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School trips to Liverpool and Manchester, UK

The powerhouse cities of Liverpool and Manchester are two of the most fascinating, vibrant and historic locations you can visit in the UK with your school group.

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

Discover Liverpool, Manchester, or both with us!

How would you like to cover two of the UK's most exciting cities on one trip? Liverpool offers students the chance to explore the industrial revolution and learn about our colonial past at the International Slavery Museum. While Manchester, the UK's fastest-growing city, has a wealth of cultural and scientific attractions such as the Lowry Museum and the Science Museum.

Our educational travel experts are here to help you build your perfect trip, so if you'd only like to visit one city, don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll help you build an itinerary that works for you.

Liverpool - top 5 school trip highlights

  • The Beatles Story and British Music Experience 
  • Explore the iconic Mersey River by boat
  • Liverpool Tate gallery
  • International Slavery museum
  • One of the National Liverpool Museums such as the Museum of Liverpool or Merseyside Maritime Museum

Manchester - top 5 school trip highlights

  • Lowry Museum
  • Imperial War Museum North
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • BCC Tour at MediaCity
  • Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Depart school
  • Arrive in Manchester
  • Walking tour with guide – explore the city blue badge holder
  • Evening meal

Day 2

  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • SEA LIFE Manchester
  • Lego Discovery Centre
  • Evening meal

Day 3

  • Old Trafford Stadium tour
  • BCC Tour MediaCity
  • Imperial War Museum North
  • Evening meal
  • Bowling

Day 4

  • Full day visiting Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
  • International Slavery Museum
  • Tate Liverpool
  • Goodison Park Stadium tour
  • Return to Manchester for evening meal

Day 5

  • Depart for the old Trafford shopping mall
  • Early afternoon return back to school
Imperial War Museum North
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Lego Discovery Centre
Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour
Manchester Museum of Science Industry RPM Flickr
Museum of Science & Industry
SEA LIFE Manchester
Goodison Park Stadium Tour
International Slavery Museum
The Beatles Story
Tate Liverpool
Tate Liverpool

Imperial War Museum North

Explore the unique coverage of conflicts for those living in Britain and the Commonwealth during the First World War, right up to present day. Expand on what you’ve studied in class and visit The Picture Show; this permanent exhibition uses visuals to bring people lives during the war to life. The museum offers Learning Sessions for youth groups to enable students to deepen their understanding of the life-changing situations thousands of Britons faced.

BBC Tour at MediaCityUK

During the tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK, your group will walk in the footsteps of some of their favourite celebrities! The new BBC home in the North of England is one of the most ambitious projects in the BBC's history, hosting BBC channels and programmes such as Match Of The Day, Blue Peter, A Question Of Sport, Mastermind, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, CBBC, BBC Sport and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, to name just a few. The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you as you go behind the scenes of how TV and radio work.

Lego Discovery Centre

Inspire your students imaginations 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. There’s also a wealth of attractions with two rides, 4D cinema and more.

Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United players! From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand to the atmosphere of the players’ dressing room, you can follow the footsteps of so many legendary reds!

Manchester Museum of Science Industry RPM Flickr

Museum of Science & Industry

Explore ideas that changed the world at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This national museum is dedicated to inspiring and educating visitors on the changes to industry from past to the present. Based in the heart of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city, and built on the site of the oldest surviving passenger train; the museum of alive with innovating discoveries in both science and technology. The museum offers exciting workshops for early years, through to Key Stages 1-3.

SEA LIFE Manchester

With hands-on experiences with fascinating educational workshops, SEA LIFE Manchester offers groups an astonishing aquarium experience where students will get up close to fascinating creatures from captivating sharks over humble starfish and seahorses to graceful ray. Younger students’ curiosity will be peaked as they become top rock pool explorers while older students can learn more about our local conservation initiatives and our Breed, Rescue, Protect projects.

Goodison Park Stadium Tour

Everton’s expert tour guides will provide an insightful trip through the history of the world’s oldest purpose-built football stadium and one of the most pioneering clubs in the English game. As part of a revamped behind-the-scenes tour, groups will get access to the players’ changing rooms – both home and away, take in the view from the Director’s Box.

International Slavery Museum

Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. The International Slavery Museum offers a range of activities, sessions and resources for education and community groups of all ages.

The Beatles Story

The award-winning Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

A spectacular museum of modern and contemporary international art. Tate Liverpool was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Our Manchester 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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