We've been working with www.UKSchooltrips.co.uk to negotiate money off deals for TES users. Here are the latest deals: Go London Tours www.golondontours.com Usual price: £160 for morning or afternoon tour of the school's choice. Discounted price: 10% discount for coach trips Valid from/to: On any available date during 2012 excluding during June With the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee all eyes are on London in 2012. Schools should not miss this opportunity to see London at its best. Go London Tours wants to offer a 10% discount for any school group booking a coach tour during 2012. With a reduced fee of £144, 30 students and staff on board the cost per person will be less than £5.00. With a larger group the cost will be even less. A walking tour for up to 20 students will be discounted by 15%, from £160 to £136 ... less than £7.00 per head with 20 and two teachers can come free of charge. Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre, Berkshire www.horseshoelake.co.uk Usual Price: £45 + VAT (full day multi-activity session) Discounted price: £38 including VAT (full day multi-activity session) Please use discount code ‘UKST12' Valid from/to: March 2012 - November 2012 Approved by AALA, RYA & BCU We have a friendly, professional team of instructors and coaches whose passion for their respective sports is obvious by their enthusiasm and their delivery of the sessions. Your group will have opportunity to try up to 4 exciting outdoor sports and activities such as... • Dinghy Sailing • Raft Building • Kayaking • Pedalos • Dragon Boat Racing • Stand Up Paddleboarding ... in a safe, stimulating environment. They'll be tested both mentally and physically through the course of the day and leave with a sense of exhilaration and achievement, as well as memories they'll never want to forget. Whether you are looking for... • A form or year group bonding day at the start of the academic year • An active fun-day to reward your students at the end of the year • A break from the norm as ‘pick-me-up' in the middle of term • A day for the teaching and admin staff to escape the classroom and challenge themselves in a new and different environment ... we'll tailor our Multi-Activity sessions to ensure you all get the very best possible experience from your day with us. Choose from various session times and durations on land, water or both. For groups with specific goals, we provide various different types of session... • taster sessions • team building • problem solving • structured learning All our instructors hold current RYA and/or UKCC-BCU qualifications meaning our weekly sessions will give students the chance to gain a national governing body qualification in RYA Dinghy Sailing, RYA Windsurfing or BCU Paddlesport (Kayaking & Canoeing). These structured learning sessions also work well in line with extra-curricular awards like the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Call Activities Manager, Pete Hill, at the lake for more details and to book your session! Victoria and Albert Museum, London www.vam.ac.uk Offer: FREE Gallery Tour for Secondary schools at the Victoria and Albert Museum. To take advantage of this special offer phone 020 7942 2211 and quote ‘UK School Trips' Usual Price: £60 for 1 hour tour (maximum of 20 students) Discounted price: FREE. The offer is limited to one gallery tour per school. Valid from/to: The offer is available from now until the end of the summer term 2012. This offer is fabulous because it's free and Secondary schools have a choice from 7 design focussed gallery tours - everything from Sculpture to Theatre & Performance. All year round Activity Centre, Chester www.ukresidentialcourses.co.uk Usual Price: One day activity programmes are available from £25 per person per day. Our Howells Centre with Stars offer exceptional value for money, a personalised service, and our activity programmes can all be tailored to suit the needs of your group and your budget. Discounted price: Please book before 29th February 2012 to receive our fantastic offer, exclusive to UK School Trips website. Valid from/to: 04/01/2012 - 29/02/2012 Our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to assist with every aspect of your trip from making your initial enquiry, to offering a welcoming face as you arrive and throughout your stay. Programmes Available at our Howells Centre 5&4 The five day, four night camp is our most popular option. This provides the time for your group to become completely immersed in the experience. There is time to experience a multi activity programme and time to explore a new environment. This camp gives young people plenty of time and experience to see a real improvement in their communication and teamwork skills. It also enables young people to develop their self-confidence, self-esteem and attitude by overcoming many challenging activities, which will exhaust the most energetic amongst us. 3&2 The 3&2 Camp is ideal for groups with limited time. A three day, two night camp is fun-filled from the very first day until the last. Maybe you want the young people you work with to experience something new or to learn new things about themselves. This Stars camp provides an opportunity to experience a variety of challenging activities that will help to build confidence, improve self-esteem and create team bonds. Our camps will maximise the time so that your group gets as much out of the time, as we can fit in. 2&1 The 2 day & 1 night stay is designed for, and is popular with Primary Schools looking to take their Year 3 and Year 4 pupils away for the first time. Two action packed and fun filled days of activity combined with possibly their first experience of a night away from home, gives the young pupils a great sense of adventure and instills great confidence for future trips. Stars will work with you to fully utilise the time available and tailor a programme to suite your individual requirements. 