10 reasons to choose the Isle of Wight for your school residential trip


The Isle of Wight is THE premier UK destination for school residential trips

Whether you're planning an end-of-term funfest or detailed curriculum-based learning outside the classroom, Education Destination are the local Isle of Wight trip planning experts.

We're a one-stop shop for booking 100% bespoke Isle of Wight school trips specifically for you. We can include coach transport, ferry crossings, accommodation, meals and a wide choice of activities, along with access to hundreds of detailed teaching / learning resources.

Read on to explore the Top 10 reasons why schools love to bring their students to the Isle of Wight for their residential trips!

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The overseas adventure without the hassle!

Just a short sea crossing and you'll be here and having fun in no time...

No port, tunnel or airport chaos

No passports or visa requirements

No security queues or forms to complete

No baggage limits (within reason!)

No Covid certificates

No currency exchanges

No language barrier

No repatriation difficulties

Known, fixed costs

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The overseas adventure without the hassle

Easy to get to!

An hour from London then a short ferry crossing and you're here!

Hop onto our coach at the school gate

Relaxing journey to Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington

Toilet breaks for longer journeys

Drive onto the next ferry or board the hovercraft

Arrive on the Isle of Wight in as little as 8 minutes

Let the fun, and the learning, begin!

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Easy to get to the Isle of Wight with your school group

Great climate!

One of the mildest, driest and most predictable climates around the UK!

Warm and dry throughout spring, summer and into autumn

Coastal proximity limits heatwave intensity

Lots of indoor activities for the occasional wet day

Some of the highest sunshine hours in the country

Nice average sea temperatures

Isle of Wight climate for school visits

Outstanding hopsitality!

Our resorts have been welcoming travellers since Victorian times

Wide choice of accommodation options

Hotels, lodges, glamping, dormitories - you name it!

Thousands of bed spaces across the Island

Many properties close to a beach

Off-season pricing keeps costs down

Experienced, welcoming hosts

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Accommodation for Isle of Wight school trip visit groups

Massive choice of activities!

Literally hundreds of things to do and places to go!

Many FREE or low-cost activities

Themed adventure parks to outdoor adventure

Watersports to animal attractions and zoos

Museums and historical buildings a-plenty

Natural wonders to traditional seaside fun

Sporting activities to transport experiences

The list is seemingly endless...

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Activities for Isle of Wight school trip visit groups

Incredible range of learning resources!

The largest collection of teaching / learning resources for any UK visitor attraction...

Choice of over 700 resources

Compiled by local subject teachers

Curriculum relevant in all subjects

Differentiated by ability within Key Stage

Pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities

Detailed teacher notes and lesson plans included

FREE of charge for Education Destination clients

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Teaching / Learning Resources for Isle of Wight school trip visit groups

World famous visitor attractions!

Packed with iconic attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone...

Osborne House - Queen Vistoria's holiday home

Carisbrooke Castle - prison of Charles I

The Needles - iconic sea stacks and lighthouse

Blackgang Chine - the UK's oldest theme park

Alum Bay - home of the amazing coloured sands

Dinosaur fossil sites - amongst the best in Europe

... and so much more!

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Visitor attractions for Isle of Wight school trip visit groups

Perfect for all ages!

From a KS1 first night away to a KS5 adventure week, the Isle of Wight excels!

KS1 - first residential, 1 or 2 night stays

KS2 - reward and/or educational trips

KS3 - adventure-focused activities or educational fieldwork

KS4 - age-appropriate fun activities and/or exam prep learning

Adult/U3A - activity trails (coastal, arts & literature, churches, myths & legends)

... whatever your requirements, look no further than the Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight school residential trips for all ages and Key Stages

Unprecented support!

Book your 100% bespoke trip with Education Destination and benefit from our local knowledge

Single point of contact - dedicated account manager

Sample risk assessments provided

Pre-visit inspections arranged if needed

Everything booked and taken care of on your behalf

Information packs and detailed Day-by-Day Guide provided

Online access to all documents and learning resources

24/7 telephone support during your visit

Low initial deposit

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Great value!

A school trip to the Isle of Wight during term time is very cost-effective!

Resort hotels available with shoulder season discounts

Vistor attractions offer free or reduced cost adult places

A great selection of free and low-cost activities

Plenty of beaches and public access spaces to make your own memories

Save on passports, visas, currency exchange fluctuations and international travel

Education Destination's bulk buying power means savings for you and increased leverage should issues arise

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