Chessington World of Adventures

School Trips @ Chessington

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Entry tickets to Chessington include access to all of the rides and attractions in the park including the theme park, Zoo and SEA LIFE centre. Our free cross-curricular online resources are designed to help you get the most from your visit with activities designed to keep you busy before, during and after your visit.

Learning outcomes can be further improved by choosing from a selection of hands-on workshops in our new Wild Learning Centre. Covering topics from habitats and conservation to forces and D&T we have a wide range of workshops to fit your learning objectives.

Workshops are available during term time, excluding weekends and bank holidays, for an additional £1.75 per student. All workshops must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

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Why book Chessington for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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When students are enjoying a lesson it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences and a focus on curriculum relevant workshops and content.

We have been accredited with the LOtC quality award badge, enabling us to help you with risk assessments, free teacher visits prior to your trip and educational resources to help you get the most out of the day. Importantly, your pupils can take part in a number of structured workshops that are linked to the National Curriculum and specific programmes of study.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Design & Technology:
Learn about gears, pulleys and the types of motion you can experience, then put your designer hats on to create and evaluate ideas for your own Theme Park ride!

National Curriculum, D&T, KS2
Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11) | Design & Technology

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Business Studies:
Discover what it takes to make a business successful, and the importance of each of our different departments. Take a peek behind the scenes of Human Resources and learn what role our Marketing team plays in promoting Chessington.

Key Stage 4 (Ages 14-16), Key Stage 5 (Ages 16-18) | Business Studies

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Learn how Information & Communication Technology is used across the resort and in the control of our rides, then create your own flow chart to model a ride program!

Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14) | Computing

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From ROARsome conservation to SEA LIFE adventures, your students can learn about wildlife in one of our amazing workshops. Whether that be based in our Wild Learning Centre or learnt whilst on an adventure through our Wanyama Village, there is something to suit everyone.

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Curriculum topics available: Forces, Rollercoasters.

Can you calculate the speed of a roller coaster? Which of our rides is the most energy efficient? This interactive workshop helps students gain an understanding of how physics plays its part in the designing and running of a Theme Park.

National Curriculum, Science, KS3, Motion and Forces
Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14) | Science

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Curriculum topics available: Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Habitats, Underwater Animals and Habitats.

From underwater exploration with our very own marine conservation workshop to exploring our wonderful and WILD animals in our Zoo, we cover a full range of biology based workshops to suit your needs.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Safari in Action! This active 'walkshop' takes place in the theme park itself taking your pupils on a guided walk around our Wanyama village and the animals that call it home!

What size groups do you cater for?

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We are able to cater for any group size at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.
The minimum number of pupils per workshop is 10
The maximum number of pupils per workshop is 30-40.

Is there first aid on site?

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort has a comprehensive emergency plan that has been developed in conjunction with the emergency services. Staff are trained in what to do in an emergency. The Park has Medical/First Aid facilities which are operated by a dedicated team of qualified first aiders. The Park also has a defibrillator with a team of employees trained to operate this equipment. First aiders are trained to deal with all minor injuries on site and also in the initial stages of any major injuries that may occur until the emergency services arrive at the scene. The Park has hospitals nearby with Accident and Emergency facilities. The facilities also operate a lost person collection point so that they may be reunited for those responsible for them.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Preferred and more convenient car parking is available for disabled guests. Wheelchair hire is available at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Toilets with disabled access are available throughout the Park. Guests with disabilities who are unable to use the normal queue lines, may visit our Guest Help and Information Office (located in Market Square) where they may be able to receive preferential ride access wristbands (documentary proof of disability may be required). These wristbands allow preferential access to the rides via entry points designed for ease of access.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Absolutely! For any particular questions regarding SEN, please email

Anything else?

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What does it cost?

Please find our ROARsome prices below and kick-start your wild 2020 adventure today!

Primary Schools

Off Peak: £9
Peak: £13
Holiday Rate: £20.00
Workshops - £1.75 (additional cost per pupil / student – weekday term time only)

Secondary Schools & Colleges

Off Peak: £12
Peak: £17
Holiday Rate: £20.00
Workshops - £1.75 (additional cost per pupil / student – weekday term time only)

Teacher Prices:

1 free Teacher ticket for every 5 primary pupils.

1 free Teacher ticket for every 10 secondary students.

Additional Teacher Tickets - £24 each

(Please note that prices and dates are subject to change)

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