Take your students on a trip back in time to the Victorian period with some of these outings, ranging from top museums to historic venues.
Manchester Museum has reopened its doors following a three-year, £15 million transformation project, with its debut display highlighting Ancient Egypt in all its glory.
The Wild Escape, inspired by the new Sir David Attenborough BBC series Wild Isles, aims to get thousands of children to visit museums and highlight the threat to our natural environment.
Schools are being invited to the British Museum’s Luxury and power: Persia to Greece exhibition which shines a spotlight on the relationship between luxury and political power in the first millennium BC.
School visits to London’s Science Museum will soon include Engineers, a large gallery which aims to inspire students with future careers, while also challenging the common misconceptions of what engineers do and why they’re important.
Dozens of museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites across the UK were taken over by young people as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2022.
The V&A has released details about the new national museum, Young V&A, as well as highlights of its 2023 programme.
There’s nothing like interactive learning to bring the subject of science to life. Here are some school-friendly museums and attractions that give students a real taste of the excitement that has fascinated scientists through the ages.
The vital but often unseen role of technicians is explored in the new Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, which is now open at the Science Museum London.
Aerospace Bristol is aiming to inspire the next generation of STEM workers by launching Engineering Futures, a fundraising campaign to support school trips to the Filton museum.
A travel bursary scheme from the team at Weald & Downland Living Museum has been made available to provide support for schools and affordable opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom.
KidZania London will once again host its Careers Festival, described as a week of broadening horizons and showing students how what they learn at school can lead to an exciting future.
A new outdoor garden to be created at London’s Natural History Museum will allow children to embrace nature and biodiversity outside the classroom.
Learning spaces at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) are now open to complement the Second World War Galleries and The Holocaust Galleries, making the London attraction the first museum in the world to house both displays under the same roof.
A new attraction has opened at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire which tells the story of the site’s remarkable development over the years and its role during the Cold War and Space Race.
Experience what it’s like to work behind the scenes on a blockbuster film set, make drugs in a medical laboratory, fix faults atop a wind turbine and more at the Science Museum’s new interactive careers gallery in London.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has announced it will be hosting a Dinosaur Takeover Week later this year in a bid to bring students closer to the prehistoric beasts.
The special Curriculum Day on 29th June will feature a host of interactive activities to inspire girls with their future careers across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
An exhibition at The Story Museum in Oxford aims to take pupils on an interactive journey through the comic making process.
A new digital art gallery is set to open in Coventry as part of the UK City Of Culture celebrations, with schools invited to book special slots to experience 360-degree cinematic views of futurist images.
Saffron Walden Museum in Essex is offering schools exclusive access on Tuesdays when the museum is closed to the public, so pupils can make the most of their learning experience.
Titanic: Honour & Glory is a new exhibition enabling school groups to explore the legacy of the famous ship at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.
London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is welcoming back school groups with two new facilitated onsite workshops suitable for KS1 and KS2 pupils.
The British Museum has announced a programme of workshops for schools visiting its major exhibition on Stonehenge which will see over 430 objects brought together in a special spectacle on the history of the ancient monument.
The Museum of East Anglian Life in Suffolk will become a multi-sensory attraction, helping children to understand where food comes from and the impact of our choices past, present and future.
The National Space Centre in Leicester has begun work to develop a new gallery dedicated to Earth, with pupils able to explore how satellite data is vital for managing our relationship with the air, water and land of our home in space when complete.
From inspiring History sessions to sensory workshops and musical lessons, here are five brilliant school trip ideas for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Around 70 museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites were taken over by young people for the annual Kids in Museums Takeover Day which saw pupils getting away from their classrooms to talk about climate action.
Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can experience the Museum of London to themselves in a new Quiet Day initiative from the education team.
Schools can choose from a programme of exhibitions and galleries across the spring and summer term, featuring across all seven venues under the National Museums Liverpool brand, including a Doctor Who display.
The Museum of Oxford, which is dedicated to telling the history of the city and its people, has reopened with a series of workshops aimed at schools.
The Science Museum in London has revealed that a new interactive gallery aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds will celebrate the role of technicians and aim to inspire pupils in the world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
The World of James Herriot in Thirsk, Yorkshire, has released a video to welcome back schools to the former home of the famous vet.
The Natural History Museum is inviting schools across the UK to join its new education programme, Explore: Urban Nature, which is designed to provide children with the skills to engage with and protect their local environment.