1 Day Popular with school groups, Stars can provide a day full of activities at the Howell's Centre. Starting at 9.30am and finishing at approximately 5.30pm, we will put together a programme which involves 3 activities in the morning and 3 activities in the afternoon, which are chosen by you. A typical day can include climbing; indoor caving; archery; aeroball; nightline and team challenge course. To take advantage of this fantastic offer quote reference number UKST2902. Water Park Adventure Centre, Cumbria www.waterparkadventure.co.uk Usual Price:£4150 + VAT Discounted price: £3600 + VAT (for a group of up 37) Valid from/to: 4-6 May 2012, 6-8 June 2012, 1-2 Sept 2012, Dec W/E We offer a unique experience where people can develop & expand their horizons in a safe & enjoyable environment. Professor Quantum's Magnificent Time Tour, London www.timetour.co.uk Usual Price: £800.00 Discounted price: £500.00 for the group. Valid from/to: 1st Jan- 1st June At less than £10 per seat Professor Quantum will pick you up from school where the adventure begins. The journey from your school to central London is more than a standard bus trip and becomes part of the learning experience. Pupils will be engaged in KS specific games and trivia using the multi-media facilities onboard. Once the bus arrives on the route of the Time Tour pupils will enjoy a journey through London's past, present and glimpse its future with the time travelling professor as their guide. The return journey will be a chance to reinforce specific elements of the days learning. This is an introductory offer for what is set to become a valuable educational experience. Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre, Somerset www.millonthebrue.co.uk Usual Price: Day trip: £42 pp for 5 hours of activities Residential trip: Midweek: £231 - £322 pp Discounted price: I free place per 12 students. 3 free places for over 50 students Valid from/to: 2012 It enables schools to offer less advantaged children the chance to go on a school trip which they will remember and value for the rest of their lives or to spread the discount across the other students. Keypitts Stables'N'Quads, Devon www.keypitts.com Usual Price: From £15 Discounted price: £2 off per person Valid from/to: Out of school holidays Discipline, team building and training London Waterbus Company, London www.londonwaterbus.com Usual Price:Group rate to London Zoo £15 per child including entry Discounted price: school discount fare £10.65 including entry Valid from/to:April to 31st July 2012 uk schools term time only A very good discount on the usual group fare, includes admission to the Zoo, and only available to uk schools during term time. Offers an excellent educational resource at a very reduced rate. Butterfly World Project, St Albans, Herts www.butterflyworldproject.com Usual Price:Adults £7.50, Children £5.50 Discounted price: £5 per person, 1 free adult per 10 children Special offer with TES booking, 1 additional free adult per booking Valid from/to:28th March - 4th November 2012 At Butterfly World Project we are focusing on educating everyone who visits us about the decline of native butterfly species and what we can do to attempt to reverse it. It is anticipated that 40% of visitors to the Biome, once completed, will be children and we are determined to do all that we can to encourage them to understand the butterfly species and what can be done to preserve it. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated teaching area The Insect Study Centre, generously sponsored by The Royal Entomological Society. We are using this centre to encourage schools to bring children during term time to learn about: - the lifecycle of the butterfly - how to study insects Our education programme consists of a 45 minute teaching session about the lifecycle of a butterfly, handling different insects in our Study Centre and a visit to our Leaf-cutter Ant colonies within Ant World. The full lifecycle of the butterfly can then be seen in action within our Tropical Butterfly House, where children are encouraged to hunt out eggs, spot pupae, and search for giant caterpillars. Following the lessons, our other attractions can be enjoyed, including the Theatre of Insects Garden and the Flowerpot Garden where you can have some space for circle time, an activity or story session. There are plenty of picnic areas available around the site, and the Nectar House Cafe will be pleased to provide a packed