Off Site Activities

The following list includes the majority of places visited by our schools.

Feel free to browse their websites by clicking on their name below.

All the places below are separate from Education Away and are therefore not included under our Learning outside The Classroom registration. They are merely suggestions to help create the perfect trip. Below all the day trips are ideas for what to do en route to and from our centre.

Day trips from the Centre

Plas y Brenin

Canoeing at Plas Y Brenin
A full day spent at a specialised centre that offers, canoeing, indoor climbing and more.

Conwy Castle and Town

Conwy Castle Town WallsSmallest House in BritainTours at Conwy CastleConwy CastleThe most visited castle by our groups and when you arrive you will see why! It is one of the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain today. The town boasts other attractions too, like the Smallest House in Britain (pictured above).

 

Denbigh Castle

 

Denbigh Castle School visit
Another of Edward I’s castles, just 15 minutes from our centre, with its finest feature being a triple towered gatehouse.

 

Walking up Moel Famau

moel famau school children walking
A good walk to the Clwydian range’s highest point. At the summit there are fantastic views of North Wales and beyond.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Penguins at the Welsh Mountain ZooMacaw at Welsh Mountain Zoo
Snow leopards, tigers, penguins, monkeys, macaws and much more.....

Electric Mountain

electric mountain
See how electricity is generated through the power of gravity and water.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Explore the underground world of a slate miner.

National Slate Museum

National Slate Museum
Includes daily live demonstrations of how slate is split.

Great Orme Copper Mines

Great Orme Copper MinesGreat Orme Copper Mines
A true wonder of the Ancient World located in Llandudno.

Great Orme Tramway

Great Orme Tramway
See Llandudno the traditional way!

 

Prestatyn Nova Centre

Prestatyn Nova Centre swimming pool
Swimming pool with a water slide situated about 45 minutes from our centre.

Ffestiniog Railway

Ffestiniog Railway
See the beautiful countryside of Snowdonia whilst riding along on this wonderful train.

Llyn Alwen

Llyn AlwenJust 20 minutes away at the local reservoir where you can have an educational tour of the dam and the environment around this lake.

SeaQuarium

SeaQuarium Rhyl

See what goes on in the underwater world. SeaQuarium is located in Rhyl, which is 40 minutes away from our centre.

Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle
A Victorian house with a treasure trove of art and heritage as well as fun and games for all. As this is only 30 minutes from our centre it can be a day out or it can also be your en route activity.

Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park
Includes a roller coaster that is people powered.

En-route activities

RAF Cosford Near Telford

RAF Cosford school trip

This FREE museum, near Telford, is a popular choice amongst our schools and has over 70 aircraft on display, together with the history of space travel.

Park Hall Farm- Near Oswestry

Park Hall Farm
A great farm experience which can include a lesson in a Victorian School.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
One of the very best zoos in the country with elephants, giraffes and the bat cave, which is a highlight for many children.



The Blue Planet Aquarium- Near Chester

Blue Planet Aquarium
A world of underwater adventure.



Cadbury's World- Near Birmingham


Where chocolate comes to life!

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle
A magnificent medieval fortress that is still lived in today. Educational tours can be booked at this National Trust property.



Erddig

 

Erddig House
A National Trust country house with a difference.



Mersey Ferry crossings and more.........

Mersey Ferry
Cross the famous river Mersey whilst singing the song!


The Black Country Living Museum


Experience life during the industrial revolution.


Ironbridge Gorge


The canrival at blist hillIronbridge Gorge Blist HillsIronbridge Gorge Blist HillsCelebrate 300 years of industry with ten amazing museums in one beautiful valley.


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