Schools can now book visits to Dorset Museum following a huge redevelopment project which has seen the addition of four permanent gallery spaces and a special exhibitions space.
Schools are invited to book visits to the David Livingstone Birthplace in Scotland, which has had a major transformation.
The first real Tyrannosaurus rex to be displayed in England for more than a century will arrive at Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum this summer with an exclusive school programme available.
The first school trip since lockdown has taken place on Windermere Lake and surrounding attractions, with pupils enjoying outdoor lessons involving boats, trains and automobiles.
Dr Anne Hunt, CEO of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, describes the importance of her trip to the Weald & Downland Living Museum.
A new at-school programme of activities has been designed by the team at Winchester Science Centre to include explosive demonstrations and different workshops linking to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Three new Ambassador Schools have been announced to help support KidZania London’s mission to offer hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.
The Natural History Museum has launched its #NHMHomeworkClub initiative, which invites children learning at home to join in with weekly educational activities covering different topics.
With schools and the museum both currently closed, the team have adapted the sessions usually on offer to video format, with accompanying teacher sheets providing ideas to use with their class before and after.
The group, which includes the Science Museum in London and the National Railway Museum in York, has launched the free resources in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cultural and heritage attraction, The Box in Plymouth, has announced details of its new extensive education programme spanning prehistoric mammoths to the present day.
Bletchley Park is calling on schools to take part in its new virtual learning sessions, which aims to bring the best of the attraction to the classroom, and demonstrate how popular it they can be, so that jobs within its learning team can be saved.
The RAF Museum is offering free sessions, with activities to meet social distancing guidelines, until January 2021.
KidZania London believes in letting aspirations and inspirations soar through experiential, hands-on learning experiences.
The trust has moved this year’s Inspire art competition online to encourage people of all ages to get creative for their well-being and be inspired by what they can see.
The National Football Museum in Manchester has introduced ‘Strip! How Football Got Shirty’, a new website that teaches children about the inspiration beind some of football’s most memorable jerseys.
With the Coronavirus affecting school visits abroad for now, there’s plenty of top attractions closer to home for future planning towards the end of this year and into the next.
School rates are available for When Brands Take a Stand, an exhibition showcasing inspirational and debated advertising campaigns from history.
The Story Museum in Oxford will reopen on 4th April following a £6 million development of the storytelling space’s installations and galleries.
Schools can learn about a newly discovered Iron Age warrior at the Novium Museum in Chichester, and pair a visit with a themed workshop.
Pupils from a specialist arts college for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) children were invited to the National Motor Museum’s Shell Heritage Art Collection at Beaulieu to create posters inspired by the display.
The experience, which showcases animated versions of more than 200 Vincent Van Gogh paintings, has extended its run in York and will also open in Leicester.
The River Thames boat service is offering a 10% discount to school groups visiting London attractions, with a bonus reduction for trips to the Tate Britain.
The new space at the Manchester museum is due to open in October 2020, and its first exhibition will explore code-breaking and communications.
London’s Science Museum will host a range of school-friendly events next year, coinciding with the opening of its huge gallery dedicated to medical history.
Steve McQueen’s Year 3: A Portrait of London is a mass portrait of London’s youth that’s going on display this month.
The museum of London has revealed Beasts of London, a new immersive, digital experience that will ‘take you and your pupils on a journey through the capital’s past.’
A new smuggling-themed maritime education programme and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exhibition are on offer for teachers visiting Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard this year.
Bristol’s Blaise House Museum has launched a new programme of school workshops, covering everything from Science and Literacy to Drama and History.
Take your pupils to learn about the water cycle at the London Museum of Water & Steam.
The Jewish Museum in London can teach GCSE students about religion.
A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum was recently unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen, and will focus on communication technologies, tying in with the STEM curriculum.
A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum will explore what the future holds for driving technology.
The new exhibition in London Waterloo, now on until June 2019, will see students educated on Nelson Mandela’s journey from childhood to becoming South Africa’s first black president.
The new exhibition at the Clink Prison Museum in Southwark will explore tales of religious theories and traitors.
Tim Peake’s spacesuit will form part of the National Space Centre’s new exhibition, opening this summer.
Every year brings with it a new selection of workshops, learning spaces and sites suitable for students.
From learning about a famous author to enjoying storytelling sessions, an English-themed educational visit can instil a love for Literacy.
Bristol Museums will be hosting new school workshops this year, teaching a variety of subjects from History to Art.
