Trips & Excursions

Day trips 

We believe that opportunities beyond the classroom enrich the learning for our students and there is no better way to understand learning than when they are able to see, hear and experience a moment for themselves. As soon as they start in Kindergarten, our students participate in a wide-range of trips, exploring many different environments and learning opportunities, to complement their classroom learning. Examples include:

Museums

  • British Library
  • British Museum
  • Design Museum
  • Dickens House Museum
  • Geffrye Museum
  • Museum of Childhood
  • Museum of London 
  • Natural History Museum
  • Planetarium & Royal Observatory
  • Science Museum
  • Transport Museum
  • Victoria & Albert Museum

Art galleries

  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • Wallace Collection

Historical sights

  • Dartmouth House
  • Houses of Parliament
  • St Albans Victorian Classroom

Music & theatre venues 

  • Barbican Hall
  • Cadogan Hall
  • Chickenshed Theatre
  • Curzon Cinema
  • Little Angel Theatre
  • National Theatre
  • O2 British Music Experience
  • Phoenix Theatre
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Royal Opera House
  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Southbank Centre
  • Wigmore Hall

Sporting venues

  • Emirates Stadium
  • Lord’s Cricket Ground
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club

Other sights 

  • Butterfly World
  • Cervantes Institute
  • Golders Hill Park
  • Harry Potter World 
  • Lee Valley Park
  • Paradise Farm Park
  • Renewable Energy Systems Headquarters
  • Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
  • Thorpe Park

Overseas trips

With the privilege of our global family of Dwight schools, we are able to offer fantastic overseas trips such as the selection below:

  • Dwight Music Global concerts (including New York and Shanghai)
  • Arts trip (recent trips include Argentina and Vietnam) 
  • Model United Nations in The Hague
  • Global Issues Network Conference in Luxembourg
  • Service learning trip to Nepal
  • Year 6 exchange with Dwight School New York
  • Overseas sporting tournaments 

 

Residentials

In addition to these excursions, all our students starting from Year 4 get the opportunity to go away each year on a residential trip. These enable students to bond with their peers in an outdoor and challenging environment. The residential trips are also a great opportunity to build relationships with their tutors and teachers, as well as learning vital skills.