Theme & Leisure Parks

Sleepover at Gulliver's Land

School sleepovers on offer at Gulliver’s new Valley Resort


Gulliver’s Valley Resort is due to open this spring, with the team now taking bookings for school sleepovers at the new theme park based in south Yorkshire.

Puy du Fou

Schools can see new historical show at popular French amusement park


Puy du Fou, the second most-visited amusement park in France, has revealed a new show for 2020. 

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: Bringing learning to life outside the classroom

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A school trip to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students, creating countless ‘wow’ moments throughout your visit.

Paultons Park

Paultons Park will mark British Science Week with day of learning experiences


Science in the Park is taking place on Friday 6th March 2020, during British Science Week.

Tornado Springs at Paultons Park

Win a school trip to the new Tornado Springs themed world at Paultons Park


School groups will be welcome at the new Tornado Springs, a themed American 1950s town, due to open in May 2020 - with free tickets up for grabs.

Parc Asterix

Parc Astérix marks 30th anniversary with new openings


The French theme park is celebrating three decades since opening by launching a new attraction.


New rides and accommodation at PortAventura World in Spain


The theme park, located in Catalonia, Spain has a number of new attractions for its 2019 season including a Sesame Street® inspired ride. 

LEGO workshop

A world of excitement awaits at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

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‘Engaging’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘fantastic’: just three of the words teachers have used to describe their school trip experiences at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.


5 theme park adventures for school groups


With the UK boasting plenty of theme parks and attractions, schools are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a thrilling educational school trip.


Alton Towers to open dungeons with coinciding school session


The theme park in Staffordshire has revealed that it will be opening a new attraction – its dungeons – and with it an educational History session for schools.

Chessington World of Adventures School Trips

What’s new for educational trips in 2019


Every year brings with it a new selection of workshops, learning spaces and sites suitable for students.

Children playing on laptop

The IT Crowd


After Generation X and Y comes Generation I-pad. Here are a few of the best ICT-related trips to inspire the digitally-minded.

Puy du Fou

Popular French theme park adds to its History themed offering


A new immersive production, upgraded park entrances and an investment of €28.5m are amongst the key initiatives for 2019, announced by Puy du Fou. 

Clip 'n Climb Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park encourages activeness with new climbing attraction


Wicksteed Park in Kettering is launching a new climbing venue


5 ways to take computing outside the classroom


We look at five school trip ideas to teach children about computers, technology, and cyber safety.

School trip to Shrek’s Adventure! London

Step into story construction: DreamWorks Tours


A fully interactive environment for inspiring pupils’ active imaginations, Shrek’s Adventure! London brings storytelling to life

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KidZania launches educational solar system gaming activity


KidZania London will be launching a new Starlink Space Station gaming activity in partnership with technology company, Ubisoft, to help teach children in Key Stages 2 and 3 all about the solar system and space.

Legoland Windsor

LEGOLAND to launch new workshops and back to school offer


LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will present two Key Stage 2 to 3 workshops, tying in with Science, Geography and Design in the new year.


5 theme parks and fun days out for schools


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

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo to offer free visits to hundreds of schools


Chester Zoo will provide free entry to 35,000 school children later this year, as part of a campaign to inspire a new wave of conservationists.

The Real Mary Kings Close

8 fun days out for Key Stage 1 and 2


We round up some day trip attractions that are guaranteed to give your students a fun day out.

KidZania London

KidZania events announced for the next school year, plus early booking discounts


Those planning ahead to September can take advantage of KidZania’s offering, with details of its upcoming events already announced.


Kidzania launches new library career activity


The ‘indoor city run by kids’ Kidzania in London has launched several new activities including a library and a deli food activity.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

10 school trip ideas: whatever the weather


With such an unpredictable climate in the UK, it can sometimes be tricky to come up with venues that are suitable for all conditions. Here are some ideas for school visits, come rain or come shine.


Q&A with LEGOLAND Windsor Resort


STO talks to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort’s schools executive, Jamie Lawrence about what’s new and on offer for schools visiting the park this year.

Wicker Man

Wicker Man ride opens at Alton Towers Resort


The ride, based on the film by the same name, has now opened at the Staffordshire theme park.

Autism Awareness Week

Five autism-friendly school trip ideas


To mark Autism Awareness Week, we’ve rounded up some attractions which cater for children with autism to make your next trip inclusive for all.

Legoland Windsor

Newest LEGOLAND® Windsor attractions open to visitors


Three new features, each linked to various curriculum subjects, have opened at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

Wild Learning Centre

Learning centre and zoo ‘walkshops’ new for Chessington


Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey will open a new Wild Learning Centre this year, where pupils can experience hands-on activities supporting the national curriculum.