Britten-Pears Foundation’s The Red House in Aldeburgh is among 12 museums and historic sites which have been granted funding in the Royal Society’s Places of Science scheme.
STO visited the incredible new museum experience in London, BODY WORLDS, to see what’s on offer for schools.
Beamish is an award-winning open air museum which vividly recreates life in North East England in the early 1800s, early 1900s and 1940.
Schools visiting the National Museum Cardiff between now and February 2019 will be able to see Tim Peake’s spacecraft.
The Powell-Cotton Museum combines amazing collections, a stunning house and extensive gardens.
Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the 10 award-winning museums in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
2019 will see the addition of a new workshop at Canterbury museum, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, to help children practise mindfulness.
Yorkshire Air Museum is home to the only Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and is the UK’s largest independent aviation museum with a collection of over 50 aircraft showcasing flight from its very early origins in Yorkshire through to the supersonic age.
We look at five school trip ideas to teach children about computers, technology, and cyber safety.
Here are some Arithmetic-related school trip ideas to inspire Primary school students who are learning their times tables.
St Fagans Museum in Wales has undergone a £30 million redevelopment which has resulted in new learning spaces and the opportunity for schools to stay overnight.
The Museum of London’s learning offer is designed to support GCSE thematic History studies using London’s rich evidence to investigate its history and people.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London will be able to offer curriculum-linked environmental learning sessions.
Find out who the finalists are for this year’s School Travel Awards, ahead of the ceremony in November.
Based on the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War exhibition, the workshops will be suitable for Primary and Secondary schools.
Here's some inspiration for where and when to go on a school trip next year.
Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction where school groups can step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women who worked there.
The new permanent gallery, opening on 19th October will introduce students to the world of engineering.
The National Railway Museum’s annual event ‘Future Engineers’ returns this autumn for a third year, with a programme of activities and shows to inspire the engineers of tomorrow.
National Justice Museum Education delivers inspiring educational visits in the north west, working in partnership with a variety of inspiring venues including law courts and museums.
Dove Cottage was home to William and Dorothy Wordsworth and is where they wrote their best work, inspired by the beautiful Lake District scenery that surrounded them.
New London attraction BODY WORLDS, Westminster Abbey, STA Travel and The Original Tour have signed up to back the 2018 School Travel Awards.
Inspiration for your next Science-themed trip, from planetariums to museums and galleries.
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is not only as the birthplace of one of Britain’s most significant writers but also as an authentically restored miners’ house from the late 19th century.
A museum experience will be opening in London this October and will teach school groups all about the human body with the aim to encourage a healthier lifestyle among visitors.
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.
The National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, will be opening four new galleries in September, complemented with a schools programme to match.
With International Literacy Day coming up on 8th September, we look at a selection of locations and attractions offering English and Literature links.
Madame Tussauds London is introducing a new workshop for Key Stage 2 and 3 groups, focusing on media and news.
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction is launching a new workshop to coincide with its education day this autumn.
School groups visiting Scotland can now enjoy a trail which includes an array of fairy-tale and storybook features, tying in with Literacy studies.
We round up a selection of school trips to music themed attractions that offer educational benefits to visiting students.
Whether it’s your first time organising or your fiftieth, safety is something that will always be in the foreground when planning a successful school trip.
Taking your pupils outside of the classroom in order to visit a religious building – or simply a school trip with a religious focus - can definitely enhance subsequent RE lessons.
The new display, due to open in October, will invite pupils to learn about the power of the Sun and its role in the solar system.
Several new features are now on offer for school visits to the Liverpool attraction, the world’s largest permanent exhibition devoted to the story of The Beatles.
We take a look at new school workshops, launches and trips to get you in the planning mood for September.
The Outward Bound Trust has revealed that in 2017, 80% of its educational participants were given funding in order to help them pay for their trip.
The first Yorkshire Sculpture International will take place in September 2019 with a supporting education programme.
Secondary schools are invited to a free event at Bristol’s M Shed to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave women the vote.
Liz Smallman, head of learning at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, introduces the attraction’s new curriculum-focused All About Me Gallery, highlighting the social and enrichment opportunities it can offer to school groups.
Teachers will be able to book new workshops and activities as part of a new Learning Programme at the RAF Museum in Colindale, London.
School groups of all ages are being invited to help monitor the effects of environmental change on Britain’s seas.
We round up some trip ideas linking to creative subjects and look at why they are so crucial for education.
A Centre for Learning, Heritage and Arts is being created after Worcester Cathedral received a £1.2m National Lottery grant for developments.
