School Day Trips

School day trips are a fantastic way to get your pupils out of the classroom, and enhance learning through exciting experiences. They’re also a great way of showing younger people the best our country has to offer, whilst remaining flexible and affordable for those on a tight budget.

At WST, our in-house specialists work hard to create fun and interesting school day trip itineraries, which are specially designed to match your learning objectives and budget.

From the city to the seaside, wild moors to ancient monuments, we currently offer action-packed day trips for schools to:

Explore London’s world-famous sights

A school day trip to London is a great way to build your students’ confidence and enhance their learning outside of the classroom.

At WST, we provide London school tours for a vast number of subjects, from drama and performing arts to history, art and design, and religious studies.


So whether you explore the hands-on exhibits at the Science Museum, have a ride on the London Eye, or snag tickets to a top West End show, you’re sure to have a thoroughly entertaining educational day out.

Discover Edinburgh’s hidden secrets

With the thrilling Edinburgh Dungeon, the magical Camera Obscura, and hidden, winding, medieval streets, there’s so much to explore in the Scottish capital.

Whether you’re on a primary school trip or a secondary school group tour, we’ll always make sure all your activities are engaging and appropriate for the age of your students.

From history to theatre, drama and performing arts, we can arrange your day trip to suit a range of study topics – or simply as a welcome enrichment and reward adventure after a busy school term.

Visit one of the UK’s thriving cities

Our UK school trips can also take you to Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool or Manchester – all fascinating hubs of culture, history, and modern industry.

With Bath’s Roman architecture, Liverpool’s musical heritage, and Birmingham’s ever-tempting Cadbury World, there are all sorts of sights to see on your educational day trip.

Why not take a street art tour of Bristol, and see if you can spot a Banksy? Or visit the world-famous Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester?

With WST, anything is possible. Plus, your trip will always be made to match your learning objectives and budget.

Go wild in the countryside

From treetop adventures at Go Ape, to studying geography on the rugged coastline, there are all sorts of things to do on a school residential trip to the Great British countryside.

Our budget-friendly day trips can take you to the fresh air of the Lake District, the sandy beaches of Cornwall, the seaside views of North Yorkshire, and the wild landscapes of Northumberland.

With activity centres, high ropes courses, aquariums, castles, museums, and theme parks galore, these trips are a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to broaden their horizons, and challenge themselves with exciting new experiences.

Why choose WST for your school day trip?

  • We’ll tailor your tour itinerary to meet your specific study themes
  • We work with local experts in each destination who understand your needs and how best to meet them
  • We offer a superb range of guided tours to suit your study topics
  • We are proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award
  • Not only do we tailor make each of our school tours, but you can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning process

Book your school day trip today

Our destination specialists will work with you design a school tour to meet your budget, availability and learning objectives.

Request a quote today