School Sports tours to UK

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You don’t have to travel abroad for an unforgettable school sports tour. We’re all sports-mad here in the UK, and so there are plenty of incredible opportunities here to inspire your team -  whether it’s rugby training with Leicester Tigers or watersports in the Lake District.

From training with pro coaches at top football, rugby, cricket or netball clubs, to friendly fixtures, tournaments and pre-season training camps, the UK has it all. And travelling to another part of their own country will show your students how incredibly diverse the UK is, and how many opportunities this island can offer them. And if you want your school sports tour in the UK to be as inclusive as possible, why not make it a multisports tour?

School Multisport Tour to London, Cardiff, York and Edinburgh

We can arrange friendly fixtures for a variety of sports, including rugby, cricket, hockey, football and netball, so you can offer as many students as possible the opportunity to enjoy this


School Multisport Tour to York

We can arrange friendly fixtures against local opposition of a suitable standard for a number of sports, including football, netball, rugby, cricket and hockey. And before your fixtures, we’ll


School Pro Training Cricket Tour to York

The professional coaching will be delivered by the official coaching partner of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and some sessions may even be able to take place at Headingly, subject to availability


School Multisport Tour to Bath

The city most famous for its Roman Baths is also home to one of the leading sports universities in the UK – a number of Olympians have chosen to study here


School Preseason Rugby Tour to Bath

The University of Bath boasts some of the best sporting facilities of any UK university, which were used as the Australian team’s base during the 2015 Rugby World Cup


School Pro Training Cricket Tour to Bath

You’ll enjoy two professionally coached cricket sessions, which will help your students to work on their technique, before you take on local opposition of a similar standard in one


School Preseason Football Tour to Bath

Take to the dedicated football pitches to work on drills, before hitting the strength and conditioning centre. Use the athletics track to work on speed and agility and hit the 50m


School Pro Training Multisport Tour to Lee Valley

Lee Valley offers some incredible opportunities for a number of sports. Your footballers can enjoy training sessions with Tottenham FC community coaches, while your netballers are put through their paces by


School Pro Training Hockey Tour to Lee Valley

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has been the home of English hockey since the London 2012 Olympics. The centre has two world-class hockey pitches which host the national


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Extra Activities

London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s biggest observation wheel. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, it is the

Madame Tussauds

Visit the famous Madame Tussaud's waxworks museum full of your favourite celebrities, such as Michael Jackson, David Beckham, Ant and Dec and many more!

British Museum

Founded in 1753 from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is the world's leading museum of natural history. It contains a range of interactive exhibitions including

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital's skyline and offers stunning views of the city and countryside.


If you're visiting Edinburgh on a school trip with a bunch of sport fans, you have to make sure you take the time to visit Murrayfield, Scotland's largest stadium and the home of Scottish rugby!

Jorvik Viking Centre

When you visit Jorvik Viking Centre, you'll learn about what life was like more than 1,000 years ago when the

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is actually housed in prison (a debtors' prison and a women's prison) buildings, which were themselves built

The Ghost Hunt of York

The Ghost Hunt of York happens every night whatever the weather. You will be taken around the most haunted places in York by your Victorian guide dressed in his top hat and long black coat.

York Minster

The second-largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Minster is one of the most magnificent buildings in the UK.

Alton Towers

The UK’s biggest theme Park with tonnes of fun and thrilling rides and attractions to enjoy. We can also arrange

Cardiff International White Water

Learn to surf, cross a high ropes trail, navigate a raft through a white water course or come together over a team building raft construction activity right in the heart of Cardiff at the White Water Centre.

Cardiff Castle Tour

Learn more about Cardiff’s rich history at Cardiff Castle. Choose from a guide or audio tour. Depending on the events programme, you might be able to take part in a ghost tour, warrior school or underground cinema experience.

Principality Stadium Tour

Head to the stronghold of Welsh rugby with a tour of the Principality Stadium. Visit the Press Conference Suite, the first XV changing room, walk down the players’ tunnel and get a great view of the pitch from the VIP hospitality suite.

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London.

London Olympic Park

Explore the setting of the triumphant London 2012 Olympic Games! London’s Olympic Park offers your students the chance to try out a whole host of sports including cycling, swimming and diving at the iconic venues used during the Olympics. You can also take a boat tour along the canal, where you’ll learn more about the park. And make sure you don’t forget to head to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture, for some truly breathtaking views across London!

ArcelorMittal Orbit

The UK’s highest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of the symbols of the London 2012 Olympics. Offering breathtaking views across London, the ArcelorMittal Orbit also boasts the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, as well as the UK’s highest freefall abseil.

Water Wipeout at Lee Valley

Water Wipeout is a huge inflatable obstacle course that is erected on the lake at Lee Valley.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre was built to host the canoe slalom events at the London 2012 Olympic Games and remains one of the country's premier white water centres.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lee Valley

Stand up paddle boarding originated in Hawaii and involves standing on a board and using a paddle to propel yourself

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity Session

Herts Young Mariners Base is an outdoor activity centre that’s located right next to YHA London Lee Valley.

Kayaking at Lee Valley

Kayaking was invented by the Inuit thousands of years ago and is similar to canoeing except in the sitting position

Raft Building at Lee Valley

Challenge your students to build a raft that will float! This is a fantastic teambuilding exercise that will encourage your

Rafting at Lee Valley

Give your students an exciting introduction to rafting! Jump aboard one of the 5-person rafts and you’ll be guided down

Herts Young Mariners Base

Herts Young Mariners Base is a fantastic outdoor activity centre offering a range of unforgettable experiences from canoeing to climbing, and kayaking to archery.

