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DAY TRIPS

School Day Trips to the Isle of Wight

Did you know that you can cross the Solent to the Isle of Wight in as little as 12 minutes?

We are perfectly positioned for educational day trips from schools along the South Coast and from the towns along the main arterial routes such as the A3, M3, M27, A31 - in fact anywhere within an hour's journey of Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington. Bring a large group and we can even charter boats especially for you!

We can cater for all travel options - from you bringing your own minibus through to door-to-door coach travel. Or we can pick you up from the ferry or hovercraft if you come across as foot passengers. Whatever works best for you!

All prices include Return Ferry Crossing, Attraction Entry and access to our Resource Bank!

(mainland schools)



Our Day Trip Packages

Amazing Adventures!

Amazing Adventures! from £14.50pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £11.25
Robin Hill is a huge outdoor space packed with fun activities which will spark any child's imagination.

77 resources | Top subjects: Science - PSHE - English

Castle Capers!

Castle Capers! from £6.99pp inc return ferry crossing

FREE for Island schools! (subject to successful application)

Carisbrooke Castle has experienced seiges, imprisoned kings and seen off the Spanish Armada during its 1,000-year history.

This venue provides its own teaching resources

Chuffed to Bits!

Chuffed to Bits! from £11.75pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £8.50
Step back in time to the golden age of steam at Isle of Wight Steam Railway! A potted history of the Island's railways from Victorian times to the present day.

89 resources | Top subjects: History - Science - English

Dino Delights!

Dino Delights! from £8.79pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £5.50
The Isle of Wight is Europe's Dinosaur & Fossil capital! Dino Delights is an inspiring day trip to a fascinating dinosaur museum.

86 resources | Top subjects: Science - History - English

Donkey Day Out!

Donkey Day Out! from £9.50pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £5.99
A fascinating insight into the world of donkeys, ideal for KS1 up to KS3. Get up close with these gentle and lovable creatures.

62 resources | Top subjects: Science - Maths - English

Geography Galore!

Geography Galore! from £7.99pp inc return ferry crossing
Struggling for Human & Physical Geography teaching ideas for younger students? Southampton Water and Southampton Docks have the answer!

191 resources | Top subjects: Geography - Science - History

Land of Imagination!

Land of Imagination! from £14.50pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £11.25
Let children's imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around Blackgang Chine!

63 resources | Top subjects: English - Geography - Science

Magical Miniatures!

Magical Miniatures! from £7.49pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £4.25
Have you ever seen a model village inside a model village? Come to Godshill for many more magical miniatures!

51 resources | Top subjects: Design & Technology - History - Science (Biology)

Monkey Magic!

Monkey Magic! from £10.49pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £6.99
Your doorway to the wild and wonderful world of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom!

1 resources | Top subjects: Science - PSHE - English

Treetop Treat!

Treetop Treat! from £21.50pp inc return ferry crossing
Island schools from £16.50
A unique adventurous activity with a difference! Professionally trained tree climbers will help your students ascend a huge oak overlooking The Solent.

19 resources | Top subjects: PSHE - Science - Maths

Victorian Values!

Victorian Values! from £6.99pp inc return ferry crossing

FREE for Island schools! (subject to successful application)

Bring history to life and get a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children.

This venue provides its own teaching resources



Bespoke Day Trip Packages

Education Destination welcome teachers who wish to put together their own bespoke packages.

Build your own itinerary by choosing venues, subjects, special events or individual learning resources to suit your exact needs.

You can do this all online via our Planner tool or contact one of our advisors to discuss possibilities and likely costs.




Residential Visits

The Island Classroom has so much to offer! Have you considered a residential visit to make the most of your time here?

We offer a range of accommodation options suitable for Lower Key Stage 2 students up to adults. Our experts will work with you to put together the perfect itinerary.

Use the full range of Education Destination resources to overcome "time out" objections from other teachers by including their subjects in the range of activities. With a little planning we can help you achieve curriculum objectives in the most imaginative ways possible!

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