We've hand-picked our most popular UK Geography field trip destinations to suit all ages. The UK offers a wealth of hands-on Geography learning wihere students can explore topics such as coastal and river processes, landforms, geological formations, human geography, rural environments and sustainability.
Geography Field Trips in the UK
Working with Geography Teachers we’ve chosen fascinating sites, many of which can be completed in a single day or can be combined into a longer overnight trip. Let us build you a geography field trip that offers a wealth of learning with topics including coastal and river processes and landforms, tourism, rural environments and sustainability.
Southern England and the West Country offer an extraordinary learning environment for geography students where they can explore the stunning Karst landscape and rock formation of Cheddar Gorge, the power and force of rivers in Cornwall, encounter the tropical, temperate and Mediterranean ecosystems at the Eden project, see how coastal erosion has shaped the south coast of England, or follow in the footsteps of the dinosaurs on the Jurassic Coast.
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.
Explore our Geography with these 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.
Cheddar Gorge - award winning school experience, Somerset
Set in a in a beautiful limestone ravine, the caves of Cheddar Gorge have attracted visitors since 1837. Go underground to discover how the caves were formed in the Ice Age and marvel at the stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations before a multi-media experience that explains how Stone Age people once occupied the caves. At the Museum of Prehistory students will learn about Cheddar Man – Britain’s oldest skeleton which was found here. Specialist talks, demonstrations and tours available for school groups.
Meet the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Coast
Follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning, the pioneering palaeontologist who found her first fossil here in 1823 when she was just 12 years old. Dorset's Jurassic Coast (from Lyme Regis, Chesil Beach, Isle of Portland & Lulworth Cove, Studland Bay) is home to England’s first Natural World Heritage site where students can study the coastal landforms and processes which make this part of the south coast so unique and significant.
Learn to protect our planet - South Downs Sustainability Centre, Hampshire
Based in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the learning and study centre is considered a beacon for sustainability education. The centre offers both day trips and residentials where school groups can conduct a range of geography and science field studies on topics including rivers, renewable energy and water treatment, food, farming and permaculture, sustainability and biomimicry in building design and woodland management.
Isle of Wight Geography Field Trip
Visit one of the islands major natural attractions - Alum Bay and Needles Park and study the beautiful and varied coastline looking at geology, processes of erosion, coastline management techniques as well as vegetation succession in the salt marsh. We can also organise to visit a specially-selected beach for a guided fossil hunt.
Study Coastal Erosion - Birling Gap, East Sussex
Study longshore drift and coastal erosion for real at the Birling Gap including a visit to National Trust (NT) Education Centre where students can learn about the NTs policy of ‘managed retreat’ for this famous coastal erosion hotspot.
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.
Study Coastal Erosion - Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
The area is famous for coastal erosion and the students will be able to study and understand the effects of what is happening along the Atlantic coast. We will organise a guided visit to Bedruthan Steps where your students will learn about geography and botany of the area.
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.
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.
Stonehenge’s iconic ring of standing stones has to be one of the most well-known and outstanding prehistoric monuments in Britain. The site offers a fascinating backdrop to History, Geography and Science lessons covering topics such as the Bronze Age, hunter-gatherers of the Neolithic period, physical and human geography, and the science behind how our ancestors might have moved and raised the stones. Free teacher resources available.
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 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.
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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