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School Trips to UK

You really don’t have to go far for a school trip that will leave your students feeling inspired. School trips to 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.

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 Kenilworth Castle to learn about the Tudors, or York and Ripon to 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 advisors 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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Bristol

School trips to Bristol

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

Bristol school trips are really popular 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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Cornwall

School trips to Cornwall

A school trip to Cornwall offers your students the opportunity to explore one of the most picturesque counties in England!

Cornwall school trips work really well for a number of subjects, including art and geography. Cornwall is also a great choice for an unforgettable Activities Week school trip that combines art, geography, culture and epic scenery.

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Glasgow

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 school trips are 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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Kent

School trips to Kent

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

Kent school trips are 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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Lake District

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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Liverpool

School trips to Liverpool

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

Liverpool school trips are really popular among 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

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London

School trips to London

A school trip to London offers students the incredible opportunity to explore the capital city and learn more about the history and culture of the United Kingdom!

London school trips are popular for many different subjects, including English literature, history, performing arts and religious studies. The many educational opportunities here also make London a great choice for Activities Week or cross-curricular school trips.

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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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North York Moors National Park

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. 

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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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Peak District

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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Stratford-Upon-Avon

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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West Midlands

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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York

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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Yorkshire Dales

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. 

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Want to step further back in time? Head to York to discover how crime and punishment have evolved over the centuries. Or head to Kenilworth and Stratford-Upon-Avon, to learn more about the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.

Perhaps you need to arrange a school trip for Activities Week that will offer your students opportunities that wouldn’t normally be open to them during a normal school week or school trip. Choose from some incredible destinations, including Yorkshire, the Peak District and the West Midlands, where you’ll be able to experience a range of exciting activities, from skiing to shelter building.

Wherever you choose and for whatever subject, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your tailor-made itinerary ensures your school trip to the UK offers an unforgettable and engaging learning experience for your students. Can’t see your preferred destination? Please just contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

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.