Day Trips to Bristol & Bath

Our day trips to Bristol and Bath offer endless possibilities for learning and fun. 

Take an educational tour of the Roman Baths to ignite your students' imaginations, hop over to Bristol for a trip to the zoo, then stop by Stonehenge for an awe-inspiring view!

Choose from specific history or business related visits to support your studies on a day trip that offers fantastic value for money. 

Whether you're planning a school reward after a busy term, or a cross-curricular educational visit, WST's expert school travel providers will create an unforgettable experience for your students.

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Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Morning
Arrive mid morning and begin by exploring Brunel’s SS Great Britain. You can then learn more about Bristol's role in the slave trade with a visit to Bristol Cathedral.
Afternoon
Spend the afternoon at Aerospace Bristol
Evening
Depart for journey back to school

Day trip experience from only

Based on min 30, departure point within 2 hour radius of Bristol or Bath

£79

Accommodation

If you wish to stay for longer then accommodation in this area ranges from YHA centres to chain hotels such as the Premier Inn.

Study Visits

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Brunel's SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called 'the greatest experiment since the Creation'. It is also an ideal location for a school trip out of the classroom. The historic ship, Dockyard Museum and beneath the ‘sea’ in the Dry Dock capture the imagination with lots to see, hear, touch and even smell!

Wild Place Project

Enjoy a fantastic Adventure Day with activities and attractions across the park including the exhilarating high ropes, amazing climbing challenges, giant swing and Leap of Faith, an outdoor climbing adventure experience and fantastic fun for all. 

Education session
Choose one of the fun, hands-on learning sessions designed support the National Curriculum, deepen understanding of the natural world and encourage engagement with the diverse environment at Wild Place Project. Explore the beautiful habitat on raised walkways, watching bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines roaming below. With panoramic viewpoints, this is an immersive and award-winning experience unlike any other!

Adventure Bristol Activity Centre
Set within the beautiful Wild Place project, Adventure Bristol offers Team Games, Situation Survival and many climbing activities on their amazing "Leap of Faith" High Ropes course.

Aerospace Bristol

Beginning in the earliest days of powered flight, a school trip to Aerospace Bristol takes visitors on a fascinating journey through aviation history. It’s a journey through two World Wars, the Space Race, the Cold War and on to the modern day, where visitors discover the latest technologies of today’s aerospace industry.

Workshop highlights include KS3 focus on the development of aircraft in WW1 and KS4 looks art the physics behind rockets and space travel.  

Bristol Cathedral 

This popular educational tour invites students to explore memorials and objects in the cathedral linked with transatlantic slavery, and to consider its impact. Workshops focus on the historical, local and ethical implications of Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and reflects on the issues of slavery today.

Bristol Zoo

As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with over 450 species of animals, Bristol Zoo is also an award-winning conservation and education charity. This means they’re in a unique position to teach school trip groups about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world.

The Roman Baths

A school trip to Roman Baths is a favourite for those studying the Romans and Roman Britain. A 60 minute activity session covers general aspects of Roman life. Handle Roman objects choosing from bathing, building and technology or cooking and food. Educational tours at Bath can also choose to add on extra activities, such as Togas and Tunics, Write on or Marvellous Mosaics.

The American Museum in Britain

A school trip to The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe. Bring your class for a uniquely American, interactive and hands-on educational tour of this museum. Education sessions include:

  • Native Americans –History, Diversity, Culture and Legacy
  • English Colonists And The New World
  • American West
  • Inspirational African Americans

Cheddar Gorge

Less than 30 miles from Bath is one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. Attractions include:

  • Gough’s Cave: The largest of the showcaves is ideal for Geography school trips, with numerous chambers and a range of incredible rock formations.
  • Jacob’s Ladder and the Lookout Tower: Panoramic views allow appreciation of the natural landscape and geological features.
  • Museum of Prehistory: This attraction gives Cheddar Gorge school trips the chance to learn about the lives of our ancestors.
  • Cliff-top Walk: A three mile walk that leads you through a Site of Special Scientific Interest (shorter routes are available)
  • Beyond the View: A cinematic journey through the gorge, this virtual tour on a 270° screen brings the landscape and its history to life.
  • ‘Dreamhunters’ at Cox’s Cave: A multimedia experience following the adventures of early man.

Stonehenge 

Just an hour’s journey from Bath is this unforgettable World Heritage Site - an essential stop if you have the time. 

The onsite exhibition will help you discover how the Stonehenge builders worked, while Stonehenge school tours can walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived. It’s a unique opportunity, whatever your area of study, for your class to explore the most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles.

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Cultural Visits

The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath focuses on the life and works of Jane Austen, as well as the Regency period in which she lived. A constantly evolving attraction, a school tour of the Jane Austen Centre will inform and entertain visitors of all ages. Actor guides dressed in Regency costume, period decoration throughout, and fascinating exhibits bring visitors closer to Jane Austen, and this interactive, immersive experience is ideal for school English trips.

Go Ape, Forest of Dean

Take to the trees with Treetop Adventure with a range of outdoor challenges, intricate crossings, wobbly bridges and a great zip wire ride. 

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat is the UK's No.1 safari park, where lions roam, tigers stalk, and monkeys swing. With over 100 different species and diverse ways to interact and engage with them, the learning opportunities on a school trip to Longleat are hugely varied. From self-guided trails to prebooked handling sessions with the keepers, the park offers a range of animal-related sessions, based around topics such as rainforests, habitats and predators. 

You can also opt to book your own Safari Tour Guide. They will hop aboard your coach with a selection of props to deliver an interactive educational tour.

Bath Abbey

There is nowhere else quite like Bath Abbey. Magnificent stained-glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world, create an extraordinary experience of light and space. A beautiful stop for any Bath school tour.

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