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Blenheim gates. Photo credit © L Rowe 2016

Review: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough who led the Allied Forces to victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Our day started by assembling at Flagstaff, a convenient area to congregate before entrance to the Palace itself.  (Before we visited,… [Read More]

The Real Experience, Coca-Cola. Photo credit © Coca-Cola Enterprises Limited 2015

Review Coca Cola Real Experience at Milton Keynes

We gathered together outside the gates of Coca Cola Enterprises UK to be met by Rachel, their Education Centre Manager for the Milton Keynes plant. They take safety and security very seriously, so before we even went through the gates, we had an introductory health and safety talk. As we walked across grounds to the main building,… [Read More]

Guide Dogs post-whelping. Photo credit © L Rowe 2015

Review: Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre

Twenty two children and adults arrived at 10am at the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Bishops Tachbrook, in Warwickshire for their schools tour. We assembled in their reception area to sign in, volunteer guides arrived, some with ex-guide dogs and they were happy to let the waiting children pat and stroke the dogs while waiting. We started… [Read More]

Kidzania Check In.  Photo credit © L Rowe 2015

Review: Kidzania London

Around fifty of us set off for Kidzania, the brand new, child-centre, child-led, role-playing mini-city in West London, where everything is two thirds it’s normal size.  We arrived at the Kidzania “International Arrivals” which is the entrance to new child-centred, role-playing mini-city, half an hour before our allotted entry time (Kidzania advise school visitors to allow half… [Read More]

Room at Shakespeare's Birthplace. Photo credit © L Rowe 2015

Review Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust looks after various Shakespeare properties in Stratford-upon-Avon and has a varied education programme supporting Shakespeare’s works and history. We had two talks booked – the Key Stage 2 talk, All About Shakespeare, began at 10.30am, while the older students went on a self-led tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace. The Key Stage 2 talk was… [Read More]

Whipsnade Zoo - elephant walk. Photo credit © L Rowe 2015

Review Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo is the largest zoo (as distinct from safari parks) in the UK and is part of the Zoological Society of London.  We were offered a free KS1 workshop at Whipsnade Zoo on the topic of Lifecycles.  To augment this, we also booked a KS2/3 workshop on Enclosure Design. After going through the main entrance gate, we… [Read More]

Silverstone Circuit Pitstop. Photo credit © L Rowe 2015

Review: Silverstone Workshop and Tour

The Silverstone Circuit, owned by British Racing Drivers’ Club, is home to the British Grand Prix and MotoGP.  A quick google search revealed that they offer education visits.  After a few exchanges of emails with Victoria, their education officer, we were all booked in. We arrived for a 10am start, we assembled in one of their function… [Read More]

Organise a Home Education Trip

How to Organise a Home Education Trip

  Firstly, please let me make it very clear that there is definitely more than one way to organise a home education trip.  Just as there is no such thing as a home-education expert, there is no such thing as an expert on HE events. This is just to give you ideas: What you end… [Read More]

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Organising Home Education Events

Educationista.com loves educational trips and visits!
We are always happy to help anyone organise their own trips/events and also offers it’s event booking facility to home-educators free-of-charge.
Anyone can organise anything and should feel empowered to do so.