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Manchester Primary School Trips & Tours
This lively city is a fantastic alternative to a school trip to London for groups based in the north or Scotland with a colourful array of educational and cultural visits. For an unforgettable primary school trip to Manchester, make sure you book tickets to see one of the major touring musicals at the Palace Theatre during your study tour to the city.
Exciting things have been happening in Manchester over recent years, and this vibrant city offers lots to see and do. Major touring musicals stop off at the Palace Theatre, MediaCity UK continues to grow, and the exciting tour of Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground is still our most popular visit.
Day trips start from £49pp - see our range of visits below.
Price Shown includes
- 1 night’s full board accommodation
- Executive coach transport from and to school and throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers from selected departure points in February 2022 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Explore ideas that changed the world at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This national museum is dedicated to inspiring and educating visitors on the changes to industry from past to the present. Based in the heart of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city, and built on the site of the oldest surviving passenger train; the museum of alive with innovating discoveries in both science and technology. The museum offers exciting workshops for early years, through to Key Stages 1-3.
Explore the unique coverage of conflicts for those living in Britain and the Commonwealth during the First World War, right up to present day. Expand on what you’ve studied in class and visit The Picture Show; this permanent exhibition uses visuals to bring people lives during the war to life. The museum offers Learning Sessions for youth groups to enable students to deepen their understanding of the life changing situations thousands of Britons faced.
The Manchester Museum
This museum, based at the University of Manchester, is host to a mix of collections. From natural history to technology, dinosaur skeletons to mummies from Ancient Egypt, this diverse museum showcases objects which will engage and education any mind. With free, public tour running throughout the week, this would be a fantastic time for generate the students interest and gain and insightful view into the museums history and the collections housed here.
Old Trafford Stadium
Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United players! From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand to the atmosphere of the players’ dressing room, you can follow the footsteps of so many legendary reds!
The Trafford Centre
Situated just five miles outside of Manchester city centre, here groups can enjoy a vast range of stores along three miles of granite and marble boulevards! There are many restaurants and places to eat plus the Trafford Centre is also home to the Odeon 20 screen cinema - one of the largest in the UK.
Legoland Discovery Centre
Inspire your students imaginations with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offer hands-on learning across the curriculum, including science, mathematics, language arts, technology, and engineering design, while building and reinforcing Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. There’s also a wealth of attractions with two rides, 4D cinema and more.
SEA LIFE Manchester
With hands-on experiences with fascinating educational workshops, SEA LIFE Manchester offers groups an astonishing aquarium experience where students will get up close to fascinating creatures from captivating sharks over humble starfish and seahorses to graceful ray. Younger students’ curiosity will be peaked as they become top rock pool explorers while older students can learn more about our local conservation initiatives and our Breed, Rescue, Protect projects.
Manchester City FC Etihad Stadium Tour
Groups can walk in the footsteps of their favourite players with this fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that they take on a match day. Your group will experience all of this with the help of one of our expert professional Guides, who will bring each area to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand-new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK
During the tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK, your group will walk in the footsteps of some of their favourite celebrities! The new BBC home in the North of England is one of the most ambitious projects in the BBC's history, hosting BBC channels and programmes such as Match Of The Day, Blue Peter, A Question Of Sport, Mastermind, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, CBBC, BBC Sport and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, to name just a few. The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you as you go behind the scenes of how TV and radio work.
A CBBC Interactive tour is also available for pupils aged up to 11 year olds. The tour consists of a visit to the interactive room at Quay House where you can have a go at being a presenter of Newsround, play “A Question of CBBC” and also play a “Copy Cats” game. You’ll also visit the CBBC Interactive Room and have a go at being a CBBC presenter, take part in a quiz and play with some Diddy Dick and Dom puppets!
- Theatre show
- The Trafford Centre... and much more!
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
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
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“Our tour was well organised. A chock full few days with barely time to catch our breath which the pupils loved. Varied trips and shows. It was a really happy experience. Top marks!”
Janice White, Garnock Academy