Visit Stonehenge and learn
about the story behind it

Visit Stonehenge with our English summer camp

Stonehenge is a world-famous prehistoric monument and a UNESCO world heritage site. It makes a truly memorable English summer camp activity and is just 30 minutes from the school.

ECS pupils visit the beautiful stone circle, walking around the site in the fresh air. They also learn about the prehistoric people who built Stonehenge in the exhibition, where they can explore neolithic houses, see ancient jewellery and tools, and reflect on human history.

The trip includes transport from our summer school campus and admission to the Stonehenge site. For the best experience away from the weekend crowds, we arrange mid-week visits. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.  Learn more about visiting Stonehenge.

We always take lots of fun photos in the amazing scenery.

74% of our pupils surveyed said the trip to Stonehenge was "good", "very good" or "excellent" in summer 2022

Age: 11+

Duration: one full afternoon

Dates: 2023 dates TBC

Travel: minibus from the campus

Cost: GBP 27

Booking: add this trip when you book ECS summer camp or via your online account afterwards

Taking care

We are careful to balance freedom to explore, which helps build confidence and independence, with supervision and support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every pupil on our trips and excursions. All ECS trips are fully risk-assessed with a thorough 'what if' process to ensure we are prepared for every eventuality.

There are always two members of staff with no more than 14 pupils on our Stonehenge trip. Pupils are advised to stay in pairs if they are away from the group, for example using the toilets.

As it is not possible to take the train to Stonehenge, we use a small minibus for this journey. Having everyone together in one vehicle that is the right size for our group so we fill every seat, helps keep this excursion fuel-efficient, and reduces air pollution and carbon emissions from our trip. We always ask our providers about their green credentials.