Trips



  

Bristol 

You are going see the UK through the eyes of a local and enjoy two full-day excursions every weekend plus two afternoon trips per week.
 
There’s so much to do in the fashionable and free-spirited city of Bristol. It’s no surprise that Banksy started life here with a can of spray paint.  Take the acclaimed Banksy walking tour and discover some of the artist’s early work.  Then there is the  Clifton Suspension Bridge -a turning point in engineering  that symbolises the city’s independent personality.  Step back in time on SS Great Britiain, the world’s largest passenger ship between 1845 and1854. Don’t worry, if shopping is your thing, there will be ample opportunity to visit the illustrious Cabot Circus so you can shop till you drop!
 
Sidcot is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty so of course we are going to make the most of that.  You’ll go hiking and caving in Cheddar Gorge,  a national heritage site where the famous cheese is produced.  Your Geography lessons will be brought to life when you observe  the fascinating landscape and learn about its formation.  
You’ll experience real adventure at Mendip Hills where your physical skills will be pushed to the limit with rock-climbing, caving, paddleboarding, kayaking and outdoor survival. 

 

Weekend full day trips 

No trip to the UK is complete without a visit to London.  This is why we go to the capital every other weekend so regardless of your dates you’ll be guaranteed a visit.   You see the world-famous museums, spend a king’s ransom in Harrods, admire the works of  art in the National Gallery and explore the Southbank- home to Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, London Eye and  Tower Bridge.
 
Alternative weekend trips include a trip to the charming university city of Oxford where you’ll rub shoulders with some of the biggest thinkers in the world.  See for yourself if you want to  study there in the future.   Step into a Jane Austin novel when you visit the historical city of Bath and  discover the Roman remains including the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the infamous baths complex.  Or why not see if King Charles III is home when you visit Windsor- full mast means he’s home, half-mast means he out, or something sad/bad has happened. You will be able to enjoy a fossil hunt in the charming town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast and indulge in some real adventure and  fun-fuelled times at Thorpe park, clip n climb and Dorset Adventure Park.
 
 
 

 


Would you like to know what trips we have planned for your dates? Contact us at  info@academicsummer.co.uk for a detailed schedule. 

Trips in Bristol perfectly complement our unique learning programme designed for students aged 7-1212-14 and 15-17accredited Be a leader programme and Elective activities.
 

London 

Come to London and help us discover well-known facts and lesser-known secrets about London's top tourist spots.   Destinations include the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Horse Guards Parade, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower of London, and much more.  See London in a new light, including a bird's eye view from somewhere like London Eye or the Shard.  
  
You'll have the chance to visit the city's most interesting museums and art galleries - Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum,  the Imperial War Museum, Science Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, HMS Belfast, Museum of London, British Museum.  All in one summer, who could ask for more!  
  
London is famous for its beautiful green spaces, including Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park. They are so close to DLD College that we can regularly enjoy their offerings. We will have fabulous, fun traditional English sports days in these fantastic parks during the summer.  Let us show you this fantastic city through our eyes. 

In addition, we are going to take you to the best shopping areas every week - Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Nottinghill and Westfield, so you will have plenty of time to purchase those all-important souvenirs!
 

Weekend full day trips 

From London, our weekend excursions will take you to Oxford, Windsor, Cambridge, Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, Henry VIII's Hampton Court, Jane Austin's Bath, funky Brighton or the Olympic Park and Westfield. We will also indulge in some fun at the UK's best-loved theme park Thorpe Park. 



 
Would you like to know what trips we have planned for your dates? Contact us at info@academicsummer.co.uk for a detailed schedule. 

Trips in London perfectly complement our unique learning programme designed for students aged 12-14 and 15-17.