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 names below and if you are unsure about anything or have a question then call or email us as we are more than happy to talk things through. Often a 5 minute conversation can help sort out a number of little issues with your itinerary. Also, if you click here, we have produced an excel spreadsheet to give you a glimpse of the activities, their prices, risk assessments and other information.

All the places below are independent from Education Away and are therefore not included under our Learning outside The Classroom Badge registration (which has been applied for). They are merely suggestions to help you create the perfect trip. Many places have educational materials and give group discounts so it is important to book in advance. Below all the days out, are ideas for what to do en-route to and from our centre.

Days out 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. (1hr away from our centre)

 

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.

The castle is FREE of charge for school groups if pre-booked. (1hr away from our centre)

 

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. This is FREE of charge for school groups if pre-booked.

 

 

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. (30 mins from our centre to the car park)

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Penguins at the Welsh Mountain ZooMacaw at Welsh Mountain Zoo
Snow leopards, tigers, penguins, monkeys, macaws and much more.... (45 minutes away from our centre).

Electric Mountain

electric mountain
See how electricity is generated through the power of gravity and water. (75 minutes away from our centre)

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Explore the underground world of a slate miner. (1hr away from our centre)

National Slate Museum

National Slate Museum
Includes daily live demonstrations of how slate is split.
This museum is FREE of charge and is 1 hour away from our centre.

 

Great Orme Copper Mines

Great Orme Copper MinesGreat Orme Copper Mines
A true wonder of the Ancient World located in Llandudno, 1hr away from our centre.

Great Orme Tramway

Great Orme Tramway
See Llandudno the traditional way!

 

 

Prestatyn Nova Centre

Prestatyn Nova Centre swimming pool
Swimming pool about 45 minutes from our centre.

Ffestiniog Railway

Ffestiniog Railway
See the beautiful countryside of Snowdonia whilst riding along on this wonderful train. (1hr away from our centre)

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. (1hr 30mins from our centre)

En-route activities (time from our centre in brackets)

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 (2hrs).

Park Hall Farm- Near Oswestry

Park Hall Farm
A great farm experience which can include a lesson in a Victorian School (1hr 15mins).

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
One of the very best zoos in the country (1hr 15mins).



The Blue Planet Aquarium- Near Chester

Blue Planet Aquarium
A world of underwater adventure (1hr 30mins).



Cadbury's World- Near Birmingham


Where chocolate comes to life! (2hrs 30mins)

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle
A magnificent medieval fortress that is still lived in today. Educational tours can be booked at this National Trust property (1hr).



Erddig

 

Erddig House
A National Trust country house with a difference (1hr).



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

Mersey Ferry
Cross the famous river Mersey whilst singing the song! (1hr 30mins)


The Black Country Living Museum


Experience life during the industrial revolution (2hrs 15mins).


Ironbridge Gorge


Ironbridge Gorge Blist HillsIronbridge Gorge Blist HillsIronbridge Gorge Blist HillsCelebrate 300 years of industry with ten amazing museums in one beautiful valley (2hrs).

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