Discovery Visits at Kenilworth Castle

Let your students delve deeper into the history of Kenilworth Castle during an expert-led Discovery Visit. Our hands-on sessions are a great way to bring history to life and support your teaching in the classroom for KS1-4 and are just £100 per group per session. 

Medieval Siege Experience

Drama, Geography, History, Literacy
KS2, KS3

Let us help you inspire and engage your students at Kenilworth Castle. On this extended version of the Medieval Castle Quest Discovery Visit, your class can enjoy a full day of expert-led activities: hunt for clues around the keep, get hands-on with replica clothing worn by medieval soldiers and recreate the story of the 1266 siege.

  • Availability: After February half term and March: Wednesday to Friday, April to October: Monday to Friday, November to February half term: Thursday and Friday
  • Session lasts for a full day
  • £200
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Medieval Castle Quest

Geography, History
KS2, KS3

Investigate Kenilworth Castle’s medieval architecture and history. Your class will work in teams as they explore the castle, handle replica objects and complete hands-on challenges to answer questions about attack and defence in the medieval period.

  • Availability: After February half term and March: Wednesday to Friday, April to October: Monday to Friday, November to February half term: Thursday and Friday
  • Session lasts for 1 1/2 hours
  • £100
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GCSE Tour

History
KS4

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. Explore the architecture and discover what different parts of the site reveal about changing needs and attitudes from the 12th to the 16th century.

  • Availability: After February half term and March: Wednesday to Friday, April to October: Monday to Friday, November to February half term: Thursday and Friday
  • Session lasts for 1 1/4 hours
  • £100 per session
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Life in a Castle

Drama, Geography, History
KS1, KS2

Compare life then to now. You class will become history detectives, investigating the castle to find evidence that it was once a home for many people, and how it differs to the way we live today.

  • Availability: After February half term and March: Wednesday to Friday, April to October: Monday to Friday, November to February half term: Thursday and Friday
  • Session lasts for 1 1/4 hours
  • £100 per session
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Plan your trip

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. 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. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: Car park with coach parking opposite entrance.
    • ACTIVITIES: Exhibition, access the new viewing platforms (supervision ratio of 1:6 required) or book the Gatehouse.
    • FACILITIES: Education room available for school groups, with bag storage and toilet facilities, please book this room in advance.
    • SHOP: Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time.
    • LUNCH: Plenty of outdoor lunch space.

Planning Your Visit

Planning your visit couldn’t be easier with the help of our resources. However if you need more details or have specific questions about your trip or our Free Self-Led or Expert Led visits, please get in touch with our Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606

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