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Ideas for Class Trips


Here are some links to Museums and Galleries and other places of interest. Some may be more suitable for Foundation and Key Stage 1 and others Key Stage 2 and Secondary. Have a look though and see what you think!

Most have an Education coordinator who will be able to help you plan your visit and most have their own risk assessments which cuts down on your paper work! (Remember to check your own school's policy on Risk Assessments before taking children out of school).

If you want to recommend another place that we may have missed then please contact us at:

Manchester Art Gallery


A great place to take children of all ages. There are plenty of workshops and self guided opportunities that fit in with all aspects of the curriculum.

Stockley Farm


This is particularly good for Foundation and links with lots of curriculum areas.

Museum of Science and Industry


There is so much going on here for any age!  Take a look at their website.

Jodrell Bank


Their year round education programmes offer children a unique learning experience and the opportunity to experiment with live science.

The sessions available cater for all ages and support the National Curriculum. We cover a wide range of topics and a detailed on their website.

Manchester Museum


This is great for hands on learning, particularly for Ancient Egypt topics.

Whitworth Art Gallery


The Whitworth are currently developing the Learning area of their website but you can download their programmes for Foundation and Primary and Secondary.

Heaton Park


Heaton Park is a rich resource for learning activity of all types. The knowledgeable team of staff at Heaton Park are committed to developing a life long learning journey.



From early 2013, they will be offering an exciting new learning programme of activities for Early Years to Key Stage 4 and beyond.

Bramall Hall, Stockport


Bramall Hall is ideal for all age groups.  They also offer outreach sessions where they will bring resources to your school.  But it's well worth a visit!

Stockport Air Raid Shelters


"This is brilliant! I have taken a number of classes here whilst learning about Children in the Second World War and they have all had a fantastic time. I would definitely recommend this" - Joanna Goodfellow, All Saints Primary

Hat Works, Stockport


This is designed for Key Stage 1 and 2 only and can be adapted for children with special educational needs.



Although in Halifax, West Yorkshire, this is great for primary aged children. It's very interactive and hands on.

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate


This is an old cotton mill and would link to any topic about the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester Jewish Museum


This would fit with an R.E topic on Judaism or a History topic about World War 2.

Runway Visitor Park - Manchester Airport


We have a wide range of resources and activities for children and young people at the Runway Visitor Park, tailored to all ages from Reception all the way up to Sixth Form.

What better place to learn about the workings of an airport than from Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park?  Your class will have the chance to explore some of our unique aircraft and imagine themselves at 15,000ft as pilots or cabin crew.
If your school creates their own passports, bring them along for our official stamp!

Tours at the Runway Visitor Park also include time on our unique viewing mounds offering fantastic views of the airport’s busy runways.  Watch the planes take off and land right in front of you.

Please visit the website below for further details.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre - Manchester


LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester offers teachers well-designed, well organised school trips that support the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2.

We also offer: free places for teachers, free planning visits for teachers (prior to the main visit), pre-prepared Risk Assessments, hands-on workshops designed by teachers, Our range of hands-on learning experiences, specifically designed for Key Stages 1 & 2, bring the worlds of maths, science and technology to life outside the classroom.

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