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School Trips In The UK

You really don’t have to go far for a school trip that will leave your students feeling inspired. School trips in the UK offer fantastic opportunities to learn outside the classroom for a number of subjects, including history, art, geography, science, performing arts or even Activities Week.

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Why visit the UK?

Unrivalled history and culture

London is one of the most visited cities in the world and that’s because the UK has such a fascinating history and such a rich culture – those of us who live here often forget how lucky we are in this regard! And so, if you’re thinking about a history school trip, or an art school trip, staying in the UK can be a great option.

History groups can head to Stratford-Upon-Avon to learn about the Tudors and Elizabethan England, or Yorkto learn more about the history of crime and punishment. Or head to one of the big cities, such as London, Liverpool and Manchester to find out what life was like on the home front during WW2.

Planning an art school trip? You could head to Glasgow to visit some of the UK’s premier art museums. In Cornwall, you could visit artists’ studios and in Bristol enjoy a street art walking tour. And in Manchester, your students can find out how industrial cityscapes have influenced local artists.

Unforgettable experiences

Have you been asked to arrange an Activities Week school trip that will offer your students opportunities to enjoy activities or experiences that wouldn’t be provided in a normal school week or on a normal school trip?

You can choose from a great variety of destinations, including Yorkshire, the Peak District, Cornwall, the Lake District and the West Midlands. And you can choose from an incredible variety of activities and experiences, from snowsports, water sports and adventure sports to shelter building, visiting a theme park or exploring a medieval castle.

Incredible landscapes

Here in the UK, we’re incredibly lucky to have some spectacular scenery right on our doorstep, with plenty of choices for exciting destinations for geography school trips.

Explore coastal landscapes and sustainability on a geography school trip to Cornwall. Explore the vast moorland and deep dales of the North York Moors. Or head to the Yorkshire Dales, to see the effects of hydrology on the landscape there.

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Take a look at our range of UK school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

Belfast

School Trips to Belfast

A school trip to Belfast is an exciting opportunity for your students to explore the vibrant capital of Northern Ireland!

Belfast school trips are most popular among politics groups who want to learn more about the complicated political history of the UK and Ireland. Here, your students will learn more about the partition of Ireland and the Troubles.

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School Trips to Bristol

A school trip to Bristol offers students the opportunity to explore one of the UK’s most vibrant cities!

Bristol resonates with art groups who want to immerse themselves in the city's thriving contemporary art scene. Make sure you don't miss out on the fascinating street art walking tour - this is Banksy's hometown, after all!

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School Trips to Cornwall

School trips to Cornwall offer students the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular counties in England!

Geography school trips here can cover the epic coastal landscapes, sustainability and ecosystems and biodiversity. And art school trips can include visits to the studios of local artists, as well as visits to well-known galleries like the Tate.

View over Edinburgh city

School Trips to Edinburgh

School trips to Edinburgh offer students the opportunity to explore the spectacular capital of Scotland!

Looking for medicine through time school trip within the UK? Scotland’s long association with medical developments makes Edinburgh the perfect choice.

And Edinburgh is also a great option for a cultural school trip to Scotland, giving your students the opportunity to explore another part of the UK with a rich and unique culture.

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School Trips to Glasgow

A school trip to Glasgow offers your students the opportunity to explore one of the UK’s most exciting cities!

Glasgow is most popular with art groups who are keen to explore the city's incredible artistic heritage. There is a fantastic range of art museums and galleries here to explore, ensuring that your students will return home feeling inspired.

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School Trips to Kent

A school trip to Kent offers your students the exciting opportunity to explore the 'garden of England'!

Kent is a great choice for history groups interested in learning more about WW2. They'll deepen their understanding of the importance of the Battle of Britain and will discover what life was really like on the home front during WW2.

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School Trips to Lake District

A school trip to the Lake District offers your students an exciting adventure surrounded by dramatic landscape!

Lake District school trips are most popular with groups travelling during Activities Week. That's because we can arrange for school groups to try a variety of water sports and adventure sports on and around Windermere. This is an exciting, unforgettable school trip!

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School Trips to Liverpool

A school trip to Liverpool is a fantastic opportunity for students to discover one of England's most important port cities!

