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We provide bespoke curriculum-relevant educational visits to the Isle of Wight supported by 651 quality resources and activities designed by local teachers. Enrichment by stealth!

What do we mean by bespoke? Simply that everything about our service is customised to suit your exact requirements, at no additional cost to you.

Just pick and choose the bits you need to make up your perfect Isle of Wight school trip, and our local experts will take care of it all for you. Transport. Accommodation. Activities. Paperwork. Whatever.


Education Destination - The Island Classroom


We provide bespoke curriculum-relevant educational visits to the Isle of Wight.

What do we mean by bespoke? Simply that everything about our service is customised to suit your exact requirements, at no additional cost to you.

Just pick and choose the bits you need to make up your perfect Isle of Wight school trip, and our local experts will take care of it all for you. Transport. Accommodation. Activities. Paperwork. Whatever.


Our mission is to turn the Isle of Wight into the foremost destination for educational school trips
There are many reasons why we think the Isle of Wight is the ideal school trip destination. Apart from being easily accessible from most of the UK and having the adventure of an overseas trip (but without all the hassles involved), the Island offers:

  • A fascinating selection of attractions and venues
  • Many curriculum relevant learning opportunities
  • A wide selection of fun outdoor activities
  • A long history of catering for the needs of visitors
  • Outstanding value for money
  • A small geographical area which limits travel time
  • Museums, theme parks, animal attractions
  • Dinosaurs & fossils, Romans, railways ...

At a Glance
We have developed 651 quality learning resources for you to utilise freely in support of your school trip
Developed by a team of experienced teachers with a love of the Isle of Wight, our resource packs are FREE to use when you book your school trip with us. There are now 651 resources and activities to choose from, with many more in development and planning.

All address particular National Curriculum or main exam board syllabus requirements, and most are differentiated for ability, making it easy for mixed ability groups to share the same activities whilst working at different levels. Our resources will help you see your favourite Isle of Wight school trip attractions in a new light and promote stealth learning.

  • Something for all ages from KS1 to KS5 and even adults
  • Virtually all subjects covered
  • Mix of pre-visit, on-site and/or post-visit activities
  • Utilise in full or in part to supplement your schemes of work
  • Each resource has a detailed Teacher Note
  • Each also has a detailed Parent Note
  • Post-visit activities have sample Lesson Plans
  • All are appealing and do not detract from the visit

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We offer differentiated activities for all ages KS1 to KS5 in virtually all National Curriculum subjects
We want students on our Isle of Wight school visits to enjoy themselves equally - so when designing our wide range of teaching resources and educational activities we pay special attention to the needs of mixed ability groups.

Our resources are designed so that students with differing abilities (or even students in differing age groups) can undertake a version of the activities which is best suited to their particular requirements, whilst enabling the whole class or group to work on the same tasks at the same time.

Our team also includes a SEN specialist, who can be called upon to help modify any particular activity to suit an individual's specific needs, should you wish to do this.

  • Some popular resources for key subjects/topics are supplied with 3 or 4 variants per key stage
  • Many more are supplied with 2 variants per key stage
  • Others are provided as mixed ability tasks with teamworking / buddying possibilities
  • Some physically demanding activities have variants for mobility impaired students
  • We can help you develop specific variants for SEN pupils on request

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Your choice of pre-visit, on-site and/or post-visit activities to suit your schemes of work & teaching style
We like to give our teachers as much flexibility as possible when using our resources and activities as part of a school trip. We are happy for you to use our Isle of Wight school visit materials as you see fit to best support your own schemes of work and teaching styles.

For each venue, subject and age range we supply a mix of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities.
  • Pre-visit resources allow you to introduce topics prior to your trip, so that the students are poised to get the very most out of their time on the Isle of Wight
  • On-site resources create order, engage students and bring structure to your itinerary, helping keep the focus on learning
  • Most on-site resources have an element of fun embedded so that the learning doesn't seem like work
  • Post-visit resources help you consolidate the learning experienced on the trip and embed this back into your term or year's schemes of work or special projects
  • Post-visit resources even come with sample lesson plans to help ensure maximum impact

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Our resource development team have more than 175 years' teaching experience between them
All of the people who help us develop our wide range of school trip resources have very recent teaching experience - some are still actively teaching to some extent. All of them live on the Isle of Wight and are passionate about their home and it's incredible range of learning opportunities.