Those planning ahead to September can take advantage of KidZania’s offering, with details of its upcoming events already announced.
St Davids in Wales has recently been announced as the first ‘Bee Friendly’ city in the country and has launched a themed tourist trail, suitable for school children.
Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, has received a grant for a major expansion project which expects to see thousands more school pupils visit each year.
We take a look at some ocean-inspired trips to tie in with a new initiative, World Ocean Day for Schools, which aims to engage the younger generation in conversations about the world’s oceans.
The museum in London has recently introduced a new school session to its educational programme which ties in with Science and Engineering.
A look at what’s on offer at the capital’s ten top visitor attractions.
Taking place this July at The Bowes Museum in County Durham will be an interactive course for teachers, accompanying The BFG in Pictures exhibition.
Trips outside the classroom can often enhance students’ learning and enjoyment of a subject. Here, we take a look at visits that complement the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for English in reading, writing and speaking and encourage pupils to develop an interest in the subject.
May is officially Photo Month, making this the perfect time to seek out some school trips all about photography, filming, imagery and camera work.
We look at ways to develop spoken and written English in Primary aged pupils through learning outside the classroom.
From September, school children are invited to embrace Science and take a guided ‘mission through space’ as part of Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium’s new STEM experience.
To celebrate Museum Week (23rd to 29th April) we take a look at five free museums that offer school visits.
A new learning centre is now under construction in London’s East End which aims to encourage schools to enter careers in Science.
With such an unpredictable climate in the UK, it can sometimes be tricky to come up with venues that are suitable for all conditions. Here are some ideas for school visits, come rain or come shine.
Boost your students’ learning and engagement through hands-on, immersive experiences they’ll never forget at The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
The Merlin attraction has now opened its doors to its new turtle rescue zone which allows visitors to learn about conservation.
To mark Autism Awareness Week, we’ve rounded up some attractions which cater for children with autism to make your next trip inclusive for all.
School Travel Organiser looks at different ways to get pupils interested in Physical Education, from specialist museums to sporting tours.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has announced the date of this year’s annual conference, which will be held at the Black Country Living Museum.
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 educational workshops have now launched in Yorkshire at The Emmerdale Studio Experience, among the first of its kind outside of London.
To mark Science Week this year, why not take your school on an interactive school trip? We round up some of the best attractions offering workshops and activities with a Science theme.
The conclusion of a £28 million improvement programme is expected to see the Staffordshire-based arboretum welcome a record number of visitors this year, including more school groups.
Once the centre piece at London’s Natural History Museum, Dippy, a huge diplodocus skeleton, is currently visiting venues across the UK.
The Museum of Brands in London has revealed a new display and accompanying student resources on the debate on packaging and environmental sustainability.
The Story Museum in Oxford has announced it will be opening It’s Always Tea Time, an exhibition of artworks from across the globe, depicting one of the most famous tea parties of all time, tying in with Art and Literacy.
Free teacher training days will be hosted at Lincoln Cathedral to provide support for those teaching History in local areas.
Create an ‘Opera in a Day’ was the task for 22 Year 3 and Year 4 students from Southwold Primary School when they visited The Red House in Aldeburgh, the home of the world-famous composer, Benjamin Britten.
The National Railway Museum in York has revealed its plans to ignite young minds through the creation of an interactive engineering gallery called Wonderlab.
The Science Museum in London will be inviting schools to take part in a full day of activities linking to the medical profession this May.
With World Book Day edging closer, we suggest some school trip ideas to get pupils enthusiastic about reading and writing.
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.
School groups are invited to explore one of the world’s most astonishing historical discoveries.
The Great Exhibition of the North, set to open this June, has revealed details of it’s schools offering, including free visits and trails.
The show, Where is Peter Rabbit?, is suitable for school groups and will return to the Cumbria attraction this summer.
We look at all that is on offer at The Houses of Parliament, from online resources to educational visits with your school group.
Building on its education programme, the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire has announced the launch of a Science Week for schools during the spring term.
The York Museum’s Trust has announced that Sir David Attenborough will be opening its new exhibition, Jurassic World, and York schools can enter a competition to meet him.
The Science and Media Museum in Bradford has announced it will be celebrating the Year of Engineering with a 3D IMAX film alongside school events.
This year sees an updated programme of learning activities on offer at Canterbury Museums & Galleries, including a new Roald Dahl workshop.
We select a handful of attractions that offer Music trips for schools, from visits to see musicals, to percussion sessions.
