Trips and Visits

Moorfield children enjoy an abundance of opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Visits are often connected to a current topic. Specialist visitors are also invited to enrich learning in areas of specific interest.

Unfortunately due to Covid there were no trips 2020/21.


Trips and visits for Early Years 2019/20

We make regular use of our proximity to Ilkley Moor whether exploring the Tarn, rock scrambling, hunting for fairies, searching for signs of the changing seasons or just having a spontaneous adventure or caring for our environment! Alongside making memories on the Moor and taking our ‘Little Runners’ around the local terrain, we have walked or used our minibus to take the following adventures, planned with the children’s varying interests in mind:

Autumn Term:

Ilkley Literature Trail – Sunflowers – Visit by Healthy Hearts26 – Harrogate Sea Creatures – Snow globe – Train ride to Leeds – Film Festival at Everyman, Leeds Kings Hall to see ‘Dear Santa ’- Visit by Tatty Bumpkin (yoga) – Ilkley Library – Woodbank Garden Centre and Pet Shop, Bingley – Visit by the Blue Cross – Visit by an author, Elenor McKownie – Visit by new baby and new puppies – Diwali and Bonfire night celebrated

 Spring Term:

Walk down to Ilkley River – Holi celebrated with a colour run – Walked Rombald’s Moor to the Apostles – Leeds Museum – Visit to Scrap Magic – Pizza Express – Visit to Silvine Paper Factory – Train journey to Leeds – Various shops in Ilkley – Tesco, Grove Bookshop, Pet Shop and a Florist – Ice Cube skating rink in Leeds – Thornton Hall Farm Park – Stephen Smith’s Garden Centre, Otley

Summer Term:

Muslim family came to talk about Eid – Train journey to Burley and double decker back – Burley Park – Middleton Woods to see the bluebells – Harewood House – Strawberry picking in Horsforth – Studfold Adventure Trails, Pateley Bridge – Canal boating – Ollie’s Grandma’s house – NSPCC visit

Form 1

Trips in Form 1 change from year to year as our topics are based upon child led interests, below are some examples of the many places we have been.

Northern Ballet
Glass-blowing workshop
Otley Science Week
Countryside Live
Harlow Carr National Railway Museum
Hindu Mandir
Walk to the tarn to sail our homemade boats
Visit from Blue Cross (including education dog Charlie)
Skype virtual trip
Skyping a school in Spain to compare our carnival with the festival in ‘Fallas Fiestas’
St John’s Church – Nativity scenes from around the world.

Form 2

Pizza Express
Thackray medical Museum
Knights and Castles visitor
Skipton Castle

Form 3

Stockeld Park
Otley Science Week
Ilkley Literature Festival Workshop
White Wells
Harrogate Museum
Bewerley Park
Aegon tennis tournament

Form 4

Bewerley Park
Ilkley Art Trail
Ilkley Literature Festival Workshop
Otley Science Week
Artist workshop
Murton Park
Bewerley Park (overnight residential)
Aegon tennis tournament

Senior 5

Otley Court House
Bradford Grammar School to see Sir Chris Hoy
St John’s Church
Visit from Peter Bunzi, author
Fountains Abbey
Nell Bank
Robinwood (2 night residential)
Aegon tennis tournament

Senior 6

Winter Banquet
Arc Retail Consultancy
London (2 night residential)
Visit from Spanish school children
A Play in a Day (Shakespearean workshop)
Aegon tennis tournament