Attractions from across South Yorkshire joined together to showcase the best of the region.
The event, held at Gulliver’s Valley, saw over 500 visitors from local schools and youth groups.
Gulliver’s Valley joined forces with other local educational visit providers and leisure facilities from across South Yorkshire to showcase what learning outcomes can be achieved with their programmes and activities at their venues.
Adam Bliss, from Gulliver’s Valley, said: “It was great to welcome so many School and Group Leaders to Gulliver’s Valley especially after an incredibly challenging period where they have been unable to even consider the thought of an overnight stay, educational visits or day visit with their students and young people.”
The Gulliver’s Valley team gave an overview of their overnight stays, both school residentials and group sleepovers along with day visits in addition to theme park visits such as Bushcraft and Educational Workshops.
Adam added: “Everyone knows that Gulliver’s Valley offers fantastic family visits and themed overnight stays, but it was great to let the school and group leaders know about all the other amazing products we offer for groups such as Bushcraft Survival, Educational Workshops along with Residential Stays and Group Sleepovers, all in a Theme Park!”
The event was designed as a one stop shop for teacher and group leaders to visit Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort and speak with organisations who can support them and their young people. Joining Gulliver’s Valley at the event were: Rother Valley Country Park, Magna, Grimm & Co, Kickabout Football Centre, Butterfly House, Children’s University, Workwise, Forge CPD, South Yorkshire Teaching Hub, Maker Futures, Enigma Rooms and Affinity 2020 cic.
Deborah Bullivant, founding director at Grimm & Co, said “It was such an honour to be asked to attend this event at Gulliver’s Valley. Rotherham has an excellent enrichment offering for schools and families, demonstrated by the exciting variety of providers who were at the event, talking and interacting with a flow of headteachers and teachers, thrilled that all of this is on their doorstep.
“It’s so important to give children and young people a wide range of opportunities to experience, that helps grow and raise their confidence alongside the curriculum, and we are all a part of that. We can all be really proud of our town.”
Images: Gulliver’s Valley