Stonehenge

School Trips @ English Heritage

Home / South West / Wiltshire

Important update from English Heritage
In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed in the interests of public health. It is now clear that we will not be able to re-open on 1 May as we had originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff and volunteers.

Book a free visit to Stonehenge for a day of self-exploration of the site to suit your curriculum needs. Where better to study prehistory? A school visit to Stonehenge is a unique experience for your class to experience this iconic site, and gain a deeper understanding of prehistoric Britain.

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Stonehenge. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• STONES AND BONES (KS1-3) £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• NEOLITHIC LIFE (KS2-3) £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• MYTHS AND LEGENDS WITH LEGO ® EDUCATION STORYSTARTER (KS2-3) £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• THE BUSINESS OF HERITAGE AND TOURISM (KS4-5) £100 per class, session lasts 1 hour

Download a free Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for historical information, site details and activity suggestions to make the most of your learning before, during and after your visit. Book the education space to use the free ‘Stonehenge through Time’ resource with handling objects from 5 key periods.


Stonehenge photograph
school trip at Stonehenge
Stonehenge school groups

Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

trip icon

Bring learning to life outside of the classroom. Children can explore and learn for themselves at a ‘real’ historical site, developing their enquiry skills and independence, as well as key historical knowledge.
A visit to Stonehenge is ideal for education groups of all ages and abilities, and with downloadable learning resources and hazard information, and free on-site resources, it’s easy to plan a visit with your group in mind.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

trip icon

green tick English

Curriculum topics available: Creative writing, Story telling.

There have been many Myths and Legends surrounding Stonehenge and its construction. Learn more about these and create your own, in an expert-led MYTHS AND LEGENDS WITH LEGO ® EDUCATION STORYSTARTER workshop, perfect for KS2-3.

green tick Prehistory

Curriculum topics available: Stone Age, Bronze Age.

What better place to learn about prehistory than Stonehenge? Visit this World Heritage Site to bring your teaching to life, and download the Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for information and activities to use before, during and after your trip.
To enhance your learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop: discover Stonehenge and its landscape in STONES AND BONES (KS1-3), or immerse your class in hands-on activities in NEOLITHIC LIFE (KS2-3).

green tick Tudors

The first excavations at Stonehenge took place in the 1600s. Find out more about these early investigations in the ‘Stonehenge through Time’ activity resource. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this resource when making your booking.

green tick World War

The landscape around Stonehenge was used by the military during the First and Second World Wars. Find out more in the ‘Stonehenge through Time’ activity resource. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this resource when making your booking.

green tick Human Geography

Curriculum topics available: Settlement and land use.

A visit to Stonehenge is perfect for exploring types of settlement and land use and how human processes have influenced and changed the landscape. Look out for the man-made defensive features of the site as you explore.

What activities are available during group visits?

trip icon

Cover a range of topics across the key stages:
KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality, and similarities and differences in ways of life in different time periods.
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.

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Stonehenge. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• STONES AND BONES (KS1-3): discover Stonehenge and its landscape, in partnership with the National Trust. £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• NEOLITHIC LIFE (KS2-3): learn how Neolithic people lived 5,000 years ago, through hands-on activities such as fence building and rope making. £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• MYTHS AND LEGENDS WITH LEGO ® EDUCATION STORYSTARTER (KS2-3): learn about the various Myths and Legends surrounding Stonehenge and create your own. £100 per class, session lasts 2 hours
• THE BUSINESS OF HERITAGE AND TOURISM (KS4-5): find out what it takes to manage a busy heritage site as a tourist attraction and a business. £100 per class, session lasts 1 hour

What size groups do you cater for?

trip icon

Facilitated workshops up to 30 per class. Free self-led visits are bookable in advance but you can bring up to 200 pupils in any one session.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

trip icon

Yes, there is a bookable education room that is free for schools to use, with activities to use at the site. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this when making your booking.

Is there first aid on site?

trip icon

Yes

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

trip icon

Yes - visit for more information, please notify us in advance of any requirements

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

trip icon

Yes - please confirm requirements for members of your group with additional needs when making your booking

Reviews from Schools visiting English Heritage!

trip icon
review grade




Teacher Checklist
teacher checklist
green tickRisk Assessments
green tickInspection Visits
green tickFree Places for Teachers
green tickResource Packs
UK Location
uk location


Why not share your opinion with fellow teachers by reviewing? Please only submit a review of Stonehenge if you have visited this place during a school trip:






twitter icon @eheducation
like on facebook Like on Facebook


Need more inspiration?

We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to English Heritage , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!



Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!

Subscribe