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4 Exciting School Trips In The East Of England Perfect By Minibus

England is home to a wide and diverse range of venues, attractions, and destinations which are perfect for visiting on a school trip.  

From the museums of London to the hills and lakes of The Lake District, and everything in between, there’s literally something to meet everyone’s tastes, budget, and mode of transport. 

However, an old favourite of the school trip is the humble minibus—and for good reason. It’s convenient, practical, reliable, and never fails to get kids and organisers in the holiday spirit (no without the help of a few songs!)

With a focus on destinations in the East of England (around the Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich area),  here's our round up of four of the most inspiring school trips you can take. There’s a mix of educational, active, and fun places, so you’re sure to find something for students of any age and academic level. 

Adventure Forest Go Ape Thetford

Turn your class into a tribe for the day and give them a learning experience they’ll never forget at Go Ape, Thetford. 

The centre is home to one of Go Ape’s 13 junior outdoor parks around the UK—The Tree Top Junior—as well as other activities such as zip lining, canopy exploring, and trial blazing. You’ll also find a host of learning materials and opportunities for getting even more up close and personal with nature. 

The Green Britain Centre Norfolk

Learn about green technology the fun way—at the top of the world’s only wind turbine which is open to the public for climbing, and through exploring one of the largest timber framed buildings in the country.

And the record-breaking of The Green Britain Centre doesn’t stop there, with award-winning organic gardens, including orchards and wildlife areas, and a number of pioneering eco vehicles. The centre is perfect for a day out by minibus, with an indoor theatre and a selection of lunch areas and study rooms to choose from.

Pigeons Farm Cambridgeshire

Sticking with the nature theme, we come to Pigeons farm, which, in contrary to its name, hosts a broad range of farmyard animals such as sheep, pigs, cows, horses, ducks, peacocks, among many others.

The experience at Pigeons farm is fully hands on, which means children have the chance to hold the chicks, stroke the various types of animals, and even (in the spring time) bottle-feed the lambs and calves. The facilities at Pigeons farm are great, with an on site restaurant and camping area to accommodate for those who’d like to stay a night or two.

Regardless River Trips Suffolk

Now we go embark from dry land and into the safe haven of the River Ore at Orford. On-board the Regardless with Peter the Skipper, children have a chance to learn much about fishing and sea life, with the likes of hermit crabs, edible spiders, and lobsters all being brought up on deck.

The village of Orford is steeped in history and offers everything you need to make the trip a comfortable one, including a tea room, ice cream van, and grassy area for eating lunch.

Looking to hire a minibus for your next trip which is safe and reliable? Contact us today and work with a company that specialises in minibuses for schools, universities, colleges and other educational institutions.

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