Theme Park Trips & Tours

A trip to a theme park offers students an exciting opportunity and is a great option for transition year or end of year celebrations, or to reward your class. 

Spend the day at your leisure, or add on an educational workshop to cover many aspects of their curriculum in a short space of time. Groups can also take advantage of the wide range of FREE workshops, Q&A sessions and resources on offer that can be linked to your curriculum.

Here are just a few of our most popular theme parks. Contact NST today to enquire about other theme parks and water parks in your chosen destination.

Learn more about our Theme Park school trip destinations

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona, a modern and dynamic city, is steeped in history, tradition and cultural influences, with a strong sense of art and architecture and offers a selection of exciting theme parks to choose from.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Barcelona here

Brussels

Brussels

There are a vast number of seaside towns along the Belgian Coast, all with sandy beaches, cafés, restaurants and shops, ideal for introducing groups to another culture whilst experiencing the thrills of range of theme parks.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Brussels here

Dutch Coast

Dutch Coast

Add to an exciting trip to Amsterdam, famous for its canals, Van Gogh and the Dutch Coast's long sandy beaches with a visit to one of the regions fantastic theme parks. De Eftling’s theme park is a huge attraction for visitors of all ages or take on the wildest rollercoasters at Walibi Holland.

Learn more about our theme park trips to the Dutch Coast here

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

The largest and most spectacular of the Italian lakes and home to a number of lively lakeside towns and villages alongside a great selection of theme parks. Lake Garda is an ideal base to take in Venice, Padua, Verona and Milan.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Lake Garda here

London

London

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.

Learn more about our theme park trips to London here

Madrid

Madrid

Madrid combines a modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of centuries of fascinating history. Explore this vibrant city and let off some steam with a magical and fun-packed visit to the regions theme parks.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Madrid here

Manchester

Manchester

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.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Manchester here

Paris

Paris

Paris is home to two of Europe’s most popular theme parks; Disneyland® Paris and Parc Astérix. Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park are jam-packed with rides, shows and attractions, all of which provide a great environment for your students to work together, bond as a class and challenge their personal boundaries. Parc Asterix incorporates rides and themes from ancient cultures, and offers live shows and entertainment too.

Learn more about our theme park trips to Paris here

Rome

Rome

Combining its classical heritage with the trappings of a modern city, Rome is in ideal city for a group! Travel between April and September to take an exciting trip to Rainbow Magicland to experience some of the most thrilling rides and attractions!

Learn more about our theme park trips to Rome here


Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first theme park school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly 
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings 
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 

 

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school 
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip 

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visit

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 

 

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Speak to one of our school travel experts

Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too!

So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.

Why choose NST...

Here's why hundreds of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated theme park tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters to support in-school promotion.

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

 

  • More than 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded & licensed:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation

 

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

Package Travel Regulations 2018

Don't forget - if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

For groups travelling from Northern Ireland... the Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.

Learn more here