We've been working with www.UKSchooltrips.co.uk to negotiate money off deals for TES users. Here are the latest deals: Mayhem Laser & Paintball www.Laser-mayhem.co.uk www.mayhem-paintball.co.uk Usual price: £20 for 2 hours session, £25 3 hours Paintball £24.99 inc 250 balls & Equipment £34.99 inc 500 balls & Equipment Discounted price: £17.5 per person for 2 hours session, per person for £22.5 3 hours Paintball £22.99 inc 250 balls & Equipment £32.99 inc 500 balls & Equipment Valid from/to: 5-5-12 till 5-5-13 We offer a free pick up from Theydon bois on the London central line. Outdoor Laser (we have an indoor area as well) Brownsea Island www.harbourchallenge.org.uk Usual price: From £289.00 fully catered 5 day multi activity residential Discounted price: £279.00 Valid from/to: 01-05-12 to 30-9-12 Harbour Challenge offers your school or group the opportunity to camp on one of the main islands in Poole Harbour and participate in up to 8 different outdoor activities. Brownsea Island is ideally situated to allow your students to experience the wonders of watersports, and land based sports in a very secure environment. The island is closed to the public between the hours of 5pm and 10am allowing us the opportunity for the students to explore this wonderful habitat. Imagine taking your group on a night hike without the risk of traffic; see the fireworks over Poole from a very unique perspective, look at the Sika deer this is all on just one night. Coral Reef, Bracknell's Waterworld www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/coralreef Usual price: £5.40 per U16's Discounted price: £3.00 Plus supervisor/teachers are free of charge Valid from/to: From 12th June 2012 to 19th July 2012 Be Excited ... in a tropical World of water fun! From Pirate Ships to Snake River Flume Rides, enter the tropical World of Coral Reef, Bracknell's Water World for the ultimate fun day out. Climb aboard the Pirate Ship as the water cannons fire across the unsuspecting swimmers. Be amazed at the erupting volcano and Serpents as they unleash their water venom. Ride the Wild Water Rapids avoiding the geysers and a merging river torrent. Ride the giant water snake slides! The Python is the slow and relaxed slide, whereas the Anaconda will challenge the single rider. Ultimately the spine-chilling Boa Constrictor will test your nerve to the very limit. Children under 8 years MUST be accompanied by an adult (18+) at a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. Adventure Valley www.adventurevalley.co.uk Usual price: £7.95 per person, general admission Discounted price: £4.95 per person for group bookings of 20 or more Valid from/to: 01 May 2012 - 03 July 2012 Adventure Valley can adjust and tailor any package around the national school curriculum. In most cases we can provide all the worksheets and equipment. Learn where ingredients come from in our Adventure Valley Chefs package, or spend some time in the stables bottle feeding lambs, pony grooming and meeting the mini beasts in our Adventure Valley Farmer package or have some one on one time with your favourite birds of prey*. *VIP Birds of Prey package. Extra fee applies. Minimum of 25 people required. BeWILDerwood http://www.bewilderwood.co.uk Usual price: £12.50 Discounted price: £8.00 Valid from/to: Valid during 2012 term times only An award winning wild and imaginative adventure park, BeWILDerwood provides a unique experience and opportunity to learn through play. With the help of an engaging educational pack children can discover the natural world and environment through the eyes of the intriguing characters from Tom Blofeld's book "A Boggle at BeWILDerwood". The magical delights of the books come to life with our Interactive Storytelling sessions and our Boggle Bouncing and Twiggle Twirling workshops, which weave a literary experience together with imagination and creativity. Heart Country Park & Beach www.heartpark.co.uk Usual price: £6 per child for entry & Supertruck ride! Discounted price: £4 per child for entry & Supertruck ride! Valid from/to: Selected dates in May & June A brilliant treat for children to explore the wonders of nature and experience the woodlands from the height of our super truck! Offer not to miss! Ace Hostel York www.ace-hotelyork.co.uk Usual price: Discounted price: 10% advertised rates, 20% discount if you book the whole hostel. Valid from/to: All year round Micklegate House is a piece of York's history and is right in the centre of York with only a few minutes to all the main city centre attractions. We cater for many schools in en suite dorms & rooms and can offer packed lunches & evening meals for all groups. Circus Sensible, Circus Skills Days for Schools http://www.circussensible.co.uk/circus-skills-days/Circus-Days-In-Schools.html Usual price: £1275+travel+VAT Discounted price: 7% discount on the base price of £1275 Valid from/to: Valid on all bookings confirmed before the end of June 2012 quoting TES Our Circus Days in Schools make a great alternative to a school trip out. Everyone sees a show in our Circus Tent, everyone has a go at a wide range of Circus skills. Shows in our ‘baby' Big Top last about an hour, then we use the tent and the school hall to run Circus workshops class by class. Suitable for all ages from Nursery upwards and for