Vale School Trips


We're the most southerly point on mainland Wales, a county rich in countryside and coast, both of which are alive with natural, ecological and geographical beauty. A great place to visit, and a great place to learn. To choose the Vale for your school trip is to choose a location that offers unique opportunities to learn creatively in inspiring locations whilst making the most of the counties very best assets. Its natural environment.  


Country Parks . Churches .  Farms . Seaside . Historic Buildings . Heritage Coast . Castles


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Let us inspire you. If you can't find what you are looking for or would like further information, we're here to help.


Can we help?

If you are loking for the right venue for your school visit, or require advice on which combination of venues will suit your schools needs, we're here to help. 

We can also advise on the perfect picnic spots between venues, access for buses and other locations in the Vale that might be of interest.


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Find the right venue for your School Trip

Use our search tool below to find the right location for your school visit.

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Early Years to KS 1-5



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Amelia Trust Farm

Come and explore the Farm and Woodlands with teacher-led activities. Join our outdoor classroom environment, where learning outside has never been more engaging and fun.

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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village

Visit one location and have the opportunity to experience two different worlds. One being environmental education, the other immersed history.

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RNLI Visitor Centre

All About Barry Island's RNLI Visitor Centre

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Our Rangers offer schools, colleges and community groups unique and specialised environmental education opportunities at Porthkerry Country park with ranger-led activities. The education programme offers children a chance to take part and appreciate their natural surroundings while learning about the environment.

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South Wales Aviation Museum

Aviation Museum displaying aircraft and memorabilia to preserve aviation heritage and inspire and engage younger generations.

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St Illtud's Church and Galilee Chapel

St. Illtud's Church in Llantwit Major, with its restored Galilee Chapel, provides a visitor and education centre for the study of Celtic Christianity.

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Cowbridge Physic Garden

Cowbridge Physic Garden has a wonderful collection of plants for health, cooking and dyeing fabrics, laid out how the garden would have looked centuries ago.

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Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre

Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre sits at the heart of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The 14 miles of protected coastline boasts dramatic blue lias cliffs, secluded coves and an abundance of spectacular wildlife and with over 2000 years of human habitation a great destination for both exploring and learning.

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Old Hall Gardens, Cowbridge

A public garden maintained by volunteers to foster biodiversity and create a place of beauty to be enjoyed by our community and visitors.

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Slade Farm Organics

We're a mixed organic farm with rare breed pigs, sheep and cattle. The farm is managed to create unique ecological habitats along the Heritage Coast.

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Valeways can, and do, provide activities for schools and youth groups. Experience involves litter picking and clearing vegetation from footpaths. Tools provided.

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Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens is an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design, covering 55 acres and including a Victorian mansion house its rich history of plant hunting allows many different learning opportunities.

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St Cadoc's Church, Llancarfan

Our C12th village church displays the finest British mediaeval wall paintings discovered this century. Meet George & Dragon, Death & Gallant, & Seven Deadly Sins!

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Renishaw - Engaging Students in Engineering

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. Engaging students in engineering.The great engineers of tomorrow are students in our schools today.

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Fonmon Castle

A historical interactive learning experience helping children with their understanding of history and the significant dates and timeline of events.

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Share your photos with us!

If we have inspired you, and you choose one (or more!) of our great locations for your school Visit, we'd love to see your photos. Share them with us and we'll give your school a shout out. Remember to use the #ValeSchoolTrips. We'd also love to hear your feedback. Let us know about your School Trip experience.Rockpooling thumbnail


 Schools Visits Marketing Pack

 Download a copy of our Vale of Glamorgan School Visits Guide here.(Coming soon!) 

Alternatively, we're more than happy to send you a copy, call or email to request your copy today. 


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