Typically, we don’t consider our city centres to be hot spots for educational days out, preferring a fun trip to theme parks and zoos for the most part. However, for the more educational pursuits, the centres of our UK cities can be hubs of potential and learning opportunities for young minds. Manchester, one of the hubs of the north, is no different and offers many days out that encourage new skills in children.
So, what’s on in Manchester that will help your class jump into learning once again when September comes around?
Fab Lab Manchester
If you want to teach new skills on a day out, then the Fab Lab in Altrincham, Manchester, is the perfect opportunity. One of the key missions of this establishment is the inspiration of the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. It’s a venue that helps children experience a wide variety of skill sets: from 3D printing to computer coding.
This is primarily aimed at children aged 11 to 16, in an attempt to direct them down more technical educational routes. For schools without access to the latest in digital technologies, this can’t be a great way for your students to learn important skills even if the school environment isn’t quite equipped for it. As technology advances, the classroom isn’t always able to equip students with the skills needed to deal with this and so venues like Fab Lab are the perfect solution.
Imperial War Museums
One of the best things about Manchester is the array of modern museums available to explore. As an industrial city, the turn of the century has seen innovation and development around every corner. For any budding historians, there really are endless options. The Imperial War Museum, for example, is a great resource of conflicts from the medieval to the modern day.
Located in Greater Manchester, at the Quay in Salford, your students can experience one of the cultural hubs of the north. It is also located near other important sites such as The Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery and the Manchester Museum. So, you could even plan multiple tours for the day to get most of the city.
For a sportier activity, you could also take your students for a fun-filled ski day, without having to hit the Alps! The mountain slopes are in the heart of the city, thanks to Chill Factor. With the UK’s longest slide, Moose Land and piles of snow it’s like entering another world. A much chillier one!
With taster sessions, courses with qualified instructors and even a climbing wall for a more vertical experience!
Here at Fussell’s Travel Service, we provide a fantastic school booking service for locations across the whole of the UK. Our expert team will be more than happy to help you plan your visit – providing tailor-made itineraries for your specific needs.