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RESIDENTIAL VISITS & TOURS

Experience School Residential Visits to the Isle of Wight

Since Victorian times the Isle of Wight has been welcoming tourists and visitors - nowadays more than 2 million each year! As a result we can offer a wide range of accommodation options to suit your specific requirements, from traditional student bunkhouse quarters through to hotels of all grades.

The Island offers over 44,000 visitor bed spaces in virtually every conceivable type of accommodation - the possibilities are endless!

Educational Resources

The Isle of Wight is the UK's best resourced school trip destination with literally hundreds of curriculum-linked and relevant activities available across the Island. Combine all the excitement and fun of a traditional school trip with the "stealth learning" that expertly-designed resources can add to your visit.

Subject Specific Trips

Are you looking for a subject-specific trip? If so, choose your subject from the drop-down below and we'll show you what's available!




Cross-Curricular Example Packages

REMEMBER - everything we do is bespoke. Make your experience your own. These are just ideas to get you thinking!

Dino Heaven! (3 days)

Dino Heaven! (3 days) from £90pp
Visit the Isle of Wight, world renowned for its dinosaur and fossil collections. This tour is ideal for those undertaking project work on fossils, dinosaurs or the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Students will be able to handle fossil exhibits and search for their own on some of the best beaches and cliffs in Europe.

338 resources | Lower KS2 Upper KS2 KS3


Geography Galore! (4 days)

Geography Galore! (4 days) from £98pp
Often described as "Britain in Miniature", the Isle of Wight and the sea crossing to get here offer much to interest teachers and students of human and physical geography.

348 resources | Upper KS2 KS3 KS4


Island History Tour (4 days)

Island History Tour (4 days) from £98pp
A tour through the incredibly rich history of the Isle of Wight, from our world-renowned dinosaur and fossil collections through our Roman occupation and on to the Victorians who made the Island famous as one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations.

394 resources | Lower KS2 Upper KS2 KS3


Island History Tour (5 days)

Island History Tour (5 days) from £133pp
A detailed tour through the incredibly rich history of the Isle of Wight, from our world-renowned dinosaur and fossil collections through our Roman occupation and on to the Victorians who made the Island famous as one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations.

456 resources | Lower KS2 Upper KS2 KS3


Island Intro! (3 days / 2 nights)

Island Intro! (3 days / 2 nights) from £127pp
Introduce KS2 / KS3 students to the some of the Island's most talked-about attractions and activities with this fast paced 3-day tour almost guaranteed to make for a quiet coach journey home!

427 resources | Lower KS2 Upper KS2 KS3


STEM Starter! (5 days)

STEM Starter! (5 days) from £170pp
Introduce your students to the world of STEM with this fascinating week of activities centred around one of the UK's leading STEM teaching facilities here on the Isle of Wight. Visit local attractions and see STEM in practice in real world environments then return to the lab and perform some hands-on experiments. There will be opportunities to talk to STEM careers advisors and ambassadors from local technology, electronics and aerospace employers.

391 resources | Upper KS2 KS3


Travel & Tourism Exposed! (3-5 days)

Travel & Tourism Exposed! (3-5 days) from £100pp
The Isle of Wight is THE ideal UK destination for students of Travel & Tourism to intimately examine historical and coastal attractions, observe customer service across a range of venues, and experience an incredibly diverse selection of visitor services first-hand and behind the scenes.

Education Destination's close working relationships with Island tourism businesses mean that we can get our student groups unprecedented levels of access to a wide range of travel focused businesses.

Imagine how much your students would benefit from meeting with owners and managers of tourism businesses, from theme parks to ferry operators, hotels and holiday camps to animal attractions, restaurants to castles. With Education Destination's Travel and Tourism Exposed package, we will arrange unique 1:1 sessions with these key people where you will learn from those who already run successful tourism businesses. There will also be the opportunity to pose your own questions, before enjoying the facilities on offer.

421 resources | KS3 KS4 KS5





Bespoke Packages

Education Destination welcomes teachers who wish to put together their own bespoke packages, and our local experts are ready to help and advise in any way they can.

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.


What are other schools booking?

Here's a selection of our most recent itineraries for inspiration!

July 2017 4 night History trip for 45 Upper KS2 students£258pp

School based in Midlands

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May 2017 2 night Geography trip for 66 Upper KS2 students£150pp

School based in London

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March 2017 1 night Geography trip for 44 KS3 students£67pp

School based in West Midlands

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May 2017 4 night trip for 8 KS5 students£152pp June 2017 4 night Cross-curricular trip for Upper KS2 students£134pp April 2017 1 night History trip for 92 Lower KS2 students£75pp

School based in Hampshire

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April 2017 2 night Outdoor Pursuits trip for 110 Lower KS2 students£99pp September 2017 2 night Geography trip for 26 Upper KS2 students£144pp

School based in Bedfordshire

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April 2017 4 night Island Experience trip for 15 KS5 students£224pp

School based in Cambridgeshire

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June 2017 4 night Cross-curricular trip for 40 KS3 students£213pp

School based in Wiltshire

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October 2016 2 night Travel & Tourism trip for 16 KS5 students£181pp

School based in West Midlands

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Day Trips

Are you located near to the south coast? Have you considered a day trip to the Isle of Wight to tackle specific curriculum aspects (or just for fun?!)

You can cross The Solent in as little as 12 minutes, making us the perfect destination for schools in Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire or West Sussex.

With a little planning we can help you achieve curriculum objectives in the most imaginative ways possible!

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