Primary School Trip to York

The city of York provides a chance for pupils to learn about our heritage in a fun and safe environment. Ideal for KS2 History topics, the Romans, Vikings and Victorians. 

Itinerary

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 lrage 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

Study visits coming soon. 

Cultural Visits

Jorvik Viking Centre

The centre stands on the site of the famous discovery of Jorvik, the Viking city.  York pupils will get to see remains and objects from excavations and  journey through a reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have been 1000 years ago.

DIG

DIG offers a unique archaeological adventure for your pupils. Through curriculum led workshops they will become ‘archaeological detectives’ to find out for themselves what York was really like through the ages from Roman times to the modern day. 

York Castle Museum

One highlight here for is Kirkgate Victorian Street. You’ll explore the life of the rich and poor on this recreation of Victorian life. You’ll see 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.  

York Minster

Whilst visiting one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe, your pupils can take part in interactive workshops which find out about the past and present life of York Minster. If you prefer a shorter visit then they can take a treasure hunt around the cathedral which helps them discover 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. Your pupils will be recruited into the Roman army and equipped with uniform and dummy weapons. They will 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 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

You can explore the science, technology and history of the railways here, 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.

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.  

York Ghost walk

Tailored to younger ages, this promises a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic and history of York, with a little bit of fun too! 

York Dungeon

Take 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. Get hands-on and make your own chocolates at the Chocolate-Making Station in the Factory Zone – create your very own chocolate delights and decorate them by hand. You’ll also get to see a chocolate-making demonstration from skilled chocolatiers in the Chocolate Kitchen.

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