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School Residential Trip to Peak District

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A school trip to the Peak District for Activities Week gives your students the opportunity to learn and develop their personal and social skills outside the classroom.

The Peak District National Park with its stunning landscapes and outdoor experiences is the perfect destination for students to gain or develop their skills through different activities, including visits to the gardens at Chatsworth and the caverns and views of the Heights of Abraham.

Your students will also have the opportunity to visit the Peak District towns of Bakewell and Matlock Bath. Both have been tourist attractions for centuries and ooze traditional charm. And while you’re in the area, make sure you try the delicious local delicacy – Bakewell pudding!

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 2 days/1 night)

Day 1/2



Depart school and travel to Bakewell



Visit to the gardens and adventure playground at Chatsworth



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/2



Breakfast and check out; then morning spent at Heights of Abraham



Afternoon to explore Matlock Bath



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconAccess to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconEntry visit to Heights of Abraham
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators
  • tick iconVisit to Chatsworth Gardens & Adventure Playground

Cultural activities and visits



Well known for the famous Pudding is the market town of Bakewell. Located on the river Wye… Read more

Chatsworth Gardens and Adventure Playground

Chatsworth Gardens and Adventure Playground

Explore the 105-acre garden at Derbyshire’s most popular country house, as well as … Read more

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

A unique hilltop park in Matlock reached by cable car, with walking trails, fossil and… Read more

Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath

A popular tourist destination since the late 17th Century, Matlock Bath is set in the… Read more


YHA Eyam
YHA Eyam

The YHA Eyam is situated in a Victorian house (and looks very much like a mini castle!) and is a perfect base for school parties exploring the Peak District. There are 56 beds in total, with most having shared bathrooms.  Other facilities include games area, TV lounge, restaurant and free Wifi in communal areas.          

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You’re obviously too good. I can’t find fault with anything. All your staff went out of their way to help and were always polite. The coach and driver were faultless. — 1927 Petersfield Squadron ATC, October 2018

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