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The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your pupils can get involved in the interactive hands-on galleries, observe and explore the object galleries and watch educational IMAX films. The Science Museum also provides educational resources to enhance your trip and these are free to download from their website.

On a Natural History Museum school trip, your students can explore the natural world and discover the amazing diversity of life that has evolved on our planet. Study a range of themes including climate change, evolution and the natural environment, helping to give your students an understanding of the impact that science has on their lives.

Exploring the human biology gallery, which covers memory and how our memory functions and an insight into the human body.

A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The London Eye.

Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75 million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.

Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.

See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the '' London Eye.

Disney’s award-winning musical combines dazzling staging and wildly creative costumes, masks and puppets. The result is a theatrical experience like no other, which is guaranteed to capture the imaginations of your students and to teach them about the wonderful world of live theatre. 

On show at: The Lyceum Theatre
Times: Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm 
Running time: 2hrs 30mins 
School prices available: Tuesday - Thursday evenings, Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs available.

Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. The spectacular production and incredible story inspires discussion about propaganda, tolerance, bullying and friendship. 

On show at: The Apollo Victoria Theatre 
Times: Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm 
Running time: 2hrs 45mins 
School prices available: Tuesday - Thursday evenings, Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs and workshops available. For more information on the show's educational programme, for more information please contact us.

Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of Matilda the Musical has now opened in London to extraordinary critical acclaim. Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage. Your group will be delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. 

On show at: Cambridge Theatre 
Times: Tuesday at 7.00pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3.00pm 
Running time: 2hrs 35mins 
School prices available: Tuesday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs available.

Matilda the Musical School Workshops are available and are designed to introduce your group to the story of Matilda, the key characters and the creative process of bringing it to life on stage. Led by RSC practitioners, these active 90-minute sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of students of all ages. Available Wednesdays at 10.30am. Groups are advised to book early.

This brand new West End musical celebrates the extraordinary story of two sisters that melted hearts across the world. 

With ground-breaking sets and special effects, incredible costumes and innovative stagecraft combine to stunning effect in this magical experience that will delight your pupils and sweep you away to the world of Arendelle with all its heart, humour and powerful storytelling.

Your favourite songs from the film combine with a brand new score from Grammy® and Academy-Award®-winning 'Let It Go' songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The set design, special effects and costumes come together in a breathtaking wonderland experience, the likes of which you've come to expect from the producers of such other Disney stage productions as The Lion King and Aladdin.

On show at: London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 
School rate available

CLOSING - 8th September 2024

A landmark new adaption of Studio Ghibli's classic coming-of-age film, My Neighbour Totoro explores the magical world of childhood and the power of imagination. The story follows an extraordinary summer in the lives of two sisters as they are transported to a long-forgotten realm of sprite, spirits and natural wonder. A must-see for anime fans!

On show at: Barbican Theatre
Times: 21st November 2023 - 23rd March 2024. Evening performances Monday - Saturday at 7pm. Matinee performances Thursday & Saturday at 2pm.
Running time: To be confirmed.

Everyone from beginners to professionals can experience the thrill of the West End through these hands-on explorations of theatrical performances that are led by expert Disney teaching artists. Options include: 

Spotlight on Acting - ages 9 +

Spotlight on Movement & Music - ages 7 +

Spotlight on Singing - ages 12 +

Spotlight on Dancing - ages 14 +



On a school trip to Tower of London, your group will have the opportunity to learn about some of England’s famous monarchs, see the largest collection of early weapons and armour in Britain, visit Traitor’s Gate, the Tower Ravens, the Royal Fusilier Museum and the new Jewel House, as well as historic hotspots where dramatic events unfolded. Curriculum-based sessions led by expert presenters, educational downloads, materials and other resources are also available.

With the WWI Centenary taking place in 2014-18, the museum boasts a multimillion pound redevelopment, including new gallery spaces and improved facilities. The museum covers every aspect of conflict in the 20th century, and the Children at War exhibition is particularly popular with our KS2 / P4-7 groups, looking at conflict through the eyes of British children.

