Schools

The world-famous Stonehenge has inspired people for millennia. Bring your school group and discover a fantastic range of cross-curricular options designed for every key stage.

"I found Stonehenge was a very enjoyable day. It made me think about Stonehenge even more".

Jack, Year 5 Student, Queen's Crescent Primary School

Information about your visit

A visit to one of our sites will inspire your students and bring your teaching to life. We'd like to reassure you that we're following Government guidance to make your trip as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Important information to consider before you book:

  • To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced limits on visitor numbers and school groups, so please bear this in mind when booking your trip.
  • Find out more about what to expect on your school visit, which also includes our Covid 19 Risk Assessment.
  • To make the planning process as easy as possible, make sure you check our Plan Your School Trip section at the bottom of this page, for updated information on the facilities at the site as well as our free resources.
  • As usual, you’ll need to book your visit at least 14 days in advance. Please check our Terms and Conditions for full details.

We’re continually updating our education offer in line with government guidance.  At some sites you might not be able to use our handling collections or costumes as part of a free self-led visit, but where we can provide hands-on items in a safe way we will. We’ve adapted our Discovery Visit workshops to follow government guidelines, but for certain sessions this hasn’t been possible – please check our schools webpages for further information.

There may be areas of our sites which are closed, so please check what’s available for your school group on our property webpages and with our booking team.  They can put you in touch with our Education Visits Officers who can offer help and guidance, so you can make the most of your school trip.

Curriculum Links

Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Stonehenge will help you bring learning to life, covering multiple topics across the curriculum and key stages.

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • KS1 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • KS2 History: A local history study. Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • KS2 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork: use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present human and physical features in the local area. Human geography: types of settlement and land use
  • KS3 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066
  • KS3 Geography: Human geography: understand how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes and environments
  • KS4 History: OCR Specification B 2c. Introduction to history around us
  • KS4-5 Business/Leisure and Tourism: Heritage Management
School children being led on a tour around Stonehenge

Free Self-Led Visits

Studying late Neolithic hunter gatherers and Bronze Age religion? We challenge you to find a better site to help you cover the topic than the world famous Stonehenge. It’s a unique opportunity, whatever your area of study, for your class to explore the most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Enjoy a free self-led visit and explore the site your way.

Download the Teachers' Kit below for information and activities to help you discover the story of Stonehenge, or use these resources available online:

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Expert-led school visits

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

Please note, only our Stones and bones: Stonehenge in its landscape (KS1-3) and Neolithic Life at Stonehenge (KS2-3) Discovery Visit sessions are currently available.

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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
    • STONEHENGE: The stone circle, exhibition and visitor centre are all open for you to enjoy while keeping to social distancing rules.
    • SHUTTLE BUS: The shuttle bus is available for school groups to use. All visitors using the bus will be required to bring and wear a face-covering.
    • PARKING: Free coach parking is available. A maximum parking of 2 hours is allowed on site.
    • EDUCATION ROOM: Our education room is not available at this time.  
    • TOILETS: Our toilets are open as usual. 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. You'll need a face-covering to enter the cafe. 
    • SHOP: The shop will be open with a one-way system in place. We recommend bringing your students in small groups at a time.
    • FACE MASKS: You'll need to remember to bring and wear a face covering if you want to use our shuttle bus to and from the Stones, or if you want to buy anything from the gift shop or cafe. Face coverings are not mandatory elsewhere on your visit, but we do encourage our visitors to wear them in other enclosed spaces. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.
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  • School visits from September 2020

    Education bookings are now open and can make provisional bookings for visits from September 2020 to March 2021. Due to the current situation we can’t answer calls as quickly as we’d like to. If you’d like more information about a site, email us and we’ll put you in touch with an Education Visits Officer, or if you’d like to book a visit you can use our online booking form. 

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