Trips, Excursions & Events

Excursions and Events in 2020 – all are optional extras and (if there is a cost) are at cost price* to us.

2020 Theatre Visits will be announced in late 2019/early 2020. For Theatre Visits in 2019 click here.


Local shopping in Newbury
Our local town is a good shopping centre. We organise a bus there at 10.00 on Sunday 12 July and Sunday 26 July, back at 13.00. The cost for both trips is £25 (to be added to pocket money). Prefects, Sub-Prefects and House Captains can go on any Sunday with our permission.
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Oxford day out (Friday 10 July 2020)
Visit the famous colleges and museums, the Ashmolean and the Pitt-Rivers - or off to shop with our staff.
The cost is £35 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios (Friday 17 July 2020)

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Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire with a tour of the sets.
Click on the picture for a video.
The cost is £60 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply for a ticket on the application form or contact us.

London day out (Thursday 23 July 2020)
Choices may include Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye – or off to explore and shop with our staff.
The cost is £40 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Farnborough International Airshow (Friday 24 July 2020)


There is only one day for the public to visit in 2020 - Friday 24 July. The organisers will advise the price in early 2020 and we will let you know then.

Downton Abbey (Monday afternoon 13 July 2020 and Monday afternoon 27 July 2020)


In the TV series it's in Yorkshire in the north of England. In reality, it's Highclere Castle in Newbury. This is where the filming for Downton Abbey is done. The visit will take in the rooms the series is filmed in, the grounds and the Egyptology display. Only very small groups are allowed.
The cost is £35.
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Inside Parliament (Saturday 18 July 2020)


The visit is with an engaging Blue Badge guide who will tell all sorts of stories that appeal to young people about the Houses of Parliament in central London. The cost is £45 (to be added to pocket money).
Application is on the application form or contact us.

*We usually receive a group or school discount, not generally available, and pass on savings in full.