Educational School Visits

If you’re an educator looking for a unique learning experience, you’ve come to the right place! Book an individual workshop or a full day at Sparks to make the most of all our amazing educational offers. 

Why not spend the morning in one of Global Goals Centre’s sustainable development workshops, the afternoon learning about eletrical waste at the Re-Fuse hub and use your downtime in between to explore everything else?

Spark your students’ imaginations and develop their analytical skills, creativity and knowledge in a unique, immersive learning environment. Explore our available workshops below or click the button to download our handy workshop guide!

Our workshops cost £7 per student for a 2 hour session. Adults (teachers, parents and supervisors) go free.

The timing of workshops is flexible based on the needs of your group. Usually sessions will last around 90 minutes (this includes an introduction to the department store).

Workshops are available Monday-Friday throughout term time, subject to availability. We’re now accepting bookings through to July 2024 so book now to avoid missing out.

Each workshop must have a minimum of 20 children attending and no more than a maximum of 35 students.

Our address is Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3DS.

Sparks is easy to reach by bus, or coaches can drop off students at the rear entrance on Whippington Court.

Platform Rail are offering free return train trips for rail education purposes and additional in-school workshops. To find out more please visit or contact Platform Rail on

If there are barriers that would make it difficult for your school group to come into Sparks, we are happy to also consider off-site qorkshops and talks by request. Please email us at to find out more.

To book a workshop or for more information, please email us at

Sustainable Hive bring you free e-waste workshops for years 5-6. Classes will get the opportunity to learn hands-on, practical skills in the Re-Fuse hub – an interactive electronic repair classroom. They will also explore what happens to unwanted electronics and consider the issues surrounding electronic waste.

Introduce your students to STEM careers in civil engineering and raise their aspirations to take a leading role in engineering a net zero world. Through a network of STEM Ambassadors, ICE is offering free activities as part of a guided experience for schools visiting the exhibition. Download their brochure below to find out more and book now!

You can also hire out the Global Goals Centre workshop space in the Department of Discovery and host your own educational workshop, talk or event centred around the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Goals Centre events space can be used for educational workshops, events and talks on any SDG-related subject.

A projector, speaker and microphone are available in the room.

The space can hold a maximum of 70 people including all students, staff, teachers, parents and supervisors.

The space is available to hire for £30 per hour or £20 per hour for non-profit organisations.

To hire our education workshop space please complete this form, or for more information email us at

Are you an educator and would like to deliver our workshops at Sparks? Get in touch for details at

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