Visitor Attraction Strategy ‘Walkshop’ 2019

A unique learning experience, the Vision XS Intermediate 5 model course allows two days away from the day to day running of an attraction for management staff to look at the impact that consideration of all 5 models have when planning for the future of any visitor attraction. Run by visitor experience experts, architects and attraction business planning specialist this is an unrivaled opportunity to use their tools to enhance your visitor operation.

Enhance your Visitor Operation

with the Vision XS ‘5 Model Intermediate Workshop’

1st & 2nd May 2019

Bookings now available:

What is the ‘5 Model Intermediate Workshop’?

The Intermediate Workshop is run by visitor experience expert Tony Sefton from Vision XS and award-winning leisure architect Ray Hole. Delegates work through a challenging case study over the two-day course that will bring key aspects of each model and ultimately teach how to approach strategic planning use the ‘5 model approach’. We have carefully crafted a fun programme utilising 5 workshop sessions and 3 walks, for creative thinking, networking and discussion of the content of each session. Each of the sessions will focus on one of the models and delegates will work through an exercise based on a case study in small groups (mixed attraction groups).

The Workshop will be based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire over two days. On each day, we will be going out to other locations for workshops, walking and eating, separated by an informal conference dinner on the first night. Our walks take in the lovely River Thames, River Thame and North Moore nature reserve.

This Workshop is open to operators of attractions including Theme Parks, Farm Parks, Museums, Heritage Sites, Gardens, Historic Houses, Escape Rooms and many more. If you want to come to the event and the walks seem daunting there will be other means of transport available

For information & cost on the Workshop and the deals we are offering for attractions, please contact Diana Margarido at 01491528900 or


In 2018 we took our popular 5 Models Business Workshop on the road! We helped tourism attractions in Calgary Canada scale their business plans with strategic planning sessions with some walks in the crisp air to keep the creativity flowing! In 2019 we are are taking the 5 Model Workshop to Edmonton, Canada.

Recent Feedback:-

‘The workshop was really useful and there appeared to be a good blend of people around the room collaborating on thought provoking areas. I felt it was very well organised overall, and there was a good blend between Tony’s session delivery outlining the models, Ray’s more individual support during tasks and mixing with others. A very enjoyable and definitely worthwhile couple of days.’ Mark Rowley, Lee Valley

‘An enjoyable, stimulating and interesting few days. I now feel even more excited about my job and the challenges and opportunities we have ahead. Great workshop, loved the walks, and I’m looking forward to the advanced session’ Sally Cordwell, SS Great Britain

‘Really excellently managed and the variety of forums and venues was really stimulating and enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next one in a couple of months’ Nick Martin, RSPB


Day 1

9.00 – 9.30am                          Registration (Tea/coffee/fruit on arrival)

9.30am – 10.00am                  Organise in to Teams (Mid-morning tea and pastries)

10.00am – 11.00am                Workshop 1 – The Market Model

(Leave cars overnight in Wallingford. We will have a car to transport luggage to The George Hotel, Dorchester.)

11.00am – 12:30pm                Walk and content discussion

12:30pm-1:30pm                     Lunch (Shillingford Bridge Hotel, Shillingford Rd, Oxon OX10 8LZ)

1:30pm -2:30pm                      Workshop 2 – The Experience Model and The Content Model (Shillingford Bridge Hotel, Shillingford Rd, Oxon OX10 8LZ)

2:30pm – 4:00pm                    Walk and content discussion

4:00pm – 5:30pm                    Workshop 3 – The Cost Model and The Space Model (The George Hotel, High St, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7HH)

7.00pm                                       Dinner at the George Hotel (Dorchester)

Day 2

8:30am                                      Breakfast & check out

9:30am -11:00 am                  Workshop 4 – The Business Model (The George Hotel, Dorchester)

11:00am – 12:30pm               Walk and content discussion

12.30am – 1.30pm                  Lunch

1.30pm – 3.30pm                    Workshop 5 – Meshing Models and group presentations

4:00pm                                      Finish/Questions


Vision XS are offering a follow-on advanced workshop in July 2019 for those of you who have already attended the intermediate session or those who want to attend both. The advanced course will focus on the in-depth aspects of each model and delegates will work through an exercise on their own by using their own attraction data.


Walk 1 is where the journey begins and what better way to start it off with a beautiful Historic river walk from Wallingford sports park to the Shillingford bridge hotel. Passing the meadows through Benson Weir where the Thames path crosses the river and there are good views of the Benson Lock. From Benson, you will get a chance to see the elegant bridge in Shillingford, with a collection of boats moored by the Hotel across the river.

Walk 2 is a beautiful river walk into historic Dorchester on Thames passing where the river Thame meets the river Thames. Dorchester is best known for its beautiful Abbey, which dates from 1140. This Wonderful riverside environment, beautiful villages and a deep sense of history make this a walk of great appeal.

Walk 3 is the journey back to Wallingford crossing the pooh stick bridges up though the blue bells passing th ancient fort into Brightwell cum Sotwell.



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