If you are looking for a destination that is a little closer to home for your next school trip without losing the opportunity to sample a different culture and landscape, why not visit the extraordinary Isle of Wight?
This small island, located just south of the English mainland, has been a popular tourist destination and educational school trip destination for many years due to its rich history, stunning landscapes, award winning beaches and exciting attractions.
Discover the popular Carisbrooke Castle; this ancient medieval building has been well preserved over the years and is one of the most popular attractions on the island. Once the prison of King Charles I it now houses a museum that is open to the public and contains a variety of exhibitions that focus on the history of the castle as well as the island as a whole. If you would rather experience the natural beauty of the island however, the unique Needles Pleasure Park in Alum Bay is the place to go; set high atop the multi-coloured cliffs overlooking one of the islands famous landmarks, the Needles, this park provides excellent views and also has a chairlift that can take you down to the sandy beach below.
The Owl and Monkey Haven is also a must visit location. This amazing little animal sanctuary received a gold award from the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence in 2011 for Best Small Visitor Attraction and it is clear to see why. Home to a number of endangered primates and birds of prey, it is an excellent chance to learn about these creatures and why it is important that they are protected.
The Isle of Wight will appeal to students studying Geography, History, and Biology, as well as those looking to go on a school trip that will combine both leisure and learning in a unique way.
Contact Adaptable Travel today to arrange your next school trip to the Isle of Wight.