York Primary School Trips

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Bespoke School Trips to 

York

Adaptable Travel can tailor-make the perfect primary school trip to York for your group, including accommodation, transport, food and visits.York is a quirky and quaint historical hub, and the perfect destination for inspiring primary school trips.

The former Roman Capital of England it is bursting with history dating back to this time, with Roman Ruins hiding beneath the city’s most iconic landmark; The York Minster. Although the Roman Empire undeniably left its mark on York, the city’s history offers so much more than this period alone. Strong ties and influence from Viking and Anglo-Saxon settlers are present throughout the city, making your rich in some 2000 years of historical identity. York as a city is very accessible for primary groups, with many of the key visits within walking distance from each other making the city itself great for exploring. The cobbled streets of the centre and traditional shop fronts are reminiscent of its history and will make your students feel like they’re walking through time. Why not take a stroll down The Shambles while you’re there? These adorably crooked and wonky buildings are rumoured to have inspired the one stop destination for all your wizarding needs; Harry Potter’s own Diagon Alley!

Primary groups visiting York will be able to explore a number of topics in the history curriculum in and around York including:

  • The Romans
  • Vikings
  • Normans
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Victorian Britain to name a few.

The engaging and unique history visits in York include Yorvik, an immersive recreation of a Viking settlement and the York Castle Museum and its Victorian High Street complete with a replica of the Original Terry’s Sweetshop, the home of the Chocolate Orange!

Contact Adaptable Travel today to request a quote and start planning your next primary trip to the fantastic city of York!

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Our Expert Battlefield Guides

You can enhance your tour with our expert battlefield gudes to guide you on your tour to the Battlefields.

Meet some of our expert guides below. All of the battlefields guides we use for our tours are Guild of Battle Guides registered meaning you will always get the best possible experience.
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Suggested Itinerary

York and the surrounding areas offer a great selection of activities for students to enjoy, both subject related, educational and leisure based! Bursting with history the city has been shaped by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans giving school groups plenty to do. Although our trips are tailored to your group, below is a sample itinerary which is a popular choice for primary groups.

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Depart from your school in the morning and head towards York by coach. En route your group will stop off to stretch your legs in the coastal town of Whitby where you can explore the harbour and enjoy some world-famous Whitby fish and chips! Board the coach after your seaside stop off and continue on to York. Arrive at your accommodation and check into your rooms, depending on the time you may also have some free time before your evening meal.

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Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation and collect your groups packed lunches for the day ahead. Travel over to Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG York, where your group can step back in time to see one of York’s many historic forms. Break for a spot of lunch and enjoy some free time to explore York’s cobbled streets. Following this you will have two afternoon visits to Clifford’s Tower and York Dungeon, followed by an evening meal at your accommodation. Why not explore York’s ghostly goings on with an evening Ghost walk?

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Breakfast will be served in your accommodation and you will once again collect your groups packed lunches. Today your morning will consist of two fantastic visits, The York Minster and York Castle Museum. After exploring these two fantastic sites your group will break for some lunch and one last explore of the beautiful city before boarding the coach for your return journey to school.

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Depart from your school in the morning and head towards York by coach. En route your group will stop off to stretch your legs in the coastal town of Whitby where you can explore the harbour and enjoy some world-famous Whitby fish and chips! Board the coach after your seaside stop off and continue on to York. Arrive at your accommodation and check into your rooms, depending on the time you may also have some free time before your evening meal.

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Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation and collect your groups packed lunches for the day ahead. Travel over to Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG York, where your group can step back in time to see one of York’s many historic forms. Break for a spot of lunch and enjoy some free time to explore York’s cobbled streets. Following this you will have two afternoon visits to Clifford’s Tower and York Dungeon, followed by an evening meal at your accommodation. Why not explore York’s ghostly goings on with an evening Ghost walk?

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Breakfast will be served in your accommodation and you will once again collect your groups packed lunches. Today your morning will consist of two fantastic visits, The York Minster and York Castle Museum. After exploring these two fantastic sites your group will break for some lunch and one last explore of the beautiful city before boarding the coach for your return journey to school.

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If you want to squeeze all you can into your itinerary or simply tailor your trip to a certain topic or subject, we can tailor make your itinerary around your group requirements. Contact us today and let us take the stress out of organising a primary school trip to York!

