A trip to last a lifetime

Calling all school trip organisers … are you stuck for educational field trip ideas for your KS3+ students? When organising your next residential visit, why not consider a natural sciences trip to the Isle of Wight and make use of UKSA’s brilliant basecamp package?

Exploring the Isle of Wight

The incredible geography of the Isle of Wight

This year-round package allows visiting residential groups to use our three-star hostel accommodation as a base from which to explore the incredible Isle of Wight. Renowned for its geology, ecology, geography, sumptuous scenery and historic buildings, there are few places that can offer you more memorable educational trips. With weather similar to England’s South Coast, the yearly calendar is peppered with fascinating outdoor field activities. The Island is still largely rural, with summertime wildflower-spiked hedgerows, unspoilt downland and chines, and with minimal light pollution the night sky is truly something to behold – a treat for astronomy students.

Things to do on the Isle of Wight

Field trip to Brading Roman Villa

With over 70 miles of diverse coastline, estuaries, hidden coves and woodland, the Island is a paradise for natural sciences students. Some of Europe’s richest quarries of dinosaur fossils, bones and footprints can be found in coastal areas such as Yaverland Beach – over the years this area has given up 30 million year-old fossilised molluscs, crocodiles and turtles. For lovers of history and archaeology there are Roman villas, ruined abbeys and the royal residences of King Charles I and Queen Victoria.

Isle of Wight accommodation

Field trip accommodation on the Isle of Wight

UKSA can offer you a warm, clean, secure place to stay with delicious breakfasts included from £33 per person per night. A 4-night/5-day visit including half board and return ferry in a small minibus would be from £199 per student. For every 10 students, one leader goes free of charge (with a minimum of 10 students). UKSA’s basecamp package includes full use of UKSA’s leisure facilities.

Isle of Wight school trip ideas

Need some school trip ideas for your visit to the Isle of Wight? There are plenty of options that provide great educational opportunities and benefits to school children of all ages.

  • Dinosaur adventures – fossil hunting and the Dinosaur Isle museum at Sandown
  • The Romans – immerse the children in Roman history at either the Newport or Brading Roman villas.
  • Get back to nature with a woodland walk.
  • A water based activity day at UKSA, providing great benefits for school kids
  • Pay a visit to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home.
  • Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Carisbrooke Castle. Both self-led and interactive discovery visits are available

Launch your trip with UKSA today!

UKSA offers a unique blend of challenging and rewarding water-based sports and activities which develop life skills and build confidence and resilience.

You are welcome to come and look around our site to see what we can offer your school, so why not sign up for a leader preview day? Call 01983 203045 or email [email protected]