Day trips to North Yorkshire

With rugged coastal geography, wild moorland and diverse sea life, you can discover the great outdoors like never before on a short school day trip to North Yorkshire.

Embark on a treetop adventure at Go Ape Dalby Forest, try abseiling and zip lines at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, or enjoy epic flying demonstrations at the National Centre for Birds of Prey. As well as having fantastic learning experiences, your pupils can expand their horizons and challenge themselves in new and exciting ways. 

Thrill seekers can take tailored Ghost Walks on an educational tour of Whitby, ride a rollercoaster at Flamingoland theme park, or take the plunge at Alpamare water park.

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Tour Day 1

Early departure for the North Yorkshire Moors to enjoy curriculum led activities at the Moors National Park Centre
Visit the monastic ruins of Whitby Abbey. If time allows spend some free time in the town of Whitby for sightseeing, shopping, the beach or their famous fish & chips!
Return to school


If you wish to stay for longer then North Yorkshire has a wide range of YHA accommodations which are well experienced at welcoming school groups. Those located closest to our key visits are YHA Boggle Hole and YHA Whitby. 

Study Visits

The Moors National Park Centre

Take an educational tour at The Moors National Park Centre, and enjoy one of the excellent curriculum-led activities by qualified and experienced leaders from the National Park Education Service.  

Whitby Abbey

The monastic ruins of Whitby Abbey dominate the headland, and offer fantastic views overlooking the historic resort of Whitby. Afterwards the town of Whitby is a great location for free time on the beach, shopping and eating delicious fish and chips.

Robin Hoods Bay

A school trip to Robin Hood's Bay offers the perfect location for your pupils to explore a truly amazing coastline. Walk along the shoreline, hunt for fossils, try rock pooling or just spend time on the beach - an easy, breezy way to learn about geography and nature. 

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway 

One of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. On your school trip to North York Moors, the Railway is a must-see attraction, and one of the earliest and most historic lines in the UK. Just climb on board a working steam or heritage diesel train with your class, and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery. 

Dracula Story

Did you know that Dracula has a connection to Whitby? A must-see on English trips, the Dracula Story uses animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors to explore the connections between the spooky villain and the seaside town. 

Sealife Scarborough 

On your school trip to Sealife Scarborough, get up close and personal to over 20 adorable Humboldt Penguins in their unique walk-through home, Penguin Island. New for 2020 is the Rainforest Advernture, where you can immerse yourself in the world of creepy crawlies, lizards and rainforest critters. At the Seal Hospital your pupils will learn about the vital rehab work that the centre carries out for seals, injured or lost on this stretch of coastline.  

Eden Camp

This museum covers Britain from 1930’s, allowing visitors to travel back in time to Wartime Britain, experiencing the story, sights, sounds and smells of World War II.  

Conisborough Castle

Immerse your class in the world of medieval castles, as you explore the unique cylindrical keep on a school tour of Conisborough Castle. Students will be encouraged to imagine what life was like for the wealthy Warenne family and the people who worked at the castle, compared to our lives today. 

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Cultural Visits

Ghost Walk

Discover strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery and suspense with an evening guided ghost walk around Whitby or Robin Hood's Bay. The scariness of your walk can be tailored to suit your group.

Go Ape Dalby Forest

What will you choose on your school trip to Go Ape? Take to the trees with Treetop Adventure or Nets Kingdom, or make the day extra special by getting everyone involved in handpicked Gorilla Games.

Lightwater Valley

Reward your pupils and have an awesome day out with a school trip to Lightwater Valley. Enjoy thrill rides including the UK's longest rollercoaster - The Ultimate, and brave the Splash Falls. Tuck into lunch on the lawns or in the cafes before taking a ride on the Lightwater Express train or hopping on the carousel.


This premier theme park resort has a great range of ‘extreme’ rides alongside all the usual family favourites. If you have time on your school trip to Flamingoland, there's even a zoo and conservation centre to visit too.


Alpamare is a new kind of water experience for the UK. With a wave pool, 35 degree infinity pool, scenic gardens and exciting slides, school groups at Alpamare can enjoy a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness. It's also an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment for kids.

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

From abseiling to zip wires, activities here are designed to educate, excite, inspire, test, and reward in an outdoor setting that can challenge and motivate. Get a quote for your school visit to Carlton Lodge Activity Centre from our experts now.

National Centre for Birds of Prey 

Located within the stunning grounds of Duncombe Park, The National Centre for Birds of Prey (NCBP) is the largest collection of these magnificent creatures in the north of England. School trips to NCBP can see over 100 birds, including eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks, and owls. The highlight of any school visit is the flying demonstrations, with different birds flying at each show.

Whitby Crazy Golf

A nine hole course featuring a Windmill obstacle, a Space Rocket and a Watermill (without water). Crazy golf at it's best! A lovely bit of light relief to round off your school trip.

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