up to 450 children per day, more if we bring extra tutors. We have been working in Schools and at events all over the UK since 1987. Full public liability insurance, CRB checks, Equity membership and risk assessments. See our website for more details. Glasbury House Outdoor Education Centre www.glasburyhouseoec.co.uk Usual price: £380 per student for a week long course Discounted price: £300 per student for a week long course Valid from/to: December 2012 to February 2013 Glasbury House OEC has been running courses in outdoor education for 50 years and can now offer the opportunity of courses throughout the year for schools from any area of the UK Conway Centres www.conwaycentres.co.uk Usual price? £145 Discounted price: £99 Valid from/to: The offer is for a 2 night stay and includes 4 activity sessions. Specific dates available in 2012/2013: Please enquire for further information. Through our five centres, you can experience high quality arts and outdoor education, which has the potential to raise achievement, whilst broadening participants' horizons and enhancing aspects of the National Curriculum. Our experienced and qualified teachers can help you organise a progressive programme of residential or day course activities to meet your desired aims and objectives. This special offer is available to new business mentioning The Brewery Arts Centre www.Breweryarts.co.uk Usual price: £15 Discounted price: Half price Valid from/to Each Season throughout 2012 This will enable schools to bring students to see theatre linked to the curriculum, offer incentive trips and take part in workshops linked to theatre productions to give students a better understanding the of the production. Action Park www.actionpark.co.uk Usual price: £30pp Discounted price: £15pp Valid from/to: June 2012 only With the Olympics looming towards us, we at the Action Park, would like to embrace the Olympics, sport and promote healthy lifestyles. With this in mind we have put together the Essex Olympic School Challenge. So if you would like to put your school on the map, win a new Kit, feel and be part of an Olympic Challenge and become the Essex School Champions then put together teams of 20 and come and tackle our Army Assault Course and High Ropes Course, gaining those valuable points throughout. As well as this event being fun it is also a great teambuilding activity. Huntington House www.huntingtonhouse.demon.co.uk Usual price: From £30.00 + vat per child per night for full board for a minimum of thirty children in the group. Discounted price: £93.50 + vat per child for four night's full board for a minimum of thirty children in the group. Four free staff places are available. Smaller groups can be quoted for. Valid from/to: 1st October 2012 to 15th February 2013 Huntington House is in an excellent location making it easy to reach all the main attractions in York on foot. Huntington House is warm, welcoming and homely and is your ‘home alone' for the duration of your stay. Huntington House represents very good value for money. The Podium www.bristolwheel.co.uk Usual price: Adult £6, Child Under 1.4, £4 Discounted price: Online Bookings receive 10% discount Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount (this cannot be redeemed online) Valid from/to: Continuous The Bristol Wheel is a great opportunity to view Bristol from a different perspective! Going on the wheel acts as a great compliment to any visits to the city already planned. Showroom Cinema www.showroomworkstation.org.uk Usual price: Up to £300+vat for private screenings. Discounted price: A set £150+vat for private screenings Valid from/to: All year long for educational establishments. We can fit up to 280 people in one screen for the same price, costing only 65p per person! LOVE ON THE TRACKS at Greenwich Theatre www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk Usual price: £15 Discounted price: £8 Valid from/to: 3 MAY Based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov... On a summer's evening in 1890, a train pulls out of Moscow station. On board sit three fretful passengers, each with an extraordinary tale to tell. As their stories are played out in a series of delightful comic vignettes, the drama in the carriage tantalisingly unfolds. Writer Richard Attlee, who also performs in Love on the Tracks, is best known for his role as Kenton Archer in the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers. MACBETH at Greenwich Theatre www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk Usual price: £17.50 Discounted price: £8 Valid from/to: 21-23 MAY Victorious on the battlefield, Macbeth's nobility and bravery are rewarded by an indebted king. But with each enemy slaughtered to serve Macbeth's own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a deadly turn until he ferociously usurps the kingdom. Blending Shakespeare's original verse with original music and evocative gothic design, this slick new version is perfect for audiences new to Macbeth and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare's tragedy. Icarus Theatre Collective bring this kinetic, visceral production to London for three nights only before heading to Germany to open the 2012 Shakespeare Festival at The Globe. THE SEAGULL EFFECT at Greenwich Theatre