The V&A Museum in London has recently opened a new exhibition looking at Winnie-the-Pooh, and offers education to coincide with it.
A new study has revealed that UK school children are attending an average of three school trips a year, a result approved by parents.
We look at ways to teach children about internet safety as well as methods to incorporate the use of phones, apps and the internet in a positive manner, with educational benefits when on school trips.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy, which looks after many museums in a variety of locations, will be offering more for schools in the New Year with new workshops available at its sites.
2018 will see a range of new workshops, learning spaces and educational events open up to schools. The launches span the age groups and subjects range from Maths to English. Here’s a round-up of all the new things you can expect from the field of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) next year.
The Museum of Brands in London has released details of a special teacher event which will aim to provide information on educational visits.
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.
A round-up of school trips to get Key Stage 2 to 5 pupils inspired by engineering.
The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre in London will be offering schools a new music workshop from January 2018.
Earlier this year, The Blackpool Tower extended its schools programme, with more workshops and interactive sessions now available.
Manchester City’s Stadium has revealed new and updated features of its tour, which is suitable for schools.
The newly relocated World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium, in London, will open in February 2018 with a new educational offering.
A number of school workshops at Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been renewed this year, with more being added and with links to History and Art.
York Castle Museum has revealed details of a new trail through the building which aims to aid pupils who are learning the English Language.
The Natural History Museum in London has recently launched a new workshop for Key Stage 2 and redeveloped another.
The ‘indoor city run by kids’ will be taking part in Parliament Week on 14th , 15th and 16th November, by inviting children to partake in Parliament related activities.
With many children now opting for iPads over colouring books, it’s more important than ever to get pupils enthusiastic about creativity.
Anglian Water’s Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre recently celebrated ten years of education which has involved thousands of school pupils since opening.
Pupils visiting Cadbury World, in Birmingham, will see traditional chocolate making demonstrations on a self-guided tour of the Cadbury World attraction.
We look at some ideas for trips that can be tied in with Religious Education.
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.
We focus on some top trip ideas to help prepare pupils for later life including college, university and careers.
York’s Chocolate Story, in York, is now offering Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils a World War One workshop, tying in with the History curriculum.
Trips to tie in with the content of the next wave of new GCSEs, including D&T, Media, and Business.
At-Bristol has announced that it will be undergoing a refurbishment and relaunching as ‘We The Curious’.
M Shed has revealed two workshops running on various dates between November and February, suitable for KS1 and 2.
The museum, located in London, will be hosting a season of exhibitions and events which focus on India and its culture which can tie in with the Science, History, Geography and Maths curriculum.
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.
One trip, multiple subjects; where to go for a truly cross-curricular educational experience, from theme parks to museums.
Educational visits to historical locations can help improve classroom outcomes. Here’s some places that are great for a school trip.
The V&A Museum in London has revealed details of its schools programme for the new academic year.
A new exhibition at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has opened and is suitable for Secondary school pupils.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool has launched two versions of Professor Cox, with an extraordinary 3D hologram of the physicist.
STO looks at a new study from Planet Ark that suggests that teaching children outside the classroom can give them the skills they need to tackle the challenges of the future.
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.”
STO takes a look at some school trip ideas for teachers to take their class on a PSHE trip.
The series of new workshops and activities will tie in with the curriculum for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The National Science and Media Museum has launched a new exhibition which features astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.
With the new whale skeleton taking over at the Natural History Museum, the diplodocus skeleton, is off on tour.
STO looks at cross-curricular school trips that teach children about money and budgeting.
A new educational programme has been launched for September at Bradford’s Peace Museum.
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is now taking bookings for its schools’ programme for the next academic year.
A recent teacher takeover event took place at M Shed, in Bristol, and highlighted school benefits.
STO rounds up a selection of top trips for Key Stage 3 pupils, across key subject areas.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC), will be hosting three School Roadshows for teachers.
A new display is now open at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, which looks at dinosaur bones.
The Black Country Living Museum will be expanding by a third and will include a new learning centre.
The Natural History Museum has revealed that it will be opening a brand new exhibition from 14th July.
The York Dungeon has launched a new workshop which ties in with the Drama curriculum.
An element of play can help to deepen pupils’ learning. So, why is it important and where can you take a school group to?
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.
There are several school trips available across the UK that are designed to bring politics to life.
The Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth is refreshing its educational offering with three new resources.
A look at the work Forensic Outreach does with schools.
