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School Residential Trip to the West Midlands

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A school trip to the West Midlands for Activities Week is a great way for students to learn outside the classroom and develop their skills through different activities.

The West Midlands offers a great range of fun activities including visits to Warwick Castle, Conkers in the National Forest, Alton Towers theme park, Swadlincote Snowsports Centre and Twycross Zoo to name just a few.

And the best thing is, being in central England, you won’t have to spend too long on a coach to get here!

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 3 days/2 nights)

Day 1/3



Depart school and drive to Warwick Castle



Visit Warwick Castle



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/3



Breakfast at accommodation

Morning spent at Conkers (various activities)



Visit to Swadlincote Snowsports Centre



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/3



Breakfast and check out. 

Spend the day at either Alton Towers or Twycross Zoo



Continue your day at either Alton Towers or Twycross Zoo



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' 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 to Warwick Castle
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators
  • tick iconVisit to Conkers

Educational activities and visits

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

The medieval castle in Warwick offers school groups a whole range of attractions and live… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

The UK’s biggest theme Park with tonnes of fun and thrilling rides and attractions … Read more



The perfect way for school groups to have a team building day with various activities such… Read more

Swadlincote Snowsports Centre

Swadlincote Snowsports Centre

Students can enjoy various activities such as skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow-… Read more


YHA National Forest
YHA National Forest

Located within easy driving distance of Drayton Manor Park and Twycross Zoo, YHA National Forest is ideal for outdoor activities such as walking and cyling.

There's a conference room available for meetings. Hungry students can enjoy hot drinks and snacks in the cafe, and meals will be taken in the hostel's restaurant. Students will be roomed in multi-bedded rooms, some en-suite. Staff will occupy twin rooms. Free wifi is available in public spaces. There's plenty of outdoor space for guests to enjoy and a shared lounge/TV room and games room for the evening.

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Creating your perfect trip

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After your trip

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