Youth & School Group Concert Tours to The Midlands

Where big city vibes meet the Derbyshire Dales

Welcome to the heart of England
Best suited for:
  • Choirs
  • Bands
  • Orchestras
From £369pp i

As the heart of England, the Midlands is home to a wealth of performance opportunities and exciting attractions – all just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and Peak District.

We recommend basing your group in Derby, but you can just as easily stay in the glorious Peak District, Stratford-upon-Avon or Birmingham. Wherever you choose, the region really does cater for all, and a youth and school group music tour to the Midlands promises to be a memorable experience.

Are you an adult music group? This tour is specifically designed with youth groups in mind, so why not take a look at our extensive range of destinations perfect for adults?

Want to extend your tour?

Take a look at how your itinerary could look.

Extended Itinerary

Day 1


Travel by coach to Derby


Concert in Derby


Arrival at your accommodation for evening meal

Day 2


Visit Peak Cavern in Castleton in the heart of the Peak District


Visit Chesterfield and Concert 2


Bowling and evening meal

Day 3


Visit Warwick Castle


Concert in Stratford-upon-Avon


Evening meal

Day 4


Day trip to Alton Towers Theme Park


Alton Towers


Evening meal

Day 5


Visit the National Justice Museum in Nottingham


Time for shopping


Return journey home

Excursions in The Midlands

Browse a selection of our favourite excursions


Popular places to stay in The Midlands

  • Just a 5-minute walk to Derby Cathedral and Derby Museum & Art Gallery
  • Stylish and modern rooms
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Good access to the Derbyshire Dales
  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Meeting rooms available
  • Wi-Fi
  • Visit Derby Cathedral or Derby Museum & Art Gallery
  • Go shopping in the city centre
  • Explore the Derbyshire Dales
  • Relax in the hotel bar and restaurant
  • Stately Georgian mansion
  • Set in 3 acres of grounds
  • On site restaurant and bar
  • Ideal for exploring the town of Stratford
  • 2 miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • En suite rooms available
  • Wi-Fi
  • Explore the hostels grounds
  • Enjoy the hostels superb bar and restaurant facilities
  • Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • A restored Victorian gothic mansion
  • Set in 27 acres of lush parkland
  • On site bar and restaurant
  • 1 mile from Peak Cavern
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dorms and private rooms
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Relax in the lounge areas
  • Visit Peak cavern
  • Explore the hostels grounds

Performance Venues in The Midlands

Popular concert venues in The Midlands

  • Best suited for: Choirs and orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: Sacred, classical or secular
  • Location: Cathedral Quarter in central Derby, close to shops and cafes
  • Performance times: Afternoons or evenings
  • Best suited for: Choirs
  • Repertoire recommended: Sacred
  • Location: Celebrated Cathedral dominating the centre of Lincoln
  • Performance times: Lunchtimes
  • Best suited for: Bands
  • Repertoire recommended: Lively and entertaining music
  • Location: Park next to River Avon
  • Performance times: Afternoons, especially at the weekend
  • Best suited for: Choirs, bands and orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: Sacred, classical or secular
  • Location: Centre of the town of Chesterfield
  • Performance times: Evenings
  • Best suited for: Choirs and orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: Sacred, classical or secular
  • Location: In the centre of the town, just east of the market place
  • Performance times: Afternoons and evenings
  • Best suited for: Choirs, bands and other ensembles
  • Repertoire recommended: Lively and entertaining music
  • Location: In the grounds of one of the mills of the Derwent Valley
  • Performance times: Daytime

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From instrument hire to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your group.

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Real experiences

Why schools choose us

I was delighted with the quality of the planning and advice at every stage!

Chloe Reid

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits.

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

  • Do you DBS (formerly CRB) check your drivers?

    As part of our coach audits, we request that all UK coach drivers are DBS checked by their employer prior to driving on one of our tours. We can request confirmation of your specific driver’s compliance if deemed necessary.

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups’ safety and peace of mind.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.

Travel in safe hands

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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