Programmes

 

TUDOR TREASURE TRAIL KS1/KS2


Students will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of
the wider world as they step back in time and explore life as a Tudor. In the morning our
costumed guides will lead you on an exciting journey through the house, focussing on the
preparations for Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Knebworth in 1571; with a magnificent Tudor
banqueting hall and a wealth of artefacts and stories, Knebworth House is the perfect
place to enhance and contextualise knowledge of: Tudor costume, writing and education,
coats of arms and armour, music and entertainment. In the afternoon the journey will
continue outside, exploring the Gardens whilst learning about Tudor food and plants. Click to Read More..

VICTOR’S VICTORIAN VENTURES KS1/KS2

Your students will secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world
history as they discover Knebworth House and Gardens through the eyes of a child who
lived here. In the morning, the servants of the household (our costumed guides) will help
your group to understand what life was like locally for both rich and poor. You will find out
about Victorian dress, experience a Victorian lesson, write on a slate and visit a Victorian
nursery full of pictures, books and games to inspire an understanding of everyday life for
Victor and his brothers and sisters, as well as others who lived and worked at Knebworth.
The afternoon session will focus on how Victorians used the outside space; you will
sample Victorian games and pastimes and have fun in our Victorian bowling alley. Click to Read More..

GARGOYLES AND GREENERY KS2/KS3
Let your students be inspired by the rich details of the gothic exterior of the House and
key areas of the gardens with this self-guided trail.

THE STORYSAURUS STOMP Early Years Foundation Stage

Get your early years pupils ready and motivated to write with the Storysaurus! Meet
our friendly dinosaur character, who loves to read and write, during our interactive
story sack session. Then explore the ever-popular Dinosaur Trail complete with life-size
dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers! Youngsters will love singing and
stomping, roaring and drawing – they will come away bursting with story ideas! For a
fun-filled afternoon, choose from Knebworth Fort + ‘Garden Games’ (May & June) or a
visit to the Adventure Playground (July – August). Click to Read More..

INSPIRING YOUNG WRITERS KS2/KS3

Through this exciting programme, pupils will develop positive attitudes towards and
stamina for writing. You will hear about the writers who have lived and worked here,
including its most famous writer Edward Bulwer Lytton and feel how this fantastic
setting inspired them. Students will use the morning’s experiences to begin writing
their own atmospheric story opening, beginning with the immortal line, “It was a dark
and stormy night….” Choose from ‘The Garden Story Trail’ in the afternoon or a visit to
Fort Knebworth (June) / the Adventure Playground (July – August) Subject to availability.
Your pupils will be inspired by our popular ‘Garden Story Trail’, as they encounter
magical moments from diverse tales such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter
Pan and Twelfth Night. Teams will search for points on our story trail map. Click to Read More..

THE GARDEN STORY TRAIL KS2/KS3

Your pupils will be inspired by our popular ‘Garden Story Trail’, as they encounter
magical moments from diverse tales such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter
Pan and Twelfth Night. Teams will search for points on our story trail map. Click to Read More..

 

VICTORIAN NOVELISTS KS3 NEW FOR 2018
Give your students a new perspective on Victorian literature by visiting one of the most
important literary homes in the area. Find out more about Edward Bulwer Lytton, as
students examine the literary and social context in which he and his close associates,
such as Charles Dickens and Lord Tennyson, produced their work. Pupils should
continue to have opportunities to write for a range of real purposes and audiences.

 

MONSTERS AND MAZES KS1

Monsters and Mazes’ offers plenty of outdoor fun on a guided tour of the formal
gardens, wilderness and Dinosaur Trail, whilst learning about the natural world,
numeracy, shape and colour. There’s also time to find out about prehistoric life with a
visit to our much-loved Dinosaur Trail. Your students can spend a fun-filled Afternoon
at Fort Knebworth (June), or the entire Adventure Playground (July – August). Click to Read More..

 

 

HOW PLANTS GROW KS1/KS2
Let your children see the topic of ‘Green Plants’ come to life as they explore our Formal
Gardens and Walled Kitchen Garden with our guides.
This is a wonderful way for children to explore the world around them and develop their
understanding of scientific ideas as they discover how plants grow in the context of a beautiful,
established, working garden. Newly planted seedlings, 300 year old trees and plants that have
been in existence since the days of the dinosaurs – all contextualised in a peaceful, garden setting.
Each child will take a seed they have planted back to school, along with a lavender bag and
recipe cards. Follow up resources will be available to teachers to continue the learning in the
classroom. June & July only. Book early to avoid disappointment. Your students can spend a
fun-filled Afternoon at Fort Knebworth (June), or the entire Adventure Playground
(July – August).  Click to Read More..


WHY NOT BRING THE WHOLE SCHOOL!
Treat your pupils to a well-earned play day. Our Adventure Playground and Park are ideal
for large numbers to have a fun time. Perfect location for SUMMER SCHOOL days out too.
Our group bookings team will work with you to create a bespoke workshop day with a
combination of our educational programmes, or you can treat your students to a wellearned
play day. Our Adventure Playground and Park are ideal for large numbers to have a
fun time. Your pupils can have fun on the astro slide and drop slide, play on the swings,
slides and walkways of Fort Knebworth, whizz down the zip wire and try the interactive
splash water play features. Click to read More..

PROGRAMMES FOR STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Our specially developed House tour is designed to be interactive and engaging.
Knebworth is easily accessible from London and the channel ports. We can play an
important part in your students’ visit to England and their studies of English history.

LIFELONG LEARNING
We support lifelong learning. Please see our adult group visits section of the
website for details.

For more help and information, please contact our
Group Bookings Team: groupbookings@knebworthhouse.com
or call 01438 810931

To make your booking, contact our Group Booking Team, or use our