There is nothing quite like seeing and doing something for yourself to create an interest and develop an understanding. It is hard to imagine the enormity of the Colosseum until you have stood in it, the scale of loss until you have stood in a Commonwealth war cemetery, the majesty of a Cathedral until you have stood in Canterbury.

Recent Trips

Holmewood aims to link personal experience and the classroom, making trips an integral part of the curriculum throughout the school. Recent trips have included The Historic Dockyards at Portsmouth and Chatham, Bodiam Castle, Knole House, The Thames Barrier, The Tower of London, The National Theatre, The Houses of Parliament, Canterbury Cathedral, the Neasdon Mandir, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Somme and Ypres Battlefields. Where possible, a visit is used to support cross-curricular work to ensure the maximum benefit for the children. In instances where a visit is out of the question, various workshops and speakers are brought in to the school to provide specialist input to the curriculum.


Of course, there are many wider benefits to be had from school visits and Holmewood offers a number of residential trips which are reviewed and refreshed annually; the Ski Trip, Year 6 Bushcraft, Year 7 Activity holiday and the Year 8 Leavers’ Trip to Dartmoor in the summer of Year 8 to name just a few.

Sports Trip

In 2025 our Year 7s and 8s have the opportunity to go on a cricket and netball tour to Dubai. Other sports trips are in the planning.

All trips are led and accompanied by Holmewood staff and are fully risk-assessed.

Arrange a visit

Arrange a Visit

"*" indicates required fields

Arrange a visit

Complete this form and our registrar will be in contact to arrange a private tour or invite you to an open morning.