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What to expect from a LILA* trip

Here at LILA* we spend a lot of time listening to student feedback and creating new trips that suit our students’ needs. We offer a variety of trips to suit all budgets and needs and have a great programme to offer long and short term students.

Our students have told us that when they go on trips they want to learn about the British culture, meet new friends and practice English, as well as experience beautiful parts of the UK. As social programme planners, we also wanted our trips to be guided in a way that’s fun and interactive. A lot of our guided tours involve learning new vocabulary and taking part in a task or quiz. We want a social programme that enhances learning while travelling and having fun.  We often use flashcards and visual aids so that all levels of English can benefit from the guided tour. We also offer an optional learner worksheet on which students can complete cultural and language homework based on the place they are visiting. Students are also provided with a full itinerary of meeting times, what’s included in the trip and what to bring/wear on the day.

Throughout the year we offer one trip a week on a Saturday. During the summer we offer two trips every weekend (one on Saturday and one on Sunday) to cater for the busier period. This summer we are introducing new loyalty cards which mean that if you are a regular ‘Daytripper’ you can get a free trip during this time! We have a maximum number on our coach trips during the summer so students need to sign up on our online system to make sure they get a place! Our summer trip calendar now includes a choice of 14 different trips from historical cities like York and Chester to active adventures like climbing centres and countryside walking tours. We also offer trips to attractions such as football stadium tours and theme parks. Our prices range from £12 - £55 with an average of £24. Finally, we also offer group weekends away to Scotland or London when students or groups book in advance.

Check out some of our student feedback from the last year:

Beautiful places with interesting information about Chester and Conwy.”

“The trip to York and the Sefton coast was great.”

“Thank you for providing the social programme every weekend. The trip to the Lake District was great and we had great guides too.”

“The Liverpool Experience Trip was also brilliant and much better than I expected.”

“I really enjoyed the Liverpool experience trip. It also helped me to meet new people and form groups of friends.”

“The weekend trips were absolutely amazing. It’s a good opportunity to see more than just the city centre of Liverpool. There are such beautiful places in England which you must see.”

“Good trips and varied too; there are some beautiful places.”

“There were a lot of places for us to go to; people at LILA take time for us at the weekend.”

“The trips were interesting and allowed me to learn something about the UK’s history and culture.”

“The trips were really cool because we went to places like York, Chester, Conwy, Alton Towers and so it was a really easy way to see the UK which is really beautiful.”

“I loved the trip to Wales.”

For photos of the trips please see the ‘Daytripper Liverpool’ Facebook page

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