UK Theme Parks Primary School Trips & Tours

A primary school trip to a UK theme park provides a mix of fun and education in equal measure.

Our choice of theme parks offer a schools programme and a wide range of curriculum linked resources for use prior, during and after your primary school visit. Educational talks and workshops are also on offer, providing opportunities for learning across the curriculum. 

If you’re looking for a fun-packed primary school trip idea for activity week, a class reward for hard work or even to encourage team working skills, then a theme park school visit is a great option. Fire your pupils with excitement and enthusiasm as they learn about maths, science, conservation, business, ICT and design technology first hand. Facts, puzzles, challenges and interactive experiences make these primary school educational trips a most enjoyable way to learn. 

 

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. Blue Badge Guided tour by coach Thames River Cruise. Coca-Cola London Eye West End Show
2 Full day at Thorpe Park (seasonal opening) Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland. Blue Badge Guided tour by coach
Afternoon Thames River Cruise. Coca-Cola London Eye
Evening West End Show
Morning Full day at Thorpe Park (seasonal opening)
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

On-tour support includes...


Top visits - UK Theme Parks

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.

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. NEW FOR 2018, THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.

Educational Workshops 

THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including Marketing THORPE PARK Resort, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters. You’ll be able to download risk assessments for free and educational resources to lengthen your pupils’ experience. To assist with pre-visit planning, THORPE PARK Resort will provide two complimentary teacher tickets to the park once you have confirmed your booking.

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.

Curriculum-Linked Workshops 

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.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

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.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.

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 marks 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks including MINILAND USA and LEGO Reef!


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