School Trips to Wales
A stay in Llandudno and North Wales offers great opportunities to take in some of the top attractions in Wales. This is an ideal primary school trip destination if you want to touch upon many aspects of the curriculum outside the classroom.
Day trips start from £49pp - see our range of visits below.
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights’ full board accommodation
- Executive coach transport from and to school and throughout your tour
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in October 2021 and is subject to availability.
The Great Orme & Tramway
Explore and study the limestone scenery of the Great Orme and take a guided nature walk to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna. Alternatively, take an underground tour of the Bronze Age Great Orme Copper Mines.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
The vast Llechwedd Slate Caverns are North Wales’ most popular attraction. Ride the Miners’ Tramway through the side of the mountain, experience the Victorian miners’ village or descend into the deep mine and learn about slate mining and the earth’s development.
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breath-taking scenery, beautiful gardens are home to this conservation zoo. Spend time roaming the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world. There is also an extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. Educational games are available too.
Electric Mountain Visitors Centre
Your trip starts at the Museum of the North at the foot of Snowdon. From here you will travel into Elidir Mountain to view Dinorwig Power Station, the largest pumped storage power station in Europe. Worksheets cover how electricity was discovered, how it reaches your home, and how a power station works.
Built by Edward I, this great unfinished masterpiece is now classified as a World Heritage site. Regarded by many as the finest Edwardian castle in Wales, here you’ll get to see the 14 major obstacles that prevented attack. This is an exciting visit for younger children.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey Sea Zoo are committed to providing a fun and educational experience. The amazing diversity of British Marine life is often a surprise to visitors, as are the various challenges and threats it faces and the impacts of human activity on our seas.
We have carefully reconstructed native marine habitats so you can see what it’s really like under the waves! Don’t expect to see large sharks, tropical fish or sea turtles – instead you’ll find fascinating creatures from around the UK coast, such as octopus, conger eels and British catsharks, as well as our lobster hatchery and seahorse nursery! Anglesey Sea Zoo is the perfect place for an educational visit for schools because we cater to whatever it is you’re looking for. Educational packages such as guided tours, seashore safaris and diving displays are available to all ages and can be tailored to fit your curriculum.
Conwy Castle is one of the ring of castles built by Edward I to rule north Wales after he defeated the Welsh princes. A walled town for English settlers was established at the same time. The walls and castle are remarkably complete and in 1987 was added to the World Heritage List of sites of outstanding value.
Snowdonia National Park
840 square miles of varied countryside - mountains, lakes, forests, three lovely estuaries and 25 miles of coastline, much of it with sandy beaches, this is not a park in the sense of a 'pleasure ground' but a working landscape. There are country-side centres at Llanrwst, Llanberis, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Harlech, Bala, Aberdovey and Dolgellau, where staff can advise visitors and where displays are set out giving an introduction to each Centre's part of the park.
Another fascinating way of appreciating the Park countryside is by exploring the landscape, nature and forest trails, laid out along some of the more popular walks. Approximately 25 miles from Llandudno itself is the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Its summit, 3,560 ft above sea level, is reached by the only rack and pinion railway in Britain, opened in 1896 and still operated entirely by coal fired steam locomotives. The railway climbs more than 3,000 ft to the very summit of Snowdon in a distance of just less than five miles. On a fine day the views from the trains are unsurpassed.
Padarn Country Park
Situated at the foot of Snowdon Mountain and on the shore of Padarn Lake, is the Padarn Country Park, Lakeside Steam Railway and Slate Museum. This complex provides a wide selection of activities to suit most tastes. Extensive woodland and nature trails, information centre, historic hospital, deserted village, old slate quarry, magnificent views and picnic area.
One of the UK’s largest zoo’s, with our 12,000 animals in 110 acres zoological gardens. Whether you’re interested in an workshops or prefer a self-guided visit, we can tailor your visit to make the most from your day and to provide a great learning experience for your pupils.
Chester River Boat Cruise – enroute visit
Take a trip along the River Dee with informative commentary covering information about the River Dee and about the city of Chester and its long and rich history.
Chester Cathedral – enroute visit
Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage. It is a living community of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music, and plays a key role for the Christian community. Tailored tours and workshops for schools to suit all ages are available. These sessions cover an extensive range of curriculum and non-curriculum subjects and use a variety of learning styles.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
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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