Liverpool is ideal for art groups who want to discover more about how the city's industrial heritage has influenced local artists. And history groups will be fascinated to discover the city's strategic importance during WW2.

Houses of parliament in London

School Trips to London

School trips to London offer students the opportunity to explore the historic capital of the United Kingdom!

The huge variety of educational visits makes London a great destination for almost any school trip. So, whether you're looking to inspire your English literature, history, performing arts or religious studies students, London is the perfect choice.

Manchester skyline

School Trips to Manchester

A school trip to Manchester is a fantastic opportunity for your students to discover the history and culture of the North of England!

Manchester school trips are really popular among art groups, who will love exploring one of the country's most exciting art scenes. And history groups will discover the role that Manchester and the rest of the North West played in WW2.

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School Trips to North York Moors National Park

A school trip to the North York Moors offers your students the opportunity to discover one of the most dramatic landscapes in the UK!

North York Moors school trips are most popular among geography groups who come to explore the coastal landforms, glaciated landscapes and biodiversity. Your students can attend specialist workshops and put their fieldwork skills to the test.

Nottingham

School Trips to Nottingham

A school trip to Nottingham gives your students the chance to experience all that the East Midlands has to offer!

Nottingham school trips are most popular for Activities Week, as we can arrange for you to stay at the National Water Sports Centre in Holme Pierrepont, just outside of the city centre. Your students will love trying various water sports here.

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School Trips to Peak District

A school trip to the Peak District gives your students the opportunity to learn and develop outside the classroom in one of the most spectacular areas of the UK!

Peak District school trips are most popular during Activities Week, thanks to the diverse experiences available here. Visit the stately home of Chatsworth and explore the caverns and views of the Heights of Abraham.

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School Trips to Stratford-Upon-Avon

A school trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon will give your students the exciting opportunity to explore Shakespeare's hometown!

Stratford-Upon-Avon school trips are most popular among history groups studying the Tudors. As well as exploring Shakespeare's birthplace, your students will be able to visit Kenilworth Castle, a medieval semi-royal palace that was renovated to reflect Tudor fashions to host Elizabeth I.

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School Trips to West Midlands

A school trip to the West Midlands will give your students the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of activities – all just a short coach journey from your school!

West Midlands school trips are most popular during Activities Week. You can visit Warwick Castle and Alton Towers, enjoy an action-adventure day at Conkers and even try snow sports.

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School Trips to York

A school trip to York will give your students the chance to explore one of the UK's most historic cities!

York school trips are most popular with history groups, particularly those studying crime and punishment. It's also a great choice for an Activities Week school trip thanks to the great range of visits and activities available in and around the city.

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School Trips to Yorkshire Dales

A school trip to the Yorkshire Dales offers students the opportunity to explore one of the UK’s most exciting landscapes!

Yorkshire Dales school trips are most popular among geography groups who come here to learn how the area's unique landscapes have been created by hydrology. Your students will head underground too, to explore the area's cave systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different types of school trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

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You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of the what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

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Activities and excursions in UK that your school group will love

Imperial War Museum London

Through its exhibitions, collections and varied programmes, the Imperial War Museum London offers a stimulating and memorable learning experience.The Museum… Read More

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is the world's leading museum of natural history. It contains a range of interactive exhibitions including… Read More

Eden Project

The Eden Project is an educational charity, social enterprise and visitor attraction located close to St. Austell in Cornwall. It's… Read More

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is actually housed in prison (a debtors' prison and a women's prison) buildings, which were themselves built… Read More

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle's history dates back over 900 years, from Norman times right through to the Tudor period and beyond. It's… Read More

Tudor World Museum - Shakespeare Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon led by the Bard himself! 'William Shakespeare' will tell you all about his family,… Read More

West End Show

Head to London's famous West End to catch an incredible show! Some of the world's most famous productions have been… Read More

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is one of the four Tate Galleries across the UK and in 2017 was refurbished and extended.… Read More

National Theatre Backstage Tours

Get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building on a tour led by experienced and enthusiastic National Theatre guides.… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

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

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    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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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

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.

Tailor-made school trips

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.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.