Leeds Castle welcomes school visits from the UK, Europe and all over the world, all year round. As part of our charitable mission we offer special subsidised rates to schools from Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London.
Leeds Castle and the National Curriculum
Leeds Castle can provide educational sessions, workshops, talks, tours or written resources to suit your pupils' educational requirements, whether early learners, from Key Stages 1 to 5 or adult learners.
Themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history.
Sandford Award for Heritage Education
Leeds Castle is proud to have been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage
The head judge stated as follows:
"This is a service which goes from strength to strength. The programme is varied and interesting with strong links to the National Curriculum and with clear aims and objectives. It is firmly grounded in the Castle’s long and varied history and the workshops are delivered by knowledgeable and well-trained staff. There is a strong sense of cohesion in the Education Department with an atmosphere of cooperation and support."
UK School Visits
Themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure
your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds
Castle than history.
Overseas School Visits
Leeds Castle can play an important part in your students' visit to
England and their studies of English history.
Self Guided Visits
Visiting on a self-guided basis allows you to plan the day as you wish
and lead your pupils around the castle.
Workshops, Packages & Talks
Themed workshops, packages and talks are available covering a range of topics such as Drama, History, Art and much more!
Additional Education Groups
Leeds Castle also welcomes Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Rainbows and students from the Children's University™.
Rates for workshops, coach hire, guided visits, self-guided visits and more.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR SCHOOL VISITORS
"The children described the Castle as 'special' and 'beautiful' and they agreed that it was the best day ever. They found dressing up and acting out the 'swan princess' and visiting the maze especially exciting. The children enjoyed looking at the moat, the arrow slits, the battlements and the portcullis - all things they had previously learnt about. Our trip to Leeds Castle can be summarised by one child who described the day as 'spectacular'."
Uranus Class, South East London
Richard: "My favourite part of the trip was exploring the castle, doing the maze, going to the park and buying stuff from the gift shop."
Lucy: "My favourite part was everything, I loved it."
Miya: "Thank you for letting us visit Leeds Castle It has been the best time of my life. My favourite part was the maze."
Pupils from Mundella School
"I have taken part in many trips in my teaching career and this was the best in terms of organisation and enjoyment. We were not expecting to be looked after so attentively by such lovely staff who related so well with the children."
St Mary’s School
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop especially being able to dress up in costumes. The children had a fantastic day, thank you for making our day so special."
Old Palace School
"You consolidated our knowledge of the Tudors coupled with the opportunity to work with clay, a medium we don’t normally use. We had a great day."
Swingate Primary School
"It really brought the children’s prior learning about castles to life. It gave expert knowledge that I couldn’t have taught at school. The workshop leaders were fantastic, informative, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you."
Boughton & Dunkirk Primary School
The Education Department were extremely good at gaining the interest of our pupils and drawing their attention to important points in the story of Leeds Castle. The engaging manner of delivery was wonderful and the pitch was just right, especially the role-pay activity.
Year 5 Teaching Team
The Weald Primary School
Tel: 01622 767821
How to find us
For detailed directions by road, rail, air or from across the channel, click here.
Access to Leaflets, Trail and Tour Guides, Teachers Notes and Useful Information, find out more
UK schools can enquire online
Complete our UK Schools enquiry form and a member of our team will be in contact.