School Visits

Discovery Visits at Stonehenge

Sandford Award winner 2021! Learn about Neolithic life by experiencing it at the world famous Stonehenge during a hands-on, award-winning, expert-led Discovery Visit. Lasting two hours, they're a great way to inspire your students and delve deeper into the history of this World Heritage site. The sessions have been specially developed to provide fun and inspiring activities to support your teaching of the curriculum and their learning back in the classroom.

"Stonehenge is the exemplar destination for the study of prehistory to develop pupils’ understanding of the landscape, its people and the monuments central in the national heritage." Sandford Award Assessor's Report 2021

Stones and Bones - Stonehenge in its Landscape

Geography, History
KS1, KS2, KS3

This session was developed in partnership with the National Trust. Explore Stonehenge and its place within the wider landscape. On an interactive tour, learn about the different stones and building techniques used, and how the monument relates to the solstice alignment. Using role-play, recreate a Bronze Age burial in the landscape, discussing replica objects based on artefacts found in the area and what they can tell us about the people buried here. Maximum class size of 30 per session.

  • Tuesday to Thursday during term time

  • Session lasts for 2 hours
  • £100 per session
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Neolithic Life at Stonehenge

Design & Technology, Geography, History
KS2, KS3

Tailored to the National Curriculum, this popular workshop will take your class back to the Neolithic period as they learn how to survive, strive and thrive at Stonehenge! They’ll complete interactive challenges, including model building and rope making; get hands-on with our replica Neolithic objects, and even prepare for Solstice in our reconstructed Neolithic houses. Maximum class size of 30 per session.

  • Tuesday to Thursday during term time
  • Session lasts for 2 hours
  • £100 per session
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Myths and Legends

History, Literacy

Discover a world of myths and legends at the stone circle. This two hour, hands-on session includes a trip to the Stones and a tour led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Afterwards, the group will return to our dedicated education room to create their own myths using LEGO® StoryStarter kits. At the end of the session, the groups will be asked to share what they have built and re-tell their stories to the class.

  • Tuesday to Thursday during term time

  • 2 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. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and further information on 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 once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice. 

Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day. 

Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!

  • Facilities
    • STONEHENGE: The stone circle, exhibition and visitor centre are all open for you to enjoy.
    • SHUTTLE BUS: The shuttle bus is available for school groups to use.
    • PARKING: Free coach parking is available. A maximum parking of 2 hours is allowed on site.
    • DIRECTIONS: Please note if you’re travelling to us from Salisbury by road between 2 April until mid-July there will be a diversion in place, please follow the signs and allow a little extra time for your journey. 
    • EDUCATION ROOM: Our education room is not available at this time. Please check this page for future updates.
    • TOILETS: There are currently limited toilets available due to site maintenance work so please allow plenty of time for your group to use the facilities. Accessible toilets are available. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site.
    • LUNCH: Unfortunately there is no indoor lunch space. A takeaway catering offer will be provided in our outdoor seating area or you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy near the stones.
    • SHOP: As this space can get busy during peak times, we ask that you only bring in groups of 10 max at any one time.

    Site Map

    Stonehenge Site Map

  • Hazard Information

    A useful tool to help with your risk assessments.

    You must meet the following ratios for leaders to students on the day of your visit when booking, and if your group is forming smaller groups while at the site:

    • Ages 4-5 (UK Reception) 1 leader for every 4 students (1:4)
    • Ages 5-7 (UK Key Stage 1) 1 leader for every 6 students (1:6)
    • Ages 7-11 (UK Key Stage 2) 1 leader for every 10 students (1:10) and
    • Ages 11-18 (UK Key Stages 3, 4, and 5) 1 leader for every 15 students (1:15)
    • For an adult learning group, consisting of individuals all over the age of 18, there are no ratios but there must be an appointed group leader
    • All ratios outlined above apply to home education groups
    • If your group consists of children aged 3 and/or 4, you must also refer to the Early Years and Foundation Stage Statutory Framework which sets out specific legal requirements for minimum ratios for this age group, to include requirements about the qualifications of the leaders
    • SEND groups must meet the minimum ratios above but may bring any additional leaders as required to adequately support their group
  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    • 1 April-27 May: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thursday
    • 28 May-4 September: Monday-Sunday 9:30-7pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thurdsay
    • 5 September-31 March: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Disovery Visits available Tuesday-Thursday

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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