This July will see the opening of the new Postal Museum in London, which will showcase the history of Britain’s mail system.
STO unearths some school trips that allow pupils to really get hands on with Science.
The National Justice Museum has revealed details of its new educational programme which is suitable for all Key Stages.
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.
As headlines roll out about the negative effects sats are having, we suggest a few feel-good school trips.
Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure! London and The London Dungeon have launched school workshops that link to the curriculum.
The V&A’s new DesignLabNation project will provide opportunities for school trips. We decided to find out more.
Ways you can bring ICT to life for school children, in Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Surrey and beyond.
The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction in Kent has joined forces with bushcraft specialist, Black Wolf Survival, to offer school groups a new two hour wand carving workshop.
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.
Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire is currently undergoing a £9.3 million renovation project. STO went along to find out what this means for the future of school trips at the National Trust property.
STO looks at some of the UK’s quirkiest museums and what they offer on the education front.
A new exhibition that focuses on Vikings will be opening this May at a number of UK museums.
STO rounds up the research to look at the ways in which school trips can have a positive impact on teachers.
A new dinosaur themed exhibition will be opening at the National Museum Cardiff this summer.
Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, 50 teachers from across the country visited the Isle of Wight.
M Shed museum has announced that between 9th and 12th May, it will be holding a Science Week.
The Archway Project, which will transform the Roman Baths’ learning offering, has received a grant of £250,000.
The Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust has launched a new medical exhibition at Hall’s Croft in Warwickshire.
An educational talk about the Mayan people at Cadbury World in Birmingham has been created for Key Stage 2.
The Oxford Trust has announced the go-ahead for the building of a new Science education centre at Stansfeld Park.
The Marvellous Monsters exhibition at Longleat, opening on 8th April, will be introducing a brand new education workshop for schools.
The National Media Museum, Bradford, will change its name to the National Science and Media Museum as of 23rd March.
The Spark Engineering Festival which showcases Lincoln’s rich heritage in engineering will return to Lincoln Cathedral in May, and will welcome school groups.
Scheduled to re-open in June, the Ravenglass Railway Museum, in the Lake District, will provide schools with brand new experiences.
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall in Warwickshire have teamed up to create a new joint itinerary for visiting school groups.
STO takes a look at the educational opportunities available for Primary schools at the British Motor Museum, in subjects like Science and History.
A trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum, offers schools the chance to take part in a Goodnight Mister Tom Literacy theme day, among others.
The Living Planet Centre in Woking is home to the WWF headquarters and, significantly for schools, an education centre which offers a range of a workshop designed to support the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculums as well as the conservation organisation’s aims.
Find out how the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery's Ancient Egyptian session can tie into History, English and Art learning for Key Stage 2 students.
The Brickworks Museum, in Bursledon in Hampshire, is welcoming school groups for tours and a selection of curriculum linked workshops.
Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre in Faversham in Kent is now offering educational guided tours of the working Faversham Brewery site for students aged 14 and over.
The National Army Museum will be re-opening on 30th March and will incorporate new features including a brand new learning centre.
Weston Park Museum tells the story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that have helped shaped the city to become what it is today.
The Ashmolean Museum, located in the University of Oxford, has revealed its programme of Art exhibitions for 2017.
Located in Stratford upon Avon, is Tudor World, where pupils studying History can get involved in hands-on, engaging workshops.
Conkers, the visitor attraction in Leicestershire, has announced that it will be offering new educational visits this March.
A school visit to Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden could leave pupils fascinated in the history of medicine and scientific discovery.
The launch of the National Justice Museum which was planned for February has now been postponed until later in the year.
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The Portsmouth Museum will run home front-related workshops for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils next March.
The Blue Reef aquarium in Tynemouth has expanded its educational offering with a new Eco Tour for 2017.
A new museum, which will share and celebrate the history of mining in Kent, will open in late spring 2017.
A school trip to Beaulieu provides schools with lessons in Physics, History and Technology.
Here's what Key Stage 2 pupils can expect on a History and Literacy-themed visit to The Workhouse in Southwell.
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool explores historical and contemporary slavery and looks at its impact on Africa, South America, the USA, the Caribbean and Western Europe.
Find out more about Kent Life Heritage Farm Park’s Second World War Evacuee Experience and Rag Rug Making workshop.
The JORVIK centre in York is set to reopen on 8th April 2017 after being redeveloped.
STO finds out what Frogmore Paper Mill offers for schools, including opportunities in History, Science and Art & Design.
