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A school trip is not only an exciting prospect for students, but can often be a welcome break from the classroom for teachers and assisting staff. Giving the opportunity for children to learn in a hands-on environment can boost engagement and has been proven to motivate student’s information retention. A school trip can often be daunting to plan, but with so many educational, historical locations spanning the UK, Mason Minibus and Coach Hire can make your trip a fantastic experience from start to finish.
Famous for being the birthplace of both Charles Darwin and the Industrial Revolution, Shropshire is packed full of places to visit that are picturesque, educational and full of fun! Home to the first Iron Bridge that spans the river Severn, it also boasts its very own living museum, Blists Hill, that children can immerse themselves in to appreciate an authentic yet fun experience of the daily working life of a Victorian village. A short journey away you can also find The Royal Airforce Museum and Enginuity, a science and technology museum packed full of hands-on activities.
Go rock climbing or cave exploring at Cheddar Gorge, get up close with animals at Longleat Safari Park and, of course, explore the beauty and history of the Roman Baths that give the city its name. As Bath was built upon hot springs, these incredible buildings are the best preserved Roman remains in the world. Not only can you walk among the extensive ruins but you can also explore the interactive museum with visual snippets that will transport you and your students back to Roman times and the lives of the Aquae Sulis people.
Stratford Upon Avon
Steeped in culture and history and home to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, there is a lot to be learnt from a school trip to Stratford Upon Avon and its surrounding Cotswolds villages. Warwick castle, built in Medieval times by William the Conqueror, is only a short trip away and with a school coach hire, you won’t need to worry about navigating your group. Also nearby is Blenheim Palace and its gardens which are stunning on a sunny English day.
Home to Dudley Castle and its very own Zoological gardens, Dudley has a lot to offer for an educational and fun school trip. A main attraction is the Black Country Museum boasting 26 acres that are home to an authentic, historical town that reflects the life of those living through previous centuries. Similarly to Blists Hill in Shropshire, it invites guests to get involved and experience life that is so different from today.
Playing a crucial role in World War II, Bletchley Park is an excellent school trip idea for those who have been studying the history of Britain in war. Home to the codebreakers, it celebrates the achievements of our country in the very place that it was so fundamental. Nearby to this location you can also find Woburn Abbey, Woburn Safari Park and Bancroft Roman Villa.
Wherever you choose to go on your school trip, you are sure to enrich the students with the culture and history that England offers. By choosing Mason Minibus and Coach Hire, you can rest assured that your driver and vehicle will be reliable and friendly, letting you enjoy the journey and time with your students. For more information, please call 01296 661604.