Fairground Forces

Have you ever wondered how rollercoasters work? Learn about forces, mechanisms, and everything else that make rollercoaster so fast and thrilling!

Children will explore the rides at Crealy making observations on the rides in the park, interviewing ride operators and assessing the popularity of different rides. During the workshop children will begin to understand the mechanisms needed to power the rides and learn about how they work.

What happens?

During your school visit you will be provided with clipboards, worksheets and suggested itinerary in readiness for your workshop.

The workshop will start with an engaging talk from the rides and attraction experts at Crealy. They will provide the class with details about the rides at Crealy and the types of guests they attract. The class will also be given an overview of how to behave towards the other visitors in the park while they explore the different rides.

In pairs, the children will set off to explore the rides around the park or in small groups with a teacher, whichever you prefer. They will be encouraged to think about several questions as they look at the rides, which will help towards their work.

  • Workshop length: 45 minutes teacher-led/guided                          
  • Year group: KS2
  • Curriculum Links: Physics
  • Maximum number of children (per session): 40
  • Cost: £9.95 per child

Included within the cost:

  • Meet and greet by the Education Team
  • All resources, materials and clipboards for the activity
  • Free pre and follow up activities
  • A free pre-visit for the teacher


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Opening Times


10:00am - 5:00pm - Outdoor rides closed

Thu 18 Jan

10:00am - 5:00pm - Outdoor rides closed

Fri 19 Jan

10:00am - 5:00pm - Outdoor rides closed

Sat 20 Jan

10:00am - 5:00pm - Water rides closed