School visits

Health and safety on educational visits

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Offsite and educational visits guidance, including the offsite visit form: Offsite and educational visit guidanceOpens new window

For offsite and educational visit coordinator training courses: Offsite and educational visit coordinator trainingOpens new window

Places to go


Skillzone - Gloucestershire's safety education centre, is a state-of-the-art life size village. It is a fully interactive learning environment to teach people of all ages how to recognise dangerous situations and stay safe.

There are 16 zones, which will cover a range of scenarios including road, rail and water safety, an internet cafe, as well as opportunities to cover home and personal safety.

Outdoor education

The Prospects South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre provides a range of progressive activities, events and expeditions for Youth Groups, School Groups and College groups on a daily or residential basis. 

The Wilderness Centre offers activities from bush craft, climbing and field archery through to camping, crate stack, tunnelling, night walks, foraging and outdoor cookery on site.

Your local farm

Natural England has set up Educational Access agreements with farmers which help them host educational and care farming visits. The farm is used as outdoor learning resource to provide the opportunity to understand and experience the links between farming, conservation and food production. Go to the Natural England websiteOpens new window and enter Gloucestershire or your bordering county to find a local farm offering educational visits.


The museums and other sites listed below are mostly in Gloucestershire. Inclusion on this list does not mean the establishment is in any way endorsed by the county council. Please carry out your own checks to see if it is suitable for your visit. We reserve the right to add or remove a place from the list at any time.

Aerospace Bristol

Chedworth Roman Villa

The Wilson - Cheltenham museum

Clearwell Caves

The Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Cotswold Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water

Court Barn museum, Chipping Campden

Dean Forest Railway

Museum of Gloucester

Gloucester Life Museum

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucestershire Archives

Gloucester National Waterways Museum

Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham

The Jenner Museum, Berkeley

John Moore Countryside Museum, Tewkesbury

Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester

Museum in the Park, Stroud

Out of the hat - Tewkesbury Heritage Centre

Painswick rococo garden

Perrygrove - treehouses, trains and treasure

Slimbridge Centre

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Tetbury Police Museum

Westonbirt Arboretum

Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre

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