London Theme Park School Trips & Tours
An exciting London tour offers students the opportunity to cover many aspects of their curriculum in a short space of time. Within easy reach to Ireland, London’s Thorpe Park welcome’s groups to the most thrilling classroom in what is a school theme park trip to remember!
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from Ireland. Guided tour of London||Natural History Museum. Science Museum||Thames River Cruise|
|2||Full day visit to Thorpe Park (seasonal opening April-October)||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland. Guided tour of London|
|Afternoon||Natural History Museum. Science Museum|
|Evening||Thames River Cruise|
|Morning||Full day visit to Thorpe Park (seasonal opening April-October)|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
Highlights of London Blue Badge Guided Tour
See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Coca-Cola London Eye
Standing tall on the south bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The Coca-Cola London Eye.
Because we’re right in the heart of the city, you get closer views of London’s most spectacular landmarks from Big Ben to The Houses of Parliament and even Windsor Castle on a clear day! Go one better than looking at the iconic skyline, move through it.
West End Shows
A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked!
There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.
The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the excellent Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures, including David Beckham, Lady Gaga, the Queen and many, many more. So, who do you want to meet?
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The figures appear in authentic walk-in sets inspired by key scenes from the movies. Dynamic special effects add to the immersion, as you can step right into, and star in, some of the most iconic moments in film history.
Thames River Cruise
Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.
ZSL London Zoo
Spend time with over 750 species at London Zoo. A children’s zoo was launched in 2009. Immerse pupils in the sights, sounds and experiences of life in the animal kingdom. Resources and programmes in place for KS2/P4-7 studies.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort
NEW for 2018, Tiger Rock, an exhilarating log flume in NEW Land of the Tiger. Get a unique view of our majestic Amur Tigers, before descending a misty waterfall drop, right through the centre of a giant tiger's head carved into the imposing rock.
With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1,000 animals, Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers a world of excitement for children of all ages to enjoy.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort Venture out of the classroom and let your intrepid explorers loose in the wildest lessons of their lives at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Working with practicing teachers and educational advisers, we have created a programme of curriculum relevant workshops and events for pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 5! We have some roarsome new arrivals to Chessington for 2018 - 4 endangered Tigers and our brand new Land of the Tiger! In our new interactive workshop Tigerrific Conservation*, which can be tailored for KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5, pupils will ‘learn their stripes’ by discovering all there is to know about the endangered Tigers.
THORPE PARK Resort
Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.
THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including STEM subjects, Business Studies, Psychology, Marketing, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters.
You can download THORPE PARK's educational resources to enhance your pupils’ experience.
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Visit LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate world of LEGO ® adventure! With over 55 rides, fantastic live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland, the LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort is a destination that is not to be missed!
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ideal destination for families with children aged 2-12, with over 55 interactive rides, live shows and attractions all set over 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Step into Heartlake City world of the LEGO® Friends, soar through the air on the Dragon rollercoaster, make a splash in DUPLO® Valley, discover a world of awesome sea creatures on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or earn your very first driving licence in the LEGO City Driving School. Awesome awaits at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.
Cross-Curricular Workshop LEGOLAND® is the perfect place for teachers, carers and children to experience a fun and engaging school trip! We offer hands on workshops hosted by our trained educational staff which cover the core STEM principals. All of our workshops are fully adaptable to age and student’s needs, plus they utilise the world’s finest educational play materials: LEGO bricks! 2018 marked 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks including MINILAND USA and LEGO Reef!
LEGOLAND ® offers two educational workshops covering Computing & Computer Science for KS3 pupils. LEGO ® Robotics and LEGO ® Computer Design and Control, teach pupils about algorithms, Boolean, sequences and inputs & outputs through building and debugging programmes.
LEGO, the LEGO logo and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.
- West End Show
- London Eye
- River Cruise
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
- You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
- School travel company of choice since 1996
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.