Manchester Theme Park School Trips & Tours

Exciting things have been happening in Manchester over recent years, this vibrant city offers lots to see and do. You can spend a day exploring the exciting visits of Manchester including Old Trafford before spending a fun packed day at the thrilling Alton Towers Resort Theme Park, only a couple of hours drive from the city.

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Visit MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) Manchester Theatre Performance
2 Alton Towers (seasonal opening April-October) Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Visit MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
Evening Manchester Theatre Performance
Morning Alton Towers (seasonal opening April-October)
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

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On-tour support

On tour support available includes...


Top visits

Alton Towers Resort

New for 2018 - Wicker Man at Alton Towers Resort
The World’s First Rollercoaster Experience Fusing Wood with Fire!


Wicker Man is a multisensory rite of passage guaranteed to get your heart pumping and senses tingling! Join the chosen ones on the world’s most immersive rollercoaster experience to date, unifying cutting edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time! !  The Resort is home to an awesome choice of world first rollercoasters – enjoy G-forces greater than a space shuttle on the legendary Nemesis, brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop, ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita – hold on tight! Younger guests will love exploring favourites at CBeebies Land including Postman Pat Parcel Post, Mr. Bloom’s Allotment, Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory and the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride.  Plus, with some of CBeebies’ most popular characters to meet, it’s the perfect place for children to learn, play and inspire their imaginations.  With over 50 rides and attractions, Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s number 1 theme park. 

 

Educational Talks 

With a wide range of educational talks available from KS2 to KS5. The educational talks are approximately 45 minutes in duration, with time available at the end for questions. There are free resources available to download online which can be used to enhance your class visit. With 18 talks to choose from, subjects include; Mathematics for KS2 and KS3, Geography, History, Travel and Tourism, Business Studies, Design and Technology, The Science of Rollercoasters, ICT, Customer Service, Road Safety for KS1 and KS2 and Science and Citizenship: Snacks, Shelter and Safety for KS1 and KS2. ‘New for 2018 at the Alton Towers Resort, an interactive workshop exploring the amazing wooden construction of our new rollercoaster experience, ‘Wicker Man’, and an immersive talk on the psychology of a ride experience unlike any other.

Old Trafford Stadium

Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United players! From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand to the atmosphere of the players’ dressing room, you can follow the footsteps of so many legendary reds!

The Lowry

Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry brings together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. The Lowry offers school groups the best in entertainment and education in the arts.

The Trafford Centre

Situated just five miles outside of Manchester city centre, here groups can enjoy a vast range of stores along three miles of granite and marble boulevards! There are many restaurants and places to eat plus the Trafford Centre is also home to the Odeon 20 screen cinema - one of the largest in the UK.


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


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