If you are wondering where to take your primary group on their next school trip, Stratford-upon-Avon should definitely place high on your list. This idyllic Tudor market town provides a safe, accessible, educational experience that promises to inspire and engage your primary students.
Boasting over 800 years of UK history waiting for your pupils to explore, Stratford-upon-Avon is most recognised as the birthplace of the greatest playwright of them all, William Shakespeare. As his former home and birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon is home to a number of perfectly preserved examples of Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean buildings, nestled amongst the modern elements which have grown around the towns historic silhouette. These buildings are not only a great way for your students to step back in history, but a gateway to follow the steps of Shakespeare, who would have been familiar with many of the buildings which survive today.
Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon go hand in hand, with many of the activities on offer revolving around the work and personal life of this literary giant. You and your group can explore different chapters of Shakespeare’s life, connect these to his work and understand how this historic figure lived at the time.
With history and heritage as the very foundations of this riverside market town, it proves a great, accessible and affordable location for primary groups, an introduction to travel and outdoor learning that will stay with them for years to come.