Children who grow up in the London area are truly spoiled for choice. We benefit from a superb choice of attractions and museums in the City, and we can easily get around for family days out. School trips are a slightly different affair, though, since you’ll need to hire a coach to get the children there safely.
We’ve put together some of our recommendations for the best school trips by coach.
The Making of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter books are essential reading for all school children, and this amazing tour brings the magic of the movie adaptations right to their doorstep. When you hire a coach, your driver will take you to the glittering Warner Brothers Studios, where the children can see the sets, costumes and scenery close up.
The tour is located in Watford, which is within easy reach of London by coach. The studio itself is less than 3 miles from the M25 and the M1.
The House of Illustration
Fashion, textiles and art students will adore this interactive school trip. The House of Illustration puts on events suitable for age children, including character design, pop-up books, animations and comics and posters. At secondary school level, workshops cover similar topics with a 2.5 hour module suitable for A-level pupils.
The House of Illustration is located in Granary Square, King’s Cross. Get there quickly and safely by hiring a coach with a driver.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
All of us are exposed to branding and advertising from a young age. The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is an interactive exhibition that will appeal to secondary school children and pupils study marketing or business studies. The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising contains examples from the last 300 years, and there are opportunities to attend workshops to examine the exhibits in more detail.
The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is located in Notting Hill, west London. Mayday Travel can provide an affordable coach hire quote for your group visit.
Kip in a Ship
For an overnight experience that no child will forget, how about a night on the HMS Belfast? Kip in a Ship gives pupils the chance to experience life at sea. The organisers say that this event is suitable for children aged 8 to 18, with capacity for up to 52 children and 6 adults each night. The trip includes breakfast and interactive multimedia sessions, and covers the D-Day landings in realistic detail.
Kip in a Ship is extremely easy to reach by coach or minibus, so get a price for your journey to HMS Belfast in south east London now. Our driver will drop you off on the arrival day, and will be there to collect you when you depart.
Your School Trip Ideas
Mayday Travel offers flexible and affordable school trip transport services. If you have another idea for a school trip, we’d love to hear about it. Give us a call for a quote.