Madame Tussauds London West Midlands Safari Park Black Country Living Museum Warwick Castle Alton Towers Theme Park Cadbury World & Stratford-upon-Avon Buckingham Palace & Trafalgar Square Tour of Oxford Harry Potter World (Warner Bros. Studio Tour)
Get up close and personal with A-list Hollywood actors, music icons, Olympic legends, world leaders, The British Royal Family and even superhero characters! The choice of lifelike waxworks to see and strike a photo pose with is truly huge!
Visit the Madame Tussauds London website here: www.madametussauds.com
Come face to face with some of the world’s most unique animals, such as rhinos, ostriches, cheetahs, lions and elephants! There is plenty to see and explore outside the Safari as well, like an adventure theme park and the UK’s largest animatronic Dinosaur attraction!
Visit the West Midlands Safari Park website here: www.wmsp.co.uk
Living History! See, hear, feel and taste how it was to live in Britain in years gone by. Buy sweeties from a Victorian confectioner, experience a Victorian School, or take a trip down the mines. There are so many different things to see and do... you need to see it to believe it!!
Visit the Black Country Living Museum website here: www.bclm.co.uk
Alton Towers is one of the UK’s top theme parks. “The Smiler” rollercoaster holds the world record for the largest number of loops, 14! But Alton Towers is not just for adrenaline seekers. There are 50 further rides and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.
Visit the Alton Towers website here: www.altontowers.com
Chocolate!!!! Everybody loves chocolate. Visit a real Chocolate factory, see how it is made, see how it was invented and then... try some! After all of the chocolate we head to Stratford-upon-Avon, an 800 year old market town synonymous with William Shakespeare.
Visit the Cadbury World website here: www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Visit the Stratford-upon-Avon website here: www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk
The ceremonial home of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II; we gain a privileged glimpse into palace life on a guided tour of the palace’s extravagant interior. From here, take a stroll to Trafalgar Square for lunch and a photo opportunity with the bronze lions that guard the Nelson’s Column.
Visit the Buckingham Palace website here: www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace
Visit the Mayor of London Trafalgar Square web page here: www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/trafalgar-square
Called ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is steeped in history and character. The River Thames offers one of the best ways to see the city. After our boat cruise, we continue exploring Oxford’s many attractions and shops on foot.
Visit the Oxford City website here: oxfordcity.co.uk
Visit the iconic studio where all eight Harry Potter films were made! Wander down the cobbles of Diagon Alley, inspect the table settings in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, gaze at the bookshelves in Dumbledore’s office and peer through the windows of number four Privet Drive.
Visit the website of Warner Bros. Studio Tour website here: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
All costs associated with excursions (transport, admission tickets and lunch) are included in course fees.
Excursions are not only about visiting exciting new places and learning about the history and culture of Britain. They are also an essential part of learning English naturally. Every excursion is an excellent opportunity to practice classroom English in real situations and gain confidence in conversational English.