Schools and Groups
Education at Drayton
To deliver an outstanding programme of education for all our visiting school groups and zoo guests, which promotes enjoyment, achievement and active learning.
About our Department
Drayton Manor is more than just a great day out. We are also a giant science experiment, a diverse business case study, a rollercoaster resource, and an exciting dinosaur discovery!
We are passionate about education and have been committed to offering exciting, interactive sessions for visiting school groups for almost 10 years. Our engaging lessons cover a wide range of topics from biology, conservation and physics, to ICT, business and ride design, all in accordance with the National Curriculum.
We strive to ensure our education is hands on, with interactive tasks and pupil-led discussions to promote active learning and enjoyment.
Education sessions are available all year round, even when the main theme park is closed. Please navigate the education pages to see what is available.
All of our workshops are now available for groups of home educated pupils. Please contact the education department for more details.
Jessica West, Education Manager- BA Hons, Secondary PGCE, worked for Drayton Manor since 2011
Gemma Hilton-Tapp, Education Officer - BSc Hons, Primary PGCE, worked for Drayton Manor since 2012
DMP understands how difficult it can be to organise a school trip and so to help a selection of our talks can be delivered as outreach to your school or venue. Please note we may not be able to offer this during education's peak time. For more details of what we offer and prices please contact our education department.
Please click here to complete our online education survey for a chance to win a family pass to the theme park!
In order to book a workshop to accompany your visit please contact the education department using the details below:
Drayton Manor Theme Park
Telephone: 01827252436 (Education talk booking/Enquiries only)
If you DO NOT wish to have an education session, please contact our call centre to book your theme park tickets on 0844 472 1960.
|Education Workshop Prices||Price||Further Information|
1 hour Education Workshop (35 pupils or less)
2 hour Education Workshop (35 pupils or less)
30 min Animal Encounter (35 pupils or less)
|Education activity day (Nov - March only) (min 12 pupils, max 35 pupils per class)||
|Creation of a brand new session||£40.00|
|Design a ride booklet||£1.00||Per group of 5 pupils|
Half day (up to 2 x1hr talks) (session restrictions may apply)
Full day (up to 4 x1hr talks) (session restrictions may apply)
|Travel: within 7 miles from Drayton Manor||Free|
|Travel: up to 15 miles of Drayton Manor||£10.00|
|Travel: up to 20 miles of Drayton Manor||£15.00|
|Travel: up to 25 miles of Drayton Manor||£20.00|
|Park Tickets||Price||Further Information|
|Park entry (off peak)||£12.50||Per pupil|
|Park entry (July)||£14.50||Per pupil|
|Teacher free ratio||1 in 5 for primary, 1 in 10 for secondary|
|Additional school staff||£18.50||Per adult|
For theme park tickets without an education workshop please telephone our call centre to book on 0844 472 1960.
For theme park tickets with an education workshop, please email email@example.com
Payment for your educational talk must be made within 7 working days of receiving your confirmation letter.
Payment for your park tickets will then be due at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.
If these payments are not received on time then you may lose your visit date to another school.
November - March Activity Days
Join in the fun during Education's out-of-season activity days!
These days will run from approximately 10.30-2.30 pm and will be a mixture of the following:
- 1 or 2 education workshops (please see the available workshops on the menu above
- A guided zoo tour
- Enrichment making for the animals
- Activities in the theme park - for example: sketching the rides
- Up to 2 attractions may possibly be opened (depending on availability)
Please note that all other rides and attractions will be closed and no shops or cafes will be operational.
Please see the price list or enquire for more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click the links below to view further information:
If you would like further information regarding Education here at Drayton Manor and to request Teacher Notes please email email@example.com we're happy to help!
NEC Education Show
The Education Show at Birmingham NEC. DMP's education team attend this annual event in March. Please see the NEC website for more up to date details. We hope to see you there!
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OPEN DAY
Sunday 28th September.
This event typically includes: 9:30am arrival, 10.00am Presentation starts. Come and take a look at what Drayton Manor’s Education Department can offer you in terms of education talks/workshops and packages by attending our Education Department Open Day. In order to register your interest in this event, please contact the education team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Drayton Manor is the favourite day out for groups of all sizes – and our theme park group deals are great value for money.
12 or more people in one vehicle with one free organiser per group (12 or more must be booked at full price)
Group Bookings include:
Free entry for one organiser per coach/mini bus.
Free parking for coaches/mini buses.
Free entry for the registered PSV licenced driver along with a free meal voucher (only one per vehicle).
Free familiarisation visit (max 2 per year) for organisers.
Saturday 29th March - 2nd November 2014
GROUP PRICES - INCLUDING ADMISSION AND RIDES
|Group prices including admission and rides||Unbooked||Booked|
Adult (12-59 years) (session restrictions may apply)
Child (4-11 years) (session restrictions may apply)
|Toddler (2-3 years)||£5.00||£5.00|
|Grandee (60+ years)||£27.00||£18.50|
|Disabled Visitor and Carer (each)||£22.00||£18.50|
|Under 2 years||FREE||FREE|
|Coach/Mini Bus parking||FREE||FREE|
To book please call 0844 472 1950
- Prices include VAT @ 20% which is paid directly to the Government.
- No child or children under the age of 12 will be admitted to the park unless they are accompanied by a paying adult who is over 18 years of age.
- We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Delta & Maestro. We do NOT accept personal cheques. We accept cheques only from councils or council funded organisations.
- Tickets are non-refundable. Selected tickets are transferable, however this will incur a £5.00 administration fee. (Subject to availablility.)
- We do not accept electron visa online or through our call centre but we do on the day.
- Vouchers cannot be redeemed against online sales.