Our science trips for schools provide fantastic opportunities for your students to learn in exciting, dynamic and challenging environments!

Educational visits offer school groups the opportunity to see their science curriculum in action. This helps them to better understand how the things they learn about in the classroom relate to the world around them.

School science trips can also help to emphasise the importance of the subject and scientific learning as a whole. This, in turn, can engage students and spark their curiosity in a topic – perfect for once you’re back in the classroom.

And it might even go further than that. The right experience could also give students ideas for future careers. Our trips often involve meeting scientists working in a variety of fields that your students may be inspired to explore – so perhaps your next science trip will take them further than you ever thought possible.

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Why arrange a science trip?

1. Show pupils the importance of science

Trips can be specifically designed to bring your curriculum to life and show students the importance of science in the ‘real world’.

Whether it's learning more about geothermal power and how it's being used in Iceland to provide sustainable energy, to discovering how we can use the sun’s rays to clean water at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, a science school trip offers your students the chance to see how scientists are working to create a brighter, cleaner future for our environment.

Your students will return home after an enriching learning experience, resulting in a greater appreciation of the subject. And who knows, perhaps you’ll have inspired the scientists of the future!

2. Get pupils excited about science

Whether it’s the exploration of the solar system or the human body, science trips offer plenty of opportunities to get your students excited about one of the most important STEM subjects.

All our destinations offer a variety of interactive visits and attractions that will show your students just how exciting science can be.

3. Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of getting out of the classroom.

Your trip will be completely tailor-made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing science in action as much as your students.

Science trip ideas

We offer a wide range of school science trips abroad and in the UK. If you’re struggling to decide where to go, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced education team can provide you with any further information or advice you require. For inspiration, here are some ideas:


The world’s largest science museum, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, is a must-visit in Paris. Students will learn about a range of environmental and technological themes. To top it off, a visit to the Palais de la Découverte will help them to better understand the role that science has played in the development of civilisation.


Geneva is one of our most popular destinations because it offers groups the opportunity to visit the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN. Here, your students will see how scientists are working to answer some of the biggest questions about our universe.


For the more adventurous, why not try something a little further afield, such as Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center? On this educational trip your pupils can learn about the history of American spaceflight, ‘train’ to be an astronaut in their interactive exhibits, and, if you’re lucky, perhaps even view a shuttle launch.


If you want to learn about space travel but don’t have the time or budget to go all the way to Florida, Brussels offers the chance to visit the Euro Space Centre. And in Brussels, at Living Tomorrow, they’ll see how we could be living in the future, thanks to the work that scientists are doing right now!


In Amsterdam, you can visit the Corpus Museum, to take a journey through the human body, discover how it works, and why eating healthily and exercising are so important. Amsterdam is also the perfect base from which to explore Space Expo, the European Space Agency’s visitor centre.

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Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!