Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 525 Ocean Blvd Blackpool, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 1EZ

Contact: 0871 222 8787

Website: https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/school-trips/

Description

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own dedicated Education Academy. This venue has presentation and study areas, is full of historical artefacts, shows memorabilia and interactive displays and also has a devoted gallery for school project work.

Located on Ocean Boulevard, the Education Academy is available 12 months of the year. Presentations in the Academy are tailored to meet the curriculum needs and can cover more than one subject, suitable for Key Stages 1 - 4 and Further or Higher Education.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach also offers educational discounts for unlimited ride wristbands to compliment or enhance the educational aspect of your visit.

Examples of some presentations

Leisure,   Travel & Tourism  Business / Marketing    Engineering

Performing Arts  History / Geography    Science of a rollercoaser

Mathematics    ICT    Bespoke Presentation

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

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a family owned company established in 1896 with a wealth of history and heritage to explore. With departments ranging from plumbing to engineering to costume design, we encompass a world of work, making this the perfect place to bring learning to life, whatever your chosen subject.

With one secure gate entrance and exit, teacher zones and dedicated school wristbands, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a great day out for students and teachers alike.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

An educational visit to Blackpool Pleasure can be comprised of a variety of different components, and can always be tailor made to suit the needs of the group. Some popular options are:

Unlimited Ride Wristband Only

1 Hour Presentation only

1 Hour Presentation and Unlimited Ride Wristband

1 Hour Presentation, Tour of Park and Unlimited Ride Wristband

Interactive Session (up to 4 hours) and Unlimited Ride Wristband

What size groups do they cater for?

Minimum group size 15.

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

The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Education pack is available to download for free from our website. Worksheets for English, Maths and Science across various Key stages are also available to download free of charge.

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

Photos, videos and audio may be taken for educational use only, and in compliance with the Health and Safety regulations on park.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Risk assessment visits can be pre-booked via the Education Department. In addition to this, an information guide for risk assessment is available to download from our website.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has an Education Team who deal exclusively with school visits.

Alison Paterson

Andrea Godfrey

Amy McIndoe

Email: educationacademy@bpbltd.com    Tel No: 0871 222 8787

What does it cost?

Primary Wristbands     (Mon-Fri term-time) - £8.00 pp  (1 free for every 10 purchased)

Secondary Wristbands (Mon-Fri term-time) - £12.00pp (1 free for every 15 purchased)

Presentation                                              -

From £3.00 per student

Hot Ice School Matinee                                 - £4.50 pp

Skating Session (including skate hire)           - £5.50 pp (min 15)

Is specific clothing required?

No.

Do you have first aid on site?

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has trained first aid personnel on site but each school should adhere to their own risk assessment requirements for First Aiders.

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

We have a variety of cafes and restaurants on site, and schools are also welcome to bring a packed lunch with them on their visit.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach also has a fantastic choice of retail shops including the UK’s only Nickelodoen Land shop and the world’s only Wallace & Gromit shop.

Are there disabled facilities?

Disabled toilets are available in the Education Academy and across the park itself. For those guests who have a recognised medical condition which prevents them from being able to queue, we are able to offer a ride wristband which allows the wearer and one other person to enter the ride via the exit or Speedy Pass gate. The ride staff will then permit entry when safe to do so.

Pleasure Beach will do everything possible to ensure its guests have a safe and pleasurable stay. However, certain rides and attractions in our Park are physically demanding and vigorous.

For further information, a guide for guests with disabilities is available to download from the website.

What are your opening days and hours?

Opening times vary throughout the season, please check the website or call 0871 222 8787 to confirm times for your chosen date of visit.

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

“Our students work hard and deserve the best, that’s why we choose Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It’s great value for money and the service is top notch! They take the stress out of trips!”

Silver Springs Primary Academy – Stalybridge, Cheshire

“We are a special needs school and our whole experience was handled with precise timing, professionalism and courtesy.”

Crosby High School – Liverpool, Merseyside

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

To receive any educational discounts, all products must be booked and paid for prior to the visit.


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

Type of Visit: Outdoor Education Performing Arts Workshops Science & Technology SEN Theatres Themed Attractions Tourism Organisations Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Design and Technology English Engineering Environmental Studies Geography History ICT Leisure & Tourism Mathematics PE Science Textiles

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


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