Learn about the events of the English Civil War at Boscobel House and the Royal Oak Tree, famous for being the hiding places of King Charles II as he escaped after being defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
Today, you can explore the house, gardens, and Victorian farmyard - with newly introduced rare breed farm animals. You can see a descendent of the original Royal Oak tree that Charles II hid in and children can explore the new outdoor play area.
What's new at Boscobel?
Free self-led visits
Book a free self-led visit to Boscobel House and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives:
- Explore the 17th Century hunting lodge and look for secret hiding places around the building, including the attic priest hole where King Charles II hid from Parliamentarian soldiers
- See the Royal Oak tree, a descendent of the original tree Charles II hid in
- Explore the Victorian farm buildings and dairy, once a busy working environment, and say hello to the newly resident pigs, sheep and chickens
- Look for local plants and wildlife in the gardens
A 20 minute walk up the road is the ruins of White Ladies Priory, a medieval church and another hiding place of Charles II.Enquire now
Visit Boscobel House to support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, and cover multiple topics across the curriculum.
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places within the locality
- KS2 History: Local history study. Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3 History: Local history study. Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1750
- GCSE History: Study of the historic environment
Plan your trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit our what to expect page.
Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
0370 333 0606
If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.