School trips to Nottingham offer students the opportunity to enjoy a real adventure and explore one of the UK’s most exciting cities!

Most school groups visit Nottingham on an Activities Week school residential, but whatever your reason for visiting Nottingham, we’ll tailor make your school trip to ensure that it meets your curriculum and specific learning objectives.

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Why visit Nottingham?

A city of legends

Nottingham is, of course, best known for its links to Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood and his Merry Men were said to have lived in nearby Sherwood Forest, where they stole from the rich and gave to the poor.

Nottingham has a fantastic literary heritage too, with Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all having strong links to the city. In fact, Nottingham has been named a UNESCO ‘City of Literature’.

Incredible sporting heritage

Nottingham is also famous for its sport and was, in fact, declared the ‘Home of English Sport’ in 2015.

There are two professional football teams based in the city – Nottingham Forest and Notts County, whose stadiums are just a stone’s throw from each other. Notts County is actually the oldest professional football club in the world, having been formed in 1862.

The famous Trent Bridge cricket ground is just a short walk from both football stadiums.

The National Ice Centre sits on the edge of the city centre and the National Water Sports Centre is located in Holme Pierrepont, a hamlet to the south-east of the city.

And it’s the National Water Sports Centre that draws most of our school groups to Nottingham.

The National Water Sports Centre was purpose-built to facilitate the training of elite water sports athletes and is also an important venue for national and international competitions in rowing, kayaking and canoeing. As such, it makes the perfect venue for an Activities Week school residential to Nottingham.

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure

For most, a school trip to Nottingham means a visit to the National Water Sports Centre, which is one of the best facilities in the country for water sports. Here, your students will have the opportunity to have a go at a fantastic variety of activities, including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and raft building.

A school residential to Nottingham will not only offer your students the opportunity to try a variety of activities they would never normally have access to.

It will also give them the opportunity to develop some key life skills within a very safe environment. Just trying new things will boost their self-confidence, and many of the activities will seem them having to rely on their teamwork and communication skills.

Plus, as this may well be the first time most of them try any of these activities, this experience will help them to build their resilience.

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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 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.

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Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!