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

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Top visits - UK Theme Parks

Alton Towers Resort

Galactica is the world’s first rollercoaster with fully integrated virtual reality and will take you on a tour like no other. Providing unrivalled access to the wonders of space, Galactica will send you soaring through another dimension. Based on the Air coaster, Galactica is a completely immersive ride that will feature virtual reality headsets of each seat on the rollercoaster. Through their own personal VR experience and cutting edge technology, guests will fly beyond the stars, banking through wormholes in an experience that fully integrates with the thrilling twists, turns and drops of the ride. As the launch vehicle blasts through an advanced space travel portal to explore the beyond, guests will witness the birth of a new star as they discover the limitless expanse of the universe.

With over 50 rides and attractions, Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s number 1 theme park. Visit Alton Towers Resort and experience the next frontier of space on Galactica.

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.


Get on board a world’s first, erren Brown’s Ghost Train at THORPE PARK Resort. 

Crafted by the master of mind control, Derren Brown, this one-of-a-kind 10-15 minute theme park experience will be the world’s only fully immersive attraction designed to manipulate the human mind.  At the heart of the island you discover a disused warehouse.  As you enter a seemingly innocent Victorian train carriage, it soon becomes clear as sights and sounds fill your senses, that you will come face-to-face with what lies at the end of the line.

Prepare to derail your mind on a ghost train re-invented for the 21st century that will leave you questioning where perception ends and reality begins.

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

Join us at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2016 for our wildest year ever with exciting new attractions and brand new events as we launch the year of Roar and Explore.  With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo with over 1000 animals and SEA LIFE centre, plus daily live shows and seasonal events, Chessington offers a world of fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy.

Curriculum-Linked Workshops 
Head to Chessington and choose one of our exciting curriculum- relevant workshops including the new ‘Penguin Science’ session where participants take an in-depth look into the life of a penguin. With over 15 different topics aimed at KS1 to KS4 and covering topics from adaptations and conservation to marketing and business, there is something for everyone. All workshops can be fully tailored to fit any specific needs or objectives and are supported by downloadable resources - the most popular of which is the Zoo Quest booklet which is packed full of animal facts, interactive puzzles and challenges. Detailed risk assessments, printable permission slips and free teacher planning tickets are also available to make your trip as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

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. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

Cross-Curricular Workshop 
You can choose from a range of hands-on workshops specifically designed to help launch and support classroom topics in an unforgettable way. It’s the perfect introduction to the exciting world of maths, science and ICT in a fun and safe environment. The LEGO© Atlantis Submarine Voyage workshop – Understanding Underwater – provides cross-curricular links to science and design & technology, a hands-on active science experience that can only be found at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.


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