St. George's Park Hydrotherapy Session

A hydrotherapy session taking you through the same routine as a professional sports team. After some stability and recovery work in the vario pool, you will also experience the physiological benefits when using the hot and cold contrast pools.

Cardiff International Pool

Whether you want to swim in the Olympic-size pool or slip and slide your way down the flumes and lazy river, there is plenty to keep you busy at Cardiff International Pool.

Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Game

Enhance your sports tour with a visit to 2015 Champions Cup holders the Cardiff Devils and spend an evening watching a thrilling ice hockey game.

Professional Rugby Coaching - Cardiff Blues

Spend a day with Pro12 team Cardiff Blues. Train with Blues Academy coaches on their 4g pitch, where the pro’s play their professional matches.

Cardiff Arms Park Tour

Take a tour of Cardiff Blues’ home ground, including the chairman’s room, complete with one of just two original 1905 All Blacks jerseys. Round off your tour with lunch in the players’ lounge, which is normally reserved for the first team.

Professional Rugby Coaching - Ospreys

Spend a day with Pro12 team Ospreys. Train with their academy coaches on their training pitches at Llandarcy Academy of Sport and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Liberty Stadium.

Doctor Who Experience

This iconic TV series is filmed in Cardiff, so where better to explore the world of Doctor Who? See a number of props and sets from the show and even star in your very own adventure.

Bounce Below

Explore one of the most unique playground around. Suspended high up inside natural caverns, you will bounce your way across colossal cargo nets and throw yourselves down suspended slides at Wales’ most unusual attraction.

Gorge Walking

Slide down natural water slides, jump off waterfalls and drift through steep gorges as you slip and slide your way down Wales’ wild rivers.

Watch Professional Rugby Fixture - Wales

Wales loves rugby and so the chance of there being a professional game on for you to watch is high, wither at the Principality Stadium or one of the local team’s grounds, such as Liberty Stadium or Cardiff Arms Park.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Take your students to the house where Shakespeare's story began! Not only was the playwright born here, he grew up

Warwick Castle

The medieval castle in Warwick offers school groups a whole range of attractions and live show for all ages to

Canal and River Boat Tour

Explore Stratford-upon-Avon by boat! You'll travel through a 200 year-old lock, see the wildlife on the river up close and find out more about the town where William Shakespeare was born and brought up.

Guided Tour of Manchester

Enjoy a guided tour of one of the UK's most exciting cities. Your local guide will ensure you see all the sights and discover some local secrets!

Etihad Stadium Tour

The home of Manchester City, the Etihad Stadium is a must-visit on your school sports tour to Manchester.

Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum North is located in Manchester and, similarly to its counterpart in London, focuses on the impact

Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

Challenge your students to mini-golf in the middle of a rainforest! Choose from two 18-hole courses - Ancient Explorer or Tropical Trail.

Manchester United Football Club Tour & Museum

Manchester United Football Club Tour & Museum

High Ropes in the Lake District

The high ropes is a real challenge, both physically and mentally. Students will not only take on the course themselves,

Canoeing in the Lake District

Hop into one of the centre’s 2 and 3-person Canadian canoes, or one of the 15-person large canoes and take

Sailing in the Lake District

Your students will learn to sail a dingy or stable boat under the guidance of the centre’s fully-qualified instructors in

Kayaking in the Lake District

Your students will jump into a single-seater kayak in one of the centre’s bays on Lake Windermere, where they’ll get

Ghyll Scrambling in the Lake District

A mix of rock climbing and caving using the stream bed, ghyll scrambling is a real adventure sport.

Archery in the Lake District

Your students will be given a basic introduction to bows and arrows and will learn basic archery skills under the

Raft Building in the Lake District

Your group will work together to build a raft out of wooden poles, barrels and ropes.

River Scrambling

River scrambling, or ghyll scrambling as it's known round these parts, is fun, team-building activity. You'll scramble over rocks and boulders, climb up waterfalls and plunge into deep pools of water - an exciting way to explore the landscape!

Indoor Climbing

With a number of climbing walls suitable for different levels, this indoor climbing centre in Keswick offers an exciting challenge for your group.


Not had enough competition on your tour? Ramp it up by taking your group paintballing! A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this makes a great addition to any sports tour.

Kayaking on Coniston Water

Learn to kayak on beautiful Coniston Water - the perfect way to experience the Lake District.

Via Ferrata

Try your hand at a via ferrata – the original high ropes adventure. You’ll be safely attached to the course via a harness and ropes. Your group will enjoy an active half day filled with the spectacular views that used to be reserved for the birds!

Titanic Belfast

Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the world's most famous ship, the

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history since it opened in 1796.

Experience Gaelic Games

Get a real taste of Irish sporting culture with a half or full-day Gaelic sports experience! We enjoy great links with a friendly local club who will be pleased to let you try your hand at hurling, handball and Gaelic football.

Dublin Castle

In continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a prominent role in Ireland's history. Today,

Sky Trail at Holme Pierrepont

The Sky Trail at Holme Pierrepont is a fantastic introduction to climbing. Sessions usually last around 45 minutes following a

Kayaking at Holme Pierrepont

Invented by the Inuit thousands of years ago, kayaking is very similar to canoeing, except that the paddler sits with

Raft Building at Holme Pierrepont

Your students will have the opportunity to put their problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test by attempting to build

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Holme Pierrepont

Stand up paddle boarding as we know it today originated in Hawaii in the 20 th century, but forms

Water Wipeout at Holme Pierrepont

Take on this exciting inflatable obstacle course on the lake – which of your students can complete the course in

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