School Trips and Tours to Florida
School Trips and Tours to Florida
An unforgettable experience for science and technology students, Florida school trips give pupils the chance to explore the world renowned Kennedy Space Centre. The home of pioneering work into space exploration, students can delve into the numerous fascinating exhibitions they have on offer. The Disney Youth Education Series: Science is also a great way for pupils to get excited about their studies, with hands-on educational activities within the Disney Park.
At WST, we can help you arrange your entire Orlando school trip from start to finish, booking accommodation, transport and restaurants on your behalf. You’ll also be met on arrival at the airport by our representative and accompanied to your hotel. At WST, we only arrange coach transfers by highly accredited members of the Student Youth Travel Association, ensuring your students are in safe hands while traveling around Orlando.
We offer the following fantastic school trips to Florida:
Kennedy Space Centre
A captivating study visit for budding scientists, the Kennedy Space Centre provides a wealth of information about space exploration. Pupils can make their way around the complex, taking their time to explore the Apollo/Saturn V Centre which is home to the massive 365 foot long Saturn V rocket. As well as seeing space travel brought to life through 3D IMAX® films, students can try out the Shuttle Launch Experience® and even meet astronauts first hand.
Disney Youth Education Series
Workshops held inside the thrilling Disney Parks in Florida, the Disney Youth Education Series programs are a collection of guided sessions on applied sciences. Designed to reinforce your classroom lessons, your students can practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving skills while studying your chosen topics. Sessions include the Energy & Waves Physics Lab, Properties of Motion Physics Lab, The Evolution of Technology, The Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity, and Everyday Chemistry.
Walt Disney World Parks
A great way to wind down after an educational session, letting your students explore the exhilarating Disney World Parks is always a popular choice for school groups. From delving into the spellbinding Magic Kingdom Park to being dazzled by the Epcot Centre’s fantastic array of cultures and cuisines, students can build confidence and bond with their classmates while enjoying this once in a lifetime experience.
We’ve handpicked a number of great value hotels for our Florida school trips, all of which are perfectly positioned for Orlando’s major attractions and educational opportunities. There are options to suit a range of budgets and preferences, and all offer a good standard of rooms, leisure facilities and are in proximity of popular restaurants.
School trips to Florida can make the most of the diverse range of restaurants on offer, many of which are within walking distance of our key accommodations. Popular choices include pizza parlours and all you can eat buffets, and we can also provide you with lunch or dinner meal vouchers to be used at a selected range of eateries within the Disney and Universal Parks.
At WST, we can pre-book and pay for your evening meals at a wide range of restaurants in Orlando. There is also the option to have a pre-loaded Disney Dining Card that can be used inside Disney World, and we can also pre-arrange dining at restaurants such as the Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump Shrimp within Universal City Walk.
Universal Educational Stem Programmes
This mix of fascinating science courses teaches students about the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics behind many of the rides and attractions within Universal Studios. Going into detail about the construction of rides such as Skull Island: Reign of Kong™ and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™, these courses have been aligned with national education standards.
Boggy Creek Boat Ride
School trips to Florida wouldn’t be complete without at Boggy Creek Boat Ride. Students can take an airboat tour to explore territory which remains untouched by humans, taking in the region’s breath-taking natural beauty. Riding alongside a certified US Coast Guard Captain, your pupils can see a range of wildlife in their natural habitats, including Florida alligators, turtles and birds.
Orlando Science Centre
Combining fun and learning through a number of educational activities, the Orlando Science Centre has a range of exciting workshops and exhibits over four floors. Students will be given around 30 minutes to examine each exhibit, many of which are interactive. Your pupils can then choose to take part in either an exciting Discovery Lab Workshop or view a live show.
At WST, our in-house destination and subject experts can help you arrange a bespoke Florida school trip for your students. By suggesting study visits based on your pupils’ study topics, we can help you ensure that all your school trip visits meet your specific learning objectives.
We’re proud to be a two-time winner of Best School Tour Operator at the School Travel Awards, as well as the only school trip provider in the UK with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award.
If you’d like to book an Orlando school trip with WST, request a quote or get in contact with us today, and one of our friendly travel team will be happy to help.