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 2019/20.


Trips and Visits for Early Years in 2021

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 2021:
Lockdown for the first part of Spring Term
– 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
– Visit by Tatty Bumpkin (yoga)
– Litter Picking around Ilkley
– Visit to allotments

Summer Term 2021:
– Trip to Filey Seaside
– Middleton Woods to see the bluebells
– Train ride to Bradford
– Pets at Home
– Bradford IMAX
– 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 2021:
– Walk to School Day
– Visited isolated class mates to drop off gifts and cards safely
– Blackberry picking
– Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour
– Paddling Pool on the Moors to test our boats

– Languages Day- visited by Egyptian parent
– World Smile Day- oral hygiene
– #helloyellow
– 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
– Café
– 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
– Hoglets online story and drama sessions
– Shark in the Snow online book talk with Nick Sharrat
– 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
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