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.


Trips and Visits for Early Years in 2022/23

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! 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, or had the following
visitors in school, planned with the children’s varying interests in mind:

Spring Term 2022/23

RSBP Big Garden Bird Watch
Ilkley Library
Lunar New Year
Train and bus journey to Burley
Visit by a dentist
Visit by Dog’s Trust

Visit by The Yorkshire Bee Keepers
Raised some chicks
Various shops in Ilkley

Litter Picking around Ilkley
Visit to allotments

Summer Term 2022/23

 Trip to Filey Seaside
 Middleton Woods to see the bluebells
 Train ride to Bradford
 Pets at Home
 Studfold Adventure Trails, Pateley Bridge
 Walked Whernside to raise money for MIND
 Eurovision song contest- Moorfield style!
 Eid celebration
 Ilkley River
Ilkley Park
Sports Day event
Thornton Hall Farm Park

Autumn Term 2022/23

Walk to School Day
Blackberry picking
Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour Paddling Pool on the Moors to test our boats

Languages Day
World Smile Day- oral hygiene

Trip to Otley Chevin
Conker collecting
Visit to The Grand Mosque in Bradford
Pumpkin Patch to pick our own and perform our Harvest poem
Train ride to Bradford

Hedgehog visit in school
Talk re Hannukah in school

Bonfire event in our Bushcraft for families
Diwali celebration
Woodbank Garden Centre and Pet Shop, Bingley
Visit by the Road Safety Team
Visited and performed our Nativity at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church

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
High Adventure, Cowling (overnight residential)
Aegon tennis tournament

Senior 5

Otley Court House
St John’s Church
Fountains Abbey
Nell Bank
Weardale Adventure, Northumberland (2 night residential)
Aegon tennis tournament

Senior 6

Summer BBQ
Bradford Grammar Science Day

Weardale Adventure, Northumberland (2 night residential)
Visit from Spanish school children
A Play in a Day (Shakespearean workshop)
Aegon tennis tournament