A visit to Hampton Court is essential for studying the Tudors at KS2. Your pupils will:

  • View England’s last and greatest medieval hall and one of Britain’s oldest theatres
  • Experience a real Tudor kitchen - built to feed the Court of Henry VIII
  • Explore the magnificent Chapel Royal and beautiful gardens. Reduced price entry for school groups, free preliminary visit tickets for teachers and lively curriculum-based sessions led by expert presenters, are also available through NST.


Founded in 604, this Church of England cathedral – which has been rebuilt on a number of occasions – is one of London’s most famous and most recognisable sights. Themed tours are available.

Explore the story of how monarchs have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built. Each palace has witnessed peace and prosperity as well as turbulent times. Workshops are available - call us for details.

At this political institution your group will have the opportunity to visit the House of Lords, the House of Commons and Westminster Hall - formerly the Royal Courts of Justice and where monarchs and statesmen have lain in state. An hour long workshop and guided tour are also available – but make sure you book early as these options are extremely popular. Please note, schools/groups will need to book this visit directly with the Houses of Parliament.

Discover the stories behind this warship from WWII and beyond. Imagine sleeping in one of the tightly packed hammocks during duties in Arctic waters, or being stationed deep in the bowels of the ship when she opened fire in support of Allied troops on D-Day.

One of London’s most dynamic periods was while it was the Roman city of Londinium. The Roman collection forms a central part of the museum and holds many fine examples of ceramics, metalwork and coins, among many other artefacts collected from the London area. Give pupils an understanding of crime and punishment in Roman Britain to the Middle Ages. It helps them understand the nature of change and continuity in law and order from the Roman period, to Anglo-Saxon Law and Order to the Norman period.

Step onto authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter™ film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced.


A programme of educational lessons has been created to complement the Studio Tour. These lessons are delivered in purpose-built classrooms by qualified teachers and use the Harry Potter™ film series as an example of the wider context and theories surrounding filmmaking and design. You’ll even get access to free downloadable pre and post-visit resource packs to use in the classroom.

Lesson options include:

  • Screenplay Stories 
  • Costume Characterisation 
  • Costume Distressing 
  • Pitching 
  • Instructional Writing 
  • Movie Graphic Design 
  • Careers in the Creative Industry
  • Script to Screen 
  • Camera Choices 
  • Set Design 
  • Movie Business 
  • Movie Marketing


A popular and versatile interactive workshop designed to enhance the participants’ night in the West End. In a fun and relaxed environment, students are taught skills and techniques used by professional actors inspired by the themes of the show they see. 

Stage School Workshops are delivered by qualified teaching artists (so you can get involved too) and can be tailored to your chosen show, as well as your curriculum requirements.

This exciting visit to the Royal Courts of Justice will have your group talking for weeks. 
Court In Session 
This two-hour session takes place in a working court room and around the courts. Pupils will: 

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens there 
  • Prepare and enact a trial based on an ex-offender’s experiences 
  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional where possible 
  • Discuss and debate real sentencing options 


A science education centre based at Queen Mary University of London, Centre of the Cell is located inside a distinctive orange pod suspended above the laboratories. Once inside, pupils will learn about the amazing world of cells and the human body. The experience includes KS2 curriculum-linked interactive games which utilise the latest digital technologies.

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore x-ray vision, super strength, invisibility, levitation, telekinesis and mind-reading and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science like forces and motion, light and radiation, waves, electricity, psychology and neuroscience.

Britain’s spectacular museum of modern and contemporary international art. Themes include landscapes, environment, still life, action, and the body. The viewing level offers awe-inspiring 360ᵒ views of the London skyline from high above the River Thames, whilst The Tanks celebrate new art and showcase performances, interactive art and video installations.

Discover the history of London and its people. The Museum of London overlooks the Roman remains of the City wall and reveals the history of the capital from prehistoric and Roman times through to medieval, Tudor and 18th century expansion, and the bustling multicultural London of today. Spectacular collections, immersive spaces and interactive exhibits transport you through the capital's tumultuous past, rich with drama, triumph and near-disaster!

