Don’t have a car but still want to see some of the best that England has to offer? Come along on our SU day trips, where we explore iconic landscapes, beautiful cities and quaint villages.
Our trips are a perfect way to not only visit new interesting places and have new experiences, but also a perfect way to make friends with other students. Everyone is welcome, no matter what year you are in or whether you are booking alone or with a friend.
Here’s a little breakdown of some of the trips we’ve run this year – keep reading to the end of the blog to find out what we’ve got coming up!
We began the year with a trip to the historic city of Oxford and to the town of Stratford, which is known best for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. This is always a well loved trip that we run each year as its packed full of culture.
We also took a trip to Stonehenge which proved to be one of our most popular trips selling out two 53 seater coaches. We even had a long waiting list of students, so we definitely plan to bring this one back next year! Students were free to spend the morning wandering around Stonehenge site and museum at their own pace before heading to Salisbury for the afternoon. Many opted to explore the Cathedral, which is famous for being an excellent example of early English gothic architecture and has a spire which is 404 feet tall, the tallest in the UK! Students said their favourite part of the trip was, ‘sightseeing around Stonehenge and the cathedral, and how you can spend your time however you choose’ and commented on how convenient they found it travelling by bus, saying how hard it would be to get to Stonehenge otherwise without a car.
Another popular trip in March was to Lacock and Castle Combe. The trip sold out quickly, with 55 students heading off to explore. The group started in Lacock, where they had time to visit the Fox Talbot Museum, the Abbey and to wander freely around the beautiful village, which has also featured in numerous TV and films, including Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice!
After that, they headed into the quaint Cotswold village of Castle Combe where they were free to explore the iconic bridge over the Bybrook River, the Market Cross and the Parish Church. One student commented that, ‘they loved how they were able to form their own groups and explore at their own pace’.
In April we headed off to Wookey Hole and Wells Cathedral with 51 students. The students were treated to a private tour around Wookey Hole and even had a paper making demonstration, before having time to enjoy the Adventure Golf, a Mirror Maze, Vintage Arcade and the Wookey Hole Museum. After that, we headed to Wells, the main filming location for the movie ‘Hot Fuzz’ and home of the famous swans who have been trained to ring a bell for food.
Later in April, 51 students headed to Haynes Motor Museum, which holds the UK’s largest collection of bikes and cars before spending the rest of the afternoon at Stourhead, a National Trust with a Palladian House and vast grounds which feature many temples and grottos.
It was important for us to continue to run trips into the summer months as we know not all students will leave Bath. Therefore, In June we did our first summer trip with students heading off to Dyrham Park, which features a Baroque House, Formal Gardens and rolling parkland set with a café and tearoom! One student commented that she, ‘loved the organisation of the trip, flexible but well organised!’.
Phew, we’ve been busy with trips this year so far and it doesn’t stop there! On 24 June, we have organised another sell out trip to Cheddar Gorge and the Caves, which is one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There is also a trip to the seaside in the works…so keep an eye out for the announcement of that one too!