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Primary School Trips to Dorset & Bournemouth
Take your pupils to a place of contrasting and breathtaking scenery. The many educational experiences on offer will encourage your pupils to take a strong interest in conservation issues too.
You’ll find our most popular itinerary choice(s) below, but we can tailor-make yours from scratch to meet your exact requirements…
Dorset & Bournemouth - 5 days from £225pp*
Travelling in November 2013. Price includes executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay, 4 nights' full-board accommodation at the Mount Stuart Hotel includes packed lunch from day 2, group travel insurance and a generous free place ratio of 1 in 8.
And then add our most popular itinerary package below for £22pp*
|*Prices shown based on 35 paying passengers departing from England & Wales & are subject to availability. Entrance fees for some of the visits featured may be payable locally, but are included in the price shown.|
Our most popular visits in Dorset & Bournemouth for Primary school trips
Here are some of our most popular visits in Dorset & Bournemouth for Primary school groups. We can tailor-make an itinerary to your exact needs. Call 0845 688 8988 to create your itinerary from scratch today.
Marwell Zoological Park
A real wildlife experience! Learn about more than 80 species, touch and hold live animals and find out about the animals’ habitats and how we can help preserve them.
New Forest Owl, Otter & Wildlife Park
This conservation park is set in 25 acres of ancient woodland and is home to Europe’s largest gathering of otters, owls and other wildlife in their natural surroundings. Pupils can learn about pine martens, badgers, polecats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies, wild boar, and more! The Nature Trail provides a chance to find out about habitats, food chains and adaptation. Study rooms and educational guides are available.
This unique attraction will take your pupils on a fascinating voyage around the oceans of the world. They’ll get to meet creatures from around the globe and discover underwater life on an oceanic scale. Admission includes a guided tour, and the oceanarium also has worksheets and KS1/P2-3 and KS2/P4-7 education packs available.
The Visitor Centre provides a focus for school groups and contains a permanent exhibition about the history, flora and fauna of the island. Here, pupils can discover the island wildlife, including red squirrels, peacocks and deer. It’s a great place to learn about our responsibilities in conserving areas of natural interest. There are plenty of exciting trails for young smugglers, historians and explorers too.
This is the home of the National Motor Museum where you can see over 200 historic vehicles which present the story of motoring. Entertain your budding 007s at the James Bond exhibition, explore the Palace House and Gardens and the ruins of the great Cistercian Abbey and ride the Monorail, Transporama, the Veteran Bus, Miniature Veteran Car and see the Model Railway. Educational sessions are also available.
This was one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today, it provides a great day out and its audio tour, included in the admission price, tells of the castle’s 450 year history and the part it played in WWI and WWII. Enjoy sea views from the gun platforms, get close to the powerful cannons and take a stroll in the Contemporary Heritage Garden.
Below, you'll find some of our most popular accommodation options for school groups.
This is just a sample of our full range, so for full details of all properties available, please call 0845 688 8988 to speak to one of our Educational Travel Advisors today.
The original building is Victorian in character with some later extensions.
Mount Stuart Hotel
A comfortable, ideally located one-group hotel in the centre of Bournemouth, with all of the attractions of the town centre and the beach close at hand. The owners are very experienced in accommodating youth groups who are assured of a warm welcome.
31 Tregonwell Road
50 guests, 18 rooms.
The hotel is located on a quiet road, just a short distance from the town centre, beaches and the International Leisure & Conference Centre, as well as other local entertainment.
- Dining room
- Disco upon request
- Disabled facilities: This property has no specific facilities or adapted rooms for disabled clients.
- 2-5 bedded rooms
- En-suite facilities
- Central heating
- Double rooms (1 member of staff per room)
- En-suite facilities
- Tea & coffee-making facilities
- Central heating
The hotel conforms to all local standards, which does not require windows to have restricted opening. Group leaders are
advised to consider this in their risk assessments/group management plan and ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
Free Educational Resources
When you book with NST, you’ll receive some free educational resources to help your group get the most out of their time away.
Educational Resource Packs for Primary Groups
We offer unique and exclusive educational materials for you to use on your tour, and provide you with resources for pre-visit and post-visit tasks too. Our Dorset & Bournemouth Educational Pack includes units on Animals of Today, Land Conservation, Management & Restoration of Our Current Resources (in association with The National Trust), and Safety on Our Coastlines (in association with RoSPA).
Our travel games are a great way to keep your group entertained on coach journeys to your destination and on your way home.
Click here to view a sample of our Travel Games for Primary school groups.