Region: Yorkshire and Humberside

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4TA

Contact: 0871 200 3221



Xscape have three fantastic indoor venues based in Castleford in Leeds, Milton Keynes and Braehead in Glasgow where a vast range of indoor activities are provided to inspire, stretch and develop any child. These range from soft play for nursery school children, to rock climbing, skiing, laser quest, high rope courses, bowling, skateparks, drop slides, cinema and soccer circus.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Boredom is not an option with an Xscape on your doorstep and our range of activities not only give confidence and aid self resilience but also help with team building within a group. Therefore our venues make great group bonding days as well as reward days.

Why not let your group enjoy the UK's largest indoor real snow piste, the highest indoor freestanding wall in Europe, a 15 metre aerial assault course, a 22-lane Bowlplex, adventure golf, interactive soccer, a state-of-the-art 12-screen multiplex ODEON cinema and laserzone.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We have a large range of value added packages for Schools, including discounted lessons and sessions, plus our popular school activity days incorporating a whole range of SNO!zone and Xscape activities! 

What size groups do they cater for?

We can cater for any size of group.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Guests are welcomed to take photos, videos and audio, but we request that a teacher signs a media waiver before any such recording takes place. These are available on the day of the visit from the Xscape Management Suite, or in advance on request.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Risk assessments are available on request from the Xscape Management Office. Bespoke risk assessments for your group are also available if required. (Special needs schools etc).

What are the contact details for their education officer?

The venue’s Marketing Manager is able to arrange educational talks/guided tours, and can be contacted as follows:

Milton Keynes: Steven Gordon-Wilson

Castleford: Dan Wharton

Braehead: Colin Reid

What does it cost?

All school packages are tailored per request, based on the number of children and which activities they wish to participate in. The schools booking service is operated by SNO!zone, and contactable on the following numbers:

Milton Keynes  0871 222 5670

Castleford 0871 222 5671

Braehead 0871 222 5672

Is specific clothing required?

For snowboarding and skiing groups need to Wrap up warm - it is REAL snow so you will need full length trousers, long sleeved jacket/top, base layers, socks and gloves. For tobogganing you will also need sturdy footwear (wellies are available to rent) and we recommend a change of clothes.

Airkix, the indoor skydiving tunnel, requires lace up trainers. All other specialist clothing is provided as part of the booking. (Milton Keynes Only).

Do you have first aid on site?

Each venue has a first aider on site.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

There is a café  within SNO!zone which provides fruit, snacks, biscuits, hot meals, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Costs range from £1 - £5. Throughout the Xscape centre there are numerous cafes, fast food chains and restaurants.

Are there disabled facilities?

All entrances have disabled access, and full provision is made for disabled children within all activities.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bowling Cinemas / Film Ice Skating Rink Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Leisure Centres Skiing & Snowboard Centres Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December