School trips to the West Midlands are the perfect option for an Activities Week school residential, offering a wide variety of experiences to inspire your students!

If you’re looking for a school trip that won’t involve your group sitting on a coach for hours on end, then it’s hard to beat the West Midlands. Within easy reach of pretty much anywhere in the UK, this area has an incredible variety of activities to enjoy, making it the perfect destination for an Activities Week school residential.

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Why visit the West Midlands?

Experience history

Want to learn more about medieval castles and knights? Warwick Castle offers a fun and interactive insight into life in the Middle Ages.

Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, the original building was rebuilt and reinforced in later centuries and is considered an excellent example of 14th century military architecture.

As well as exploring over 1,000 years of history, your students can enjoy archery, falconry and jousting displays. They can learn how medieval armies prepared for battle and discover how Victorian high society socialised. They may even see one of the world’s largest trebuchets in action!

And in the Horrible Histories Maze they can discover even more history through interactive games. A visit to Warwick Castle on your school trip to the West Midlands is a great way to get your students excited by history.

An unforgettable adventure

Your students won’t stop talking about their Activities Week school residential to the West Midlands. This is a destination that will offer them some incredible, unforgettable new experiences.

At Swadlinecote Snowsports Centre, your students can try skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow-tubing.

And at Conkers, you’ll enjoy some great team building activities, including an assault course challenge, shelter building, high ropes and even archery!

Or perhaps your students are animal lovers and want to learn more about conservation? Twycross Zoo is home to around 500 animals, representing 125 species. And that’s not including their huge collection of creepy crawlies!

Great for adrenaline junkies

And you can’t visit the West Midlands without including a stop at Alton Towers, the UK’s biggest theme park!

Perfect for the adrenaline junkies in your group, Alton Towers is home to a number of ‘firsts’ – including the world’s first dive coaster (Oblivion), Europe’s first inverted roller coaster (Nemesis), and the world’s first vertical free-fall drop on a roller coaster (TH13TEEN).

This is the perfect end to your unforgettable school trip to the West Midlands!

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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 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!