Lisa McGee Education International Summer Schools

Activities & Trips

What Can You Expect?

A range of fantastic trips are included.

We explore all that our region and facilities have to offer, including:

  • Hadrain’s Wall/The Sill
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Go Ape
  • North Yorkshire Aqua Park
  • Surfing

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Activities & Trips From Barnard Castle & Fyling Hall Schools

During your free time why not take a stroll through the beautiful grounds or join in with Capture the Flag with staff and friends? Dodgeball in the amazing sports halls or Hunted in the woods is always a popular game.

Aqua Park

Power down the highest water slide at North Yorkshire Water Park with the the most beautiful lake for paddleboarding and the best pizza oven on site!

Long Causeway Rd
YO13 9QU

Adventure Awaits! — North Yorkshire Water Park

Go Ape

Fun in the trees, climbing, bouncing and swinging high up in the lush, green forest. Then relax back on the ground with a delicious picnic and explore with friends.

Alnwick Castle

Visit the home of quidditch, Hogwarts and Harry Potter in Northumberland where Transformers, Elizabeth and Downtown Abbey were also filmed.

Visit the Castle itself with interactive shows and fire ancient weapons.

Alnwick Castle website

Alnwick Castle
NE66 1NQ

Alnwick Castle

Activities & Trips Only From Barnard Castle School

Sycamore Gap - Hadrians Wall

Hadrian’s Wall and The Sill

A World Heritage UNESCO site and world famous built over 2000 years ago to help grow the Roman Empire and defend against the Scottish!

Visit the famous Sycamore Gap known as the Robin Hood tree and part of the National Park and Dark Skies National Park.

With clear skies this Dark Skies Park and clean air you’ll be able to see all the stars at night. We’ll meet Survival specialists for fun bushcraft workshops with a huge pizza meal back at the Sill. Hear from local astronomy experts and marvel at the magical  Aurora Borealis here in Northumberland!

This trip has a two night stay at The Sill.


Enjoy messing about in the water on floats or have a bit of time to do some lengths to start the day right.

You’ll love relaxing with friends after a busy day at Barnard Castle

Swimming at Barnard Castle

Activities & Trips Only From Fyling Hall School


Private Woods

Enjoy our Private woods with clean air , sweet smells and trees to climb, birds and local wildlife to see in their natural habitat.

Surfing and the Beach

Take a five minute stroll down to the beach and you can be surfing; rock pooling; discovering the three hundred year old smugglers caves and enjoying the local delicacy Fish n Chips.