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Field Trips

I’m going to be totally honest and say upfront that I’m not a huge fan of field trips during the school year. Ouch! Let me clarify that a bit for those of you who are ready to quit reading already. I don’t like taking my two, well behaved children to boring, unrelated places that are overrun with noisy public school kids just for the sake of going. I love going to historic sites and places related to what we’re currently studying, but I prefer to go during the summer (usually these trips are disguised as vacations!), or during off-peak times. It’s so hard to narrow down my favorites, but I would have to say the Outer Banks (you can learn a lot at the ranger talks) and Niagra Falls. Of course, historic Philadelphia is right at the top of the list, too, along with Washington, DC. Oh, I can’t forget Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. See, I knew I couldn’t narrow it down to just one!

If you’re looking for a few ideas, check out this list of 50 Fun Field Trip Ideas for Homeschoolers by Online College.


Q4U: What’s your all-time favorite place for a field trip?

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  1. I DO love field trips during the school year, but that's because we live in England and there are loads of places and things to do within 1-2 hours drive. I will admit that we do most of our field trips on Saturdays, though, when we can go as a family! Still, it's nice to go sometimes during the week (even though our kids always get questioned \”are you on holiday?\” or \”are you out of school?\”), and places are rarely crowded. It is hard to narrow down our favorites, too! We love going to National Trust properties in England (includes old houses, mills, castles, etc.), and the kids learn a lot! We also enjoy science museums and farm parks. My favorite is probably castles, especially since we studied medieval history last year. This year we're doing American history…and we'll be in England. We'll have to save those field trips for the next trip home!

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