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Primary School Trips & Tours to North Yorkshire

Discover the great outdoors like never before with an educational tour of North Yorkshire.

Taking in rugged coastal geography, wild moorland and diverse sea life, our primary school trips offer a great range of outdoor and learning activities.

If you're feeling particularly brave, have a treetop adventure at Go Ape Dalby Forest, or take a (tailored!) guided Ghost Walk around Whitby or Robin Hood's Bay. 

From English and History to Science and Nature, our Key Stage 2 school trips to North Yorkshire can take in all sorts of study topics. Simply contact us today to start building your bespoke itinerary

Itinerary

Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Early departure for the North Yorkshire Moors to enjoy curriculum led activities at the Moors National Park Centre
Afternoon
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!
Evening
Return to school

Day Trip

Based on min 30, departure point within 2 hour radius of destination

£61

2 Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school
Afternoon
Visit the monastic ruins of the famous Whitby Abbey followed by free time in the town
Evening
Arrive accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning
Spend the day at Robin Hoods Bay hunting for fossils, rock pooling and exploring the beach
Evening
Depart for school

3 Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school
Afternoon
Visit the monastic ruins of the famous Whitby Abbey followed by free time in the town
Evening
Arrive accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning
Spend the day at Robin Hoods Bay hunting for fossils, rock pooling and exploring the beach
Evening
After dinner choose from a ghost walk or a story telling evening around Robin Hoods Bay or Whitby

Tour Day 3

Morning
Enjoy outdoor activities at The Moors National Park Centre
Afternoon
Depart for school

4 Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school
Afternoon
Visit the monastic ruins of the famous Whitby Abbey followed by free time in the town
Evening
Arrive accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning
Spend the day at Robin Hoods Bay hunting for fossils, rock pooling and exploring the beach
Evening
After dinner choose from a ghost walk or a story telling evening around Robin Hoods Bay or Whitby

Tour Day 3

Morning
Enjoy outdoor activities at The Moors National Park Centre
Afternoon
Take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Evening
Return to accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 4

Morning
Activities at Dalby Forest Go Ape
Afternoon
Depart for return journey back to school

Accommodation

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 a Key Stage 2 trip to 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. For your primary school trip to Whitby, you can either book an expert-led, interactive, hands-on and immersive Discovery Visit, or download the Teachers' Kit for a self-led visit. Afterwards the town of Whitby is a great location for free time on the beach, shopping and eating delicious fish and chips.

View our range of downloadable resources for teachers here.

Robin Hood's Bay

A primary 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 primary school visits and 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. Pupils 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. 

Get a quote for your school trip to North Yorkshire today.

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.

Storytelling Evening 

Perfect for primary school residential trips, The Whitby Storyteller will visit your accommodation to take you on a visual and imaginary journey through tales of the North York Moors and coast. A unique way to spend an evening, full of folklore, little histories and stories. 

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.

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. 

Alpamare

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.

Flamingoland

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.

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 primary school trip.

Book your North Yorkshire school trip now.

We have travelled with other travel companies before but WST were a step ahead of other companies. The level of service was excellent and provided a personal touch taking care of everything we needed. The final pack we received was excellent and had everything in we needed. WST really do think of everything!
Orrell Newfold C.P School, Doug Pitts, Deputy Head