Financial Support

We all know the benefits an educational visit can bring, but we also know that rising travel costs and tighter budgets are making these visits more unattainable. Therefore, please see the options below that may help to reduce the cost of your educational visit to the Botanical Gardens.


NAEE Bursary

NAEE is an independent charitable organisation that supports and promotes teaching and learning about the environment in the formal education sector at all ages.

NAEE’s Hugh Kenrick Days offer schools in the West Midlands the chance to apply for financial support to take pupils out to environmental outdoor centres. Visits are designed to link with the development of environmental work across the curriculum.

Please see the following link for further information: apply for a school bursary


Hyundai’s Great British School Trip


Hyundai have launched the Great British School Trip.

Offering young people who need support the most with bursaries and free access to hundreds of incredible trip experiences across the UK.

Please see this link for further information.



Outdoor Essentials Grant

The Outdoor Essentials Grant is a £500 award to UK state-funded primary and secondary schools, from The Ernest Cook Trust, to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors.

Please click here for further information.


National Express Class Pass

National Express have designed their Class Pass, where up to 30 children and 6 adults can travel unlimited all day for only £66.

Please click here for further information.


Community Transport

Hire minibuses, with or without driver, for a fraction of the cost of a private coach.

Please visit or call 0845 209 0191 for further information.


Coach Hire Comparison

Coach Hire Comparison puts you in direct contact with coach and minibus hire suppliers. The suppliers provide you with detailed quotations for you to compare, before you make any decisions about which supplier (if any) best meets your needs. You then deal directly with the supplier of your choice.

Please click here to be redirected to their website.




Please note that Birmingham Botanical Gardens are not directly affiliated with these charities/companies and this page is only provided here for your information (with their permission). We cannot be held accountable for any aspect of any dealing you may have with them.