STEM, Computing & Science School Trips, United Kingdom
Spark your students' curiousity with these top science, technology and maths school trips conviently located in the UK. Be inspired by our top STEM field trips and visits, all with hands-on activities and bespoke school programmes where students can conduct their own experments, experience cutting-edge technology, explore the galaxies and even learn to spacewalk.
There are so many opportunities to bring your STEM teaching to life outside the classroom. With the support of teachers we have brought together our top science,computing, technology and maths school trips in the UK, all designed to spark your students’ curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, researchers, analysts and inventors.
Selected for their hands-on activities, bespoke school programmes and links to British universities we have curated STEM school trips where students can explore the galaxies, try a spacewalk, create their own experiments in hydraulics or electronics. try a flight simulator, get to grips with the cutting-edge flight technology or even try their hand at retro computer games.
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.
STEM & Science trip ideas for curious minds
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.
Discover the home of Charles Darwin - Down House, Kent
Students can discover the life and work of Charles Darwin at Down House where he lived from 1842 to 1882 and wrote ‘On the Origin of Species’. Science learners head for the immersive exhibition which will guide them through Darwin’s voyage aboard the Beagle, his scientific discoveries and the impact of his revolutionary theories on Victorian society. History students can explore the house’s original interiors and reflect on the Victorian culture in which Darwin and his wife Emma raised their children. Expert-led discovery visits and teacher support materials also available.
Learn to spacewalk - National Space Centre, Leicester
Take an unforgettable educational trip to the award winning National Space Centre with six interactive galleries, 42m high rocket tower, 3D SIM rides and plenty of practical activities for students such as mining moon rock, controlling a spaceship, learning to spacewalk and exploring a mock of the Columbus Module from the ISS. Students can learn how space informs weather forecasting and watch a stunning 360-degree movie in the planetarium opened by Sir Patrick Moore. The centre offers fun and informative school workshops including Forces and Rockets or Earth, Moon and Sun are available for students in KS1 – KS4.
Set amidst the historic domes and telescopes of the former Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading ‘hands on’ science centres designed to give students an appreciation of science and technology through an exciting range of interactive science based activities, exhibits and experiments. School group admission includes a bespoke science workshop or guided telescope tour (suitable for KS1 – KS4) and/or science show (KS1 – KS3).
Students step back in time to experience the realities of life of their predecessors from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon and Viking eras. This outdoor education centre provides curriculum-based historical experiences where students learn ancient skills from blacksmithing, rope-making and fire-making in an authentic setting of reconstructed ancient structures including a Viking longhouse, Roman forge, Saxon workshop and Iron Age earthouse. Day trips, field trips and residentials available for school and college groups.
Founded in 1857, Science Museum is one of London’s major attractions and one of the most famous of the UK’s science attractions. School groups can explore the history of space travel and take a virtual tour of the International Space Station, discover the science of climate change, find out how the body works and visit the Discovery Motion 3D cinema. As well as a permanent children’s gallery, Wonderlab, the museum offers an excellent programme of educational shows school projects and teaching resources.
One of the country’s best hands-on science centres with a changing programme of events such as the Invention Lab, where they can make their own light-up badge, Good Vibrations, a stage show that explores the science of sound, and the exciting 3D planetarium show. The passionate Live Science team will and help students get the most from the exhibits, and there are loads of experiments to take part in, from building with giant blocks to examining your own veins.
Play retro computer games - National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park
Located at Bletchley Park, though operating independently, the museum is home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers where you can follow the development of computing from Turing’s Colossus of the 1940s through to the mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, to the rise of personal computing, mobile computing and the internet. The museum offers a variety of hands-on computer science and maths workshops and programmes for school groups.
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Hampshire
Winchester Science Centre & Planetariums is guaranteed to spark your student’s enthusiasm for science and maths with live astronomer-led shows featuring the stars and planets in the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. The centre’s education team are highly skilled science communicators who lead interactive challenges and school workshops on Rockets, Sounds, Matter, Space and Life Science for students in KS1 – KS3. Sleepover experiences are also available for school groups.
