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Discover 8 Mesmerising School Geography Trips in the UK

Last updated: Jan 25th, 2024


There are some fantastic places to see right on our doorstep! So, discover 8 mesmerising school geography trips in the UK.

We’ve got a varied and exciting selection of international tours to pick from, but we know that sometimes there is no need to look any further then right here in the UK.

So, read on for a compact list and discover 8 mesmerising school geography trips in the UK.

The historical wreck of the Star of Hope on the beach at Ainsdale on the Sefton Coast, Merseyside

Sefton Coast

A site of special scientific interest (SSSI), this 4605.3 hectare coast stretches for 12 miles between Southport and Waterloo. Noted for its array of plant as well as animal species, geological features of this landscape are perfect for educational school trips.

Plus, you can include a visit to Sefton Coast whilst on our Liverpool trip.  Here, you can spend a day studying geographical features such as dune formation, profiling and deposition.

A view from down on the Stair Hole at the famous Lulworth Cove from Dorset

Lulworth Cove

Sculpted by the ocean and a swollen river from melting ice at the end of the last Ice Age, Lulworth Cove juxtaposes rich blue waters with unique Jurassic geology.

With striking examples of coastal erosion, there are numerous types of rock and sedimentary formations to explore. Also, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has a deep variety of wildlife. And some types of plant, animal or insects only found at this fascinating spot on the Dorset coast.

View from the top of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

Cheddar Gorge

Adventure into the iconic limestone landmark of Cheddar Gorge. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this astounding paragon of British natural history is a wonder to behold.

Shaped from meltwater floods during ancient cold periglacial periods, there’s exquisite subterranean stalactite caves to learn about as well. Plus, there’s dazzling cliff-top walks perfect for viewing the rugged, undulating ground from above.

Snug in the Mendip Hills, this SSSI is a remarkable educational visit. We recommend a 2 day trip to the West Country to explore this ancient gem, just contact our expert team for details.

Inside Kents Cavern prehistoric cave in Torquay, Dorset, UK

Kents Cavern

Home to fossils, stalagmites and stalactites, this SSSI is tightly interwoven with the pre-history of humanity.

Carved under Devon during the Pleistocene period from hydro activity, human fossils have been radiocarbon dated to around 36,000 years ago.

Great for physical geography, geology and human history, this is a must for any school trip.

The domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall

Eden Project

Boasting ecological learning opportunities, natural world displays and vast examples of regenerative sustainability – The Eden Project is a stunning man-made precedent in a reclaimed clay pit in southern Cornwall.

Overall, awesome for school trips, the memorable Biomes and gardens cover around 30 acres of geographic learning.

Plus, this perfect location can be included in any of our Cornwall school trips too!

Mount Tryfan above Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia National Park in Wales

Snowdonia National Park

Elegant and striking, Snowdonia National Park offers a wide range of natural wonders. Sitting in the glacial trough of Nant Francon and the corrie Cwm Idwal, there are wondrous examples of valleys carved into the landscape from the last Ice Age.

Plus, there’s Wale’s biggest lake Llyn Tegid, Snowdon mountain, carbon-storing peatland, around 23 miles of coastline and 36,400 hectares of ancient, mesmerising woodland.

Those fantastic forests include a masterful variety of trees, ecosystems and animals to explore. Also, they’re a vital habitat for rare plants, fungi and mosses.  Snowdonia provides engaging students opportunities on subjects that show the threatening nature of disease and invasive species on our native plants.

A great way to experience this glacial landscape is via our North Wales tour. So, call or email us and one of our specialist geography team can help.

Natural History Museum building in London, United Kingdom

Natural History Museum

Built with soaring German Romanesque stylistic influences, a visit to this eye-catching example of Victorian architecture is a must for all geography students.

Home to vast collections of oceanic specimens, geological wonders and intriguing fossils – the carefully curated exhibits are packed with things for your students to learn. There’s displays heavily themed in history, science, dinosaurs, award-winning wildlife photography and so much more. Which make this eye-opening experience perfect for module linking.

So, to avoid group disappointment when on a School Trip to London, we can arrange a pre-booked entry time to the museum – just ask when you contact us.

Asian short-clawed otters atop rocks at London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

An oasis in our sprawling capital city, this conservation charity provides lush flatlands painted in greens, blues and browns. A scenic haven for all types of animals, the nature reserve comprises lakes, pools and gardens.

Also, home to the Asian short-clawed otter – the smallest species worldwide – their dams co-exist with sustainable gardens that attract a glut of insects.

A perfect place to see how nature co-exists with a thriving metropolis next door.

Much More To Explore

There’s so much wondrous natural material, places and spaces to discover in the United Kingdom. And this list is a compact, enticing reminder of some of the best destinations for a school educational visit.

If you want more, call or email us to chat with our specialist team. Or, check out our UK geography webpage by clicking here.