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Educational Programmes & Trips

Our Educational Programme

From lesson plans to the big school trip, Zip World’s Gravity in Geography offers ultimate convenience for teachers and an exciting, educational experience for pupils.

Take the programme (available in English and Welsh) at your own pace as you journey through the pre-visit presentations and activities with your KS2 or KS3 class, touching on elements of map-reading, heritage, forces, and design work, all of which come with lesson plans and pleanery sheets. The in-classroom activities all gear up for the visit to Zip World, where you will have your very own Zip World guide to host your visit and apply everything you’ve learnt in the classroom to a real-life scenario (the adventure activity of course!).

Pick from a Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Betws-y-Coed, Llechwedd or Tower programme to suit your location, and we will send you everything you need and arrange the accompanying school trip at a time that suits you (subject to availability).

All programmes have been developed by an educational expert and are fully linked to the National Curriculum.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your Gravity in Geography package for your school or college, please contact us by emailing schools@zipworld.co.uk or calling us on 01248 601 444.


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Educational Packs

KS2

Download our free starter pack now and take a look at how we can help bring Physics and Geography to life this term!

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KS3

Download our free starter pack now and take a look at how we can help bring Physics and Geography to life this term!

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Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX

from from £15pp

School Trips & Educational Programme Available

Llechwedd

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB

from from £15pp

School Trips & Educational Programme Available

Penrhyn Quarry

Bethesda, LL57 4YG

from from £15pp

School Trips & Educational Programme Available

Tower

Hirwaun, CF44 9UF

from from £15pp

School Trips Available

Conwy

Dolgarrog, LL32 8QE

from from £15pp

School Trips Available

Manchester

Manchester, M25 2GT

from from £15pp

School Trips Available

In the Elements

Children who get the opportunity to learn outdoors regularly are more curious, self-directed and likely to stay with the task longer. Spending time in nature can additionally help improve moods and increase happiness encouraging children to appreciate nature and grow up wanting to protect the environment around them.

Learning Support

Zip World will provide pre-visit lesson plans to help build excitement in the classroom. There will also be a full activity booklet to use during the visit to keep children focussed but also to have fun. Teachers will receive answer booklets to support students during the excursion.

Real-Life Examples

During the programme pupils will be exploring the ecological surroundings of the Welsh landscape where they will examine real-life gravitational forces in caves, forests and quarries. A brilliant way to bring gravity and geography to life rather through technology that is fun, engaging and memorable.

Adventure Design

Once back in the classroom, lesson plans are provided to support pupils with extended thinking and understanding from what they have learnt so far. Activities will encourage pupils to put into practice what they have learnt by designing their own adventures taking the environment and sustainability into consideration.

FAQ

You're free to bring your own packed lunches or take advantage of our on-site restaurant and cafe facilities.
It's best to bring your pencil cases and bags but if you forget, don't worry we'll have pencils on-site that you can have to fill your activity booklets in.
No, we don't yet have water stations, but we do have a restaurant and cafe to re-fill water bottles or buy drinks.
We have easily accessible toilets on all of our sites.
We can accommodate school groups sizes of 20 - 250 dependant on adventures being participating in.

Are you looking for a school trip instead?

Have the term all planned out and looking for a school trip instead? Not a problem, we still offer Zip World Escape the Classroom school trips.

Our Zip World school trips give you and your pupils the chance to embark on unique, fun and potentially once-in-a-lifetime adventures together, offering the chance to bond and build confidence in a safe, controlled environment.

There are no limits to our Escape the Classroom packages; you can pick your adventure, time, date and group size (subject to availability) and we will make sure you have an out-of-this-world experience. From flying high on our famous zip lines to going below on our underground adventures, we’re sure to have an experience that suits the abilities and age-range of your class, at a great discounted price.

Residential trips: Want to make a night of it? We’re now really excited to be able to offer our Zip World Conwy Camping Pods for residential trips! With over 30 pods nestled in heart of the site which sleep up to 4 pupils each, wake up in the thick of the adventure bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to take on Zip World Conwy’s thrilling indoor adventures. For more info on the pods please head here: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/basecamps/camping-pods

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a bespoke package for your school or college, please contact us by emailing schools@zipworld.co.uk or calling us on 01248 601 444.

Adventures

Fforest Coaster

Zip World Betws-y-Coed
Key Stage 2Key Stage 3
Treetop Nets

Treetop Nets (Betws-y-Coed)

Zip World Betws-y-Coed
Key Stage 2Key Stage 3

Bounce Below

Zip World Llechwedd
Key Stage 2Key Stage 3

Quarry Flyer

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
Key Stage 2Key Stage 3

Deep Mine Tour

Zip World Llechwedd
Key Stage 2Key Stage 3

On-site Facilities

Picnic Areas

Enjoy a bite to eat in the great outdoors, to stunning views of the Snowdonia Mountain range!

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Coach Parking

We boast plenty of space for coaches, busses and mini vans in our on-site car parks.

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Free Parking

Unlimited free-parking for you and your party in our on-site car parks, with dedicated disabled parking bays.

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Indoor Facilities

Typical Welsh weather? Enjoy our fully-kitted, comfortable indoor spaces.

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Accessible Toilets

All of our indoor toilet facilities are easily accessible to everyone.

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Gift Shop

From clothing, to stationary to sweet treats, we’ve got something for you to take home.

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Disabled Access

Our sites are designed and our staff are on hand to make your experience as easy as possible!

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Free Wifi

Enjoy free, super-fast, unlimited wifi on each of our sites.

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Restaurant

Tuck into a locally-sourced, homemade menu or grab a quick snack for the journey home.

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Workspace

Make use of our quiet workspace areas to kick back and relax or put pen to paper.

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Lockers

Keep your possessions safe and sound as you adventure away, for just £1 per locker.

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We're proud to hold the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for all of our adventures and sites across North Wales. We're dedicated to offering amazing experiences to school groups and hope they'll remember their time with us and apply what they've learned outsisde, inside.

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