The world of the Media is a creative and inspiring one, where ideas combine with drama, excitement and humour to keep us entertained and engaged. A fully interactive experience, Madame Tussauds will inspire, enthuse and immerse pupils in celebrity culture and modern media as they walk among the stars!

When students are enjoying a lesson, it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences and a focus on curriculum relevant workshops and content.

They have been accredited with the LOtC quality award badge, enabling them to help you with risk assessments, free teacher visits prior to your trip and educational resources to help you get the most out of the day. Importantly, your pupils can take part in a number of structured workshops that are linked to the National Curriculum and specific programmes of study.

With over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland; bring learning to life outside of the classroom with LEGOLAND® Windsor Resorts tailored school trips which can engage, excite and inspire your students. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has been awarded with a Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Award: a national accreditation for the provision of learning.

There are educational workshops available, perfect for teachers and pupils to have a fun, hands on and engaging session hosted by a trained member of educational staff.

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Located in the heart of London, this wonderful 700-year-old building offers highly-popular tours and subject-linked workshops for a range of subjects including Religious Studies, History, STEM and Literacy.

The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.

Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.

Take a Harry Potter Walking Tour into the magical world of wizardry in London! Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history, amazing facts about the books and films and see many of the Harry Potter film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour features familiar Harry Potter film locations as well as iconic London landmarks and attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough and Leadenhall Markets and Monument.

The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre offers free digital activities for schools on a school trip to the British Museum. In this newly refurbished, purpose-built learning space in the heart of the UK’s most-visited museum, pupils will use technology to explore the collection and discover the world’s history and cultures. 

Teachers can choose from a range of free school sessions. Pupils can attend a workshop in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre or take part in a self-led activity in one of the galleries. 

Sample sessions

Achievements of the Shang Dynasty (self-led session)
Use an interactive digital trail on tablets supplied by the museum to explore objects on display from China's Shang Dynasty. Pupils will learn about the methods used to produce bronze, jade and pottery, as well as what these can tell us about life during the Shang dynasty. 

A Gift for Athena (self-led session)
Use augmented reality technology on tablets supplied by the museum to explore the Parthenon Gallery. 
Pupils will learn about ancient Greek religion and how the Parthenon's architecture celebrated Athena's greatness and communicated the power of Athens.

Greek Temples (digital session)
Learn about ancient Greek religious architecture and how it varied throughout the ancient Greek world.
Design an ancient Greek temple, calculate the cost of building materials, ensure it can be built within budget, then produce architectural designs of your proposed temples using digital technology.

Sponsored by Samsung

The London Bridge experience is an interactive walk through experience with live actors that play characters from the past 2000 years of London bridge History. It is funny, historical and educational. This ain’t one for the faint-hearted. Relive the history of London’s murky past in this interactive experience.

Travel back in time to an age of adventure, uncovering the dark secrets that lie beneath the worlds most famous and haunted bridge. Laugh, scream and cheer your way through 2000 years of history. A multi-sensory experience, you will see, hear and smell what London Bridge was like throughout the ages.

History: Romans - KS2
The London Bridge Experience brings to life the Roman Empire which had a long and lasting impact on the landscape and culture across Britain. The Romans built the first London Bridge in about 55AD. The experience will allow you to join Queen Boudica and her Iceni Tribe to overrule Londinium.

History: Crime and Punishment and Citizenship - KS3
Walk through Crime and Punishment and the impact it had on Citizenship in Britain at London Bridge through live, immersive storytelling, told by tour guides. You will visit the Gatehouse and meet the Keeper of the Heads to learn some of the most famous heads that were displayed on London Bridge, from William Wallace, Guy Fawkes and Lizzie Barton the only women to ever have her head put on a spike. Being hung drawn and quartered was a form of execution in the 13th century for men and women found guilty of treason this is all brought to life in front of your eyes.


Get ready to spark your creativity at Young V&A – the museum where children and young people can imagine, play and design. From Summer 2023, be inspired by spaces, explore the collection and get creative.

Horizon 22 is London's highest free viewing platform. Located on Level 58, the viewing platform offers 300-degree views of London, showcasing its most iconic landmarks.

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