Engage, inspire and challenge your students with these fun school day trips conveniently located across the UK. Reward your students for their hard work with these top visits all designed to make a welcome addition to any school's Activity or Enrichment Week.
Motivate your students with these fun school day trips conveniently located across the UK
Activity Week is a unique part of the school calendar when the normal timetable is suspended and students and staff spend time participating in a variety of activities, not usually available during the normal day. With the help of EVCs and teachers, we’ve pulled together our most rewarding and fun day trips that are sure to make a valuable contribution to your school’s Activity Week.
These fun and challenging experiences give students and teachers the chance to work together in less formal situations and the opportunity for schools to reward students for their hard work and commitment to their studies throughout the year.
Each attraction has been chosen because it delivers a specialist school programme and aims to ensure that students return with increased self-confidence, greater motivation to learn new skills and a sense of pride and achievement.
When organising a day trip it is essential that your coach is punctual and reliable. Voyager School Travel owns a specialist coach company called Pegasus Coaches, and wherever possible our school groups are transported by Pegasus coach, driven by our own professional driver, so you can be sure of a safe and reliable service. With expertly designed itineraries, free planning visits, door to door coach transport and the financial security of an ABTA backed service we will help you create a unique and memorable learning experience for your class.
Our most popular Activity Week day trip ideas
When organising a day trip it is essential that your coach is punctual and reliable and that's why, wherever possible, all our day trips include transport with Pegasus Coaches, our very own specialist school coach company. With expertly designed itineraries, free planning visits, door to door coach transport and the financial security of an ABTA backed service we will help you create a unique and memorable learning experience for your class.
Get your students outdoors where they can connect with classmates, grow in confidence and develop essential life skills. Go Ape’s award-winning school programme for primary and secondary schools will push your students out of their comfort zone, to try something new, conquer fears and build their resilience. Day trips include fun treetop challenge courses, treetop adventures and team games resulting in an exhilarating learning experience your students will never forget.
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Berkshire
A popular choice for schools groups, this theme park offers plenty for students to get involved in. from theme park rides and attractions to learning workshops, a visit can be both fun and educational. There are 14 fun hands-on workshops to complement your school trip including the Science of Rollercoasters, Underwater Creatures, Eco Town, Time Traveller, Around the World, Robotics and the Business of LEGOLAND®
Inspire your students' imagination with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offer hands-on learning across the curriculum, including science, mathematics, language arts, technology, and engineering design, while building and reinforcing Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Educational workshops for KS1 - KS3.
Give your students a thrilling day out at Chessington. Explore the park’s ten themed lands, with 40 roller coaster and water rides before seeing over 1000 creatures at Chessington Zoo and Sea Life Centre. Groups looking to add some learning to this memorable school trip have the choice of a variety of educational and conservation workshops such as Chessington as a Business, Tiger and Marine Conservation and Theme Park Physics and Maths.
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Step on to authentic sets and discover the magic behind the Harry Potter film series. Tread the floor Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent that made the series possible.The award winning education programme includes entrance ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, a 45 minute lesson, planned and taught by qualified teachers in our purpose-built classroom and free green screen broomstick experience. Free teacher inspection visits, teaching resources and digital guides available.
Thorpe Park, Surrey
At Thorpe Park your group will enjoy a full day of thrilling rollercoasters, water rides, live events and theme park attractions that your students will not forget in a hurry. But there’s more to Thorpe Park than just riding rollercoasters. We can organise an educational workshop at Thorpe Park to complement your visit including award-winning STEM, Business, Computing and Design & Technology programmes and talks. Free online learning resources are also available.
Inspire your students’ love for the ocean, its creatures and preservation for the future. With 50 aquariums and sanctuaries where students can explore different habitats - from tropics to tidal rock pools - and discover thousands of creatures through interactive learning experiences that allows students to get closer than ever before. The Sea Life Centre school programme is perfect for introducing students to a range of scientific topics and encouraging excitement and curiosity about marine phenomena in the natural world. It has been designed to support several core elements of the National Curriculum.
Learn to Surf at The Wave Bristol
The Wave is a unique inland surfing lagoon and artificial wave pool offering a safe environment for active learning adventures. Unlike many days out, a trip to the Wave combines a healthy dose of exercise with a memorable learning experience, contributing to students’ mental and physical well being. The experienced Wavemaker coaches provide high quality surf lessons tailored to the needs of the group including special educational needs and adaptive surfing. No experience required (though students must be able to swim at least 25 metres). Free preparatory surf for teachers and organisers plus full risk assessment for your trip, making the paperwork easy to complete.
During term time, school groups take full advantage of Butlin’s high quality facilities at their Minehead, Skegness and Bognor Regis resorts. The Butlin’s specialist Learning Adventure team are responsible for school groups and will ensure your students leave with new skills, deeper friendships and special memories. Butlin’s Learning Adventure programmes, suitable for pupils aged 8-13 years, are tailored to suit your school's learning objectives in a fun, Butlin's way.
A favourite with schools groups with more than 70 theme park rides and attractions, such as thrilling rollercoasters The Flight of the Pterousaur and the Cobra, the Raging River Log Flume and, new for 2021, a brand new world called Tornado Springs. The education team also has a choice of curriculum bases workshops including Professor Blast's Learning Lab, the UK's first dedicated theme park interactive education facility, designed especially for schools.
All our UK school day trip packages include:
A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
Door to door transport on a Voyager-owned Pegasus coach (Pegasus coach subject to availability)
Free teacher place for every 8 students on the trip
Dedicated person to support you before, during and after your trip
24-hour emergency back-up – we won’t leave you stranded
No quibble cancellation policy – full refund if we have to cancel your trip
The security of an ABTA-backed financial guarantee
Comprehensive travel insurance
Assistance with inspection visits
Voyager School Travel owns a specialist coach company calledPegasus Coaches, and wherever possible our school groups are transported by Pegasus coach, driven by our own professional driver, so you can be sure of a safe and reliable service.
The benefits of using Voyager to organise your day trip
One stop shop– from transport to excursions we take care of every detail. We make it easier to organise a day trip with just one point of contact, a single invoice and help with risk assessments, leaving you more time to deal with students and parents.
Get the most from a short trip– as educational travel specialists we have the expertise to recommend an inspirational day trip which is packed full of learning. You’ll be surprised by what can be achieved in just one day.
Travel safely– we are one of the only school travel companies with our own specialist school coach company which means you benefit from preferential rates, door to door service and drivers who are experienced in looking after school groups (indeed other school travel companies use our coaches too!).
We’ve got your back– book your trip as a package so if you encounter a problem you can rely on our experienced team to sort it out. And with our own coach fleet, we can guarantee that we’ll never leave you stranded.
Peace of mind if plans change– if we have to cancel your trip because of COVID or any other reason, your group is eligible for a full no-quibble refund.
Financial protection- by booking your day trip as a package with us, your trip is completely protected by the ABTA financial guarantee.
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