The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is all about allowing students of all ages to engage and explore through creative and imaginative play. The Resort’s offer of theme park rides and attractions combined with interactive educational workshops makes it a perfect destination for school teachers seeking somewhere engaging to take a school trip.
The resort is an exciting venue for learning outside the classroom and most suitable for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5 pupils – although there are experiences available for pre-school and younger school pupils. Schools can use a National Curriculum Map to navigate their way around the resort, making sure they tie in all of their learning objectives whilst they enjoy over 55 rides and attractions.
Curriculum topics available: Mechanics and engineering, Materials.
Identify the mechanisms used to operate the different rides in the resort including: gravity, counter balance, pulleys and gears.
The Kingdom of the Pharaohs contains "Laser Raiders", an interactive dark ride through an Egyptian tomb where students shoot targets to gain points. Also in this area is Scarab Bouncers, Aero Nomad, Desert Chase and Thunder Blazer.
Land of the Vikings is situated behind the Hill Train; this was opened in 2007, and is based on the plunderings of Nordic Vikings. This land is home to two attractions, Vikings’ River Splash which features Viking and Dragon LEGO models, water sprays and cannons along its course. The other attraction is Spinning Spider located at the bottom of the area, this ride is a spinning teacups style ride where guests ride in log-style gondolas as an animatronic LEGO spider gnashes its jaws and breathes smoke on a web above.
Knights' Kingdom (originally Castleland and NEXO Knights' Kingdom) features The Dragon roller coaster, which starts inside the castle themed station, passing by LEGO Knights, Princesses, Kings, Queens, Jesters and of course the fearsome Dragon, before travelling outside reaching a speed of around 30 mph.
Pupils visiting the park can also take part in one of the varied curriculum focused workshops to experience a fun hands-on and engaging session hosted by trained educational staff.
The workshops are led by the award winning Education Team. They are finely tuned to complement the National Curriculum – with a LEGO® twist. Pupils can learn about STEM, English, Art, Geography and Computing to name but a few.
Staff at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort go above and beyond to make sure that planning a visit is as easy as possible. The resort provides a number of resources on its website to help teachers prepare for their school trip. Teachers can download permission slips to send home to parents and access a Risk Assessment form. There is also information regarding Teacher to Student Ratios and Ride Height & Age Restrictions to assist in pre-planning for the day.
Other workshops suitable for Primary and Secondary pupils include:
Around the World: Pupils identify and locate the earth’s continents and oceans on the bespoke LEGO® map. Ideal for Key Stage 1-2 students, linked to Geography, the session explores famous landmarks, animals and buildings.
Underwater Creatures: Dive into the amazing underwater world of the Atlantis Submarine Voyage during this workshop for KS 1&2. Students learn about the characteristics of underwater creatures and their habitats.
LEGO® Castle Builder: Linked to KS1 Design & Technology, pupils design and construct their own LEGO® Brick castle following the key principles of a sound structural design.
LEGO®, Camera, Action: Students collaborate and create their very own LEGO® Movie in this workshop. It links to Computing and English for Key Stage 2 and 3 with pupils working in pairs to show understanding of computer design within a creative environment.
Workshops can hold up to 30 Students per session, however if you just wish to visit the park we can accommodate an entire school!
First Aid is available throughout the park.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is fully accessible for guests with disabilities.
All of our workshops are fully adaptable for students with Special Educational Needs.
School groups planning a visit in 2020 should also look out for our new ride in DUPLO Valley, the DUPLO Dream Coaster. Opening in March and designed for 2 to 5 year olds, riders will be “swooping through a topsy turvy wonderland full of colour and a sprinkle of magic, and can be sure to will meet all sorts of cool creatures along the way…”
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