Rich in ancient history and fun activities, York is the perfect school trip destination and is particularly well suited to primary school groups!
Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, a trip to York will improve your pupils’ knowledge and interest in England’s heritage. You are never far away from an awe-inspiring moment in York.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Depart school and travel to York.
Visit York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. Your group will enjoy a guided tour of the Minster and educational workshop at the Learning Centre, covering a range of KS2/3/4 subjects.
York's Chocolate Story- take an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. Tours conclude with the chance to create your own chocolate bar and see demonstrations from an expert Chocolatier.
Self-guided visit to the York Castle Museum, home to the world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, and the York Castle Prison Experience. Let us know if you'd like to add on an educational workshop!
Highlight of any school trip to York - a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG! The JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK. Entry to DIG - An Archaeological Adventure - is also included - your pupils will get their hands dirty in excavation pits!
Pay a visit to the National Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the world! Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world.
Eden Camp Modern History Museum. Travel back in time to war-time Britain and see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures.
Visit Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Journey back to school.
Optional Day 4
We can include a visit to the Flamingo Land theme park if you would like to round off your trip on a lighter note!
If this sample York itinerary isn't quite what you had in mind, just click Request a Quote and let us know what visits you'd like to include in your trip. If you prefer, you can also call us on 0121 271 0121 or send a quick email to [email protected]
Testimonials about this trip:
St. Mary's CofE Primary School July 2018The accommodation was first rate. The staff could not do enough for our children. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout even with our group asking for change every five minutes for the vending machine. The full English breakfast was an added bonus.