Heights of Abraham

School Visits

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We have a unique blend of natural and social history, science, geology, technology and interpretation.

Benefits for Educational Bookings

  • DISCOUNTED Cable Car Tickets on pre-booked groups of 12 or more
  • FREE adult Cable Car Ticket with every 10 children/students
  • FREE downloadable educational resources
  • Pre-visit, Visit & Post-visit education resource pack with lesson plans
  • FREE familiarisation Cable Car Ticket for education group organisers (Please note - this must be pre-booked)
  • Downloadable risk assessment

Travelling by Train? 

If your school trip is coming from Derby or Nottingham you might like to consider traveling by train. Group rates are available on the train when you book in advance. See this Derwent Valley Line  schools sheet for more information.

Free Educational Resources

We know that organising a visit is not an easy task. With this in mind we have recently worked with local teachers to make brand new Educational Resources containing information, activities and work sheets. The resources are split into Key stage 1 & Key stage 2 and downloadable by clicking the buttons below. You may notice some worksheets are repeated to enable use for both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit.

Risk Assessment

Key Stage 2

To make your booking, please click the link below and fill in our booking form.

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Cable Car Ticket School Group Prices 2020

Will be announced shortly

Opening Dates 2020

Open daily 9th - 23rd Feb 2020
Weekends only 29th Feb - 15th March 2020
Open daily 21st March - 1st Nov 2020

Times: 10:00am - 4:30pm (later during holidays)

Please note, the last cable car up is 30 mins before closing. We advise to check opening times before you travel.

The cable car operating times are controlled by Cable Transport Limited. Cable Transport Limited reserves the right to amend the days and times of cable car operations without notice.

Health & Safety

We want your school party to really enjoy and learn from their day out, but we also want you to be safe while you are at the Heights of Abraham. Please be aware that there are some areas where children do need close supervision, particularly on the Play areas and Prospect Tower. Due to the natural formation of the site there are also many steep, narrow and uneven steps/pathways throughout the hilltop park. It is thus essential that accompanying adults/teachers monitor their groups and prohibit unruly behaviour.

We have trained first aiders on site. If you require assistance please ask at the Treetops Centre or the nearest member of staff.

Download a current site risk assessment that will help you with your plans.

Pre-visit Teachers are welcome to make a preparatory visit free of charge, please call 01629 582365 Ext.256 to arrange a meeting & tour.

For older pupils and students studying tourism, the Heights of Abraham is becoming an increasingly popular venue to carry out a case study.