1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
School Trips @ English Heritage
Inspire your students and reinforce your teaching by standing at the place where history was made. There are two ways in which you can explore and learn from this remarkable site. Firstly we offer FREE self-led visits, so you and your pupils can enjoy your own visit in your own way. We also offer hands-on Discovery Visits. Led by experts, these sessions enable your pupils to discover the events of the Battle of Hastings and explore the atmospheric abbey ruins, as well as standing on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died. At just £100 per session (approximately 30 pupils) these offer inspiring, out of the classroom experiences with quality learning. They have been specially developed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages to really enhance your visit.
Once you have booked, you are entitled to a free planning visit, to familiarise yourself with the site and see all that it has to offer. We also offer free resources to support your visit and teaching in the classroom.
Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Not only does Battle Abbey allow you to explore the events of 1066, but also cross-curricular links across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way. Curriculum links that stand out include:
•History: What were the events that led up to the battle on 14th October 1066?
•Geography: Why did the battle take place here?
•Drama: Become Saxon and Norman soldiers, charging up the hill.
•Religious Studies: Why was an abbey built on the site and who lived there?
What size groups do you cater for?
We accept groups of all sizes to the site but there is a limit on the total capacity and access is on a first come first served basis. If you would like to book one of our Discovery Visits, these are limited to approximately 30 pupils per session.
Is there first aid on site?
We have trained first aiders on site.
December – February – Closed for education visits.
March – Education Winter Opening on Mondays and Fridays.
April to September 10.00 – 18.00.
October 10.00 – 17.00.
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Here are a few similar suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!