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Bristol Psychology & Sociology School Trips & Tours

A psychology & sociology school trip to Bristol is undoubtedly a great value, year-round destination for psychology and sociology groups with excellent educational visits on offer.

Students can take part in a memory and cognition workshop at the award-winning science museum We The Curious, learn about mental health awareness at local charity Changes and learn how hypnosis can be used to help with anxiety, fears and phobias in our Hypnosis workshops.

When you book your school trip with NST, we’ll create an itinerary that includes educational visits, along with a chance to experience the culture and sights of this vibrant city. 

Day trips start from £49pp - see our range of visits below.

Prices start from£99pp

Price Shown includes

  • 1 night's B&B accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
  • Group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in February 2022 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay

Top visits

Hypnotherapy Workshops

Discover how hypnotherapy works and how it can be used to aid general relaxation and help with anxiety, fear and phobias.  Run by experienced hypnotherapist Sharon Stiles, you can choose from a number of workshops: 

  • General Hypnosis workshop – learn about hypnosis, take part in a group relaxation session and/or one individual session (teacher or over 16 year old student) to demonstrate how hypnosis works.  Great for all subject groups to bond as a group.

  • Anxiety, fears and phobias – learn about hypnosis and how this can be used to help with anxiety, fears and phobias.  Students will learn techniques to help themselves or others.

  • Self-Hypnosis – learn about self-hypnosis, what this can be used for and how to formula hypnotic suggestions.  Students can then practice on each other during the session.

  • EFT Technique – introduction to this acupressure technique and how it can be used to reduce strong emotions associated with thoughts.  Students then get to practice this technique and leave with a new tool for their self-help first aid!

We The Curious & Experience Psychology Workshop

With over 300 exhibits, We The Curious is a must-see experience and takes you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us.

Take part in their Experience Psychology workshop - this 1 hour workshop uses intriguing activities to examine memory and cognition, with an optional 1 hour investigation (Post 16 only) or 30 minute experiment (KS4 only). 

Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower is situated in a public park on Brandon Hill, between the city centre, Clifton and Hotwells. It is a grade II listed building. The tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabot from Bristol to land which later became Canada. Designed by the Bristol architect William Venn Gough and paid for by public subscription, the tower is built from red sandstone covered with cream Bath stone. 

Floating Harbour

Bristol Harbour is the harbour in the city of Bristol, England. The harbour covers an area of 70 acres. It has existed since the 13th century but was developed into its current form in the early 19th century by installing lock gates on a tidal stretch of the River Avon in the centre of the city and providing a tidal by-pass for the river. It is often called the Floating Harbour as the water level remains constant and it is not affected by the state of the tide on the river. 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

There’s so much to explore on the Second Floor of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. From stunning paintings to one of the best collections of Chinese glass outside of Asia, we’re sure you’ll find something you love. Exhibits include: 

  • French Art
  • European Old Masters
  • British and European Art (The Age of Enlightenment and the Birth of Romanticism)
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Victorian Art
  • Eastern Art
  • Pottery, ceramics and glass
  • Silver

Bristol Street Art Experience

Discovering over 30 years of Street Art history

Come and discover the street art home of BANKSY and explore international street art and Bristol’s graffiti art legends

Bristol Street Art Experience a 1 hour city centre Bristol Street Art Tour - discovering the street art home of Banksy and over 30 years of graffiti art history and a spray session entitled, 'Introducing Stencil Art', during which everyone gets to spray their own A2 stencil artwork measuring 59cm by 42cm to take home, using our laser cut stencils and water-based spray paint. 

M Shed

Located in a 1950s transit shed, M Shed is a free museum that concentrates on over 2000 years of Bristol’s history. Thought-provoking and fun, M Shed challenges the perceptions of what it has meant to live here over the centuries through the recollections of the people who shaped the city.

Rich collections of objects, art and archives play an important part in bringing those stories to life and uncover Bristol’s trading past and its role in the transatlantic slave trade. 

M Shed is a living museum, where the stories of the past spark discussions about the future.

Mental Health Awareness Workshop at Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol is a peer-led mental health charity that provides weekly meetings for those in mental distress in Bristol. The organisation is grass roots and community based, set up by people who have lived experience of mental health problems.

This interactive workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to Changes Bristol, their values and what they do
  • The mental health spectrum
  • Common symptoms and diagnoses
  • Myth busting
  • Maintaining wellbeing and taking care of yourself


Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
  • School travel company of choice since 1967