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Welcome to the most thrilling classroom in the UK...

Overview

Who said school can't be jam-packed with thrills? Not us!

When students are enjoying a lesson it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at THORPE PARK Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences.

Working in collaboration with practicing teachers and educational advisers, we have created a programme of events and activities for pupils and students of Key Stages 3 through to 5, with just the right mix of learning and thrills.

To book or for more information call our education team on
0871 282 5126.

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.


Testimonials

We strive to provide a stimulating and thrilling learning environment for all our school visitors.

But don't just take our word for it, here’s just some of the great feedback we have received from teachers...

This is the 4th year we have visited and it is superb. Friendly, engaging, honest and interesting. Thank you very much.

Park House School

Superb – our pupils have never been so focussed!

Archers Court School

The workshop and rides are all appropriate to our students' needs.

Cox green School

It was good value for money and workshops were very relevant to the lessons we have been teaching.

Denefield School

Workshops


Interactive Student Pack

THORPE PARK Resort is the perfect case study to inspire your students and bring the national curriculum to life. We offer 45 minute workshops on a range of subjects from Maths and ICT through to Science and Geography all curriculum linked and delivered by our expert Education Facilitator.

Check out all the info for our fantastic workshops below. To book or for any more details please call 0871 282 5126.

You can find accompanying downloads on the Resources tab.

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

Complaint Handling

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

An inside peek at the efforts that THORPE PARK goes to ensure we are ‘Delivering memorable experiences’ and satisfying our Guests.

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Design & Technology

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

Explores everything from ride design to operations at the park.

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Geography and the Environment

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

Students consider location and the theme park's impact on area and environment.

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Guest Care

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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Health and Safety

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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Human Resources

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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Marketing & Promotion

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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Maths

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

THORPE PARK are delighted to present this exciting new resource, packed with content for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Maths students!

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The Science of Rollercoasters

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

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THORPE PARK as a Business

From £12.00 per pupil (including entry)

This subject area offers students an insight into how THORPE PARK operates as a business.

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Testimonials

The workshops always tailor to our needs. We have always had positive feedback from students.

Langley Park School for Girls

The students liked the rides and the workshop is relevant to the curriculum needs.

Alperton Community School

Events

Keep checking back for the latest news on special events for Schools.

Outreach Programme

The Park may now be closed but that doesn’t mean the thrilling learning has to stop! Jack Du Pille (Education Facilitator at THORPE PARK Resort) can bring our 13 curriculum linked workshops to your school with our Outreach Programme, designed to inspire your students in the classroom using THORPE PARK Resort as the ultimate case study.

The outreach programme is available to schools and colleges within 50 miles of THORPE PARK Resort.

Cost

  • Full Day - £100 (Plus travel expenses)
  • Half Day - £60 (Plus travel expenses)

Travel Expenses

  • 0-25 miles from THORPE PARK Resort - £20
  • 26-50 miles from THORPE PARK Resort - £40

Dates

Term time weekdays between:

  • 5th November – 14th Dec 2012
  • 7th January – 1st March 2013

For more information on the Outreach Programme email Jack Du Pille at thorpeparkschools@merlinentertainments.biz or to book call 0871 282 5126.

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

Testimonials

I’ll be returning next year with another group and also with my family.

Harlow College

We plan to visit again in September with new students as the workshop will introduce the customer service unit well.

Holy Trinity School

Resources

To make your school trip really work for you and your class, we’ve provided some fantastic resources for use before, during and after your trip. These are designed to help teachers plan and ensure the students get as much value from their educational trip to THORPE PARK Resort as possible.

Check out our:

Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14)

  • Design Technology in Action - Mechanisms (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - On Park Materials
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Planning (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Posters 1
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Posters 2
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Structure (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Systems (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Teachers Notes
     
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  • Geography in Action - On Park Materials
    Download and print.
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  • Geography in Action - Posters
    Download and print.
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  • Geography in Action - Pupils Sheets
    Download and print.
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  • Geography in Action - Reference Sheets
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  • Geography in Action - Teachers Notes
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  • Handling Data - Teachers Notes
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  • Handling Data (KS3)
    Download and print.
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  • Handling Date (KS4)
    Download and print.
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  • Maths - Introduction
    Download and print.
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  • Speed, Distance and Time - Teachers Notes
    Download and print.
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  • Speed, Distance and Time (KS3)
    Download and print.
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  • Speed, Distance and Time (KS4)
    Download and print.
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Key Stage 4 (Ages 14-16)

  • Design Technology in Action - Mechanisms (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - On Park Materials
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Planning (Pupils)
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Posters 1
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Posters 2
     
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  • Design Technology in Action - Structure (Pupils)
     
    Download
  • Design Technology in Action - Systems (Pupils)
     
    Download
  • Design Technology in Action - Teachers Notes
     
    Download
  • Geography in Action - On Park Materials
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Geography in Action - Posters
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Geography in Action - Pupils Sheets
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Geography in Action - Reference Sheets
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Geography in Action - Teachers Notes
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Handling Data - Teachers Notes
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Handling Data (KS3)
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Handling Date (KS4)
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Maths - Introduction
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Speed, Distance and Time - Teachers Notes
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Speed, Distance and Time (KS3)
    Download and print.
    Download
  • Speed, Distance and Time (KS4)
    Download and print.
    Download

Planning

Interactive Student Pack

Planning a school trip to THORPE PARK Resort couldn’t be simpler, after all – we do all the hard work for you!

