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Tailor-made School Trips to Cornwall & The West Country

Reasons to Visit
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    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.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. 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.

    2. 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 Mediteranean 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

  • Places to stay
    • YHA Penzance

      Set in landscaped woodland and gardens, this early Georgian Manor House has good transport links to some of the finest coastal walks, cliff scenery and beaches in Britain. 2-8 bedded rooms - library - TV lounge - cafe - dining room.

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