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article | 14 February 2020

Top 10 excursions to look forward to this summer!

It’s finally February! To help you start looking forward to this summer, we are excited to announce the top 10 excursions that we’ve got planned for 2020.  With at least two full-day trips per week at all our centres, plus a full activity programme organised by our dedicated Activity Managers, these are just a taste of the exciting adventures you can have outside the classroom.

1) Politics & Royalty Tour, London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” said Dr Samuel Johnson in 1737 – today, it is true of a city that has some of the most iconic attractions in the world, from the London Eye to the Tower of London.

Whether you’ve been to London many times before or it’s your first time in the city, there is always something new to see and do in London. That’s why all our programmes get the opportunity to explore London. So get ready to give a royal wave to the queen at Buckingham Palace, pop in on the Primer Minister in Downing Street and try to make a Royal Guard blink.

2) We The Curious, Bristol

As well as excursions to top cities, students on our Young Professional courses go on ‘Study-in-Action’ days related to their chosen career. So if you’re studying Engineering with us, prepare to program robot ‘rovers’ and deploy them to carry out real missions. You can also search for signs of life as you map a replica of the Martian landscape. Get ready for your curiosity to be inspired!

3) Statue of Liberty, New York City

For Young Professionals in the USA, studying in New York City offers you an excellent opportunity to visit top landmarks such as the iconic Statue of Liberty. A gift from the people of France to the United States in 1886, it is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Visiting liberty island also offers the chance to take in the world-famous Manhattan skyline.

4) Manchester City Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of footballing legends such as record-breaking Sergio Aguero this summer. If you’re joining us on the British Heritage Tour, you will have the chance to take a tour of Manchester City’s iconic Etihad Stadium.

5) Lancing College

Students on our Boarding School Experience course get to explore some of the UK’s top boarding schools. Founded in 1848, Lancing College is surrounded by the beautiful British countryside. The school’s Gothic revival chapel is magnificent and reminds us of the Great Hall at Hogwart’s. Be prepared to have your breath taken away!

6) Chessington World of Adventures

A perfect treat for younger students, students at King Edward’s school will visit Chessington World of Adventure theme park. With ten themed lands and over forty exciting rides, you’ll have lots to do. Plus you’ll get a chance to say hello to gorillas, sea lions and tigers at Chessington Zoo home to over 1,000 animals.

7) Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio Tour

Always a student favourite, Young Professionals studying Art & Design, will have the opportunity to explore the Warner Bother Studios Harry Potter film set. You will explore behind the scenes sets and props from the films. See film sets like the Great Hall, Platform 9 ¾, The Hogwarts Castle model and many more! Focusing on Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima’s iconic designs from the Harry Potter film series, you will learn what processes are involved in creating movie graphics.

8) Oxford and Cambridge College Tours

The rivalry between the UK’s oldest universities dates back centuries, but students on our Oxbridge Preparation will get the chance to pick their favourite as they tour of both universities. Explore the universities’ colleges – delve into their fascinating history, world-changing discoveries and get an insight into student life.

9) Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is just a stone’s throw away from New York City. Students on Young Professionals USA will get the chance to explore the city the home of the Liberty Bell,  Independence Hall and of course the iconic steps from Rocky at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Race you to the top of steps!

10) High Ropes, Branching Out Adventures

For thrill-seekers joining us at Plumpton, you’ll be clambering up on to the high ropes course at Branching Out Adventures. This obstacle course challenges your strength, balance and agility. After navigating your way through trees to the top, you’ll slide down on a zip at 120m speed. Excited? We certainly are!

Want to know what excursions are available on your course? Ask one of our dedicated Course Consultants today.