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!
  • School Bulk Buy Souvenirs
    Pre-order your school merchandise and souvenirs and receive an exclusive discount. To discuss your requirements, please contact the retail team direct retaildepartment@thorpe-park.co.uk
  • Pre-Book School Lunches
    We have several catering options available. See out 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:

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

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

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.

Tickets can be collected at the Island Ticket Centre.

Upon finalising and paying for your school booking, we will happily provide you with two complimentary tickets for a planning and research visit before your school visit date. Just bring your booking confirmation number and proof of payment to the Island Ticket Office to pick them up!

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 0871 282 5126*.  

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

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

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

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.

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.

You can see our full ride safety guide here.

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

 

DURING YOUR VISIT:

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

 

WORKSHOPS

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.

Educational workshops are available Monday-Friday during school term time. Each day there are six workshop timeslots – 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45

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

We do limit the number of places in our educational talks to 75 students to enable maximum interaction and enjoyment. Although any group size is welcomed, we do have a minimum charge of 10 students per workshop.

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

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

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

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