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Thorpe Park Resort

School Trip Planning

Planning

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

  • Free Planning Tickets
    Once you have made payment for your visit, you can pick up two complimentary planning and preparation tickets to be used before the date of your visit. All you need is your booking reference and confirmation of payment.
  • 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!
  • Pre-Book School Lunches
    We have several catering options available. See our options here.
  • Lead-Teacher Checklist
    Download our lead-teacher checklist for all your essential information before  your visit here.

FAQs

For more information, click here to have a live web chat with the booking team.

BEFORE YOU VISIT

How do I book a school trip?

We recommend that you book online as it’s the fastest and cheapest way to book a trip. You can always email TPschools@thorpe-park.co.uk to ask questions about your trip. Alternatively, can book your trip provisionally online book your trip online

How many teachers can attend?

Schools can bring as many teachers as they need. We offer complimentary teacher places when booking – 1 per 10 paying secondary students, 1 per 5 paying primary students

What are the payment methods and if schools are paying by cheque where do they send it to?

School trips can be paid by invoice, BACs, credit/debit card and cheque. Cheques will take several days to clear so please ensure you leave plenty of time as tickets will not released until payment has cleared. Please make cheques payable to: THORPE PARK RESORT, PO BOX 170, CHESSINGTON, SURREY, KT9 9AF.

Please note – payment must be received at least 10 working days in advance of your visit to ensure it has cleared and your tickets can be released.

Where do I go if I need to pick up my schools tickets on the day of our visit?

All school ticket collection is via Island Ticket Centre – the Lead Teacher can use the exit to collect the group’s tickets.

How can I request my two free planning tickets?

You can request your two free planning tickets to be added to your booking, these will be available for collection from Island Ticket Centre once the booking has been paid.

Do you have home schooling rates?

We match our regular school prices for home school students. Proof of status will be required as with schools. Home school trips will need to be booked by calling the school booking and information line on +441932 577130*.  

We will be taking the train to visit THORPE PARK Resort. How do we travel from Staines Train Station to THORPE PARK Resort?

Sullivan Buses operate a regular service to and from Staines Train Station. They offer student travel for £2.70 return plus 1 free teacher for each 10 paying student tickets. For more information or to book in advance, contact Ashley Hutchins at Sullivan Buses ashley@sullivanbuses.co.uk

What are the height restrictions for the rides?

Each ride has its own height restrictions ranging from 0.9m to 1.4m minimum. To explore all our rides in advance, please click here

What are the medical provisions on-site with qualified staff?

We have a fully manned First Aid/Medical Centre located in the lower level of The Dome.

Are the rides and attractions inspected on a daily basis?

All rides undergo a rigorous testing schedule everyday by competent engineers in accordance with the manufacturers’ guidance. Rides also undergo a comprehensive winter check to ensure they are safe for the following season.

Do any of the rides have strobe lighting?

Yes, a few of the rides have strobe lighting for effect. This information can be found in the park maps and on the safety signage at the entrance to the rides.

Have you got any information about ride safety?

You can see our full ride safety guide here.

I want to make an amendment to my booking. How can I do this?

If you would like to make any amendments to your booking please click here.

DURING YOUR VISIT

Is there coach or minibus parking?

There is plenty of complimentary space for coaches and minibuses to park at the Resort. At peak times entrance to the Resort can become rather busy so early arrival is always advised.

Do coach and minibus drivers receive any benefits?

We offer coach and minibus complimentary admission to THORPE PARK Resort upon presentation of their daily job sheet. Drivers will also receive a 20% off voucher to use in THORPE PARK Resort restaurants.

How long can guests wait in the drop off/pick up area?

To reduce traffic build up we would ask our guests limit their waiting time to 30 minutes when picking up and collecting guests.

Are all students issued with a map when they arrive?

THORPE PARK Resort maps are available to all visitors when they enter the Resort, however we have limited physical maps and we advise all students and teachers to download our free THORPE PARK Resort app which has an interactive map and details of ride queue times.

Are there any meeting points at THORPE PARK Resort?

The Dome is already used heavily as a meeting place so please feel free to see our Resort map to find alternative meeting points.

Are lockers available for students to place their belongings?

Yes, these can be located in the lower level of the Dome. Lockers cost £2 and are non-refundable.

Could students be exposed to water whilst at THORPE PARK Resort?

Some rides do have a water element to them. These rides include Depth Charge, Tidal Wave, Storm Surge, Amity Beach and Rumba Rapids.

Is there a lunch room for schools to hire?

There are no lunch rooms available but there is a wide variety of food options on the Resort and exclusive offers for school customers. There are also several seating areas around the Resort which may be suitable but we do not reserve.

Is there a room that religious schools can use to pray?

Currently there is not a dedicated room although we will consider requests when the learning spaces are free. Please contact us at tpschools@thorpe-park.co.uk

Are there any shaded areas for the students attending during the summer months?

There are shaded areas throughout the Resort for students to use.

WORKSHOPS

How much do workshops cost, and are they curriculum linked?

Yes, all workshops are curriculum linked and costs start from £1.50 per student (in addition to a park ticket). For a full list of available workshops click here.

How many workshops are available per day?

Educational workshops are available Monday-Friday during school term time. Each day there are six workshop timeslots – 10.30, 11.30 & 12.30, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45

Can I tailor a talk to suit the lessons I am currently teaching?

Yes, workshops can be adapted if requested in advance of the school trip. To discuss requirements for your workshop please contact our Education Officer via email tpschools@thorpe-park.co.uk

Is there a limited number of students that can take part in an educational workshop?

We do limit the number of places in our educational talks to 70 students to enable maximum interaction and enjoyment. Although any group size is welcomed, we do have a minimum charge of 10 students per workshop.

Do you offer educational resources?

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 and can be downloaded here.

AFTER YOUR VISIT

How do I report lost property?

Any item lost on the day report to Guest Services, or following your visit contact Guest Services on 01932 577123

Is it possible to receive a copy of the workshop presentation?

Yes. Please contact us at tpschools@thorpe-park.co.uk and state which date and workshop you attended.