Conisbrough Castle

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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 Conisbrough Castle for a day of self-exploration of the site to suit your curriculum needs. Immerse your class in the world of medieval castles as you explore the unique cylindrical keep and imagine what life would have been like for the wealthy Warenne family and the people who worked at the castle, compared to our lives today. Once you have booked your school trip, you are entitled to a free planning visit, to familiarise yourself with the site and see all that it has to offer.

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Conisbrough Castle. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• MEET THE MEDIEVALS (KS1-3): £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.
• TALES FROM THE KEEP (KS1-3): £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.

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Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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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 Conisbrough Castle is ideal for education groups of all ages and abilities, and with downloadable 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?

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Explore the impressive keep and imagine what like was like in a medieval castle. To enhance learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop:
• MEET THE MEDIEVALS (KS1-3): Explore the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Investigate artefacts from the past, to discover what life was like in a medieval castle. £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.
• TALES FROM THE KEEP (KS1-3): Why was a Castle built at Conisbrough? Explore the magnificent Keep and Bailey and discover why Conisbrough was a significant location to build a castle. £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Cover a range of topics across the key stages:
KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
KS2 Geography: Human Geography: types of settlement and land use, why was the castle built here?
KS3: A local history study. The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Conisbrough Castle. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• MEET THE MEDIEVALS (KS1-3): Explore the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Investigate artefacts from the past, to discover what life was like in a medieval castle. £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.
• TALES FROM THE KEEP (KS1-3): Why was a Castle built at Conisbrough? Explore the magnificent Keep and Bailey and discover why Conisbrough was a significant location to build a castle. £100 per class, session lasts for 1 hour.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We accept groups of all sizes to the site, but there is a limit on the total site capacity, and access is on a first come first served basis. If you would like to book one of our Discovery Visit workshops, these are limited to a maximum of 30 pupils per session.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Yes, there is a purpose-built Activity Centre that is free for education groups to use. Please pre-book this when booking your visit.

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes, for more information please visit

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

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




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