Robin Hill Country Park's 88 acres give plenty of room for your party to run free and let off some steam, and with its big mix of features and attractions, it makes a whole day out and is excellent value for money.
Little wonder that nearly 16,000 school pupils pass through the gates each year on school trips!
This is a hands-on outdoors-y kind of venue with lots of physical activities plus a selection of rides and even a 4D cinema to appeal to a wide range of temperaments. It's a full-on hectic day out which the kids will love. They'll probably learn a great deal too!
In our opinion, school trips to Robin Hill Country Park are best suited to the KS2, KS3 and KS4 age groups, although there's something for all ages to enjoy!
Here's some of the most frequently-asked questions about school visits to Robin Hill Country Park, posed by teachers and other group leaders
To make the most of Robin Hill we'd suggest earmarking a full day, however it's a popular choice for the afternoon of arrival to blow off steam after the coach/ferry journer, or for the last morning before departure as it's on the way to the ferry port from most of the seaside towns.
Not quite. Whilst the majority of attractions are included in the entry fee, there are some "premium" activities that cost a little extra, such as the hillside high-speed toboggan ride. If you have a particularly active older cohort you might want to budget a few extra pounds.
We will pre-book your visit for you and your entry charges will be paid directly by Education Destination. All you need to do is show up at the agreed time, line the kids up outside, identify yourselves to staff and you'll be enjoying the park in no time!
First aid is available just by the gift shop near the entrance/exit, with a dedicated medical room. If you need assistance whilst in the park, all members of staff are in radio contact with the front desk, so they will attend to you promptly.
Robin Hill is mostly an outdoors attraction with few aspects under cover, so you will need to check the forecast and go prepared. This IS the Isle of Wight though so is one of the sunniest and driest places in the UK!
There are several toilet facilities spread throughout the park, so you're never more than a few minutes away from a loo! On arrival you'll be given a park map and all of the facilities will be clearly highlighted for you, including disabled options. There's a block right by the entrance.
The park has many picnic tables available for use. There are also cafes, snack bars and ice-cream huts within the park if you'd like to plan a treat or a hot lunch for example. We can help with that.
There are many areas of the park that are on (sometimes quite steep) gradients, and lots of the attractions are intended primarily for the able-bodied (climbing frames etc.), however there are plenty of parts of the park that ARE accessible and there is a free tractor/trailer ride that runs back and forth from the main entrance which can certainly help cut down the walking. If this is a concern please talk to us and we can suggest alternatives.
The following Robin Hill Country Park educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!
Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.
Housemistress with a group of 40 KS3 students