Thorpe Park resort brings theme park fun to Woking's Freemantles School with new Magic Space

Thorpe Park Resort and Merlin’s Magic Wand have teamed up to bring the magic of the theme park to students and staff at Freemantles School, by transforming an empty room into two sensory rooms.

Freemantles has 167 pupils aged four to 19 with various complex social and communication needs, many have autism. Students will have the opportunity to experience Thorpe Park Resort in their school environment, with two themed rooms a 'Thrill Room' and a 'Chill Room'. Adventure seekers can enjoy the Thrill Room which has a coaster chair for students to experience rollercoasters based on those at Thorpe Park Resort. The Chill Room gives a tranquil immersive experience of a day at Amity Beach.

“We are incredibly grateful to Thorpe Park and Merlin Magic spaces for creating such fantastic rooms for our students. Both rooms will enable us to support our student’s sensory needs as well as their social and emotional wellbeing making sure they are able to access all the learning opportunities that are on offer to them. Thank you.”

Kate Ball, Freemantles School

“Freemantles regularly visit the Park and with each visit you can see a change in pupils. Some were afraid at first of the noise and stayed in the marquee but progressed to going out and eventually going on rides. It was lovely to give the children a little piece of Thorpe Park at their school knowing how much they enjoy their time with us.”

Jan Hitchcock, Thorpe Park Resort’s Development and Community Relationship Manager