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

Merlin reveals new features at attractions in Manchester


Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of two new features to launch at Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, this year.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park reveals more details of 2018 workshops


Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire will be launching seven new school workshops, suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 and covering a range of topics in the New Year.

Paultons Family Theme Park

School trips 2018: what’s new?


2018 will see a range of new workshops, learning spaces and educational events open up to schools. The launches span the age groups and subjects range from Maths to English. Here’s a round-up of all the new things you can expect from the field of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) next year.


New Geography curriculum links given the green light at LEGOLAND


In 2018 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be opening its doors to both expanded and new attractions, which will feature iconic landmarks made of LEGO and tie in with the Geography curriculum.


What’s new for schools at LEGOLAND in 2018


A Time Traveller workshop and a new way of reserving trips are some of the highlights at LEGOLAND in 2018.

Theo Paphitis

KidZania Challenge to put enterprise on the school agenda


Following the launch this weekend of the UK’s first entrepreneur festival for children held at KidZania, the attraction is inviting children to take part in a new KidZania Challenge, for Global Entrepreneur Week.

Adventure Wonderland educational show

Adventure Wonderland offers new workshops for 2018


The theme park, Adventure Wonderland, near Bournemouth will be introducing two new workshops to its educational programme next year.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park to launch new workshops in 2018


Paultons Family Theme Park, in Hampshire, will be introducing new wildlife themed workshops suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils come 2018.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor introduces new Key Stage 2 workshop


Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth is introducing a new workshop for visiting schools, which ties in with Science.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Autumn career events for schools at Chessington


Chessington World of Adventures in Chessington will start the academic year with a selection of career events for schools.

Alton Towers

10 of the Best Cross Curricular Trips


One trip, multiple subjects; where to go for a truly cross-curricular educational experience, from theme parks to museums.

Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor reveals details of 2018 school workshop


Legoland Windsor has announced details of its newest school workshop which is expected to be available from next year.

Treetop Trek

Manchester launches new Treetop Trek


A new treetop adventure park at Heaton Park, Manchester, is now complete and ready to open to the public.

Winter Wonderland

School discounts for Manchester Winter Wonderland


Manchester’s Christmas attraction, Winter Wonderland, will return again this year and will be offering special rates for schools.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Birmingham to welcome new Legoland Discovery Centre


Merlin Entertainments has announced that a new Legoland Discovery Centre will be constructed at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.

No school wants to imagine that a crisis could happen on their own school trip. Unfortunately, once every dark day, accidents – which are unpreventable as far as school staff are concerned – happen.

The 5 Ps and school trip crisis control


Ways in which schools can prepare themselves for a crisis, even if it means thinking about the unthinkable.

The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Workshops to coincide with new Gruffalo Ride at Chessington


Chessington World of Adventures has just launched a brand new Gruffalo themed ride, and there are corresponding workshops available.

In light of recent Pisa rankings that reveal the UK to be one of the worst countries for pupil happiness, STO picks out some curriculum-linked trips that will put a smile on students’ faces.

School trips and happiness


Is the UK really one of the worst countries for pupil happiness? Here are some trips that will put a smile on students’ faces.

Britain in the Blitz

History at Flambards; from the Victorians to the Blitz


From Britain in the Blitz to the Victorians, Flambards in Cornwall supports many areas of the History curriculum.

Ninjago at Legoland

New theme world set to open at Legoland


Legoland in Windsor has announced that it will be launching a brand new theme world called Ninjago.

Underwater Kingdom at Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine to open new Underwater Kingdom in 2017


A new theme world is expected to open at Blackgang Chine amusement park next Easter called Underwater Kingdom.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

New workshops mark Science Week at Chessington World of Adventures Resort


To celebrate Science Week, Chessington World of Adventures Resort will be providing special workshops for children.

Learning on a rollercoaster at Paultons Park


There used to be a time when a school visit to a theme park offered a day out on the rides with few educational benefits. Nowadays, however, a trip to a theme park such as Paultons Park in Hampshire can relate to subjects including Physics, Biology and Business Studies.

LEGOLAND educational workshops.

New education workshops at LEGOLAND®


LEGOLAND® has introduced a new set of workshops for 2016 focused on the National Curriculum topics of Art, Design and Technology, English and Science.

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Butlin’s launches learning adventures by the sea


Butlin’s has entered the educational market by offering tailor-made, residential beachside breaks to schools.