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 discover what it was like at Knebworth during Tudor Times. Our costumed guides will create the excitement and preparations surrounding Elizabeth I’s visit to Knebworth in 1571, as you spend the day exploring both House and Gardens. In the House your topics of study will include: Tudor costume, writing and education, coats of arms and armour, music and entertainment. Spend the afternoon exploring the Gardens, learning about Tudor foods 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 Victorian Knebworth House through the eyes of a child who lived here, as the servants of the household (our costumed guides) show your group what life was like locally for both rich and poor. You will learn about Victorian dress, experience a Victorian lesson, write on a slate and see the toys and games in Victor’s nursery. In the afternoon, you will learn how Victorians used the outside space. You will try outdoor Victorian games and pastimes and have fun in our Victorian garden 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 lifesize
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 ‘Garden Games’ (May, June, July & September) or a visit to the Adventure Playground (June to August). Click to Read More..
INSPIRING YOUNG WRITERS KS2
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 the Adventure
Playground (June to August). 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. 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. Click to Read More..
FROM SEEDS TO CEDARS: 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 experienced guides. This is a wonderful way for children to explore the world around them and through direct experience 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. Topics covered include: what plants need for growth; the life cycle of a plant; the different forms that plants take and what we use plants for. Each child will take a seed they have planted back to school. Follow up resources will be available to teachers to continue the learning in the classroom. June & July only. 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.