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Eden Project Cornwall

School trips to Cornwall

With its unque and beatiful landcape and as home to the Eden Project - the largest greenhouse in the world - Cornwall offers plenty of learning opportunities for Geography students. But there's more to Cornwall than the Eden Project, with a world-class art gallery, historical castles and tin mines, not to mention the country's best surf beaches, Cornwall is a great cross-curricular destination for school groups who want to stay in the UK..

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

Cornwall School Trips

Thanks to its unique landscape, Cornwall is a premier destination for geography-focussed UK school trips. Your geography and science students will have the fantastic opportunity to visit the Eden Project, where they will learn about biodiversity first-hand, examining foreign flora and fauna. Your students will also learn more about important topics such as the impact of our changing climate and the keys to sustainability. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the cultural side of Cornwall, with the perfect visit to Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Your art students will love these visits. Finally, no trip to Cornwall is complete without a surf lesson in Nequay.

Some highlights of our Cornwall School Trips include:

  • The Eden Project
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Cornish Tin Mines
  • Tintagel Castle

Don't hesitate to get in touch to start building a custom itinerary based on your individual needs.

Day 1

  • Depart school
  • Arrive in Cornwall
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Evening meal

Day 2

  • Eden Project
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Evening meal

Day 3

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • Goonhilly Earth Station
  • Tate St Ives
  • Evening meal

Day 4

  • National Lobster Hatchery
  • Return to school
Eden Project Cornwall
Eden Project
cornish tin mine
Going underground - Cornish Tin Mines, Cornwall
Blue Reef Aquarium
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Goonhilly Earth Station
National Lobster Hatchery
Tate St Ives
Tintagel Castle
Trebah Garden Cornwall
Unearth the science & history of Trebah Gardens, Cornwall
boscastle
Boscastle Geography Field Trip, Cornwall
Eden Project Cornwall

Eden Project

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The largest of the two biomes simulates a Rainforest environment and the second, a Mediterranean environment. The 35-acre site is filled with sculptures, play areas, vegetable gardens, restaurants and even a zip wire, all with environmental conservation, education and sustainability as their core message. The result is the world’s most exotic, scent-filled, fun, interactive, imaginative and sheer mind-blowing classroom on the planet!

cornish tin mine

Going underground - Cornish Tin Mines, Cornwall

Explore the geography and history of Cornwall’s tin industry with guided visits to heritage tin mining sites such as the amazingly preserved Geevor Tin Mine, Bottallack Mines, an iconic landmark in Cornwall’s historic tin mining industry and location for BBC’s Poldark, and the fascinating Heartlands World Heritage Mining Centre.

Blue Reef Aquarium

The Blue Reef Newquay is home to 40 naturally-themed habitats. Groups can take a journey from the Cornish coasts to the exotic seas! Groups will also have the opportunity to come face-to-face with some freshwater turtles and caiman, pufferfish, and much more. The underwater tunnels run through the ocean tank at the heart of the aquarium, and offers captivating views of the reef and all the sea life that calls it home, including the loggerhead sea turtles, reef sharks, and shoals of colourful fish.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Groups will come face to face with the adorable rescued residents of the seal sanctuary and learn all about why they came to live at the Sanctuary. Your group will be able to follow the journey of rehabilitating seals in the Seal Rescue Centre & Hospital. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on at the interactive rockpool experience, and find out some amazing facts from an expert.

Goonhilly Earth Station

Support your STEM classroom learning with a visit to the Goonhilly Earth Station. Choose from a 1 hour guided tour or a ‘Build a Satellite’ workshop.

National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow. Their award-winning visitor centre is well worth a visit to learn about conservation, food chains, habitats and sustainability.

Tate St Ives

Explore the history of modern art with a visit to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Groups can also take part in workshops or guided tours.

Tintagel Castle

With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, and the ruins of a Medieval castle to explore, this is an ideal destination for inspirational learning.

Trebah Garden Cornwall

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Unearth the science & history of Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

With its stunning coastal backdrop and sub-tropical planting Trebah Gardend is one of the most finest gardens of Cornwall and is the perfect complement to a visit to the Eden Project. History students will learn about how, in 1944, 7,500 US Infantrymen boarded ten landing craft from Trebah beach to take part in the assault on Omaha Beach.

boscastle

Boscastle Geography Field Trip, Cornwall

This beautiful village was hit by a freak flash flood in August 2004, washing cars and buildings into the sea and putting lives in danger. At Boscastle, geography students can study how the topography of the land funnelled vast volumes of water into the village and learn about the £4.5m flood defence scheme designed to prevent the village being flooded in the future. Boscastle makes a fascinating KS3 Rivers and Flooding case study.

Our Cornwall school trips include:

  • Board and lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Return coach travel
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8
  • 24-hour emergency support

Extras to budget for:

  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits
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