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Educational School Bus Tours in Birmingham

Educational school bus tours in Birmingham – guided tours of Birmingham with qualified city guides themed to your year group and subject matter – chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, sport and art – Birmingham has it all.

To download our 2015 educational school tour brochure click on the following link BirminghamToursEducationalleaflet2015

The Big Brum Open Top Bus besides running as a fixed date sightseeing tour on a seasonal basis is available for hire all the year round offering themed educational tours of the city.

The bus tour is the perfect vehicle to inspire your children providing a sound basis for a knowledge of Birmingham. Work can be continued in the class room to develop pride in the city using a `top trump’ theme, photos and drawings.

We can provide tours on your own or hired double decker bus if more appropriate at any time – price on application.Tours last approximately one and a half to 2 hours with a professional qualified city guide experienced working with children. The bus can pick up and drop off at your school and has a capacity of up to 75 people – 40 upstairs and 35 downstairs. In many cases we have started the day with two classes swopping over at half time and then following on with another tour for another two classes. Drawing and photography have been an option at half time in Victoria Square.

Link your tour with a visit to the Library, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Back to Back Houses, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and more combining transportation with a themed event. Risk assessment available.

Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4
Britain – a diverse society – the tour can form the basis for the criteria listed in key stage 3 showing how Birmingham became a multi-cultural city. A celebration of the social history of our city.

Religious education Key Stages 1 and 2
Tours based on what religions are represented in your neighbourhood including a visit to a place of worship.

History at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 for years 5/6, year 8
Tours linked to Victorian Britain, how has life in Britain changed since 1948, Industrial revolution and local industrial changes, Birmingham World War 1 History bus tour, Birmingham World War 2

Geography at key stage 3
Exploring Birmingham, shopping, tourism, why is it cool to live in a city

English literature
Tolkien, Birmingham’s Literary Heritage, the Naughty Bus

General interest tours

Tours which develop pride, knowledge and identity with the city such as Brilliant Brum and Be Proud to be a Brummie, art and architecture in the city. This tour can be tailored to your school year and subject requirements. Developing the theme Be Proud to be a Brummie we can take a general look at the city including the major buildings of interest pitched at the right level for the age group concerned. Just riding on the Big Brum Open Top Buz is an exciting experience in its own right. We can explore the social and industrial history of the city and its geography comparing it with other regions of the country and our most recent theme has been studying the city as a tourist destination.

I would like to see all the schools in the city experience the Big Brum Open Top Buz as the tour develops pride in the city and unites the people of Birmingham. I would also like to show off Birmingham to all the schools in the UK!

The Birmingham Tours School Education Bus Tour is bookable all year round on a private basis. To discuss your requirements in more detail please contact Sue at Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email

School tours 2014


Highfield School, Saltley – March 2014, Birches Green Road Infant School – June 2014, Kingsbury School – June 2014, Manor Park Primary School – July 2014, Moseley School, Coventry – March 2014, Greenmeadow School – September 2014, Gilbertstone School – September 2014, St Matthews Primary School – November 2014, Deanery Primary School – November 2014


hi sue – it was a great tour and the children were really involved in the information provided by the tour guide.  excellent all round, thanks and have spoken to my colleague about the photos – sue lambton – Yarnfield Primary School with so many children had 2 tours of the city – a great day out in Birmingham.

Hi – the day was a great success and the students enjoyed the experience. They learnt a lot about Birmingham and got to see some of the places to. The tour guide herself was amazing and was always shedding new information for us all to hear. The driver was also a lovely man and we would recommend this service againNicola Lambton, Year 9 Learning Manager, Heartlands Academy