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York

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Head of Modern Languages
"Catherine and Andrea were great at ornganising the tour and answering any questions. They were very patient and couldn't have done more to make this a successful trip, thank you so much"
History Teacher
"Thank you so much to all the staff involved in the organisation of our trip. For their patience and help along the way; was much appreciated by a first time trip organiser!"
Head of Music
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Primary School Teacher
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PE Teacher
"Throughout the process, staff at Adaptable travel have been really helpful and adapted things to suit our needs"
EVC
"I just wanted to say an absolutely enormous thank you to you and your colleagues for the trip. It was my first experience of leading an international trip and so I apologies for the many mistakes I have undoubtedly made and for any work this has created. From your end you have been amazing, from dealing with late requests and changes, to support whilst we were away. I am very grateful"
Head of Physics
"I love working with Debbie. She is so helpful and nothing is too much to sort for us. She gave her personal number to ensure that things ran smoothly whilst in New York. She is an absolute superhero!"
English Teacher
"Fantastic as always, thank you. You are unbeatable in every aspect of what you do. I always recommend you to colleagues in other schools. So efficient and nothing is too difficult for you to organise or answer"
Art & Design Teacher
"The children always enjoy this trip. We have been several times before and would definitely go again"
Deputy Head Teacher
"Could not ask for more and would recommend to anyone"
RE Teacher
"The trip had to be rearranged 3 times since 2020 because of Covid, during this period the company have been great and transparent with costs and changes that needed to be made. Special mention for Debbie, who is always there to answer any questions and offer support from start to finish"
RE Teacher
"I was really happy with the service and support I received from Adaptable Travel. As it was my first trip abroad I was constantly changing things and asking questions but the team were really helpful and I felt like I could ask the questions and make the changes without any issues. I thought Debbie was wonderful in her support and was really helpful"
RE Teacher
We just wanted to send you a message to say thank you so much - we are nearly home now. The trip was great and the students all had a good time. The staff at the hostel were so friendly and accommodating. Our driver, Sajid, was fantastic. Warm, friendly, flexible and made our trip run so smoothly. We would love to have him again on a future trip. Could you pass this onto AVA coaches please? Thanks for your work too Andrea - you’ve been great.
EVC
"Absolute pleasure to work with and amazing communication. Debbie was outstanding sorting our last minute changes out"
Computing Teacher
Adaptable travel (especially Catherine and Andrea) were just incredible. The organisation of the trip was incredibly smooth, the choices of activities were brilliant and they were incredibly helpful every single step of the way. The sudden closure of our second restaurant choice was dealt with so professionally and effectively. I honestly cannot thank them enough. The trip ran exceptionally smoothly and the whole process was a joy.
Primary School Teacher
"Adaptable travel made all the organisation easier and everything worked so well when we got there as it had been booked"
Languages Teacher
"This is the third time we've used Adaptable and have been generally very pleased with the organisation and support. Alexandra was very helpful when, on the morning of the departure, we realised there was an issue with one of the tickets which she rectified quickly. We had a really successful trip and Adaptable made organising it relatively easy. We are looking to use Adaptable again for this trip next year"
Science Teacher
"Overall we had a fantastic time. The pupils loved the whole experience"
History Teacher
"I have used Adaptable for a number of years organising school trips and I find everyone involved to be extremely friendly and efficient. Nothing is ever too much trouble and I will definitely continue to use for future enrichment activities"
Maths Teacher
"Adaptable travel have been absolutely fantastic. Patient and organised. The trip ran smoothly because of your guidance and support. Thank you. Will certainly use again"
Art & Design Teacher
"Adaptable have been endlessly helpful throughout this entire process from quotation stage to our journeys to and from the airport. Their organisation allowed us to be able to rest in the knowledge that there was a highly knowledgeable team at our disposal any time we needed it who had a rep in the city should anything go wrong."
Educational Visit Co-ordinator
"Thank you for your hard work and efforts in making our trip a success! All went well and Adaptable Travel was very helpful. The trip was well organised and AT was on top of everything"
English Teacher
"Fantastic! I felt very supported through the whole process. Organising a trip as a teacher represents a lot of extra work, but Catherine and Debbie make things very easy and straightforward"
MFL Teacher
"Thank you very much to everybody and especially to Andrea who found us some great eating venues and set us up with a perfect itinerary- and for not complaining about all the name changes! We would definitely choose Adaptable again"
Spanish Teacher
"Overall this was a really informative trip which allowed the students to see the knowledge they have developed in class via a real life perspective"
Geography Teacher
"Very friendly Adaptable staff and excellent communication throughout. Thanks"
Science Teacher
"Working with Adaptable Travel had made organising this trip a lot less stressful. Communication was outstanding, responding to any queries as soon as possible. Debbie was always very helpful and professional and was a great help. I would definitely use again. Thank you"
MFL Teacher
"Alexandra was great throughout. Well organised, all information sent through in timely manner"
Head Teacher
"Nothing was ever too much to ask and always fast turn around on emails"
RE Teacher
"Fantastic trip - well organised, everything went to plan"
English Teacher
"Great trip, the students were very happy and impressed with the sights. ADP did a great job in organizing everything and the customer service was very good. Thank you."
Class Teacher
"Debbie Catling has been utterly brilliant every step of the way - so helpful and has always responded to queries at the first available opportunity,"
Safeguarding Lead
"I would like to thank Holly and Andrea for their support with organising this trip. Their customer service has been excellent throughout!"
Beauty Lecturer
"I have booked school trips several times through Adaptable Travel and plan to book many more. As the name suggests the customer service has certainly been very adaptable sorting everything from trips to rooming to suit our needs. Adaptable Travel customer service is amazing. Emails are answered promptly and I know I can phone and there is always someone to speak to if needs be. Have absolutely no qualms in using Adaptable for Travel for future trips"
Languages Teacher
"Really speedy email responses, any questions/issues resolved quickly"
Art & Design Teacher

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