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School Visits to Coniston

Tailor made school trips to the South Lakes

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Located in the heart of South Lakeland, Coniston is a fabulous destination for a school visit. Numerous world class visitor attractions lie within easy reach of Coniston and its lakeshore location makes it an ideal destination for a variety of outdoor activities. Why not take a cruise on the lake, visit the home of John Ruskin or find out more about Donald Campbell and his famous boat 'Bluebird' in the Coniston Museum? When deciding on a destination for your next school visit, Coniston really does have it all!

Prices (cost per pupil)Optional Extras (prices per pupil) - a small selection of attractions popular with schools
Prices from:
5 days/4 nights - £170
4 days/3 nights - £137.50
3 days/2 nights - £105
2 days/1 night - £72.50
1 free member of staff for every 10 pupils. Additional staff members are charged at the same rate as pupils.
 
Prices include full-board accommodation at your choice of Lake District Hostel, private executive return coach travel and the Fussell's Travel complete booking service. Prices are based on a group size of 30 pupils and include 3 free supervising adult places.

Popular attractions:

  • Grizedale Forest Park - free
  • Go ape high ropes course - £24
  • National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole - free
  • Treetops adventure – from £14.50 per child
  • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Train and Windermere boat cruise – £6.55 (single journey)
  • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Train, Windermere boat cruise and entry to Lakeside Aquarium - £9.95
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – price on application
  • Muncaster Castle, gardens and World Owl Centre – from £5
 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - £35 per pupil for a full day of activities (any 3 from list below)
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Gorge Scambling
  • Canyoning
  • Mountain scrambling
  • Hill and mountain walking
  • Canoeing (open canoes)
  • Kayaking
  • White water kayaking and canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Raft building
  • Problem solving activities
  • Bush craft

NB. Price quoted per pupil is based on a group size of 30
Price includes use of specialist equipment and expert tuition from 'High Points' adventure instructors. Depending on your chosen accommodation there may be additional transport costs to transport your group to a suitable location for your chosen activity.

 

Sample itinerary (3 day visit)

 Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Morning Single journey on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, boat cruise on Lake Windermere Canoeing/Gorge Scramble                  Countryside walk
Afternoon Treetops Adventure at Brockhole Journey back to School
Evening Settle in to accommodation followed by orientation walk around the town and quiz Free time  

Price - £155.20 per pupil (based on a group size of 30 travelling in the Summer term)
Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation and all the activities listed above

Sample itinerary (4 day visit)

 Day 1Day 2 Day 3Day 4
Morning Journey to Lakeside Canoeing      Countryside walk
 
Treetops adventure at Brockhole
Afternoon Single journey on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, boat cruise on Lake Windermere followed by visit to National Park visitor centre at Brockhole Raft building or Ghyll scrambling Journey back to School
Evening

Settle in to accommodation followed by orientation walk around the town and quiz

Orienteering Forest schools activities  

Price - £210 per pupil (based on a group size of 30 travelling in the Summer term)
Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation and all the activities listed above

Sample itinerary (5 day visit) : Ultimate Adventure Week

 Day 1Day 2 Day 3Day 4Day 5
Morning Journey to Coniston. Arrive and settle in Rock climbing    Mountain walk
 
Abseiling Orienteering
Afternoon Team building activities Canoeing Gorge scramble Journey back to School
Evening

Familiarisation of area and kit issue

Night walk Night line and bush craft Evening led by school staff  

Price - £331 per pupil (based on a group size of 30 travelling in the Summer term)
Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation and all the activities listed above