  • Free teacher tickets
    1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked
  • Free Information sheet
    Important details for the day such as meeting points, nearest first aid centres etc to download, print and distribute to your students. Download the information sheet.
  • Free planning tickets
    Upon making your booking we’ll happily send you two complimentary tickets for a ‘planning trip’ before the actual visit date.
  • Free risk assessment
    To make your visit as safe and as rewarding as possible we’ve put together a comprehensive risk assessment, so you don’t have to!
  • Free resources
    For use before, during and after your trip. Download the free resources here.

To book or for more information call our education team on 0871 282 5126.

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

If you would like further information about any of our workshops or to discuss the specific content of your visit please email thorpeparkschools@merlinentertainments.biz Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings by email.

FAQs

If you can’t find what you need on this site, we are more than happy to answer any queries you have. Please email them to us at thorpeparkschools@merlinentertainments.biz.

Q. How do I book a school trip?
A. Call 0871 282 5126

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

Q. How much do workshops cost, and are they curriculum linked?
A. Yes, all workshops are curriculum linked and cost additional £1.50 per student.

Q. Can I tailor a talk to suit the lessons I am currently teaching?
A. Yes, to discuss requirements for your workshop you can contact thorpeparkschools@merlinentertainments.biz or call Jack Du Pille - Education Facilitator on 01932 577106.

Q. Do you offer educational resources?
A. Yes, we offer a range of resources to support the workshops on offer at THORPE PARK Resort and can be used before, during and after your trip. The resources are free. Download our Student Pack.

Q. Do you have a risk assessment?
A. Yes click here to download.

Q. What are the medical provisions on-site?
A. We have a fully manned medical centre located in the lower level of Atlantis.

Q. How do I report lost property?
A. Any item lost on the day report or Guest Services, or after your visit contact guest services on 01932 577123.

Q. What are the height restrictions for the rides?
A. Each ride has its own height restrictions ranging from 0.9m to 1.4m minimum.

Q. Are there lockers available for students to place their belongings?
A. Yes, these can be located in the lower level of Atlantis. Lockers cost £1 and are non-refundable.

Q. I have paid for my booking, how can I request my two free planning tickets?
A. Email Sam Notley at sam.notley@merlinentertainments.biz providing your booking reference number and your intended date of visit and Sam will make the necessary arrangements.

Q. Do you have any information or case studies about THORPE PARK Resort that can be used by my students?
A. Yes, you can download our free Student Pack here (PDF, 13Mb)..


Booking

Book your School Trip

Prices and talk availability vary depending on when you visit.
To make a booking, follow the three simple steps below.

Key

Closed
Super Saver - Standard talk availability
Off peak - Standard talk availability
Off Peak - Business of Leisure talk availability
Off peak - No talk availability
Peak - Standard talk availability
Peak - No talk availability
Holiday rates - No talk availability
Super peak - Standard talk availability

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2. Check prices

Schools Prices
Ticket Type Student Price
Super Saver £10.50
Off peak £13.50
Peak £19.50
Super peak £19.95
Holiday rate £21.00
School Teacher Prices
Ticket Type Teacher Price
1 teacher per 10 pupils FREE
Additional teacher Peak £24.50
Additional teacher Off-peak £24.00

3. Booking

If you'd like to book over the phone or enquire about talks or events, please call us on 0871 282 5126.

Bookings can be made a minimum of 5 days in advance of your visit.

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras.

Once your payment has been made you can request 2 planning tickets by emailing sam.notley@merlinentertainments.biz

Workshops are available on weekdays during term time. Prices can be seen in the table below. Workshops and Events can only be booked over the phone.

Please use your school address during the booking process.

 

Educational Talks and Events Prices

Talks Prices
Ticket Type Price
Educational talk £1.50 per pupil
Business of Leisure Educational Talk (Sept) £2.25 per pupil
School Visits
Visit Type Price
1/2 day visit to your school £60.00
Full day visit to your school £100.00
Off-site expenses 0 to 25 miles from THORPE PARK* £20.00
Off-site expenses 26 to 50 miles from THORPE PARK* £40.00

* All off-site visits to be arranged directly with Jack Du Pille at thorpeparkschools@merlinentertainments.biz


An excellent workshop and demonstration which really appealed to our pupils. It gets better each time we come.

Tormead School

Many thanks – a really worthwhile day.

Lord Williams' School


We are always looking for ways to improve the educational experience for schools visiting THORPE PARK Resort.

Please let us know your feedback and suggestions by emailing us at THORPEPARKschools@merlinentertainments.biz.


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