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There’s no need to travel miles to find something fun to do with your class. Birmingham is a perfect place for school trips as there is so much to do - you can find activities to suit every year group and every subject.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places that we think you and your students will be guaranteed to enjoy.
The Sea Life Centre is amazing for school trips. It’s a popular attraction for primary schools with lots of activities for students to do inside! There are more than 2,000 creatures to see including sea turtles, sharks and even penguins.
There is a wide range of talks and demonstrations throughout the day, many including interesting facts about marine habitats - making it perfect for KS2 students who are learning about living things, natural environments or how to protect our oceans.
Are you and your students a big fan of chocolate and want to know how it’s made? Well, then Cadbury world is just the place for you! More than 2,000 groups visit each year, and it has become a hotspot for school trips (mostly because of the free chocolate!).
The chocolate-filled attraction offers curriculum-linked educational sessions for both primary and secondary schools. KS1 and 2 can benefit from talks on the Victorians, rainforests and of course the chocolate making process while KS3 to 5 are able to learn about everything from geography and history to marketing and business.
The ThinkTank is an award-winning science museum based in Birmingham’s city centre. While visiting pupils can explore a range of exhibitions and galleries and get to grips with over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology.
Learning sessions are available for early years right the way through to KS5 so, there really is something for everyone! For the time or budget conscious, the museum offers a series of science-based, live stream theatre shows on topics such as light, space and energy transfer so, you can take a trip without ever leaving the classroom.
If your class is into reading, then the Library of Birmingham is the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon. Visits to the library are totally free and can be done on any day of the week. The library even has a children’s section which provides comfortable spaces to curl up and read, picture books for little ones, graphic novels and dark romance for teens as well as study spaces and wifi.
In addition to this the library also hosts a number of fun activities and story sessions which sometimes includes visits from the authors themselves! They also have friendly and knowledgeable children’s librarians on hand to help you and your students with any queries you might have.
School trips are a great opportunity to learn about the world but also to connect with your students and with so many great places on your doorstep you don’t have to go too far! If Birmingham is a little far for you though, then why not take a look at our blogs about some other school trip friendly places in the Black Country and Coventry.
Where will you take your students on their next trip?