


As April is Garden Month, we focus on five glorious British gardens that offer educational visits and look at why a trip could be beneficial.


How to make your school museum trip a success


Six top tips to make the most of your school trip including advice from Anne Neary, head teacher of Hampton Vale Primary School in Peterborough.

Script to Screen

Workshops and tours unveiled at The Emmerdale Studio Experience


Script to screen educational workshops have now launched in Yorkshire at The Emmerdale Studio Experience, among the first of its kind outside of London.

Predators at Longleat

Longleat’s Predators exhibition suitable for all Key Stages


This year, Longleat in Wiltshire will be hosting a display of animatronic predators, including sharks, crocodiles and bears, which can be used to support the Science curriculum.

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust to host events for Shakespeare Week


Attractions with links to the Bard will be hosting a variety of school friendly events during and after the week dedicated to the poet and playwright.

Education Centre

Five ways to learn with the Houses of Parliament


We look at all that is on offer at The Houses of Parliament, from online resources to educational visits with your school group.

The Mail Rail

Q&A with The Postal Museum


The Postal Museum in London opened earlier this year; we talk to Sally Sculthorpe, the learning manager, about the appeal for school trips and what is on offer.

The Blackpool Tower

Primary and Secondary education available at The Blackpool Tower


Earlier this year, The Blackpool Tower extended its schools programme, with more workshops and interactive sessions now available.

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Updated facilities revealed on Manchester City Stadium Tour


Manchester City’s Stadium has revealed new and updated features of its tour, which is suitable for schools.

Twickenham Stadium

New rugby museum at Twickenham to offer education


The newly relocated World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium, in London, will open in February 2018 with a new educational offering.

Carlisle Castle

English Heritage properties offer expert-led school visits


A number of English Heritage properties now offer expert-led school visits linked with the curriculum.

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum launches trail to improve English Language


York Castle Museum has revealed details of a new trail through the building which aims to aid pupils who are learning the English Language.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum offers new workshops for Key Stage 2


The Natural History Museum in London has recently launched a new workshop for Key Stage 2 and redeveloped another.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World unveils new curriculum-linked talks


Pupils visiting Cadbury World, in Birmingham, will see traditional chocolate making demonstrations on a self-guided tour of the Cadbury World attraction.

The Rainforest Rangers Table

New underwater classroom opens at Sea Life Blackpool


Sea Life Blackpool has unveiled a new underwater classroom, suitable for school visits, that provides students with the opportunity to learn about marine life first-hand.

Redfield Edge Primary School Dino Day

Exhibition to coincide with Dinosaur Takeover at Bristol museum


An exhibition that opened in June at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is now offering school workshops to accompany it as well as a Dinosaur Takeover in November.

Shakespeare's New Place

Explore Shakespeare’s New Place via new virtual app


Shakespeare’s New Place is one of 12 locations that can be seen through a new phone app called England’s Historic Cities, which is described as an ‘augmented reality product.”

School pupils at Kidzania

Tackling PSHE: top attraction ideas


STO takes a look at some school trip ideas for teachers to take their class on a PSHE trip.

British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum launches new schools programme


The series of new workshops and activities will tie in with the curriculum for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Tim Peake

Space Days available for schools at National Science and Media Museum


The National Science and Media Museum has launched a new exhibition which features astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.

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Dippy the dinosaur goes on tour


With the new whale skeleton taking over at the Natural History Museum, the diplodocus skeleton, is off on tour.

Dinosaurs in the Wild

Dinosaurs in the Wild: a not-to-miss learning experience


Feeling dinosaur poo, testing your strength against of a T-Rex and watching a live dinosaur autopsy: Dinosaurs in the Wild is the learning experience your class has been waiting for.

The Bank of England Museum

Teaching children about money


STO looks at cross-curricular school trips that teach children about money and budgeting.

The Peace Museum

New schools programme launched at the Peace Museum


A new educational programme has been launched for September at Bradford’s Peace Museum.

School children at The British Museum

Top picks for school trips in 2017/18


Dive into this selection of school trip workshops and education sessions that are new for the 2017/18 academic year and available to book now.

Cadbury World

How to make Maths fun again


The TES recently reported that the Maths sats exams had reduced pupils to tears. Here are a few ideas for school trips that should bring the subject back to life for pupils.

The London Bridge Experience

The London Bridge Experience launches educational packs


School visits to The London Bridge Experience can now be accompanied by educational packs.


Improving technology skills with school visits


Ways you can bring ICT to life for school children, in Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Surrey and beyond.

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York Castle Museum opens new sweet exhibition


For school groups with a sweet tooth, a new exhibition has just opened at York Castle Museum which looks at sweets and chocolate from the past.

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Shakespeare Themed Bus Tours Launched For Schools


A brand new bus tour called Shakespeare’s London is now available for schools and will allow pupils to explore Shakespearean London.

Royal Albert Hall

Maths and Science workshops at the Royal Albert Hall


A trip to the Royal Albert Hall provides schools with a host of activities and workshops that link to the National Curriculum.

Police Station Tour

New Police Station Tour at Galleries of Justice Museum


The Galleries of Justice Museum has created a new Police Station Tour that visits the museum’s original 1905 Edwardian station.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World’s education team celebrates 25th anniversary


The education team at Cadbury World in Birmingham is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and there are plenty of workshops on offer for schools visiting in the near-future.

Alice Town Trails

English and Drama in Alice in Wonder-Llandudno


STO finds out about Llandudno’s ties to the novel Alice in Wonderland and how these can support a Key Stage 2 school trip.

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Study Geography and Biology in Cuba


STO focuses on a Cuba School Biology Expedition for Secondary School students, offered by World Youth Adventures.

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Foreign Language trips in Montpellier, Valencia and Dénia


Three school trips in France and Spain for Key Stage 3/4 Foreign Language students with Starling Study Trips.

Takeover Day

Get out of the classroom for Takeover Day


School Travel Organiser focuses on how Takeover Day lends itself to positive learning outside the classroom.

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Focus on: Cadbury World


School Travel Organiser investigates the learning opportunities available at Cadbury World.


Help With Coding And Computing At The Centre Computing History


After introducing coding into the curriculum, the Conservative party has just promised to invest a further £20 million into developing digital skills in the UK. If you can’t wait for the results, you can always take you pupils to swot up on skills at the The Centre for Computing History.

Victorian Interactive Tour

New Victorian tour at the Royal Albert Hall for Key Stage 2


The Royal Albert Hall has created a new Victorian Interactive Tour for Key Stage 2 History and Literacy pupils.

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The Canterbury Tales reveals discounted entry prices for local schools


Visitor attraction The Canterbury Tales has announced its normal school admission price has been discounted by for local pupils.

Simon Poote Collects His LOtC Award

Top tips for award winning learning outside the classroom


On 26th November the annual Awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC took place in Essex. Here are the tips from every nominee on how to get the most out of learning outside the classroom.

A panda at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Top 9 educational spots in Edinburgh


Being that Edinburgh is home to fascinating history it’s no surprise that its a popular choice for school trips.