School trips should really be three things: educational, fun, and unforgettable. Kids are more likely to learn and engage when they are entertained and doing something that they enjoy. So why not take them to one of the most iconic cities in the North West? The city of Blackpool, the beach, the theme park and, of course, the historic Blackpool Tower – what’s not to love. It ticks all the boxes.
But before you start taking steps to visit Blackpool – one of the most beloved sights in the country, we might add – here’s a few reasons why it makes a great day out for school kids…
- It’s a day out with a difference
There’s so much to do in Blackpool that you could spend a whole week there on a school trip let alone one day. It all depends on what you fancy doing. For those kids who are a little older, it makes the perfect treat for blowing off some post-exam steam. And for those who are a bit younger, they’re bound to be entertained by the extraordinary talents at The Blackpool Tower Circus.
- It’s educational
And a little bit spooky. Sorry, did we forget to mention that? What kid doesn’t love being scared, though? The Dungeons are scattered across the UK and tell the true story of some of the darkest periods in our country’s history. The actors at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon will put on a terrific show for you and also teach you a thing or two at the same time. Here you’ll learn all about the hanging of the Pendle Witches, the Viking attacks that plagued Lancashire and the infamous Black Death.
- It’s better than a classroom
Learning in a classroom gets repetitive over time, and even grownups can learn better when things are mixed up and their environment is a little different. A school trip is a break in the routine, meaning that those creative juices can start flowing and spark discussions about anything and everything. You’ll also find that some time away from their desks will do the kids a world of good, and they’ll be back the next day with new minds and a blank slate ready to learn.
- Nothing beats the seaside
If your school is city-based and there is no sight of water for miles in any direction, then a trip to the beach can be a breath of fresh air – quite literally. A day out means waving goodbye to structured lessons and timetables at least for a little while, and the advantage of visiting Blackpool means you’re never too far away from a beach. Who doesn’t like running wild on the sand, skimming stones and flying kites? Even your big kids will love it.
- Get inspired
A school trip is the perfect place to be become inspired for future projects. Why not have each of your students pick something that they loved about the day to write about or give a presentation on when they get back? Rather than setting specific boundaries on one thing – which can get repetitive and limit their creativity – giving them total freedom as long as they immerse themselves in that one subject can really get everyone engaged. It also means you’ve got school work plans for the next few days at the very least!