What do we offer to educational visits?
To chance to discover a World of Wonder: a church designed by and for children with a bounce room, treehouse and hobbit hole. In this contemporary experience of 21st Century church, children will have an opportunity to discover the Christian faith in new and exciting ways.
What does a typical educational visit include?
Our educational visits are structured around the RE curriculum, and provide children with an interactive and sensory experience of Christian worship and teaching.
For example, a typical session might include an interactive Bible story, where the children play the characters and re-enact the story on the theatre stage. Then in small groups, the children will explore the story through art, baking, drama, science, building and craft. Later after free play in the bounce room and treehouse, the children will come back together to share their experiences of the Bible story, and enjoy contemporary Christian music and dance.
Woven into the visit, children will experience the great storytelling of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and Enid Blyton. A trip at Christmas will be a sure treat for children as the winter wonderland becomes home to a 1,000 indoor snowballs, Santa’s sleigh, hobbit hole grotto and Mr Snowman, specially crafted for the World of Wonder. At Easter, the story of the crucifixion and resurrection is told through Aslan, Narnia and the breaking of the stone table.
What group sizes do we cater for?
We cater for groups of 10-60, although visits generally work best with one class.
What is the cost of the visit?
Places cost £4 per pupil, based on a typical visit of 2 hours. If you wish to stay for longer and have additional workshops and activities, please do let us know. We aim to be as flexible as possible. All assisting staff/adults take part in the sessions for free.
We have qualified first aiders on site.
There is disabled access and disabled toilet facilities available inside the World of Wonder.
Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school, Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Type of Visit: Adventure, Play areas, Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres, Team Building, Literature, Storytelling, Theatre
Curriculum Topics Covered: Religious Studies
Opening hours and days: We welcome school groups on Fridays (other days/times are possible, but subject to prior bookings).