lunch if you so request at the time of booking. After lunch there will be time for the children to let off steam in our wonderful Natural Play Area which includes a unique climbing frame, sand pits, slides and an exciting willow tunnel - not to mention a giant ant to keep the children company! Conway Centre, Anglesey, LL61 6DJ www.conwaycentre.co.uk Usual Price: £142 Discounted price: £99 Valid from/to: Dates throughout 2012 Through our five centres (Anglesey and Cheshire), you can experience high quality arts and outdoor education, which has the potential to raise achievement, whilst broadening participants' horizons and enhancing aspects of the National Curriculum. Our experienced and qualified teachers can help you organise a progressive programme of residential or day course activities to meet your desired aims and objectives. Whether you are looking for a bespoke programme of activities, or are interested in one of our packages please call us to discover what we can offer. The £99 discounted rate represents a significant discount on our usual course cost and is offered on limited dates throughout 2012. The price includes two nights board and accommodation along with four half day art or outdoor activity sessions. Mulberry House (Ty'r Morwydd) Environmental Study Centre, Monmouthshire NP7 5UD www.mulberrycentre.com/education.htm Usual Price: From £10 per student for day courses, residential prices from £45 per day per student (dependent on tutor and evening options) Discounted price: 10% discount for residential and day courses Valid from/to: From 2nd April Jan to 18th May 2012 LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS: come and experience learning outside the classroom in this beautiful Welsh location with our enthusiastic field tutors. We provide tailored Geography, Geology and Science courses for GCSE and A level students as well as cross curricular options for KS2/3. We offer residential courses for up to 80 students from our Abergavenny centre and also operate day courses based in the Brecon Beacons National Park; on the Glamorgan Heritage coast and in Cardiff City. Watford Colosseum, Watford, Herts Event Name: Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians Event Date: Fri 15 - Sun 17 June, various times: see website for details Website Address: http://bit.ly/tia13Y Usual Price: £17, £15, £13; concessions/under 16s £2 off; family ticket £44.00 (maximum of 2 adults) Discounted price: Schools: £8.00 per ticket, or £7.00 per ticket when booking both shows. A teacher goes free with every 10 tickets booked. Group discount of 10+ tickets: 10% off; 20+ tickets: 20% off Valid from/to: Unlimited We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, Horrible Histories live on stage brings the stories that children learn at school to life with thrilling results. This really is the ideal show to convince children that history is fun! Watford Colosseum Event Name: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Event Date: Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 April, various times: see website for details Website Address: http://bit.ly/oiveDT Usual Price: From £17 to £29. Concessions £3 off (Tue-Thu & Fri 5pm). Under 16s £16.50 (Tue-Thu & Fri 5pm) Discounted price: Group discount of 10+ tickets: 10% off; 20+ tickets: 20% off Valid from/to: Valid for performances Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 April. Offer is valid from 07/02/12 to 4/04/12 Do you run an Easter Holiday club or look after children during the school holidays? A visit to the theatre can provide entertainment, education and ideas for further activities, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the ideal show - well known and enjoyed by schoolchildren and teachers alike. With fabulous group discounts available throughout the run, this really is an opportunity not to be missed! Watford Colosseum Event Name: Moscow State Circus Event Date: Tuesday 6 March, 7.30pm Website Address: http://bit.ly/nbnmfk Usual Price: £28.50, £25.50, £20.50; concessions: £3 off; under 16s: £17.50 Discounted price: Group discount of 10+ tickets: 10% off; 20+ tickets: 20% off Valid from/to: Offer valid for performance Tuesday 6 March. Offer available from 07/02/12 to 06/03/12 Whether you run a circus skills after-school club or are simply looking to treat a group of well-behaved pupils to a night out, the Moscow State Circus offers the perfect combination of contemporary and classical circus in a way never before witnessed. Watford Colosseum Event Name: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Event Date: Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm Website Address: http://bit.ly/A2DO0N Usual Price: £20.50, £16.50; concessions £2 off. Discounted price: Group discount of 10+ tickets: 10% off; 20+ tickets: 20% off Valid from/to: Offer valid for performance on Sunday 13 May. Available from 07/02/12 to 13/05/12. Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes - this would be the perfect trip for a secondary school music class or music service percussion ensemble. Displaying a gritty passionate style, this performance will inspire percussionists of all backgrounds to push their flair a little further.