UK & Ireland

  • Belfast school trip
    Visit Northern Ireland's top tourist attraction, Titanic, on a Belfast school trip.
  • design technology school trip to Bristol
    Learn about the history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge on a design technology school trip to Bristol.
  • London school trip
    London is always a popular destination for school groups.
  • Cardiff school trip
    Cardiff offers a wealth of educational attractions, perfect for a school trip to the Welsh capital.
  • Dublin school trip
    The Oscar Wilde statue pays homage to one of Dublin's great literary figures.
  • Edinburgh school trip
    Historic Edinburgh is a popular destination for school trips.
  • Liverpool school trip
    There's so much to see and do for school groups in Liverpool.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon school trip
    What better way to bring the words of Shakespeare to life than on a school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon?
  • York school trip
    York Minster, one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the world.

Good liaison and communication. Able to meet all requests for specific needs.DH, St Bede's Inter-Church School

Be it England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, there really is no limit to the number of tours that could be devised in the UK. Apart from the obvious attractions of travel time, no language barriers and cost, tours like this are ideal to take children away from school for the first time, and help them experience life outside the classroom.

Two of the most popular destinations for UK school trips are London and Stratford-upon-Avon, which is why each has its own dedicated page. Yet across the length and breadth of the country, there’s certainly no shortage of attractions to excite the minds and special interests of students of all ages.

Ireland, too, is plentiful in its attractions and its capital, Dublin, makes for a memorable visit, particularly for those interested in History, Literature, Politics and even Food Technology.
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Typical Accommodation

We work with a variety of 2* and 3* hotels and hostels in all of our main UK destinations. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your UK school trip itinerary and budget.

UK School Trips – Subject Suitability

Belfast

Titanic_BelfastLong associated with its 30-year Troubles, today Belfast is a vibrant cultural centre and any tour of the Northern Irish capital should undoubtedly include Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction. Along with Titanic Docks, other Belfast essentials include Stormont, home to the Northern Irish assembly, the Peace Walls, Crumlin Road Gaol and Queen’s University where past alumni include the Nobel prize-winning poet, Seamus Heaney, and the scientist, Lord Kelvin.

Cardiff

Welsh-National-Assembly-c-Visit-Cardiff-smallThe Welsh capital, Cardiff is a proud city with a strong national identity and well worth a visit for a wide range of subject-specific trips. Any visit here should include Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years, whist other popular attractions include a tour of the Principality (Millennium) Stadium, Cardiff Bay, home to the Welsh National Assembly or ‘Senedd’, and Techniquest, a hands-on science centre. There’s also the (free!) National History Museum, detailing the history of Welsh art and the evolution of Wales. North of Cardiff meanwhile, you’ve got the Big Pit National Mining Museum – also free!

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle (c) Visit Britain, Pawel Libera - smallCapital of Scotland and famous for its annual festival, Edinburgh is a monumental melting pot of historic, symbolic and iconic sights. Be sure to visit Edinburgh Castle, set atop Castle Rock from where Mary Queen of Scots once surveyed her kingdom, wander down the famous cobbles of the Royal Mile and visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish home. The Royal Yacht Britannia, Museum of Childhood, Our Dynamic Earth and the National Museum of Flight, home to Scotland’s Concorde, are also all popular visits or, for the more daring, go on a spooky ghost tour of the city.

London

20819VLWith its distinctive landmarks and architectural diversity, its centuries of history and a wealth of museums and cultural institutions, London is a longstanding favourite amongst school groups. Indeed, the vast range of attractions available ensures that our educational tours to the British capital are expertly designed to suit every academic age and interest. From the must-see essentials such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, to specific subject-related visits designed to bring learning to life, a school trip to London is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

York

Exterior view of York Minster.A charming medieval city full of atmosphere and character, York offers a wealth of attractions for school groups. In addition to York Minster, one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the world, and the lovely Tudor architecture and cobbles of the Shambles, other visits could include the Jorvik Viking Centre, an interactive reconstruction of the Viking settlement once here, and the National Railway Museum, offering a 300-year locomotive history. Clifford’s Tower, built by William the Conqueror, and Castle Howard are two more rather special architectural and historic options.

UK school trips images courtesy of Visit Cardiff, VisitBritain, Rod Edwards, Pawel Libera, Adam Burton, Visit England, Diana Jarvis, visitlondonimages, britainonview, Gary Newman, Visit Bath, Ian Petticrew,, Leandro Neumann Cuiffo.

Bristol

Bristol Balloon Fiesta MorningLaunch_CREDIT_Gary-Newman - smallCity of Brunel, Banksy, Wallace and Gromit, Bristol is the largest and liveliest city in the southwest and a popular destination for school groups. Famous for its Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon Gorge, groups can visit the SS Great Britain, the At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, or even take a tour of the BBC Bristol Studios. Alternatively, why not enjoy a theatre performance at the Bristol Hippodrome or the Bristol Old Vic.

Dublin

THE FAMINE - smallA hop and a skip across the Irish Sea, Dublin is a treasure trove of historical and literary delights. Trace a path through the main events of Irish history such as the creation of the Irish Free State and the Easter Rising and discover the Emerald Isle’s influence on the literary world through the likes of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift and W.B. Yeats. A popular addition to any Dublin school trip itinerary is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Students with a special interest in food and drink might also like to learn more about whisky distilling at the Old Jameson Distillery and sample traditional Irish fare.

Liverpool

Dusk, twilight, and the buildings of the regenerated waterfront buildings, lit up. Albert Docks in Liverpool. Boats on the river Mersey.Birthplace of the Beatles, follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four on a magical mystery tour of this lively city. Beyond The Beatles Story, situated at the popular Albert Docks, take a ferry across the Mersey, visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum or even head to the U-Boat Story for a memorable look at a WWII German submarine. The World Museum is a big draw for school groups, as is Spaceport for a journey through space and science. Other attractions include the Tate Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery for art fans, whilst football fanatics might prefer tours of Anfield or Goodison Park.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Exterior view of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a half-timbered Tudor building, Shakespeare's Birth Place.Birthplace of the nation’s famous bard, William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a bustling medieval market town with a history dating back over 800 years. An unrivalled destination to bring Shakespeare to life for your English Literature and Drama students, go backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company and watch a performance of one of the Bard’s great plays. Alternatively, take part in a drama workshop and visit key sites including Shakespeare’s birthplace on Henley Street, his final address at New Place, and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens.

Other UK Destinations

Bath spa - v smallWhether its a literary-inspired guided tour of the childhood home of the Brontë sisters in West Yorkshire, the Jane Austen Centre (and Roman baths) in Bath or Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre or an educational workshop at Cornwall’s Eden Project, Broadway Tours can put together a bespoke itinerary that fits the requirements of your group.

Exploring Britain’s Roman heritage along Hadrian’s Wall? Science or art in Glasgow? Punting in Cambridge or a trip to IWM Duxford? A football-themed foray to Manchester? An ICT-focussed visit to Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing? The National Media Museum in Bradford? Not a problem.

Whatever your group’s age and subject focus, we’ll provide an educational yet fun and very memorable trip.