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School trips to York, UK

Marvel at Medieval York, the perfect UK school trip destination for your history, geography or religious studies group.

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

Discover historic York

Let your students discover the most medieval city in northern England. York is the perfect place for a cross curricular trip. Students of history, geography or religious studies are within the perfect place. With many visits ideally places to get the students out of the classroom.  You will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world, York Minster and the city walls. Your students will have the chance to discover not only the historical part of the city, but they will participate to educational and fun activities, such as chocolate-making tour, city cruise and ghost walks.

Some highlights of our school trips to York:

  • Clifford’s Tower
  • City Cruises York
  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • Jorvik Viking Centre

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

Day 1

  • Depart school
  • Arrive in York
  • Guided walking tour
  • Evening meal

Day 2

  • York Minster
  • Clifford’s Tower
  • City Cruises York
  • Evening meal

Day 3

  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • Eden Camp
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Evening meal

Day 4

  • York Castle Museum
  • Return to school
Barley Hall
Eden Camp
Brigantium Fort at Murton Park
Ghost walk of York
Jorvik Dig
Jorvik Viking Centre
Whitby Abbey
York Boat Cruise
York Castle Museum
York Dungeon
York's Chocolate Story

Barley Hall

Barley Hall, a stunning medieval house in the centre of York, offers an authentic Tudor encounter for your pupils. Workshops are available, including ‘Tudor Medicine’ and ‘Arms and Armour’.

Eden Camp

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of those dangerous years of WWII. Covering Britain since 1930, Eden Camp transports pupils back to wartime Britain via a series of wartime huts housing insightful displays.

Brigantium Fort at Murton Park

Murton Park is home to the award winning Danelaw Centre for Living History. Danelaw offers a range of educational services to schools at Key Stages 1 and 2. The award winning team run a range of pre-booked study days for groups of up to 60 children here on the site, or in your school. We offer a range of period specific, hands-on activity days, all structured to offer a range of fully inclusive learning experiences from Prehistory through to WWII

Ghost walk of York

Explore York and its ghostly tales

Jorvik Dig

The ultimate archaeological adventure! Learn how archaeologists use clues to piece together 2000 years of York’s past, unearth real artefacts and analyse your findings, using genuine archaeologist’s methods. DIG offers schools the chance to enrich their experience with a series of themed workshops, including ‘Secrets in the Soil’, ‘Burials & Beliefs’, ‘People, Place & the Past: Changing Urban Landscapes’ and ‘Improving Living Conditions’.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre holds the preserved remains of houses, workshops and backyards of the Vikings from 1,000 years ago. Now reconstructed, this centre enables your pupils to experience life in Viking-Age York. Your pupils will encounter the old Norse speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards, experience a blast of smoke from blacksmith’s furnace and enjoy the smell of home-cooked stews.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, a centre of the medieval Northumbrian kingdom.

York Boat Cruise

Cruise on the picturesque River Ouse through the walled City of York. See for yourself where Saxons fought Vikings in 1066, where monks entertained their guests and where witches were ducked in the Middle Ages.

York Castle Museum

Home to the world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, and the York Castle Prison Experience, here your pupils will learn how people have lived over the past 300 years. The Education Department also offers a variety of workshops for KS2 / P4-7 including ‘The Victorian Classroom’, ‘York Prison’ and ‘Castle Life’.

York Dungeon

York Dungeon depicts the history of the dungeon using actor-led shows, special effects and displays of models and objects.

York's Chocolate Story

Located in the heart of York is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.

Our York 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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