School Travel Organiser looks at what schools can see and do at Palm House and how trips can tie in with school curriculums.
New educational facilities have been confirmed as part of the plans for a hotel at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Aerospace Bristol, a heritage museum telling the story of the south wests’ aerospace industry, will open in Bristol next summer and will include a dedicated learning centre for school groups.
Mary Chambers, KS2 teacher, from Hayn Primary School, Sherwood Nottingham, explains why she would recommend a trip to the Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, near Nottingham to study Literacy, History and PSHE.
Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire will host a new exhibition next year, called Dinosaurs of China, which can be used to support lessons in Biology.
Read all about it! The Guardian News & Media Education Centre provides workshops in Media, History and English.
The Fashion Museum in Bath is home to a collection of contemporary and historic clothing, which students can explore as part its schools programme.
Workshops in visual Literacy and camera skills are just some of the learning opportunities available at the Photographers' Gallery in London.
A state of the art Learning Centre and additional World Heritage Centre will open in Bath in 2019.
The Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale aims to tell the story of firefighting in the Greater Manchester region and educate and promote fire safety.
The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction and Canterbury Roman Museum will be launching a joint school ticket in 2017.
The Long Shop Museum offers a learning programme for Key Stage 2 pupils that focuses on the Industrial Revolution.
Beamish The Living Museum of the North will be expanding its attractions. STO looks at what will become available.
Here’s what pupils from Manchester learnt when they put Goldilocks on trial as part of a courtroom workshop delivered by the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL).
The RAF Museum has announced that a new learning programme will be created as part of its Centenary Programme.
Teachers should consider a trip to the Manchester Museum, where a new exhibition called Extinction or Survival will open on 21st October.
Bristol Cathedral’s education programme offers cathedral tours and workshops designed to complement curriculum studies in subjects including Religious Education (RE), as well as SMSC development (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural), an important criteria marked out by Ofsted.
Rachel Bailey explains why she thinks Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is a great place for schools to visit.
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.
Computers, computing and technology have become an integral part of modern day society and play a part in our everyday lives in many ways. It is now almost impossible to envisage a world without computers or the internet.
The Egalitarian Trust, which encompasses The Galleries of Justice Museum amongst others, will rebrand as the National Justice Museum in 2017.
School Travel Organiser picks out five places where students can develop their creativity and enjoyment of Art.
The Roman Baths in Bath is to refurbish its East Baths area with new interactive displays designed to immerse students in the sights and sounds of the Roman Bath House.
The land of active volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers and a whole lot of snow can offer a lot to schools.
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum in Woking inspires creative learning in subjects including Design & Technology, Art & Design, History and English.
School Travel Organiser looks at one of the ways schools can spend a day at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton.
The River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames has revealed a new Art workshop for Key Stages 1 to 4.
The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium offers curriculum related workshops, over 100 hands-on Science and Technology related exhibits, and live or pre-recorded planetarium shows for schools to attend on a visit.
Here’s what Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon looks like now that it has officially opened.
Teachers looking to take pupils outside the classroom to learn about the Anglo-Saxons and the Stone and Iron Ages can book a visit to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this autumn.
STO focuses on a Cuba School Biology Expedition for Secondary School students, offered by World Youth Adventures.
Scotland has designated 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology; here are some trip ideas to link to the occasion.
STO looks at some of the educational workshops at the Horniman Museum for Key Stages 1 to 5.
Some of the best places to go on a school trip and study the Roman Empire.
The Ancient World Gallery at the World Museum in Liverpool will reopen in February 2017 as a new exhibition space dedicated to Ancient Egypt.
Tate Modern will host a series of artist-in-residence workshops for Secondary school pupils in spring and summer 2017.
A new Maths Festival, planetarium workshops and a space spectacular week are new at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
The history, nature and art museum, Tullie House Museum in Carlisle, will host a range of Primary school learning events for the 2016/2017 academic year.
New workshops and schools-only mornings have been revealed as part of the 2016/17 education programme at the V&A.
Located in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum (NWM) remembers those who sacrificed their lives in World War One and Two, as well as those who died in the blitz on Belfast in 1941.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has this month opened a new exhibition called Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, which will run until 25th June 2017.
The education department at the Bowes Museum has launched a new resource pack to aid teaching WW1 History.
History activities available to students in Bristol, from unlocking the secrets of Tudor portraits to discovering dinosaur remains.
