School Visits

Kenilworth Castle has been a major military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects.

It was really good, I enjoyed it all. We had a great day. The staff leading the session were fantastic. I want to go again - we're booking for next year!

KS1 TeacherWarwick, following Medieval Realms expert-led session
Costumed girl having a go at wool-spinning
A group of schoolchildren in open countryside near Kenilworth Castle

curriculum links

  • KS1, 2 & 3: Local history study
  • KS1: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • KS2: How several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality; history of a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality
  • KS3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, Europe and the wider world from 1901 to the present day
  • KS4: Current GCSE frameworks and study of the historic environment
Some pupils examining their activity sheets

free school visits

Book a free education visit and lead your own visit in your own way. We have plenty of online resources available to download and use in the classroom before, during and after your visit - see our resources section below.

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Children examine a large model map of the area

expert led school visits

Let us help you inspire your students with our hands-on expert led Discovery Visits delivered by one of our experts and great value for up to 30 students.

  • LIFE IN A CASTLE (KS1, £100 per class): Investigate the castle, finding evidence that it was once a home for many people. How does it differ to the way we live today? Duration: 1 1/4 hours
  • MEDIEVAL REALMS (KS2-3, £200 per class): Tour the outer curtain wall and inner bailey with your guide and discover how the castle was attacked and defended, looking at the great siege of 1266. Suitable for up to two classes. Duration: full day
  • GCSE Tour (KS4, £100 per class): Developed to support your study of the historic environment for GCSE History, this castle tour meets aspects of the requirements for OCR History A or B. Duration: 1 1/4 hours

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The stunning Elizabethan Garden

facilities for learning groups

  • Car park with coach parking opposite entrance
  • Exhibition
  • Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time
  • Plenty of outdoor lunch space
  • Booking available for Leicester's Gatehouse
  • Access to viewing platforms in Leicester's Building, supervision ratio of 1:6 required

teaching resources

downloads
Kenilworth Castle Hazard Information Sheet

Kenilworth Castle Hazard Information Sheet

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Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit LIAC Risk Assessment

Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit LIAC Risk Assessment

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Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit MR Risk Assessment

Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit MR Risk Assessment

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Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit GCSE Risk Assessment

Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit GCSE Risk Assessment

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Teacher's Kit: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Teacher's Kit: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

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Opening times for Education:

  • April to October - Monday to Friday during term time
  • November - Fridays for Discovery Visits only
  • February half term to March - Wednesday to Friday

 

Learn With Us

Learn more about the history of Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden to enhance your school visit experience.

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