Rainbow Factory Leeds
Rainbow Factory Gate 3 Springfield Commercial Centre Bagley Lane, Farsley, LS28 5LY
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Team Building | Theatres | Storytelling | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Personal Development-Mentoring | Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres | Crafts | Science | Mathematics | English | Drama / Performing Arts | Themed Attraction
What we offer
The Rainbow Factory, in Leeds, is a unique attraction specialising in storytelling through the creative arts.
From theatre shows and TIE inspired by a variety of themes including Traditional Tales - to puppetry and creative-writing workshops, themed workshops which immerse children in subjects ranging from pirates to detectives and superheroes, our Supporting Science Through Story Package - featuring CSI workshops – and even more!
Our team’s aim is to inspire a love of reading and encourage youngsters to use their imagination.
We believe in the power of storytelling and imagination and one of our key goals is to help improve literacy standards, by offering youngsters a different learning dynamic.
Our team consists of specialists including published authors, award-winning artists,
teachers, performers and a playwright.
And all activities are led by Rainbow Factory staff, meaning less stress for your teachers and support workers.
Our school trips offer a unique experience that will transport your pupils to other worlds for a day - and hopefully beyond!
What makes us a great choice?
The Rainbow Factory is the only attraction of its kind in the north of England.
Our storytelling wonderland is a magical alternative to museums and historical attractions, giving children the chance to discover exciting new ways to explore stories through theatre, interactive storytelling, crafts and more.
Our Creative Space alone inspires children to use their imagination!
The factory is the only venue in the country to showcase the work of talented artist Richard Underwood.
Our Artistic Director has painstakingly created more than 100 hand-made models of storybook characters including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as his own original creations.
Our School Trips feature carefully-planned, fun-packed workshops, which can include:
• Creative Writing
• Interactive & Theatrical Storytelling
• Physical Theatre & Movement
• Craft & Model-Making
Accreditation and Awards
We are in the process of applying for the LOtC Quality Badge.
Group Sizes Catered For
The maximum number of children we can accommodate is 120.
You are welcome to bring small groups but there is a minimum charge of £285 - which equates to 30 pupils.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide our Education Pack containing all the details about our education provision plus additional information such as risk assessments. In terms of teaching resources, these are uploaded to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TeachersImaginationStation/
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Visitors are welcome to take photos. However, video and audio recordings are not permitted.
Risk Assessment Details
We conduct our own risk assessments and provide guidance for teachers visiting us. This information is sent out to schools, along with other additional information, once a trip has been booked.
School Trip Packages: From £9.50 per pupil
End of Term Treat: From £6 per pupil
Theatre In Education: From £399
In-Class Specialist Workshops: From £299
Supervising adults attend for free and are also provided with free tea and coffee.
Free on-site coach parking
First Aid Information
Our staff do have basic first aid training but we encourage schools to bring a qualified first aider with them.
Stage, garden, dressing-up area, craft kitchen, unique models of characters from traditional tales, plus cafe.
The cafe serves hot and cold food but we encourage pupils to bring their own packed lunches which they can eat in our designated dining area, or outside in our Secret Garden during the warmer months.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The Rainbow Factory has fantastic accessibility including a lift at the building entrance, disabled toilets and an open-plan layout across one level, which is very wheelchair friendly.
You can find out more about accessibility at the Rainbow Factory on our website: http://www.rainbowfactorykids.com/
Opening Hours & Information
School trips can be booked on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term-time.
School trips usually take place between 10am and 2.30pm.
Please ring 0113 257 5750 to ask about available days and times for End of Term Treats, Theatre in Education and Story Makers sessions.
“Best school trip I have ever taken a class on! The staff completely take care of everything from start to finish, this left our staff to enjoy the day stress free and see the children enjoying all of the planned activities. The children were engaged from start to finish and their behaviour was brilliant, which is solely down to how much they enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended and will definitely be returning!” Lynsey Pinch, Woodlands Primary, Leeds.
We have lots of positive reviews from teachers on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RainbowFactoryKids
We can provide food, with enough notice, but we would prefer children to bring their own lunch packs due to dietary requirements. Children will eat their lunch in the Rainbow Room, Gingerbread Café or, weather permitting, in our outdoor Secret Garden area.
Parking: We provide free, on-site parking. The coach will be able to drive all the way to the main entrance where you will be met by our team.
Availability: School trips can be booked for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We fill up fast so we suggest you get in touch as soon as possible!