Houses of Parliament

School trips to the Houses of Parliament

Stroll down corridors steeped in history, sit in chairs previously occupied by hundreds of iconic leaders, and walk through grounds surrounded by world-famous walls; the Houses of Parliament provide the perfect location for awe-inspiring school trips to London.

The hub of the UK’s politics, the Houses of Parliament are among some of the most influential buildings in the world – it’s here where the majority of our laws are passed after all. School trips to the Houses of Parliament allow students a snapshot into the inner workings of our government as well as the daily lives of politicians.

 

The history of politics

Catering for children ages 5-18, Houses of Parliament school trips offer a fantastic range of educational workshops and hands-on learning activities for students to get involved with. Although perfect for history and politics students, a wide range of other subjects can also benefit from a Houses of Parliament school trip.

Those interested in debating can take part in a question time session, where students get to meet and ask questions to Parliamentarians. Meanwhile, those wanting to know more about the different areas and functions of Parliament can head on a virtual tour to explore some of its famous buildings or learn about the story of Parliament via a special film and tour.

 

Hands on workshops

Workshopping options include ‘Representation and Voting’, offering students the chance to learn about how voting and democracy works, plus ‘Laws and Debating’, looking at the process behind passing new laws.

The Houses of Parliament also offer lots of inclusive options for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including dedicated quiet days and tours tailored to specific needs.

For teachers leading a school trip to the Houses of Parliament, or simply looking to learn more about what this kind of visit entails, the Parliament website also offers excellent resources and lesson plans for both pre and post your visit, including guides, videos and toolkits.


Book your tour

If you’re planning on a school trip to London and would like to speak to us about an itinerary that includes a visit to the Houses of Parliament, then simply get in touch.

Please note that visiting the Houses of Parliament requires schools to book their preferred slot via the Parliament website directly. Slot times are released ahead of term, so be sure to keep your eye out for your preferred dates to avoid disappointment. You can check which dates are currently available, here.

Our specialists can help to create bespoke itineraries for dedicated school subjects, arranging everything from educational tours and workshops to travel and accommodation to ensure that your trip goes smoothly.

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