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School Trips to Bristol

Bristol is a vibrant harbour city that has a long and fascinating history. One of the most important trading ports in the UK. And in 1497, it was from Bristol that John Cabot set sail to become the first European to set foot on mainland America.

It’s also a city that’s famous for its exciting art scene, making it an excellent choice for an art school trip. It’s a particularly great choice for groups interested in contemporary art and digital culture.

If you’re looking for a school art trip that’s going to leave your students feeling inspired, Bristol is incredibly hard to beat. After all, this is the city that gave us Banksy and Aardman Animations! And your students will love exploring the many galleries and exhibition spaces dotted around the city.

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School Art Trip to Bristol

From £95pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip

Bristol was one of England’s most important and prosperous cities, right up until the Industrial Revolution, when it was overshadowed by the rapid booms experienced in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

Bristol’s wealth and fame came from its port, which was starting point of various voyages of exploration to the New World. It was also instrumental in transatlantic trade, including the slave trade – it’s estimated that around half a million African slaves were traded by Bristolian merchants. Many of these slaves were eventually transported to the Americas and the Caribbean.

This is a darker side to Bristol’s history that the city is starting to confront. As you walk around Bristol, you’ll notice that many of the street names and public buildings have names that are linked to the slave trade – many buildings, for example, are named after Edward Colston, the slave trader whose statue was thrown into Bristol Harbour by protestors. Several of these have already been renamed and more can be expected to follow. But all this makes a school trip to Bristol a fantastic opportunity to discuss the slave trade and Britain’s role in it with your students, to help them understand some of the roots of racism in British society.

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

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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

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

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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.