Top places to visit on your residential trip
Residential trips are a great way to create lasting memories and experiences for your pupils. We've listed below our five most popular sites to enjoy as part of your residential experience, which can be discovered on a free self-led visit, or one of our immersive and hands-on Discovery Visit workshops. Engage your pupils and bring learning to life.
Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe and we continue to keep a range of measures in place, such as limited capacity in some indoor spaces, to make sure you and your group have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Please book your visit online at least 14 days in advance and make sure you check our schools pages and what to expect page for full details on available facilities and workshops, and for free downloadable risk assessments and resources to help support your trip planning.
Osborne and Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Include a visit to Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne and Yarmouth Castle on your residential to the Isle of Wight and create a trip to remember. From the opulence of Osborne, which was Queen Victorias's former holiday home, to the romance of Carisbrooke Castle, with its stunning views and Norman Wall Walk, there's plenty for your students to see and do. You can also enjoy our immersive Discovery Visits at both Osborne and Carisbrooke Castle. These sessions delve deeper into the stories and histories of each site, using role play and fun hands-on activities.Find out more
Stay and explore at Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria
See the longest remaining stretch of Hadrian's Wall and explore the remains of Birdoswald Roman Fort with your pupils. Create lasting memories as they discover what life would have been like at the edge of the Roman empire and use our free handling collection providing a fascinating insight into the building of Hadrian's Wall. You can even stay overnight in Birdoswald's Farmhouse, which is perfect for school groups and provides an ideal base from which to visit Hadrian's Wall country.Find out more
Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire
Inspire your students with a free self-led visit to Whitby Abbey. This iconic landmark on the North Yorkshire coastline allows your pupils to discover a sense of place, whilst also covering a wide variety of curriculum links. Enjoy a visit to this unique site and use our free resources, which are full of fun activities to learn more about the relationship between Whitby Abbey and its surroundings. Or book a hands-on Discovery Visit and delve deeper into life in Anglo Saxon monasteries and the lives of Benedictine monks.Find out more
Scarborough Castle, North Yorkshire
Incorprate a visit to Scarborough Castle into your itinerary and discover nearly 3000 years of history. Dominating Scarborough's headland, your pupils will be able to look down upon the town and enjoy panoramic views to the north and south. Book a free self-led visit or enhance your day with an expert-led Discovery Visit, during which your pupils will explore what life was like in the medieval period and how the castle was defended during times of conflict. Create lasting memories and knowledge that your pupils can take with them as they move through their school career.Find out more
Peveril Castle, Derbyshire
Plan a trip to Peveril Castle in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District with your pupils during your residential visit and explore one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. Climb to the castle at the top of the hill and enjoy beautiful views over the Hope Valley and use our free activity trail to collect evidence to discover more about Peverill Castle's Norman and medieval history.Find out more