School Trips

Swiss Trip

We have been taking groups to our chalet in the mountain resort of Villars, in French speaking Switzerland every year for nearly 20 years now and it has proved to be incredibly popular with the children. It is an educational but fun filled trip that incorporates everything Switzerland has to offer. However please note that this is not a ski trip. Activities and excursions include - Ice skating, swimming, bowling, sledging, with visits to: Gruyeres Cheese Factory, Cailler Chocolate Factory, Nestle Food Museum, Toy Museum, Bern the capital, Chillon Castle, Olympic Museum, the Aqua Parc, Treasure Hunt and a trip on a mountain train! The children are encouraged to practise their conversational French at every available opportunity and are also required to record their adventures in the form of a daily diary.

Classics Trip

Heath House organises a week long Classics trip every year to Greece or Italy. Children from Years 3 to 6 have Classics as part of their History timetable. They receive a good foundation in the civilisation and culture of ancient times. The Classics trip is a unique opportunity to visit the sites and relics that the children have studied in class. It becomes much more real when they are actually running round the original Olympic stadium in Olympia for example, visiting the Parthenon in Athens, or equally marvelling at Michelangelo's work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and visiting Mount Vesuvius! These are just a few of the many experiences and memories of these Classics trips.

Brussels Trip

As part of our Geography/International Studies curriculum for the Year 6 in the Summer Term, we introduce the important topic of the European Union. Every June, our Year 6 children travel to Brussels for 2 days, with the Eurostar, to visit the European Parliament in order to gain invaluable first hand experience. Having studied the topic beforehand, the children are therefore able to talk with confidence to a European Member of Parliament during their guided visit. Heath House is the only private prep school in England that takes children on this type of visit to the European Parliament.

Camping Trip

As well as putting together their own tent, building a waterproof shelter within the forest and toasting marshmallows on a campfire, the children are set several initiative tasks to encourage leadership and build on teamwork skills. The children also take part in crate climbing and an aerial trek through the trees attached by a harness. The camping trip is held over a weekend, normally in June, at the Downe Activity Centre in Kent, managed by the Scouting Association.

Scotland Trip

The trip is essentially an adventure trip, based in the Royal Borough of Tain near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Children visit places in the Scottish Highlands where they have the opportunity to: watch salmon leaping, go on an outdoor highland adventure walking in the hills with a highland ranger, dolphin and seal sighting, a tour of Dunrobin Castle. The children also have the chance to view a fantastic falconry exhibition, a tour of Inverness Caledonian Thistle football club, visit to the RAF Tain to observe at close range RAF fighter planes practising, a trip to Cromarty to play on the beach, a trip to the Landmark Activity Park, a trip to the cinema, bowling and much more.

PGL Multi-Activity Residential Trip

‘PGL is the UK's leading provider of school trips and children's adventure holidays - offering outdoor education and adventures of a lifetime to children since 1957.’ PGL offers a wide range of residential courses across the UK, designed to stimulate, educate and motivate primary school pupils. Encouraging team building and leadership skills, the multi-activity residential courses combine fun and personal development in a lively and supportive environment. They keep the pupils busy from breakfast to bedtime with a huge variety of land and water based adventure activities. Mornings and afternoons are each split into two sessions so that children can experience up to four different outdoor activities each day.By extending them socially, physically and mentally, a Multi-Activity course gives the children far more than simply academic achievement by which to measure themselves. Heath House takes children every year on a 2 night, 3 day PGL trip either to Wiltshire or Sussex. 

All trips offered at Heath House are action packed, educational and most importantly great fun for the children. There are age and number limits on some of the trips with priority given to the Year 6 pupils. These trips are at additonal cost.