Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Ower, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL

Contact: 023 808 14442

Website: http://www.paultonspark.co.uk

Description

Home to 60 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. For those looking for a learning experience; take a workshop within the amazing and immersive Professor Blast’s Learning Lab – the UK’s most unique classroom. Paultons offers park-led workshops from Reception age to University level.

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

Whether you are bringing your class for a reward trip, focussed learning day or a mixture of the both, Paultons Park is the ideal venue. Paultons is home to over 60 rides, attractions and animals, set in 140 acres of beautiful gardens.

Enjoy a workshop in Professor Blast’s Learning Lab. This highly themed immersive classroom ‘attraction’ will capture student’s imagination and provide a stunning setting for a curriculum-based session. Hands-on learning is encouraged in our ‘Science Explorer’ activity, where the physics behind the rides comes to life through a series of interactive exhibits.

Other workshops in the lab include ICT – Ride Control where students programme their very own K’NEX SkySwinger using a laptop and Flow Go control box. Out of the Lab, we run a popular half-day workshop called “Forces and Materials” where students are led on a tour of the park to discover (and experience) a range of forces for themselves. Our animals are also very special to us, and a range of workshops looking at habitats and adaptation is also offered – some of which take place in Professor Blast’s Learning Lab.

For older students we run series of focussed presentations including customer service, marketing and ICT. All presentations are supported by student booklets and a CD containing resources.

Paultons Park Education Department is a LOTC Quality Badge Holder and is led by a qualified teacher. We will support schools through the planning and risk assessment process and are able to offer advice on all aspects of the trip. Paultons is also able to offer bespoke workshops to support any area of the curriculum


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Educational visits at Paultons Park can be tailored to meet the requirements of each school. Typically, park-led groups are met by our teaching staff at an allotted time and location. Most workshops are supported by stimulating worksheets which can either be completed during the workshop, or back in school as a follow up. Our workshops are run by experienced staff who are able to adapt their teaching style to suit the needs of learners.

We run a fabulous mix of workshops, all based around the National Curriculum. Professor Blast’s Laboratory is a stunning venue for a session based on physics, animals or ICT.

For older students, we run a range or presentations – great for business or tourism courses. These range from customer service, marketing to a general Paultons overview and case study of Peppa Pig World.

For more details on our workshops – please speak to our Education Officer either by email education@paultons.co.uk or by telephoning 023 8081 4442. Remember, we can tailor your program to suit your own learning objectives!


Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

School visit’s preview video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx4_pFJhgJ0


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

http://www.Twitter.com/realproblast

http://www.facebook.com/paultonspark

This venue has the following accreditation:

We hold the LOTC Quality Badge

What size groups do they cater for?

We cater for any group size – but require at least 15 paying students to access our special education rates.


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

All of our workshops link to the National Curriculum. They were designed by teachers, and learning objectives / curriculum links are available on our website.

Copies of all materials are available to teachers on request. Our education pack contains all necessary information including risk assessments.

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

We actively encourage children to take photos, videos and audios as a reminder of their day.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Paultons welcomes teachers to visit the park for a guided risk assessment walk, accompanied by our Groups and Education Officer. Risk assessments are provided along with park maps and accessibility guides.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Andy Chapman – Ba Ed. (Hons)

education@paultons.co.uk

02380 814442


What does it cost?

Please visit our website for costs – http://www.paultonspark.co.uk/education

Is specific clothing required?

Any clothes are suitable – however we recommend trainers.


Do you have first aid on site?

We have a qualified nurse on site during opening hours.


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

Paultons is home to a large number of catering facilities, shops and covered areas. We have three teaching rooms, including Professor Blast’s Learning Lab.

There are numerous undercover areas around the park.


Are there disabled facilities?

Paultons Park is suitable for disabled guests, although there are some ride restrictions depending on the nature of disability. Please refer to our accessibility guide on our website for details.

Some workshops are not suitable for disabled visitors. Please speak to our Education Officer if unsure.


What are your opening days and hours?

Please visit our website http://www.paultonspark.co.uk/opening-times for our opening time information.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?


“A fellow teacher from another school told me about your fantastic “Force” trip.

We all had such a good time and the kids learnt so much. The morning was great… loads of interesting facts presented in a really fun way.

This talk was very professional – excellent content. Andy was great!


Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Paultons Groups and Education Officer works full-time and is available to discuss any requirements. Our website contains a number of handy resources for schools to access.


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Picnic Areas Science & Technology Themed Attractions Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Business Studies Design and Technology English ICT Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Science

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


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