Finding fun and educational places to visit on a school trip can be stressful, however, Manchester is surrounded by wonderful places to visit on a school trip. To make things even easier for you we’ve put together a list of our top favourite places in and around the Manchester area.
Chill Factor Indoor Ski Slope
Chill Factor Indoor Ski Slope is the perfect school trip destination, it’s the UK’s longest indoor ski slope. Whether you’re looking to take your students on an end of term treat, for lessons before a school ski trip or just a fun, educational visit, Chill Factor can cater to all your needs and requirements.
It is located around 10 miles from Manchester city centre, so whether you’re based in Manchester or a surrounding area it is easily accessible by coach.
Trafford Water sports Centre
Trafford Water Sports Centre is only 7 miles from the centre of Manchester, ideal if you’re looking for a fun, adventure-packed day our for your students. There are a number of different activities to chose from, including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Whichever activity you choose Peak Pursuits will provide a bespoke package that meets your educational aims and fulfils the needs of your group. Their team of highly qualified and experienced outdoors instructors will ensure the safety of your students will helping them build confidence and valuable life skills.
Runway Visitor Park
Located at Manchester Airport, The Runway Visitor Park is the perfect unique educational day out for all ages. Depending on the age range of the students visiting there are different interactives tours which make learning fun.
Children taking part in the tours will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft while learning about the different types of jobs that enable an airport to run smoothly. They will also get the chance to take a seat in the pilot’s seat – a firm favourite with all visitors.
Imperial War Museum North
IWM North is a purpose-built museum was built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war. There a number of different exhibitions that teach children about a variety of subjects relating to the war, including the impact the wars had on the world, the first and second world wars and the challenged faced in wartime Britain.
Your students will also be able to immerse themselves in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Show that reflects on the immediate effects of war, as well as what happens when the guns stop firing. With surround sound, digital moving images and photographs, the Big Picture Show brings people’s experiences of war to life. A truly fascinating educational day out.
Treetop Trek Manchester
If you’re looking for a real adventure to take your students on, then look no further than Treetop Trek. They offer a choice of 3 fantastic all year-round woodland adventures for groups, suitable for all ages. Outdoor education doesn’t get more exciting than adventuring in the treetops. It is a great way to improve student’s confidence while getting students to work in teams as well as developing their fitness, strength and agility. You can also request activities to be tailored to meet your group's needs and fit around the curriculum, making it a fun and educational school trip.
How we can help!
Travelling by coach is a great, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of travelling during a school trip. We’re sure you’re itching to get out on a school trip and as soon as it’s possible Bullocks are here to fulfil all your travelling needs. At Bullocks Coaches, we have been providing coaches for school trips for years. Whatever your needs and requirement are we guarantee we will meet them and ensure your school trip run smoothly.