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School Art Trip to Bristol

Bristol is a city that is culturally alive and possesses a thriving contemporary art scene. Dotted along street corners or throughout the dockyards are various galleries and exhibition spaces hosting a myriad of established and underground artists. Bristol is the ideal location for a school art trip.

Our school travel specialists will work with you to tailor your itinerary to your curriculum and specific exam board content.

A school trip to Bristol will allow your students to immerse themselves in a thriving contemporary art scene in one of the UK’s most exciting cities!

Almost wherever you turn in Bristol you’ll stumble across another gallery, exhibition space or piece of street art. Your students will be able to see both older and more modern works of art, by British and international artists.

UNESCO designated Bristol a City of Film in 2017 and is a member of the Creative Cities Network, so it’s a great choice for groups interested in digital culture and creative industries. If you’re looking for a school art trip within the UK that will leave your students feeling inspired, Bristol could be the perfect option for you. And our school travel specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your trip is tailored to meet your curriculum.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day 1/2



Depart school and travel to Bristol



Visit to the Royal West of England Academy



Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/2



Breakfast at accommodation

Enjoy the Bristol Street Art Tour (option to upgrade to include stencil art spray session)



Time for lunch in the city centre

If time allows, visit Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or take a trip to nearby Portishead to follow the Portishead Art Trail



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick icon2-hour street art walking tour
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconGuide and transport throughout
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery houses some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building… Read More

Bristol Street Art Tour

Bristol Street Art Tour

The Bristol Street Art Tour is a fascinating guided walk discovering international street art around the city. You'll hear the… Read More

Portishead Art Trail

Portishead Art Trail

Portishead is a coastal town just outside of Bristol. The town’s art trail is focused around the marina and extends… Read More

Royal West of England Academy

Royal West of England Academy

Founded by painter Ellen Sharples in the mid-19th century, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is the oldest art… Read More


YHA Bristol
YHA Bristol

YHA Bristol is set in a historical building, a former waterfront grain house. This youth hostel has been restored to offer simple and relaxed accommodation. The hostel has a restaurant and a games room with TV and Wi-Fi access. It has also a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests.Groups are usually accommodated on dormitories with shared bathroom and staff in twin rooms.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

Laura Lucas — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

The trip was an excellent experience for our students and they learnt a lot about how ice and volcanoes have shaped the country as well as the culture. — Academia Britanica Cuscatleca

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  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group’s safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience

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As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

Financial protection

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Our ABTA bond means all our school trips are financially protected. Plus, all air tours and flights arranged by us are also ATOL protected.

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The Halsbury Difference

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