London Science School Day Trips
A science trip to London for the day offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.
Pupils can witness science in the past, present and future across a broad spectrum of scientific topics: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics technology and more.
Price Shown includes
- Executive coach transport from and to school
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in Feb 2020 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
3D Printing Workshop - DNA and Protein Visualisation (Biology)
2D drawings can never fully convey the complexity and elegance of DNA or protein structures. Help your students visualise fundamental biological building blocks of life, and take away 3D printed models for your group to analyse.
3D Printing Workshop - Mars Rover Design (STEM, Engineering and Design)
Space exploration goes 3D as your students plan, design and prototype a concept vehicle for Mars. This project is perfect for STEM learning and getting students thinking about life-supporting conditions on another planet.
3D Printing Workshop - Design by Nature (Biology and Design)
Use 3D printing to engage study of evolution and plant biology. Show how leaf shape and size has evolved to perfectly adapt to their climate, designing and 3D printing your own leaf.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Make and Test Your Own Shampoo
Produce your own version of a shampoo and compare it to the commercial product.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Extract Your Own DNA
Learn about DNA molecules, extract your own DNA and create a necklace to take away.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Cosmetic Chemistry
Get hands on and make bath bombs and lip balms whilst learning some fundamental chemistry.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - High Velocity Eggsporter
Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high-speed photography.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Forensics Workshop
A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples.
L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - A Question of Taste
Extract your own DNA using modern techniques and equipment only found in research laboratories.
The LookOut Discovery Centre
This education eco-facility at the heart of Hyde Park offers half day sessions inspired by the unique biodiversity of the Royal Parks for science students, including Science in the Royal Parks (looking at the different careers in the parks which use science), Food Chains & Webs, Talk About the Weather, Unlocking Classification and Local Nature Conservation.
Spend time with over 750 species at London Zoo. Immerse students in the sights, sounds and experiences of life in the animal kingdom.
Centre of the Cell
Placing science in context, this is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical laboratories. Sudents will experience unique science shows, digital interactive games, human specimens and interactive microscopes. All groups are joined by a STEM ambassador who studetns can question about the life of a scientist and their own career choices.
We can also book you a fun-filled and curriculum linked Science Show or Workshop. The content relates to cells and the human body, and all of the Shows and Workshops have specific curriculum links.
Opening in Summer 2018 will be the exciting new Neuron Pod, which adds to the Centre of the Cell's capacity for educational workshops, experiments, debates and exhibitions.
THORPE PARK Resort
Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.
THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including STEM subjects, Business Studies, Psychology, Marketing, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters.
You can download THORPE PARK's educational resources to enhance your pupils’ experience.
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Visit LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate world of LEGO ® adventure! With over 55 rides, fantastic live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland, the LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort is a destination that is not to be missed!
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ideal destination for families with children aged 2-12, with over 55 interactive rides, live shows and attractions all set over 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Step into Heartlake City world of the LEGO® Friends, soar through the air on the Dragon rollercoaster, make a splash in DUPLO® Valley, discover a world of awesome sea creatures on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or earn your very first driving licence in the LEGO City Driving School. Awesome awaits at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.
Cross-Curricular Workshop LEGOLAND® is the perfect place for teachers, carers and children to experience a fun and engaging school trip! We offer hands on workshops hosted by our trained educational staff which cover the core STEM principals. All of our workshops are fully adaptable to age and student’s needs, plus they utilise the world’s finest educational play materials: LEGO bricks! 2018 marked 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks including MINILAND USA and LEGO Reef!
LEGOLAND ® offers two educational workshops covering Computing & Computer Science for KS3 pupils. LEGO ® Robotics and LEGO ® Computer Design and Control, teach pupils about algorithms, Boolean, sequences and inputs & outputs through building and debugging programmes.
LEGO, the LEGO logo and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.
CSI Forensic Workshop
Students will learn and engage in practical ‘hands-on’ activities relating to evidence preservation and retrieval at a Crime Scene Investigation. Activities include dusting for fingerprints, hair & fibre analysis and UV detection.
BodyWorlds London is the perfect place for your trip. The plastinates and thought-provoking interactives will educate and challenge students, making it possible for the entire group to study the inner workings of the human body into great detail – up to the smallest hair vein! There are more than 200 exhibits, spread over six galleries, split into the following sections: Locomotive System, Cardiovascular System, Reproductive System, Nervous System, Digestive System and the Respiratory System. The museum experience educates about the inner workings of the human body, showing the effects that daily lifestyle choices have on our health. Set up in the former home of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, BodyWorlds offers comprehensive education packs to guide students and teachers during their visit, catering for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All are linked to the National Curriculum. An unforgettable field trip your group will be talking about for years to come!
Sphere Science – Buggies Workshop
In this 90 minute interactive workshop, students will each build and test a buggy powered by a balloon. They will work out all the independent variables and choose one to investigate its effect on a dependant variable.
Emirates Aviation Experience Guided Tour
Explore the Aviation Experience with this interactive one-hour guided tour. Learn about different aspects of the aviation industry, including what happens to aircraft on the ground, the roles and responsibilities of cabin crew and the advances in aircraft technology. Then discover the science behind flight and examine a real Rolls-Royce jet engine. This session is accompanied by a range of props and equipment to help make full use of the exhibition.
To further your students’ experience, you can also add a flight simulation experience and get to choose from a selection of additional one-hour workshops covering a range of topics:
• The Act of Forces: The Science Behind Aviation
• Redesign, Recycle, Reduce: Creating Sustainable Aircraft
• Let’s Go Green: Sustainable Travel and Tourism (Key Stage 5)
• Emirates Airline: Aviation, Travel And Tourism
• From The Ground Up: Emirates Customer Services (Key Stage 5)
The Science Gallery is part of a mission by King’s College London to connect art, science and health to drive innovation and creative thinking in the heart of the city. The free-to-visit space is at London Bridge, and three seasons will each focus on a theme through exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals. All will have scientific engagement at their core and the programming draws on and reflects a broad range of expertise in health and wellbeing.
Social Media Masterclass
Exclusive to NST
Social media has had a huge impact on our lives over the last few years. It has made it easier to connect with people, to gathering information and has even impacted elections. However, there are also many students who have gone beyond using it for personal gain and seeing how it can help them with their studies and also build careers. Changing the mindset from using social media as a hobby to using it professionally is something that Andrew Davis (Trainer) has done. He has helped many students over the years and will help you in this 90 minute workshop.
This workshop will show you a very simple strategy in identifying the people you want to communicate with and getting them to engage with your content by understanding how film scripts work. Storytelling is the success for media online and this workshop will show you how to do that.
Science / Maths / Computer Science
This workshop not only shows you what works from a creative point of view put also strips away what you see on Snapchat/Instagram and more and goes under the engine to show you the science and maths behind how these platforms decide who sees what content.
This workshop shows you the business end of social media and how companies are using it to make money, acquire customers and keep existing ones. Understanding how business works online is what all organisations are trying to achieve and this workshop will show you how it is done.
Kew Gardens - 90 minute workshop
Discover the world of wonder behind the botanical collections at Kew, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site. Groups can take part in a hands on, 90 min workshop which links directly to the curriculum. Workshops are available from KS3-KS5 and include topics such as: ecosystems: deserts and rainforests, evolution and adaptation, natural resources, nutrient cycles and decomposition.
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, with ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.
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
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Science LIVE! Event
Show your students science in action at our Science LIVE! event at Disneyland® Paris! Learn more here.
Great value day trips
Day trips are ideal for groups on a budget & with limited time out of the classroom.