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School Trips to Manchester

School trips to Manchester offer students the opportunity to explore one of the most exciting cities in the UK and is particularly suited to history groups learning about wartime Britain and school art groups keen to be inspired by one of the country’s most vibrant art scenes!

Most popular with art and history groups, a school trip to Manchester can be a great choice for a variety of subjects. Whatever your reason for choosing Manchester as the destination for your school trip, our school travel experts will work with you to create a tailor-made itinerary designed to bring your curriculum to life!

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Why visit Manchester?

Discover life during the Manchester Blitz

Manchester is a buzzing, youthful city that your students will love. But it also has a long and fascinating history. The city really rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important centre for textile production, and cotton goods in particular, earning it the nickname ‘Cottonopolis’.

The establishment of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, followed by the Manchester Ship Canal, added to the city’s prosperity and Manchester soon became a battleground for capitalists and Marxists.

During WW2, the city’s factories were largely commandeered to produce items needed by the British Armed Forces and so Manchester became a target for the Luftwaffe. Much of the city’s historic centre was destroyed during the Manchester Blitz.

If you visit Manchester on a history school trip, your students will have the opportunity to explore what life was like here during WW2 and the Manchester Blitz. They’ll also be able to visit underground air raid shelters in nearby Stockport, where they’ll hear some of the locals’ stories.

Another exciting visit for school history groups in Manchester is the Imperial War Museum North, in Trafford Park, which suffered heavy damage during the Manchester Blitz. And why not combine your history school trip to Manchester with a visit to nearby Liverpool, where you’ll find even more museums and attractions to help expand your students’ understanding of the impact of WW2 on life in Britain?

Incredible art

Manchester is also home to one of the most vibrant art scenes in the UK. On your art school trip to Manchester, you can choose to visit the Lowry, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth Gallery, where your students will be inspired by the incredible examples of fine and contemporary art on display.

If you choose to visit Manchester on an art school trip, you’ll want to make sure you spend some time at the Lowry, learning more about one of Manchester’s most famous artists.

Lowry is famous for his scenes of industrial Manchester and Salford, and a visit here offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the environment he lived and worked in inspired Lowry’s work.

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

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School art trip to Manchester

Discover how the urban, industrial environment has inspired artists in the North West.

From £85pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
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School Trip to Manchester and Liverpool - WW2

Explore the incredible strategic role the North of England played during WW2.

From £85pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip

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

    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!