5 theme parks and fun days out for schools

Date Posted: 31/07/2018

We focus on school trips, from Drayton Manor Park to Zip World, that are guaranteed to give your students a fun day out.

1. BeWILDerwood 

A day out at BeWILDerwood in Norfolk offers an exciting place for children to run wild, plus a mass of learning opportunities. The park is based on the book, A Boggle at BeWILDerwood, and has a whole range of Literacy and Performing Arts activities including interactive storytelling. There are also den-building opportunities where Maths and Physics can be applied, or map-reading tasks to support Geography. BeWILDerwood also offers hire of the Boggle Banquet Hall as an informal learning space.

Treehoppers

Pictured: Treetop Nets at Zip World.

2. Zip World and Bounce Below

Nestled in the spectacular Conwy Valley, Zip World Fforest offers an inspiring woodland setting for children to take on an adventure. Participants can bounce and explore on the Treetop Nets; and tackle the aerial obstacles and zip wires on Zip Safari or Tree Hoppers course. Additionally, take on Bounce Below where students enter a network of enormous caverns hidden underground. This was a working slate mine over 200 years ago and is now brought back to life as a subterranean playground. 

3. Drayton Manor Park

Situated in the heart of the Midlands, Drayton Manor Park has over 100 rides and attractions to discover. The theme park also offers several interactive and hands-on workshops designed for younger children that are tailored to the National Curriculum, with learning points interspersed with fun activities and discussions. The Key Stage One workshops include Animal Encounter, where children can meet and interact with animals, learn fun facts about them and handle biological artefacts too.

4. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

With rides, attractions and live shows for students to experience, there’s plenty to encounter on a school trip to LEGOLAND® by way of workshops and experiences. The LEGO® Education Academy Certified team hosts 12 different learning sessions which support the National Curriculum, covering STEM, English, Geography and History. New for 2018 is the LEGO® Time Traveller workshop, available to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. This workshop ties in to History and explores ancient civilisations from the Stone Age to Roman Britain.

Europa Park

Pictured: Europa-Park.

5. Europa-Park

Europa-Park, said to be Germany's largest theme park, is a great out-of-school learning location for school children where pupils can enjoy rides in lots of different zones. Across 95 hectares, school groups to the 15 European themed areas will experience diverse zones of European culture, with their traditional architecture, vegetation, food and botany. Additionally, there are the knowledge quizzes, which cover different topics and challenge students during their visit.

Need advice on planning a safe school trip? Read our article here.

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