School trips to South West England

Bath, Bristol and South West England

South West England is a fantastic destination for a school trip, with a range of inspiring cultural and educational visits in the region. From the historic cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells, to the spectacular natural landscapes of Cheddar Gorge and caves or the Jurassic Coast, and the sites of Glastonbury Tor and iconic Stonehenge, there is so much to see and do. So, whether you are considering an enrichment trip for a year group or a subject specific study trip, we can help you plan your next school trip to South West England.

  • Visit to the Bath Roman Baths

  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves

  • Stonehenge World Heritage Site

  • Glastonbury Tor

  • Bristol attractions and museums

  • The Eden Project

  • The Jurassic Coast

  • Longleat Safari Park

Top Visits

Historic sites of Bath

The city's most famous site, the Roman Baths are the amazingly preserved remains of the natural spa that has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Bath is a designated World Heritage city, and other notable places of interest include the outstanding Georgian architecture of the Royal Crescent and circular Circus, also the Jane Austen Centre, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Weir.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Visit the spectacular landscape of the country's largest gorge - an amazing and engaging sight, and an educational journey into Britain's prehistoric past. Explore the gorge on one of the marked walks, wonder at the dramatic, towering Limestone cliffs, and visit the stunning stalactite caves below.

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Inspire your group with a school trip to Stonehenge, Britain's most iconic and outstanding prehistoric monument. Interactive discovery visits are available for student groups to explore the site, with educational tours for Geography, History and Design Technology groups to learn about the different stones, construction techniques and Neolithic life.

Bristol attractions and museums

Set on the River Avon, Bristol has an illustrious history and one of the country's oldest ports. Fascinating attractions include Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Britain steamship - the world’s first great ocean liner, and also his famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. We The Curious is a science and educational centre with over 250 interactive exhibits designed to engage.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is an educational charity, social enterprise and inspirational visitor attraction where you can discover the natural world as never before. Explore the two huge Biomes - one rainforest, and one Mediterranean - and discover a wealth of learning opportunities for school groups of all ages. Enjoy the programme of visits and workshops designed to introduce sustainability-focused learning.

The Jurassic Coast

This 95-mile stretch of the dramatic Dorset and Devon coastline is a diverse and stunning landscape of huge geological importance. The rocks and fossils found along the Jurassic Coast date from the periods between 65 and 250 million years ago - the time periods known as the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. There are various educational visit possibilities for Geography, History and Science groups.

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat offers a wide range of attractions and the opportunity to discover species of animal from around the world including lions, tigers, koalas and giraffe. Take a guided safari tour and meet and interact with a range of animals. Longleat House offers tours and workshops with various cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey

Glastonbury Tor and the ruin of Glastonbury Abbey are famous Somerset landmarks associated with myths and historic tradition. Legend tells that the keeper of the Holy Grail founded the Christian Church at Glastonbury, and another claims it to be the burial place of the mythical King Arthur and his wife Guinevere. Nearby, historic Wells, England's smallest city has a wonderful Gothic cathedral.

Subject-specific trips

We can tailor your school or college trip to include a range of specialist subject-specific visits to meet your learning objectives for the educational package, study trip, or enrichment trip.

Where to Stay


Visiting groups stay on site in one of the boarding houses at the senior school campus in Street or the Prep School in Glastonbury nearby. Most provide sole occupancy for groups with approximately 50 beds in each. Some have a mix of en-suite single rooms and standard twins and others have small dormitory accommodation with shared facilities, kitchenette and common room. All our groups stay on full board basis, served in the spacious and airy restaurant. Enjoy the fabulous sports and recreational facilities on site as well including the Olympic size indoor swimming pool.

Milton Abbey

Set in a beautiful Dorset location, Milton Abbey offer a stunning and historic location for your group stay. With small dormitories to well equipped single bedrooms, the school provides comfortable, simple accommodation. All meals are catered for in the on-site restaurant, and there are common rooms and meeting space, as well as swimming pool and various sports facilities available for use during your stay. An excursion to the south coast and beach at Bournemouth is a popular day out.

Hotels and hostels

There is a range of accommodation to suit every group, from quality youth centres such as the YHA chain, to good standard budget hotels including Premier Inns. We will ensure the right option for you based on your budget and location preference.

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