www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk Usual price: £12.50 Discounted price: £8 Valid from/to: 14 MAY Total Theatre Award-nominees and Fringe Sell-Out Idle Motion present a stunning visual kaleidoscope of images and stories to captivate their audience. As a couple's relationship crumbles and they're confronted by its debris, Britain is hit by the unexpected 1987 storm. As the winds break through the mundanity of British weather, typified by grey skies and cloudy sunshine, they also clear the way for some clarity and perspective on our everyday choices and their unforecasted effects. Using exciting and evocative staging, multimedia and personal recollections, Idle Motion pick their way through the chaos left behind during those remarkable six hours. They reflect upon the waves of destruction and the paths of the individuals it crossed. Idle Motion are an Associate Company at the New Diorama Theatre, Artists in Residence at Oxford Playhouse and are supported by Greenwich Theatre. The company has the support of Arts Council England and award winning actress Juliet Stevenson. They are a small company with big ideas and a huge passion for creating exciting, beautiful new work. THE SEAGULL EFFECT is an absolute must-see. "accessible, inventive work with strong storytelling at its heart...a brilliant emerging company" The Guardian "One of the finest pieces of physical theatre I have ever seen" 5 stars, Broadway Baby "A thought provoking piece that comes close to dramatic perfection" 5 stars, Three Weeks "Everything this company does is innovative, articulate and beautifully conceived" 4 stars, The Scotsman "Moments of breaktaking surprise...this is a show you should rush to get a seat for" 4 stars, The Herald "Inventive staging that stretches the boundary of theatre..." 4 stars, The Skinny "Emotionally resonant, multi-layered theatre with highly innovative staging...a theatrical force to be reckoned with" 4 stars, Edinburgh Spotlight. THE VANISHING HORIZON at Greenwich Theatre www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk Usual price: £12.50 Discounted price: £8 Valid from/to: 16 MAY Total Theatre Award-nominated Idle Motion return with their Sell-Out show THE VANISHING HORIZON, which was selected for the British Council Showcase 2011. This stunning piece of devised physical theatre uses charming and inventive staging created from battered suitcases, puppets, maps and paper airplanes to captivate its audience. In it they give wings to the female pioneers of aviation and the journeys they took, exploring the freedom they found in flight. Interwoven with this is the moving modern-day account of a young woman's travels to discover the story of her estranged grandmother - who had fled the constraints of her life in post-war Britain to settle in South Africa. Idle Motion is a young and dynamic theatre company who is based in Oxford. It is a young company with big ideas, who are passionate about creating and sharing exciting and innovative new work. Idle Motion are an Associate Company at the New Diorama Theatre, Artists in Residence at Oxford Playhouse and are supported by Greenwich Theatre. The company has the support of Arts Council England and award winning actress Juliet Stevenson. They are a small company with big ideas and a huge passion for creating exciting, beautiful new work. Amelia Earhart once said "the lure of flying is the lure of beauty". That's the charm of this piece - simply beautiful theatre transporting you through crowded airports to the majesty of silent skies. "A little jewel of a show... it loves its audience and in return its audience loves it... propelled by real ingenuity... a brilliant emerging company" The Guardian "Beautiful, accomplished and innovative physical theatre" The Stage "A master class in staging, narrative and theatrical imagination" 5 stars, Whatsonstage.com "The staging is a delight of hidden surprises and the ending is so heartfelt, it brings a lump to the throat" 4 stars, The Herald "The sheer innovation and inventiveness of the company had me split between complete admiration and a terrible sense of jealousy" 4 stars, Broadway Baby. Outdoor Active Sports www.outdooractivesports.co.uk Usual price: Discounted price: We can offer a 10% discount on our normal prices for a 2 day / 1 night accommodation in bunk style accommodation. We can provide this for as little as £89 based on 10 people coming! (This is for activities and accommodation only, transport and catering are extra) Valid from/to: Now We design courses around you and your students needs. We work with you to provide Outdoor Education that develops children or young adults physically, mentally, and socially.All this with FREE teacher places and free student places for larger groups! We tailor the course to your needs and have both residential and non residential options. Where appropriate, the programs are designed around the National Curriculum and the Climbing Higher Strategy. However, we also provide less structured courses where the emphasis is on fun, team work and personal development. All our courses are run by friendly expert coaches, many of whom are trained teachers; holding a PGCE award. If not a PGCE holder most our staff have a degree in a relevant field, i.e. sports psychology, marine biology, conservation etc.