Region: East Midlands West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Alton, , Staffordshire ST10 4DB

Contact: 0871282 5194

Website: http://www.altontowers.com/school-visits/

Description

For Educational visits we have our dedicated Education Centre, situated within the Theme Park at Cloud Cuckoo Land, where we offer educational talks from Key Stages 1 up to 5 for just £1.50 per pupil. Our wide range of talks include subjects such as The Science of Rollercoasters, Marketing, History and Mathematics.

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

A school trip to Alton Towers Resort will challenge your pupils, fill them with enthusiasm and let them experience the thrill of practical learning, first hand.

All of our talks guarantee your pupils a unique and memorable experience.

For recreational visits why not give your pupils one last end of term test that they won’t forget, to test their nerve on some of our adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters and attractions – and not an exam paper in sight! Recreational trips to the Alton Towers Resort can now be booked online at http://www.altontowers.com/schools/recreational-trips


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We offer the following educational talks for the specified key stages. However we are able to tailor any of our talks to suit different pupils upon request:

Key Stages 1 & 2

Mathematics for key stage 2

Science & Citizenship: Snacks, Shelter & Safety (available when the Theme Park is closed only)

PSHE: Road Safety

Key Stages 3 & 4

Mathematics for Key Stage 3

Business Studies: Alton Towers Resort as a Business

Business Studies: Marketing

Business Studies: Customer Service

PHSE: Health & Safety

Human Resources

ICT

Business Studies: Main Departments

Design & Technology: Structure and Design

Design & Technology: Systems and Controls

The Science of Rollercoasters

History of the Towers

Key Stages 4 & 5 and BTEC

Marketing: The Smiler

Travel & Tourism: Alton Towers Resort as a Hospitality Business and Customer Service

Travel & Tourism: Alton Towers Resort as a Hospitality Business and Employment

Geography at the Alton Towers Resort: Making an Impact


Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

Take a look at our Alton Towers Resort Education YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/AltonTowersEducation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhSLfV0n6XA&;noredirect=1


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

Follow us on http://www.Twitter.com/ATREducation for all the latest information about Education at the Alton Towers Resort


http://www.facebook.com/altontowersresorteducation


This venue has the following accreditation:

Alton Towers Resort is proud to have been awarded the Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom.


What size groups do they cater for?

Our educational talks can hold up to 80 pupils per session.

 

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

We have various resources and information packs available to download from our website for both teachers and pupils. We also have a free downloadable risk assessment available for teachers to use when planning their trip.


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

Children can take photos, video or audio whilst making their way around the Theme Park, however this is not permitted on any of our rides or attractions.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

For teachers who wish to visit the Alton Towers Resort for a risk assessment prior to their trip we offer free teacher planning tickets. This gives you two complimentary tickets into the Theme Park in order to familiarise yourself with the area and finalise any plans.

Why not visit us on one of our Teacher VIP Days? This is a perfect chance to discover our school offerings and find out more about how we can help create a fantastic educational day out! You and a plus one are invited to attend our schools presentation, enjoy the Theme Park and experience our attractions!

Our next Teacher VIP Days are on our website at http://www.altontowers.com/schools


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Our Education Officer is Jonny Harper. Jonny is responsible for organising and delivering our educational talks. Jonny joined us after being a teacher for 11 years. For any talk queries please email Jonny at Jon.Harper@alton-towers.com   

What does it cost?

Our prices at the Alton Towers Resort are extremely reasonable. Our prices are below and we also offer 1 free teacher place for every five paying primary school pupils and 1 free teacher place for every ten paying secondary school pupils

Ticket Type                                     Off-Peak            Standard            Peak

Primary School Pupil                        £7.50                £15.00              £16.00

Primary School Talk (per pupil)        £1.50                £1.50                £1.50 

Secondary School Pupil                   £12.50              £15.50              £16.00

Secondary School Talk (per pupil)   £1.50                £1.500               £1.50

Additional School Teacher               £26.00              £26.00              £26.00


Is specific clothing required?

No specific clothing is required for the trip but we would advise for your group to prepare for all weather types.


Do you have first aid on site?

The Theme Park has a Medical Centre permanently staffed by fully qualified first aiders. The Medical Centre is located at the bottom of Towers Street between Towers Family Restaurant and the Towers Street Skyride station.


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

There are restaurants, cafes and snack bars in the Theme Park, there are also several shops where you can buy memorabilia of your day such as ride photos and gifts.

You can also pre-book your packed lunches to save your pupils bringing their own! For just £4.95 per lunch you have a choice of three options and the packs will be available for collection on the day of your visit.


Are there disabled facilities?

The Alton Towers Resort strives to make sure that the Theme Park are easily accessible to all our guests. We have a disabled guest leaflet available to download prior to your visit to make sure that any disabled guests have a fabulous and unforgettable experience at the resort! Simply visit http://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/disabled-access  


What are your opening days and hours?

The Theme Park opens at 9am and the rides start at 10am. The Theme Park for 2014 is open from 22nd March to 9th November.  


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

We have several testimonials from teachers who have previously visited on an educational trip, please see just a couple of these below;

''The students really appreciated the level of detail and input (in the presentations) and were busy talking about what they learnt as they walked around the park.''

Mr James Honey, Emmanuel College

''The use of Alton Towers as a case study helps to motivate students to complete their coursework!''

Mr Andrew Caffrey, The Streetly Academy


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

The Alton Towers Resort recognises that you will not always remain with your school group throughout the day, therefore we ask that you register your school group with Guest Services upon arrival into the Theme Park. Guest Services is located at the top of Towers Street, down the hill on the right hand side after you have gone through the turnstiles.

 


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 Outdoor Education Parks and Gardens Picnic Areas Theatres Themed Attractions Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Business Studies Citizenship Design and Technology Engineering Leisure & Tourism PSHE Science

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


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