UK School Trips & Study Tours
UK School Trips & Study Tours
With so many fantastic resources right on our doorstep, UK school trips are a brilliant way to inspire your students outside of the classroom. London boasts a number of world renowned museums, including the Imperial War Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern. The capital’s rich history and culture is also showcased through their numerous other attractions, from Shakespeare’s Globe to HMS Belfast.
At WST, we offer a range of fantastic UK study tours for a number of different subjects. With travel and accommodation options available to suit a mix of budgets and preferences, our in-house subject and destination experts will arrange a bespoke UK school trip to meet your students’ specific learning objectives.
We offer the following brilliant school trips in the UK:
The Eden Project
An unmissable experience for science and geography students, the Eden Project is a fascinating example of sustainability and conservation. Home to the largest indoor rainforest on earth, the Rainforest Biome houses plants from all over the world and lays claim to over 1,000 different species. Students can make their way through the different biomes and outdoor gardens, studying the mass of plant life and symbolic sculptures on display.
The West End
The West End is home to some of the best stage performances in the world, with long standing shows providing brilliant examples of acting, staging, choreography and costume. At WST, we have access to the very best group rate tickets for students and can also arrange group seating on your behalf. There are a number of different workshops your students can get involved in, from Theatre Improv to Stage Combat.
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
A fantastic experience for politics and history students, the Houses of Parliament provide a wealth of insight into the workings of the UK government. Free guided tours are available by requesting a place through your MP, or by applying directly. Students can also visit the UK Parliamentary Education Centre where they can study their subject in Parliament-themed learning rooms, augmented reality experiences and 360° projections.
We have a number of accommodation options in the UK to suit a range of budgets and preferences. We can book your accommodation on your behalf, as well as recommend options in the heart of the action or a bit further out.
Grabbing a bite
With a wide range of fantastic restaurants all over the UK, there are plenty of places for your students to choose from on their school trip. Your pupils can grab a bite themselves during their UK study tours, as there will be plenty of light bite options they’ll be familiar with throughout all our UK destinations. Alternatively, we can provide restaurant suggestions and bookings suitable for large school groups.
Lively Action Workshops
A fantastic way for students to get to grips with Shakespeare’s plays, Lively Action Workshops help bring the Bard’s works to life. Tailored around the National Curriculum, these workshops explore the texts practically as a play, instead of simply as written word. Students can get stuck in by showing off their acting skills while learning about the meaning of their study text.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
When Shakespeare was just 18, he married Anne Hathaway. Tucked away in Stratford-upon-Avon is her now 500 year old cottage, which was her childhood home and where she lived while she and Shakespeare courted. Students can explore the Tudor cottage, observing the original furniture and wandering through beautiful woodland and gardens.
Florence Nightingale Museum
UK school trips to the Florence Nightingale Museum allow history students to delve into her fascinating life and her impact on modern nursing. Students can take guided tours around the museum which is designed specifically to support the ‘Medicine Through Time’ syllabus.
At WST, our in-house destination and subject experts will work with you to design and arrange every stage of your UK educational trip. Our subject experts can also recommend study visits to match your current classroom topics.
We’re proud to be the only school travel organisers in the UK with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award, as well as be a two-time winner of the Best School Tour Operator at the School Travel Awards.
If you’d like to book a UK school trip with us, get in touch with one of our friendly travel team today who will be happy to help.