Planning a School Trip at The Adventure Park
By The Adventure Park
Going on a field trip should be an exciting day in the school year calendar, for both students and teachers. But we here at The Adventure Park also know firsthand that planning a school trip also requires time, effort and a lot of patience, especially when you have flocks of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students full of beans eagerly waiting to get going!
That’s why we’ve streamlined the entire planning process for you committed organizers. Let’s take the stress out of your day here by helping you keep everything in check—including a FREE lesson planner for your field trip!
So what does going on a field trip to one of our Parks entail? Why are we the No. 1 choice for a combined thrill AND learning field trip experience?
Well, here’s our official school travel planning guide. We’ve got your backs!
What Does Planning a School Trip at the Park Include?
Lots! There’s plenty to see and do here at the Park. We have two main options to choose from: aerial adventure forest/ziplining and axe-throwing.
Aerial Adventure Forest and Ziplining
Our standard school trip packages include:
- 3 whole hours of climbing and zip lining—enough to get the body and brain active!
- All required climbing equipment—no need to bring your own.
- Full safety briefing and practice time—no previous climbing experience needed.
- No charge for non-climbing participants. We don’t want anyone missing out on the day.
- Free bus parking.
Want some additional fun? How about…
Please also note this activity is only available for students ages 12 or older.
How does it work?
You rent a lane in 60-minute increments with a maximum of 5 students per lane. An axe-throwing coach will get the groups going and they’re always on hand for throwing tips.
You can choose to do axe-throwing as an add-on to our Park’s aerial courses OR as a standalone activity.
Can You Incorporate Lesson Materials?
Yes! We have our own learning-based lesson plans.
A lesson plan for a field trip might not sound like the most exciting part of a student’s day out of class—but don’t worry, it’s not the usual snoozefest!
Our lesson materials take ordinary concepts and put them into action. We apply everything to the real world and engage students with topics that come to life throughout their exploration of the park.
We fuse the learning and playing experience so education is fun. Here are some of our lesson plan ideas.
Adventures in STEM
STEM-based learning based around interesting and exciting concepts in science, technology, engineering and math.
Teachers guide students through the processes of engineering and design by giving them a chance to build their own model park. They can then refine ideas with an in-person visit to the Park!
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Our Parks accommodate Social Emotional Learning by building competencies in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal-relationship building and responsible decision-making.
Being out in nature inspires students to take care of the planet. You can discuss ways of exploring and enjoying natural things and places without leaving a trace!
Want to incorporate the school curriculum into the planning of a field trip? Get involved!
How About Food and Drinks?
Your students can bring their own food and drink into the Parks, plus we have drinks and snacks available for sale in our Park Stores.. We can also provide you with a list of catering options.
There’ll be plenty of hungry mouths after a climb on our courses or a few hurls at our axe-throwing lanes, so make sure students bring along a hearty and nourishing packed lunch to refuel. We have picnic tables available as well.
General Tips: Going on a Field Trip to the Park!
- Start planning earlier rather than later! Our available slots book up fast, so get in touch months in advance to guarantee your students don’t miss out.
- Ask our Group Sales Team for details about support for individuals with special needs. We’re all about inclusion!
- Our activities are super adventurous. We’ll be there to supervise throughout the Park areas, but just make sure there’s always a teacher or other adults watching over too. We recommend a 10:1 student to teach/adult ratio.
- Although we provide equipment, we encourage students to bring the essentials like a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and of course—the excitement to learn and play!
Check Out School Field Trip Planner
Download our free School Trip Day Planner for more info and helpful tips.
The planner includes a school travel planning checklist to help you get 100% before your visit. It starts with sharing the planner to members of the team that need your field trip information.
Want to start planning a school trip? Going on a field trip here is easy! Contact Group Sales at 415-988-0988 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote.
Ready to try our courses out for yourself? Visit our Park locations and book your adventure today!