Tailor-made Trips to Cornwall

Cornwall and the West Country top the list of most popular holiday destinations in the UK but also make the perfect venue for a school trip. A safe and fun destination for students to visit it has all you need to provide an inspiring educational tour.

Whether you want to see a world-class art exhibition at the Tate St Ives, learn about biodiversity and sustainability at the Eden Project or study geology and coastal processes on the Jurassic Coast this area offers visits to meet all your study aims.

Add to this breath-taking scenery, great beaches and a relaxed atmosphere and students will have an unforgettable time out of the classroom that is sure to pay dividends on their return.

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Reasons to Visit

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is part of the Tate family of venues that includes Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool and opened in 1993 to celebrate the rich history of modern art in St Ives. Recently re-opened after a £20m renovation which has doubled the gallery space, it continues to inspire with its seasonal exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art all presented with breath-taking views of the beach.

Lands End

Land's End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. From the 200 foot high granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean you can gaze across to the Longships Lighthouse, the Isles of Scilly twenty eight miles away and beyond that, North America.

Tintagel Castle

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists and even the brother of a king.

Avebury World Heritage Site

Recognised as a World Heritage Site for it's outstanding Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape, Avebury is a place where you can connect with history and take time to imagine what life might have been like thousands of years ago. The stone circles and henge monument are particularly unusual, not just because it is the largest stone circle in the world but also for the fact that it is the only stone circle with a village built within it.

Lulworth Cove

Lulworth is recognised as one of the best places in the UK to study coastal processes, geology, ecology and tourism. Its dramatic scenery helps to tell the story of 150 million years of the Earth’s history. With its stunning rock formations and breath-taking views, it is home to the iconic landforms of Lulworth Cove, the Lulworth Crumple, the Fossil Forest and Durdle Door. Groups can take part in learning workshops on a range of topics from landforms, erosion, geology, and rocks, to sustainable tourism management.

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden where she lived and worked, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.

The Eden Project

Located on the site of a reclaimed quarry The Eden project is a dramatic global garden the size of 30 football pitches. The site is dominated by 2 giant biomes, simulating Rainforest and Mediterranean environments to give an insight into mankind's dependence on plant life. The attraction offers a fun and fascinating day out but with its core message of conservation, education and sustainability it is probably one of the best outdoor classrooms you could visit.

St Michael's Mount

The jewel in Cornwall's crown, a fairytale island surrounded in myth and legend. Stroll across the granite causeway to discover an island where modern life meets layers of history with a medieval castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community.

Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. The summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings.

Glastonbury Abbey

The Abbey is a living Christian sanctuary that may have been the site of the oldest church, and was certainly once the greatest Abbey, in the country. Visitors also come because they want to see the possible burial place of King Arthur.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit. The Sanctuary is also home to fun loving otters, playful penguins, potty paddock animals and a rock pool hosting a wide range of marine creatures.

St Ives Painting Workshops

Unique and flexible workshops for school and college groups, which can be designed to meet your particular needs. From life drawing to landscapes these tailor-made workshops let you decide on your subject, select any mediums or materials you wish to work with and ensure that certain techniques or relevant areas of interest beneficial to your group are covered.

The Jurassic Coast

The layers of the Jurassic Coast reveal the geological history of Earth across 185 million years covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This journey reveals that the landscape has been desert, tropical sea, ancient forest and lush swamp, all of which is recorded in rock and laid out along the 95 mile stretch of coast. The coastal landscape here is renowned as a training ground for geography students and as a source of great scientific interest – an outdoor laboratory where discovery and exploration go hand in hand.

Eden Project Workshops

A range of educational workshops are available including:
A Pocketful of Eden: 
Journey deep into the heart of Eden and use your senses to discover a magical world of plants and people.
Going to Extremes:
How do plants feed themselves, reproduce and survive, all whilst rooted to the spot? Students investigate adaptations to life in the tropics and look into the implications of a changing climate for the future of plants and people.

Cheddar Gorge

The Cheddar gorge is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. At almost 400 feet deep and 3 miles long it is England’s largest gorge. The gorge was formed during the last Ice Age when glacial melt waters carved the limestone rock into the steep cliffs and cave system we see today. As well as viewing the awe-inspiring cliffs and landscape Cheddar Gorge provides educational visits which which include a guided tour and workshop on the rocks and geography of the area.

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of the largest tourist attractions in South West England. The Baths are below the modern street level and have four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. The Georgian Pump Room is on the ground level.

Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.



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