A school trip to the Blackpool Museum in 2018 will be able to link to History, Drama and Citizenship.
Available for Upper Key Stage 2 and above, the Scottish Parliament Education Visit Programme lets students discover more about the work of the Scottish Parliament through a range of activity choices and a tour.
Booking onto the 2016-17 schools programme at The Museum of London is now open for teachers.
School Travel Organiser takes a closer look at what the National Coal Mining Museum offers schools.
Three school trips in France and Spain for Key Stage 3/4 Foreign Language students with Starling Study Trips.
The Charterhouse, dating from the 14th century, has confirmed that educational workshops will be available from January.
The British Museum’s workshops, exhibition sessions and gallery experiences for the 2016 to 2017 school year are now available for booking.
Find out what’s on offer for schools at The Royal Mint Experience, half an hour from Cardiff.
School Travel Organiser looks at some of the workshops available at the gallery at The Courtauld Institute of Art.
School Travel Organiser looks at how the Rainbow Factory, in Farsley in Leeds, can inspire students to use their creativity and imagination and enhance their learning in subjects including English and Drama.
A look at some top workshops available for Key Stage 1 and 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
For this November, Emirates Spinnaker Tower is offering schools a 50 per cent discount on entry for groups.
Durham Cathedral’s new exhibition experience, Open Treasure, will be accompanied by educational workshops.
Exclusive schools-only mornings are now available at the British Museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition.
Students from Tyne and Wear recently swapped their usual classroom learning space for a museum for a whole term.
School Travel Organiser focuses on how Takeover Day lends itself to positive learning outside the classroom.
Following Nick Gibb’s speech on why good quality education matters, School Travel Organiser finds out where teachers can take pupils to inspire them in the subject.
School Travel Organiser finds out how a visit to one of the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law’s (NCCL) sites can benefit students studying English, History, Citizenship and more.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is now offering overnight stays on board the HMS Cavalier for schools.
School Travel Organiser takes a look at how a visit to CERN can inspire students’ Physics studies.
Manchester has been awarded the title European City of Science 2016; schools can get involved on a Science-themed visit.
War rationing and making a chocolate pudding are two topics that can be learnt at the M&S Company Archive.
Tudor World provides children with an insight into the Elizabethan period, and ties into History, Drama and English studies.
Sutton Ecology Centre has recently opened a new classroom for students to use for learning about wildlife and conservation.
School Travel Organiser spoke to Lauren Wilkinson, the Vindolanda Trust’s site education officer and museum archaeological assistant, about why a visit to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Roman Fort is educational, engaging and exciting for students.
The National Memorial Arboretum can be an eye-opening experience for students and benefit studies in Art & Design and History.
STO discovers that sometimes it’s the little places in life that make for brilliant learning outside the classroom opportunities.
KidZania London is offering every Primary and Secondary school across the UK a complimentary class visit before 18th March.
The Museum of Brands can bring to life Maths, Art and Business for all Key Stages. Here, School Travel Organiser takes a look at how.
A new permanent exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has opened this week, titled Faith in Birmingham.
Schools can book onto one of several workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2 at Newcastle Castle.
School Travel Organiser finds out how Geography, Business Studies and English can be brought to life for Key Stage 1 to A Level at Anglian Water.
Six LOtC ideas both in the UK and abroad to help educators get to grips with teaching the Holocaust.
Eureka! has launched space-themed workshops to tie in with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station.
A new gallery at the Science Museum will open this December bringing Mathematics to the fore by exploring how mathematicians and their ideas have helped to shape the modern world.
Horniman Museum & Garden in London has launched a new Key Stage 2 learning session on Prehistoric Britain.
The British Motor Museum will re-open on Saturday 13th February, offering new school opportunities following its £1.1million refurbishment.
Tim Peake has recently become the first Briton to visit the International Space Station and last week undertook a spacewalk. He is fast becoming a hero for not only young space enthusiasts, but also those students less engaged in the subject of Science.
From the Minster to York Art Gallery, there are lots of places in York that are ideal for a school trip.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is an exhibition which will open at the Science Museum in 2016.
In 2016, The Geffrye Museum will launch its new blended learning digital iPad sessions for Key Stage 2 and 3.
Being that Edinburgh is home to fascinating history it’s no surprise that its a popular choice for school trips.
The National Media Museum has launched its new programme of IMAX films, with curriculum links to Science and Design.
A new exhibition, Evaporation, has opened at the Museum of Science and Industry and will run until May.