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About.

Step out of the classroom and get ready to climb over the roof of a world-famous venue, The O2.

Up at The O2 is a 90-minute experience your students won’t forget. Zip up your climb jacket. Pull on your boots. Hook up your harness. Then make your way up the south face of one of the most striking buildings in London’s skyline.

Leading the way will be one of their friendly climb guides. Their newly launched education programme meets the national curriculum objectives.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Business, Design & Technology, Geography, Maths, Physics, Science, STEM

Topics: History Around Us, Local History, Human & Physical Geography, Maps, Engineering, STEM, Forces, Measurement, Shapes, Length & Height, Area, Perimeter & Volume, Energy, Team Building, Business in the real world, Business operations, Marketing, Finance

Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins

Cost: From £23 per student

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School Trip Information.

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We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up to date version, however, it is advised that you also contact us directly if you need any further information, or have a particular question or concern. Get in touch.

Free Teaching Resources.

Up at The O2 has free teaching resources that link directly to the curriculm.

Venue Information.

Up at The O2 is part of the iconic The O2 building in Greenwich, London.

Covid-19 Safety Measures.

Up at The O2 has extra measures in place to make sure you have a safe trip. Have a question? Please get in touch.

  • Screens at all staff desks ✔︎
  • Sanitiser stations throughout the experience ✔︎
  • Kitting up completed outside to ensure fresh air ✔︎

Facilities & Things to know

Food & Drink

No external food or drink is allowed to be consumed in the attraction.

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Toilets

There are toilets in the Base Camp (before the climb), South Camp (after the climb) and within The O2.

 

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Photography & Filming

You’re able to take photos and film at the top of the climb.

You’ll also receive one free group printed photo as part of your booking.

Mobile phones and cameras must be able to fit in a secure pocket with a zip.

 

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Adult/Student Ratio

Up at The O2 has the below adult to student ratios:

  • Years 4 & 5: 1:2
  • Year 6: 1:4
  • Years 7 & 8: 1:12
  • Years 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13: 1:15

Please note that if you have the incorrect ratios on the day, you will not be able to climb.

 

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Clothing & Dress Code

Up at The O2 recommends wearing comfortable clothing and you must bring socks as you and your students will be wearing their climbing shoes.

During the colder weather, it’s strongly recommended to also wear hats and gloves.

For very warm days loose-fitting cotton clothing, sun cream and sunglasses are recommended.

Children should drink plenty of water; there is a water cooler available in Base Camp in the Briefing Room. Climb guides also carry water in their backpacks whilst on the climb.

 

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Age Suitability

Each Climber must be:

  • 8 years or older
  • A minimum height of 1.2 m
  • A weight of less than 130kg/21 stone/286lbs which is the maximum weight their harnesses can take
  • Able to wear a harness that has a maximum waist fitting of 125cm and a maximum upper thigh fitting of 75cm

 

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Accessibility.

Considerations for children with SEND

Up at The O2 is suitable for children with SEND.

 

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Map of the Venue

Here’s a link to the map of the venue.

View Map of the Venue.

 

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Accessibility Details

You and your students must be capable of undertaking the Up at The O2 Climb Activities unaided.

Essential medication can be taken on the climb such as asthma inhalers and diabetic medication or nourishment requirements, please notify your climb guide on the day.

You or your students will not be permitted to take a walking aid on the climb due to the general restrictions on taking loose items with you. Climbers may take hearing aids and spectacles provided they are secure and not loose fitting.

Up at The O2 is not suitable for assistance dogs. Assistance dogs can be left with the attraction and they transport them to the exit at the North Camp ready for your descent.

The forces exerted during the climb can activate or aggravate pre-existing physical injuries, conditions and symptoms. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and the students under your supervision are in a fit state of health to complete the Climb.

Up at The O2 does not recommend the climb for pregnant women or to people who suffer from vertigo. The climb is also unlikely to be suitable for people who suffer from other conditions which would prevent them from performing the Climb Activities.

Up at The O2 are unable to advise you on medical conditions, so if you are in any doubt as to whether or not you or your students are in a fit state of health to take part in the climb they would advise you to consult with medical advisors.

The O2 is accessibility friendly.

 

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Health & Safety.

Risk Assessment

Here’s the Risk Assessment for this venue.

View Risk Assessment.

 

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Safeguarding

All guides have an enhanced DBS check status and have had training in working with children and school groups.

 

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First Aid

All guides are trained for first aid and rescue. They also have The O2 security, first aid team, on-site at all times.

 

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We regularly check that this information is the latest and most up to date version, however, it is advised that you also contact us directly if you need any further information, or have a particular question or concern. Get in touch.

Up at The O2

The O2

Peninsula Square
Greenwich Peninsula
London
SE10 0DX

Transport Links:

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Get the most out of travelling to Up at The O2 with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers – a convenient, fun and educational trip to the venue.

Nearest Pier:
North Greenwich Pier

Closest Train & Tube Stations:

North Greenwich (Tube)

Local Bus Routes:

108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 335, 422, 472, 486

Coach Parking:

Coach parking can be bought online via The O2 website in advance of the climb.

If your group are also using Uber Boat by Thames Clippers on the climb date then you will qualify for free parking. Please get in touch for more information.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri:
11:00am-8:30pm

Sat & Sun:
10:00am-8:30pm

Early start climbs can be requested but may have an additional cost associated with them.

Length of visit:

1 hour, 30 mins
Including briefing and climb

Months Open:

All-year-round.

Please note Up at The O2 are open only Friday to Sunday for the first 6 weeks of the calendar year.

On Sale:

On sale until: Dec 22

Frequently asked questions.

We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Below are answers to the most common questions, however, please do get in touch and we’ll get back to you ASAP to answer any specific questions and provide you with everything you need to know.

Does Up at The O2 offer free places for teachers?

Yes! Up at The O2 offers free places for teachers on the school trip.

Please see the ‘School Trip’ section for further details.

 

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What's the average school trip length of Up at The O2?

Schools usually spend around 1 hour, 30 mins at Up at The O2.

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What is the student to adult supervision ratio for Up at The O2?

Ratios depend on the age and requirements of the students. 

Please see the ‘Venue Information’ section for further details.

 

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Is there a Up at The O2 Risk Assessment that I can download and use?

Yes! Up at The O2 offers a Risk Assessment detailing everything you need to know to plan a safe, fun visit.

Please see the ‘Venue Information’ section for further details.

 

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What Key Stage is Up at The O2 suitable for?

Up at The O2 is suitable for Key Stage 2 and above.

Please see the ‘About’ section for further details.

 

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What's the nearest station to Up at The O2?

The closest station to Up at The O2 is North Greenwich. 

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Does Up at The O2 have links to the National Curriculum?

Yes! Up at The O2 particularly links to Geography, History and Business as well as connections to STEM subjects. 

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Can I get a coach to Up at The O2?

Yes! There is coach parking and coach drop off around The O2.

Please see the ‘Venue Information’ section for further details.

 

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Are there teaching resources that I can use to support my trip to Up at The O2?

Yes! Up at The O2 has produced bespoke education packs to help you support the trip back in the classroom.

Please see the ‘Teaching Resources’ section for further details.

 

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Does Up at The O2 have information for students with SEND?

Yes! Up at The O2 has information and considerations for students with SEND.

Please see the ‘Venue Information’ section for further details.

 

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How far in advance can I book schools tickets for Up at The O2?

Up at The O2 is currently booking up until December 2022. 

Please see the ‘Venue Information’ section for further details.

 

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We regularly check that this information and costs are the latest and most up to date version, however, it is advised that you also contact us directly if you need any further information, or have a particular question or concern. Get in touch.