Although summer is in full swing, it won’t be long before all the kids get back to school and it’ll be time to start planning another year’s worth of school trips. Whilst it can seem daunting, there are plenty of artistic, cultural, and historic sites that are must-visits for any class of children, at any age. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of some of the best locations to take your class in the North West area that are sure to be memorable and educational experiences.

1) Bamburgh Castle

If you’re thinking of a great historical site to take your class to see, then there is few better in the North West area than Bamburgh Castle. With a host of educational exhibits, guided tours, and live archaeological excavations to take in, there is plenty to delight children of all ages, and at all stages of their education.

2) Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

There are few locations in the North West better than the Beacon Museum if you’re looking to provide a mixture of art, culture, history, and STEM focussed learning for your class. With a range of exhibits focussed on Key Stage 1-3 learning, the Beacon Museum has recently introduced a purpose-built educational conference centre to truly stimulate the intellect and creativity of children of all ages. Moreover, with a focus on mixing artistic pursuits with STEM learning, there is a chance to impress the comprehensive nature of education on your class.

3) Beeston Castle

As a key fortress in the English Civil War, Beeston Castle is a must-visit location for any history class. Set in an extremely impressive landscape, Beeston has been a place of human habitation and fortification throughout British history and has the ability to wow children of all ages. There are plenty of hands-on learning activities for classes at various stages of the educational ladder, with specialised Discovery Visit tours and guides to help children truly immerse themselves in the history of the castle.

If you’re planning your class’ school trips for the next academic year, then contact us at ABC Coach Hire today to see how we can make your trip run much more efficiently, smoothly, and easily. Our fleet of luxury minibuses with friendly and experienced drivers will provide the best service for your children, helping to leave you to focus on providing the most memorable trip possible!