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Primary School Trip to York

The historic city of York is a brilliant destination for primary school trips.

With the Jorvik Viking Centre, Brigantium Roman Fort, creepy York Dungeon and National Railway Museum, Key Stage 2 school trips can take in some fascinating periods of history. The Magna Science Centre's interactive displays, meanwhile, will bring little learners bang up to date. 

A little further afield, there's also some fantastic geography on display. From Robin Hood's Bay, to the moors of North Yorkshire and the sandy beaches of Scarborough, why not combine your York school trip with some coastline and countryside too? 

Each of our bespoke educational tours are created with your safety in mind. So whatever part of the curriculum you'd like to bring to life, our expert school tour providers are sure to deliver.

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Itinerary

Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Learn about Vikings at Yorvik Viking Centre and discover archaeology at DIG.
Afternoon
Visit the famous York Minster & Educational Centre for a guided tour.
Evening
Return to school

York 3 day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school and stop off at Magna Science Centre en-route.
Afternoon
Late afternoon check in to your hotel.
Evening
Evening meal at your hotel with free time for your organised activities.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Learn about Vikings at Yorvik Viking Centre and discover archaeology at DIG.
Afternoon
Visit the famous York Minster & Educational Centre for a guided tour.
Evening
Take a Ghost Walk of York before returning to your accommodation for evening meal.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to York Castle Museum to find out more about how the Victorians lived.
Afternoon
Departure York for your journey back to school.

3 day experience from only

Based on min 40, Full Board, YHA York, June 2020

£249

York 4 day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school and stop off at Magna Science Centre en-route.
Afternoon
Late afternoon check in to your accommodation.
Evening
Evening meal at your accommodation with free time for your organised activities.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Learn about Vikings at Yorvik Viking Centre and discover archaeology at DIG.
Afternoon
Visit the famous York Minster & Educational Centre for a guided tour.
Evening
Take a Ghost Walk of York before returning to your accommodation for evening meal.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to York Castle Museum to find out more about how the Victorians lived.
Afternoon
Visit York Chocolate Story for fun chocolate making
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation followed by a bowling night.

Tour Day 4

Morning
Learn more about Wartime Britain at Eden Camp
Afternoon
Depart York for your return journey to school.

4 day experience from only

Based on min 40, Full Board, YHA York, June 2020

£345

York & Flamingo Land 3 day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school to arrive York mid-day
Afternoon
Visit to Yorvik & DIG
Evening
Evening meal at your accommodation with free time for your organised activities.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Full day visit to Flamingo Land Resort
Evening
Return to your accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to York Castle Museum to find out more about how the Victorians lived.
Afternoon
Departure York for your journey back to school.

3 day experience from only

Based on min 40, Full Board, YHA York, June 2020

£265

York 5 day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school and stop off at Magna Science Centre en-route.
Afternoon
Late afternoon check in to your hotel.
Evening
Evening meal at your hotel with free time for your organised activities.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Learn about Vikings at Yorvik Viking Centre and discover archaeology at DIG.
Afternoon
Visit the famous York Minster & Educational Centre for a guided tour.
Evening
Take a Ghost Walk of York before returning to your hotel for evening meal.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to York Castle Museum to find out more about how the Victorians lived.
Afternoon
Visit York Chocolate Story for fun chocolate making
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation followed by a bowling night

Tour Day 4

Morning
Full day visit to Scarborough include Scarborough SEALIFE Sanctuary, Scarborough Castle and free time on Robin Hoods Bay
Evening
Return to accommodation for evening meal and free time

Tour Day 5

Morning
Learn more about Wartime Britain at Eden Camp
Afternoon
Depart York for your return journey to school

5 day experience from only

Based on min 40, Full Board, YHA York, June 2020

£425

Accommodation

YHA York

The YHA is set in it's own grounds, 1 mile from York city centre. Some rooms are en-suite and some have shared facilities. It has a large reception area, lounge and terrace. You'll also find a well equipped games room here.  

Wheatlands Lodge Hotel

This 2 star family hotel is located just outside the city walls, 15 minutes walk to the city centre. Students will be accommodated in multi bedded en-suite rooms. 

Holgate Hill Hotel

This is a small family run hotel with a maximum of 18 rooms, so is ideal if you want to be the only group in a hotel. It's located on the outskirts of York, approx. 20 minute walk/10 minute drive from the centre. All rooms are en-suite. 

Study Visits

Jorvik Viking Centre

The centre stands on the site of the famous discovery of Jorvik, the Viking city, and is a Key Stage 2 school trip destination that really fires the imagination.

Pupils on a school tour of Jorvik will get to see remains and objects from fascinating excavations, and journey through a reconstruction of Viking-Age streets, as they would have looked 1000 years ago.

York Castle Museum

One highlight on a primary school trip to York Castle Museum is Kirkgate: The Victorian Street. Pupils can explore the life of the rich and poor on this recreation of Victorian life, with cobbled streets, a school room, police cell and even authentic working shops. This is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the Victorians.  

DIG

DIG offers a unique archaeological adventure for your pupils. Through curriculum-led workshops, primary school children will become ‘archaeological detectives.’ Finding out for themselves what the city was really like through the ages, from Roman times to the modern day. 

York Minster

A school residential trip to York isn't complete without catching a glimpse of York Minster. One of the largest cathedrals in Europe, York Minster offers interactive workshops where pupils can find out about its past and present life. Alternatively, school visits to York Minster can take a treasure hunt around the cathedral - a fun way of discovering more about the story of this iconic building. 

Brigantium Roman Fort

Brigantium is a large outdoor classroom disguised as a Roman auxiliary fort from the 1st Century AD. School groups visiting Brigantium will be recruited into the Roman army and equipped with uniform and dummy weapons. They will then be taught how to build a fort, train as a soldier and will learn craftwork from Roman times. An exciting hands on experience that will really bring this topic to life.

Eden Camp

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

National Railway Museum

Educational tours of the National Railway Museum can explore the science, technology and history of the railways, through a range of workshops and interactive exhibitions. The museum also offers some useful STEM learning resources for Primary years to help you prepare for your visit. As do WST Travel's experts - you can find our teacher tools and resources here

Magna Science Centre

This a high-tech playground for young minds. The interactive visits and displays are focused around the four elements - earth, fire, water and wind – and will enable them to discover more about science and the laws of nature. This can be an ideal stop off en route to York. In the mean time, why not download our free classroom poster: The World's Most Important Scientific Achievements to whet your students' appetites?

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Cultural Visits

York Ghost Walk

Tailored to younger ages, this children's walking tour of York is a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic and history of the city. With a little bit of fun too, of course!

York Dungeon

Take a school trip to York Dungeon for a journey into more than 2000 years of York’s horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.

York’s Chocolate Story

An entertaining and informative tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. School groups can get hands on at the Chocolate-Making Station in the Factory Zone, where you can create your very own chocolate delights and decorate them by hand. Primary school tours will also get to see a chocolate-making demonstration from skilled chocolatiers in the Chocolate Kitchen.

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Our thanks to Rachel who has endlessly met what we needed for our trip to London. Nothing was too much trouble and she went all out to ensure that whatever could be done was to ensure a smooth trip. Thank you.
Katherine's Primary School