Once a thriving shipbuilding settlement which provided ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar, the historic village of Buckler’s Hard now hosts a maritime museum, shipwright’s workshop, historic riverside walk and a period cottage decked out to show how families lived in the 18th century. The award-winning educational team offer a variety of educational programmes covering History (Nelson, Trafalgar, 18th century village life), Geography (development of an industrial settlement in the 1700s) and Science (ship construction) as well as programmes for children with special educational needs.
National Maritime Museum & Royal Observatory, London
The historic sailing ship, Cutty Sark, fastest of its time, can be found in the beautiful setting of the National Maritime Museum on the banks of the River Thames at Greenwich where students can discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today. Or for a brief history of time, take your school group to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the world. All three museums are set within a UNESCO world heritage site alongside the Queen's House Art Gallery.
See Britain’s industrial heritage in action at the Frogmore Paper Mill. The first paper machine was installed here in 1803 and the story of paper is a fascinating; history of invention, science, engineering and creativity. The enthusiastic education team offer hand-on school workshops including papermaking, letterpress, and braille as well as tours of the working mill which still produces paper using a heritage machine from 1902. Make a day of it and include a skippered boat trip along the Grand Union Canal. Free teacher packs also included.
There’s plenty for students to discover at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. With 20 galleries spread over three floor displaying world-class collections, from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art, Egyptian mummies and, of course, an original Banksy, there is something for every type of learner at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
Cold War Exhibition - RAF Museum, Cosford Shropshire
Housed in wartime hangars students will find a fantastic display of aircraft, exhibits and interactive experiences and school workshops delivered by the learning team. Schools groups can learn about the bravery of pilots in Test Flight, fly with the Red Arrows in the 4D experience, and experience a Virtual Reality flight in a Spitfire. The National Cold War Exhibition is the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.
The Tank Museum at Wareham houses 300 military machines and offers moving exhibitions to help students understand the history of this British invention; from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq – featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them. The learning team offer history workshops on Modern Warfare, WW1 and WW2 and STEM workshops for schools.
350 years of naval treasures at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
School groups can spend a fascinating day visiting the Royal Navy museums in and around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Learning highlights include HMS Victory where students experience life on board the world’s most famous warship, HMS Warrior, the steam-powered pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet and the chance to explore the decks and narrow corridors of the only remaining WW2 era submarine. We will organise an interactive workshop with the museum’s enthusiastic learning team using artefacts, archives and historic buildings to provide a unique learning experience.
Award winning Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset
Housed in four enormous hangars the museum tells the story of naval aviation from kites and airships, seaplanes and biplanes, to jets and modern delta-win craft. Packed with jets and helicopters, students are encouraged to climb into a real Sea King helicopter, board Concorde and squeeze into the cockpit of a Vampire jet. Highlights include an aircraft carrier experience where students witness a jet landing on the vast flight deck and an inspiring exhibition on women aviators. Informative learning programmes for school and college students.
Students can explore the fascinating history of army medicine, healthcare, dentristry and nursing from the English Civil War to the current day. The museum also holds collections for Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the smallest Corps in the British Army providing invaluable support to the Army’s animals. School talks and education packs studying Florence Nightingale and World War One are available.
Crack the Code at Bletchley Park
Visit the top secret centre of Allied code-breaking during the WW2 and the birthplace of modern technology where students explore the mansion, museums and famous huts which housed the dedicated code breakers who cracked Enigma and other ciphers. Hear the tales of spies and strategic deception and the major events of WW2 from an enthusiastic learning guide. Highlights include the rare Enigma Machine Abwehr G312, seeing the world’s first modern computer, Colossus, in action and learning about Alan Turing, the father of computing and AI.
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.
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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