School trips & tours to Yorkshire

If you’re planning an educational trip in Britain, then Yorkshire is one of our most popular primary educational tour destinations, so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment! 

Fill your school trip itinerary with education and adventure for all. The walled city of York is one of England’s oldest and is renowned for its heritage, exquisite architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets. There’s something around every corner in the grand old city of York, and with the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby only a short drive away, this is the perfect location for a primary school trip.

Take a look at some of our most popular Yorkshire school trips, or get in touch for more information or advice – we’re always happy to help.

Yorkshire Primary School Trips & Tours

Fill your primary school trip itinerary with education and adventure. There’s something around every corner in the grand old city of York, and with the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby only a short drive away, this is the perfect location for a primary school trip.

York trip highlights - our groups love...

York Minster & Education Centre

York Minster & Education Centre

This cathedral was built on what was the headquarters of a Roman fortress and is now seen as the jewel in the historical crown of York. With guided tours, educational workshops and trails around the cathedral, York Minster covers a range of KS2 subjects.

Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft -  within the underground chambers of York Minster, is a new dynamic audio-visual and interactive experience where you can walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, discover dramatic events and more!

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story

Take your class on a fascinating, fully-guided tour and discover how chocolate made history in York. Explore the origins of cocoa, find out how to taste chocolate like an expert, have a go at our hands-on chocolate making station and enjoy live Chocolatier demonstrations. Pupils can also uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York’s greatest chocolate products, from the Chocolate Orange to the world-famous KitKat.Curriculum linked workshops are also available. 

York Ghost Walk 

York Ghost Walk 

This York ghost walk will take your pupils on an exciting tour of all the famous and infamous haunted sites throughout the ancient City. Your specialist guide will help you discover the secrets of York’s dark cobbled streets.

York Dungeon

York Dungeon

Explore 2000 years of York’s history, brought to life at York Dungeon. Your pupils will meet famous gruesome characters such as Dick Turpin, Guy Fawkes and Viking King, Eric Bloodaxe. You can also enjoy the York Dungeon City Tour and take your history lesson out onto the streets of York, led by a costumed guide.

Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

DIG

DIG

The ultimate archaeological adventure! Learn how archaeologists use clues to piece together 2000 years of York’s past, unearth real artefacts and analyse your findings, using genuine archaeologist’s methods. DIG offers schools the chance to enrich their experience with a series of themed workshops, including ‘Secrets in the Soil’, ‘Burials & Beliefs’, ‘People, Place & the Past: Changing Urban Landscapes’ and ‘Improving Living Conditions’.

 

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre holds the preserved remains of houses, workshops and backyards of the Vikings from 1,000 years ago. Now reconstructed, this centre enables your pupils to experience life in Viking-Age York. Your pupils will encounter the old Norse speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards, experience a blast of smoke from blacksmith’s furnace and enjoy the smell of home-cooked stews.

 

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

Home to the world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, and the York Castle Prison Experience, here your pupils will learn how people have lived over the past 300 years. The Education Department also offers a variety of workshops for KS2 / P4-7 including ‘The Victorian Classroom’, ‘York Prison’ and ‘Castle Life’.

 

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Your pupils can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse object-filled Warehouse, and let off steam in the outdoor play area.

Eureka!

Eureka!

Eureka! offers hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire pupils to learn about themselves and the world around them through play and discovery. 

Flamingo Land Theme park & Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme park & Zoo

The Flamingo Land theme park offers seven unique themed areas. Journey through The Lost Kingdom’s vast African plains, the clear blue skies of Swoosh! and the wet and wacky world of Splosh! and you’ll discover a theme park that has something for all ages to enjoy. Alternatively, you can add a whole new dimension to your viewing pleasure by joining Happy Feet’s Mumble and friends in Flamingo Land’s 4D Cinema. 

A captivating programme of regular free shows, including the breath-taking acrobatic skills of Bongo Warriors, guarantees that the fun never stops too. Excitement and adventure for younger guests is also assured by a fantastic collection of junior coasters, carousels and fun slides, plus indoor and outdoor soft play areas. At the opposite end of the scale, if you’re looking for adrenaline-fuelled thrills, then eight extreme rides are waiting just for you, including the record-breaking Mumbo Jumbo, featuring the world’s steepest drop!

For something a little different, the zoo & conservation area is anything but tame! Away from the thrills of the sensational theme park, you’ll quickly discover what makes this the UK’s most visited zoo. With tigers from the frozen wastelands of Siberia, giraffes from sub-Saharan Africa, Penguin Coast, the amazing new penguin pool, and all the kids’ favourites in the Muddy Duck Farm collection, you can enjoy a truly amazing view of the animal kingdom in the heart of North Yorkshire. What’s more, with regular handling sessions and talks by zoo keepers, there’s sure to be something that’ll capture their imagination.

Experts in creating the perfect school trip

Each year, hundreds of primary school groups visit York with our help. Members of our team regularly visit York to really get to know the ins-and-outs of the area, from logistics and attractions to our range of accommodation. Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of York to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs. They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.