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3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Science school trips to Cornwall

Science school trips to Cornwall

Cornwall is an ideal and affordable destination for focusing on biology. Our recommended itinerary below includes a host of natural landscapes and wildlife sanctuaries ideal for conducting scientific fieldwork. Home to the world's largest greenhouse, the Eden Project takes a dynamic approach towards investigating the interdependence between plants and people. Explore historical approaches to botany and appreciate the relationship between science and sculpture at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and discover marine conservation, life cycles and habitats at the National Lobster Hatching Centre and the Blue Reef Aquarium.


Suggested Itinerary


  • day

    Theme: Plant Biology

    • Travel to Cornwall
    • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • day

    Themes: Organisms and the their environment & Plant Biology

    • Eden Project
  • day

    Theme: Organisms and their environment

    • National Lobster hatching centre
    • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • day

    Theme: Organisms and their environment

    • Land's End
    • Return Home


      N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>



Case Studies

GCSE Science, Additional Science, Biology

Aimed at GCSE science students, this itinerary has been developed in partnership with Equity’s science consultant, an experienced teacher of the subject.


KEY TOPIC: Organisms and their environment

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

  • Eden Project
  • National Lobster Hatching Centre
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Land's End

KEY TOPIC: Plant biology

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan


Curriculum Links



Cornwall Accommodation - YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project

  • On-site accommodation for the Eden Project
  • Free Wi-Fi

An eco-friendly hotel that offers modern en-suite rooms recycled from shipping containers and a large reception that can be used as a social space.

Location: Positioned on-site of the Eden Project which is a short distance from the coastline.

Facilities: Restaurant on-site and snack bar with additional food outlets at the Eden Project, free Wi-Fi in communal areas, large reception space.

Accommodation: 60 modern en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, including TVs in each room and full air conditioning. Camping is also available.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Lost Gardens of Heligan

The stunning Garden of Heligan will provide a unique view of nature and natural habitats as well as conservation and protection. An excellent excursion for a science trip to Cornwall.

Eden Project

Home to the world's largest greenhouse, the Eden Project takes a dynamic approach towards investigating the interdependence between plants and people. Its two huge domes contain artificial biomes that mimic Tropical and Mediterranean environments, with temperate species found in the Outdoor Biome.

National Lobster Hatching Centre

The National Lobster Hatchery is one of the few marine biology laboratories in the world that is open to visitors. Discover first hand the fascinating progression of a lobster from egg to adult and learn about our own conservation and research work.

Blue Reef Aquarium

The Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth offers many group visits to suit all age groups and abilities, with the aim of giving the opportunity for groups to learn about the different and amazing marine life in our seas and oceans around the world.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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