Alton Towers Resort Theme Park Staffordshire
Alton, , Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer
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.
What makes us a great choice?
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
Accreditation and Awards
Alton Towers Resort is proud to have been awarded the Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom.
What is typically included?
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 and 2
Mathematics for key stage 2
Science and Citizenship: Snacks, Shelter and Safety (available when the Theme Park is closed only)
PSHE: Road Safety
Key Stages 3 and 4
Mathematics for Key Stage 3
Business Studies: Alton Towers Resort as a Business
Business Studies: Marketing
Business Studies: Customer Service
PHSE: Health and Safety
Business Studies: Main Departments
Design and Technology: Structure and Design
Design and Technology: Systems and Controls
The Science of Rollercoasters
History of the Towers
Key Stages 4 and 5 and BTEC
Marketing: The Smiler
Travel and Tourism: Alton Towers Resort as a Hospitality Business and Customer Service
Travel and Tourism: Alton Towers Resort as a Hospitality Business and Employment
Geography at the Alton Towers Resort: Making an Impact
Group Sizes Catered For
Our educational talks can hold up to 80 pupils per session.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
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.
Photography, Filming & Audio 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
Risk Assessment Details
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
Education Officer Information
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
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
No specific clothing is required for the trip but we would advise for your group to prepare for all weather types.
First Aid Information
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.
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.
Accessibility & 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
Opening Hours & Information
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.
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
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.