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Frequently asked questions

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

Action Stations offers a wide range of workshops, spanning a vast spectrum of subjects. All workshops are designed to maximise pupil’s learning and cater for students across all levels of the curriculum; from Early Years Foundation Stage to Higher Education.

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Do you have somewhere for the children to eat?

Yes we have an inside picnic area, this must be booked in advance.

What group sizes do you cater for?

This is dependent on which workshop you choose however we can cater for up 90 children/students in one visit. Click below for more information on our workshops.


Can we do more than one workshop in the same visit?

To book your workshop or for more information, contact our Events and Learning Executive, Lauren Mitchell

023 9289 3316

Where can I park the school mini bus/coach?

A drop off and collection point is available at Queen Street, 300 metres from our entrance. Parking for coaches and minibuses is then available at points throughout the city (ask for details). A combined price of £10 for the coach drop off/collection point and all day parking is available.

Do you have toilets on site?

Inside Action stations the toilets are situated at the back of the ground floor. Additional toilets can be found inside Boathouse No.7.

Do you cater for special education needs and those who require special access?

The team would be happy to discuss any special requirements before your visit to ensure your visit enjoyable and stress-free! As a general guide, disabled access (via lift) is available to all floors and the majority of our activities and workshops are accessible and can be adapted to suit the group. 

Do you have a first aider on site?

All full time staff members (including the workshop leader) are first aid trained.

Is specific clothing required for our trip?

We suggest comfortable shoes are worn. If possible, PE shoes/Trainers are best as this ensures the students will be allowed to take part in the activities around the building (climbing/assault course). Pirate themed fancy dress is also encouraged (but not required) when taking part in our Pirate Life workshop.

Do you have risk assessments?

Risk assessments are available to download however we encourage teachers to visit (free of charge) beforehand and carry out their own.

Do you provide projects, teacher's packs, worksheets or any useful pre visit information?

We offer a pre visit meeting for the leader/teacher, during this meeting the workshop leader will go through the workshop content, show you around the activities involved and work with you to create a personalised visit. This can all be discussed over the phone if that is more convenient.

Are you happy for children to take photos, videos or audio recordings?

Yes, please let us know if you are happy to have these shared on our social media pages: Action Stations Twitter and Action Stations Facebook

What does a typical education visit include?

A typical visit will start at 10.30am and finish at 2pm. The visit will include a 1 hour workshop (sometimes longer depending on the chosen workshop), time to explore and use our building activities (climbing walls/simulators) and an area for lunch time. This is only a general guide and can be adapted to suit your groups’ specific needs, timings and abilities.