  • Debbie Aske-Harris BA(Hons) MA
    English, Drama, History KS3-KS5
  • Alicia Linsdell-Davies
    Biology, Chemistry KS3-KS5
  • Jackie Clegg
    Science KS1-KS3
  • Sue Devine
    English, Mathematics KS1-KS3, SEN
  • Rachel Griffin
    English, Geography, RE, PSHE KS1-KS3
  • Peter Gale
    Geography, Geology KS3-KS5
  • Spencer Brown
    History KS1-KS5
  • Ulrike Henderson
    Geography, History KS1-KS3
  • Lisa Bell
    Geography KS3-KS5

Meet The Team
We help you see your favourite Isle of Wight school trip attractions in a totally different light!
At the Isle of Wight Steam Railway you'd naturally expect to be able to learn about history, the Industrial Revolution, and perhaps a little engineering. But chemistry, mathematics and English?

At Goodleaf Tree Climbing you might expect to learn a little about biology and conservation. But Pythagoras' Theorem, levers and pulleys and instructional writing?

Our expert teachers have carefully considered all the teaching possibility for dozens of your favourite Isle of Wight visitor attractions and locations against the entire National Curriculum. We regularly surprise ourselves at the innovative activities that we come up with and we invite you to come and experience some of these FREE of charge when you book your Isle of Wight school day trip or residential visit through Education Destination.

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We can arrange transport and accommodation for you or let you take care of your own plans
Because we offer bespoke Isle of Wight school day trips and residential visits, if you'd like us to we can provide your transport, ferry crossing, accommodation and itinerary booking for you.

In most cases it won't cost you a penny more - in fact, you could even save money and have us do all the hard work for you!

As an Island based business dedicated to increasing school visits to the Isle of Wight, we've partnered with many local visitor attractions and service providers to bring you a fully safety-managed service. We work on a 'revenue share' model which means that when we bring visitors each partner involved provides us with a small discount, which is then re-invested in improving and growing the service in future years.

  • We can provide a door-to-door coach / minibus service or help you organise your own
  • On-island transfers can be arranged by coach, minibus or taxi to suit your itinerary's needs
  • Ferry crossings can be arranged with all of the Isle of Wight ferry operators
  • We offer a wide range of safety-checked accommodation, from campsites to hotels and everything inbetween, all of which are experienced with schools and groups
  • Whichever activities and attractions you wish to visit, we can pre-book them for you and handle all the paperwork at no additional cost
  • Throughout your planning and your actual Isle of Wight visit, you'll have access to our locally-based specialist educational liaison staff who will competently deal with any questions, concerns or issues encountered

All of your payments are protected. Full details are available on request, and will be provided with your booking form.

Accommodation Options
Our Safety Management System makes paperwork and approval-seeking a mere formality
Working with an independent local Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), we have developed a Safety Management System which seeks to meet or exceed the most stringent requirements of the UK's Local Education Authorities.

This means that all our partner organisations - accommodation providers, venues and attractions - have had their safety systems evaluated and documentation checked and collated annually. When you book with Education Destination, we'll give you instant access to all these audits, along with current Risk Assessments, Access Statements (where available) and certificates such as Public Liability Insurance, saving you time and helping your internal approvals process.

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You'll receive the support of our experienced educational liaison team before and during your school trip
Based in Rookley, slap bang in the middle of the Isle of Wight just outside Newport, our specialists are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have leading up to your Isle of Wight school trip, and are available to you throughout your visit in the unlikely event of any problems arising.

All have a background in education and so fully understand your needs and requirements, no matter how unusual.

A 24 hour helpline is available throughout your trip in case any issues arise that you cannot resolve yourself, or in case you have any exceptional questions that need an immediate answer.
FUN and excitement come as standard; we know that a happy student is an engaged and open minded one
Quite apart from the fun and excitement offered by our wide range of educational visit locations and attractions, we offer a selection of reward activities too.

This list is ever-changing and of course is somewhat seasonal, with a choice of indoor and outdoor activities, from laser storm to tree climbing, theatre productions to go-karting, and much more.



The Island is within easy travelling distance of much of the South

See new venues Through a Teachers Eyes

What do you teach? Tell us, and we'll show you relevant resources and venues!

With over 40,000 bed spaces everywhere from tents to quality hotels

A full range of schools and group accommodation options on the Isle of Wight for all ages and sizes.

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