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Best school trip ideas in and around Birmingham

Planning a school trip requires premium quality transport, so when you hire a coach use experienced and professional operators who can offer a range of options based on your party size.

Coach hire in Birmingham is popular due to the number of fantastic school trip ideas in and around Birmingham, so make sure you hire a coach with plenty of time to spare before your trip dates.

To give you a few great ideas for school trips around Birmingham, we did a little research for you (and used our experience).

Only a small party travelling? no problem, we have you covered with our premium minibus hire services, you just marshal the kids and enjoy the day.

Black Country Living Museum

The famous Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open air museum that caters to all ages from primary school to secondary. Whether it is geography, science, history, design or literacy, the museum has a range of learning tools to assist with your visit. The Museum is a celebration of the 1830s industrial landscape. Take a tour of the village to hear the stories of people in their workshops.

Set across 26 acres, you’ll explore carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country’s story. You’ll learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse.

For smaller groups of maybe older students studying Britain's industrial revolution and history, book your minibus hire for a field trip.

Hear the clang of hammers, smell the smoke billowing from red brick chimneys and maybe even taste the best fish and chips in the Black Country!

For Birmingham Coach hire, with multiple vehicles available of different sizes, we can supply exactly what you need for your school trip.

Birmingham Wildlife conservation park

For a fantastic educational day out, simply book your coach hire and have a great day at The Birmingham Conservation Park.

The Park is home to a variety of interesting animals from squirrel monkeys to the Green Tree Python. With educational talks and campaigns, it is a great way for children to learn about the animals, their habitat and to encourage students to volunteer and take a greater interest in the planet's wildlife.

For school trips it is a great place to study a wide range of subjects including science, literacy, numeracy and the park and its staff provide inspiration for geography, history, art and of course environmental projects.

For teachers and schools planning the trip, hire a coach and make a booking to use any of their parks and green spaces to deliver your own outdoor classroom sessions for your pupils free of charge.

The park offers a wide variety of activities, all of which can be adapted to individual school’s or group’s needs.

Sea Life Centre

One of the most popular venues for Birmingham Coach hire is The Sea Life Centre as it is an amazing day out for school trips.

There are more than 2,000 creatures to see including sea turtles, sharks and even penguins, with lots of activities for students to do inside!

The centre delivers a wide range of talks and demonstrations throughout the day, many including interesting facts about marine habitats, making it perfect for KS2 students who are learning about living things, natural environments or how to protect our oceans.

The Birmingham Sea Life Centre boasts the UK's Only 360° Ocean Tunnel where you can marvel at and get close up with sharks, a giant turtle, rays and hundreds of tropical fish swimming overhead and underneath as you walk through the sea in this truly unique experience.

Kids on school trips love the Penguin Ice Adventure and the cheeky antics of our feathered friends, the Gentoo penguins, as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home

If you need transport for multiple classrooms of different sizes, no problem. For coach hire and minibus hire we have a wide range of multiple sized vehicles available.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

With your coach hire booked it's time to board the excited children and enjoy a fascinating school trip to The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

With four glasshouses and 15 acres of grounds, the gardens offer school trips like no other. Awarded the Growing schools garden award by the Department of Education, the gardens have tailor made activities for school trips, encompassing a range of different topics and for all age groups. For teachers who want to lead their own activities, the Botanical Gardens offer a range of resources.

Experience an authentic rainforest adventure then walk straight from experiencing hot and humid tropical conditions into a desert climate and observe the changes to plants due to the seasons. Then, wander down to the new Alpine Garden to marvel at the beautiful flora found on the Tundra.

The Gardens contain over 7,000 different plants from all around the world. Experience the humidity and smells of the Tropical House, look with wonder at the carnivorous plants in the Subtropical House and admire the fruits and flowers of the Mediterranean house.

Allow plenty of time to wander around the stunning grounds seeing the giant Koi Carp and Victorian cascade in the rock garden, be amazed by the national bonsai collection in our Japanese garden.

Book your coach hire in Birmingham today for a fascinating and educational school trip.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Without a doubt one of the most requested venue destinations for coach hire in Birmingham regarding school trips and parties. The Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the most popular theatres in the UK, regularly attracting over 500,000 visitors at performances every year.

From the Birmingham Royal Ballet to West End shows, the Hippodrome can accommodate groups of all sizes. Whether it’s dance or drama, the theatre is a great venue for students who have an interest in the creative arts.

The Hippodrome is on a mission to enrich the cultural life of the region. Their vision is clear as they want to create a world-class cultural scene for the West Midlands, with The Birmingham Hippodrome firmly centre stage.

As the cultural beating heart of the city, the Hippodrome reaches over one million people a year through on and off stage programmes of work, digital presence, and performances in Birmingham and beyond.

Book early for your school trip and get your coach hire booked from reliable professionals so you can be assured of an on time pick up for your school trip.

And finally

A fantastic city and surrounding area for school trips and it's certainly become increasingly busier for coach hire in Birmingham and Minibus hire for the West Midlands.

Once the transport is sorted you can focus on planning the day and getting the maximum educational value from the trip.

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