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, focusing 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
Victorians Loan Box
Bring the Victorians into your classroom with our Victorians loan box. For 4 weeks, you can borrow a box containing everyday Victorian objects, framed photographs and an information book to explain the contents. Please contact the Group Bookings team for more information and prices.
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. Students are given the opportunity to draw or photograph patterns, textures and shapes and to consider some of the uses of the gardens in Victorian times.
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
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. Click to Read More
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. Click to Read More
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. Children from Key Stage 2 also receive a recipe card. Teaching resources are available on our website to use before or after your visit to continue the learning in the classroom. June and 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). 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 well-earned 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.
We support lifelong learning. Please see our adult group visits section of the website for details.
To make your booking, contact our Group Booking Team, or use our Online booking form