School trip ideas

Let your class run wild! School trips on a reserve from just £4 per child

Visit one of our stunning nature reserves and let us provide your students with unique and memorable learning experiences.

Visits to reserves

RSPB Phoenix group on reserve walk, RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teeside

Come to an RSPB reserve near you and discover the delights of wildlife. These unique and memorable hands-on learning activities take place on our stunning reserves, bringing wildlife and nature to life.

Choose from a selection of half- or full-day programmes, and let us do the rest. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Find a schools reserve near you

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    • Avalon Marshes, Somerset

      Avalon Marshes, Somerset

      Have fun discovering bitterns, otters, dragonflies, ancient heritage and much more in the Somerset levels.

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    • Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire

      Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire

      The best place in England to bring your class to see, hear and smell seabirds!

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    • Conwy, Conwy

      Conwy, Conwy

      This reserve is delightful at any time of year. A safe haven for thousands of waders, and for your class!

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    • Dungeness, Kent

      Dungeness, Kent

      Nothing can quite prepare you for the landscape of Dungeness - mile after mile of shingle, wild and weird!

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    • Fairburn Ings, Yorkshire

      Fairburn Ings, Yorkshire

      A wildlife oasis providing a fantastic hands-on learning resource in the heart of West Yorkshire.

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    • Leighton Moss, Lancashire

      Leighton Moss, Lancashire

      Enjoy a fascinating day exploring a nature reserve packed with rare wetland habitats. Special birds, deer and butterflies aplenty!

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    • Loch Leven, Kinross

      Loch Leven, Kinross

      An inspirational reserve where children can have an active, hands-on experience, exploring and learning about the natural world.

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    • Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire

      Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire

      This wetland reserve is the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, and a variety of ducks during the winter months.

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    • Minsmere, Suffolk

      Minsmere, Suffolk

      Minsmere is a vast, incredible place, with plenty of room to explore.

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    • Newport Wetlands, Gwent

      Newport Wetlands, Gwent

      A wildlife haven on the edge of the city to inspire your class!

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    • Old Moor, Yorkshire

      Old Moor, Yorkshire

      This reserve is delightful at any time of year. A safe haven for thousands of waders, and for your class!

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    • Pagham Harbour & Medmerry, Sussex

      Pagham Harbour & Medmerry, Sussex

      Glorious and peaceful nature reserves on one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast.

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    • Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

      Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

      Set in the beautiful Arun Valley, Pulborough Brooks is an ideal place to bring your class.

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    • Rainham Marshes, Essex

      Rainham Marshes, Essex

      Thrilling encounters with the natural world in an urban environment.

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    • Ribble Discovery Centre, Lancashire

      Ribble Discovery Centre, Lancashire

      Join us to experience magical mud, hidden habitats and amazing animals.

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    • Rye Meads, Herfordshire

      Rye Meads, Herfordshire

      A delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee.

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    • Saltholme, County Durham

      Saltholme, County Durham

      Come and explore our huge wetland and all its wildlife.

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    • Sandwell Valley, West Midlands

      Sandwell Valley, West Midlands

      Escape for an hour or two at this oasis for wildlife, less than five miles from the centre of Birmingham.

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    Prices

    From 1st April 2018 prices are as follows

    Primary & Early Years per pupil (inc VAT)

    • £4 per two-hour session, £6.50 for two sessions to make a full day. 
    • There is a minimum charge of £80 for a half day and £130 for a full day. 

    Secondary KS3 and KS4 per Student (inc VAT)

    • £5 per two-hour session, or £8 for a full day. 
    • There is a minimum charge of £100 half day and £160 for a full day.

    A-level per student (inc VAT)

    • £6 for a half day, or £10 for a full day. 
    • There is a minimum charge of £100 for a half day and £160 for a full day.

    These are our standard prices, there may be some local variation - please check when making your booking.

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     RSPB Make and Do activities, Pooter, sucking up specimen

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