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Residential School Trips

Activity Packed First Education School Trips Around the UK

Discover the ultimate school trip experience with First Education & School Travel (FEST), a premier provider in the UK. Specialising in educational travel and outdoor adventures, FEST offers all-inclusive packages in partnership with over 100 venues across the country. From transport and accommodation to meals and activities, we ensure every aspect of your trip aligns with Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) guidelines. With our experienced team guiding you from conception to return, embark on a memorable educational journey tailored to your school's needs.

Operating Period:
All Year Around

A Large Variety of Activities

Adventure activity centres, animal centres, archaeological sites, arts & galleries, boat trips, heritage sites, farms, camping & glamping, castles, caves & caverns, cinemas / film museums, climbing centres, cultural heritage tours, escape games, festivals, history museums, indoor activity centres, STEM (science and engineering) activities, leisure centres, museums, national parks, nature reserves, others, outdoor tours, parks & gardens, rock climbing, steam, stem, safari parks, science discovery centres and more...

Student doing water sports Children climbing ropes

Various Venues Around the UK

Your pupils will experience a very different world to their own simply by arriving at one of our many diverse and inspirational locations. We have a great mix of sites available across the UK and all our partner venues are of a high quality, each set up to offer the best experiences and each working to appropriate industry regulations.

Chester Trafford Hall

All Inclusive Packages

All-inclusive residential school trip packages, including coach travel, accommodation, full board meals & activity programme from outdoor to indoor educational events. We offer a UK wide range of affordable, high quality, fully packaged school trips. Our school trip packages are delivered all year round Low season special prices are available All packages include travel - accommodation - meals and activities - UK wide service - Content delivered to all key stage levels - We work only with high quality, trusted and accredited partner providers.

Food and Catering

As part of our all-inclusive package we provide all your meals – from evening meal on arrival day through to lunch on departure day. All of our venues can cater for the vast majority of dietary requirements – we request special dietary information in advance.


Your pupils will experience a very different world to their own simply by arriving at one of our many diverse and inspirational locations. We have a great mix of sites available across the UK and all our partner venues are of a high quality, each set up to offer the best experiences and each working to appropriate industry regulations. All of the venues displayed can provide one of our diverse range of all-inclusive activity packages. Some specialise in outdoor adventure, some in geography, history and the environment.


Simply make contact with us with your preferred dates, size of group and preferred destination and we will provide an ALL-INCLUSIVE package price for you.


Excellent service by both First Travel & the Centre Staff.

Staff Member, Hamilton College

We cannot recommend First Travel and the Centre enough. From the moment we re-booked the residential, following our visit last year, everything was dealt with promptly. Changes that needed to be made were accommodated and we felt supported during each step of the process, by Leanne and Rick. All forms are sent within plenty of time and are easy to complete. The Centre is in a beautiful location, where the grounds are well kept and there is plenty of space for the children to explore. The staff are exceptional, in particular the Centre staff who took a genuine interest in getting to know our children and were full of knowledge about the area.

Staff Member, St Johns CE Primary


About This Provider (First Travel Solutions)
FEST logo

First Education and School Travel are a specialist school tour operator within the UK FirstBus company. We are one of the UK’s leading providers of all-inclusive school trip packages with over 100 venues and activity providers. We are a fully bonded school tour operator working to UK Package Travel Regulations, meaning your payments are 100% safe with us. Our team is made up of some of the most experienced individuals in the school trips industry with many years of experience and knowledge. Our attention to detail is second to none.

Capacity and Group Sizes
Typically group sizes vary from between 24 pupils + staff – up to around 100 pupils + staff depending on the venue. Please contact us for more details.
Available Regions

Anywhere in England, Anywhere in Scotland, Anywhere in Wales, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

Available Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • On-Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Seating Rooms
  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • 24-hour Staffing

Other facilities may include: Outdoor activity areas, Dining areas & Dry facilities for eating lunch if the weather is poor, Wet rooms, Toilets & Changing areas, Lounge or recreational room, Event rooms/classrooms, Self-catering kitchen or tea & coffee making facilities making, a tuck shop providing gifts and confectionary.

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