BIA day trips

Day Trips

2018 Autumn Term Day Trips (Term 1)

Saturday 6th October 2018 - Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is set amongst the beautiful rural countryside in the heart of England.

Right on the Leicestershire /Warwickshire border, Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conversation charity, with an award-winning schools programme, and fun for all the family.

Immerse yourself and explore the animal world any time of the year, with indoor and outdoor enclosures, interactive experiences and fun, exciting encounter with over 500 animals, from 125 different species.


Trip Price £32 (including coach and admission)

Saturday 27th October 2018 - Cheltenham

Cheltenham also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Gloucestershire. Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs in 1716 and has a high number of internationally renowned and historic schools.cheltenham

The town hosts several festivals of culture, often featuring nationally and internationally famous contributors and attendees. The list of festivals includes: the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival. As the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup is the main event of the Cheltenham Festival, held every March.

Trip Price £20 (including coach)

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Blackpool (including Blackpool Illuminations at 5pm)


Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coasts in North West England and is the most populous town in Lancashire. Blackpool’s major attractions and landmarks include Blackpool Tower, the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Water Park and the Winter Gardens in addition to the world famous Blackpool Illuminations!blackpool

Blackpool Illuminations

Dubbed the greatest free light show on Earth, the Blackpool Illuminations will return yet again to light up the famous promenade and welcome millions of visitors as the seaside town has been doing since 1879.

Blackpool’s six miles of coastline will be lit up and the Illuminations will shine for a staggering 66 nights after the switch-on concert at Tower Festival Headland, which will see performances from the likes of Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue and Diversity.

Trip Price £20 (including coach)

Saturday 17th November 2018 - Cardiff

Cardiff was proclaimed capital of Wales in 1955, and is Europe’s youngest capital city. Situated on the Bristol Channel, the city has a proud heritage of being one of the greatest seaports of the world. Visit impressive buildings such as the Wales Millennium Centre, the National Museum of Cardiff and maybe even the Dr Who Experience!cardiff

Trip Price £20 (including coach)

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Chester and Cheshire Oaks

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva later became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which later became Chester's first cathedral, and the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes. Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border.chester


Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. It has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations. The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period.cheshire-oaks

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is an outlet centre in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and is the largest outlet centre in the UK. It is run by McArthurGlen and has a wide range of outlet stores run by large brands.

Trip Price £20 (including coach)


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Refund Policy:  It may happen that after you have booked and paid for a trip, circumstances prevent you from taking part.  Please note that regrettably the Birmingham International Academy cannot provide any refund, exchange or transfer.

Host scheme

Another way to see Britain and experience its culture is to arrange a short visit to a British family in another part of the UK via the Host Scheme.

Further information

For information contact:

BIA Office, G25,
Priorsfield House
46 Edgbaston Park Road (Green Zone: G18)

Telephone: 0121 414 7153