We are delighted to announce our all-inclusive 2 night / 3 day Key Stage 2 residentials based at the fabulous Grinton Lodge in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

These all-inclusive packages are delivered throughout the academic year and include all the necessary aspects that make up a successful school trip.We include return coach travel, accommodation, meals and activities.

Take a look at the new brochure Grinton Lodge Key Stage 2 residential 2024/2025

Grinton Lodge is a 19th-century former shooting lodge that has been a youth hostel since 1948. It is a Grade II listed building, situated above the village of Grinton, in beautiful Swaledale, just 9 miles from the market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire. Facilities are of a high standard and great for groups of up to 70 pupils.

We offer TWO superb all-inclusive package themes at Grinton Lodge. Choose from our ever-popular Discovery Programme Package or the spectacular Alex Rider Mission Briefing Package.

These two great residential options will inspire your pupils and provide an opportunity to explore incredible surroundings, whichever theme you choose. Both packages are delivered in formal partnership with the team at Grinton Lodge.

All your coach travel, accommodation and meals are included within this brilliant package as well as your chosen activity theme. Call us on 0203 467 2002 or email school.travel@firstbus.co.uk for more details.


Try low season –

To be more inclusive our focus has always been about providing schools with great value for money, and now more than ever we are doing our utmost to provide opportunities that will be more accessible to more of your pupils.

Consider breaking away from the traditional April – September months when school trip costs can be prohibitive for many families and join the many schools who are reaping the benefits and seeing more of their pupils take part, by running your trip outside of the main season.

Our general low season months are October, November, December, January, February, and March – where we can offer great value all-inclusive residential packages to schools and organised groups



Contact FEST

First Education & School Travel
Unit 5 Petre Court, Petre Road, Clayton Business Park, Clayton Le Moors, Accrington BB5 5HY

Tel: 0203 467 2002

Email: school.travel@firstbus.co.uk