Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

School Trips @ Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle was built between 1180 and 1190 by the Norman Baron Wakelin de Ferrers. The Manor Has passed through many influential hands from the last Saxon Queen, Edith of Wessex, through to Henry VIII's right hand man, Thomas Cromwell. It is now owned by Rutland County Council and was recently refurbished with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We offer a wide selection of educational services from half day and full day visits to outreach and special needs adult education sessions. Our experienced teams deliver entertaining and inspiring sessions that bring history alive, ensuring complex subjects are as accessible as possible through engagement and interactivity reinforcing core information.

Why book Oakham Castle for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The Great Hall would have been the largest building within the walled bailey of the Castle. It would have been a banqueting hall but crucially has been used as a court house since at least 1208 and continues to this day. We have Victorian court furniture and cells to house the accused. Children can participate in role-play utilising the court setting which provides an immersive location to examine crime and punishment from the Norman period to present day.

What activities are available during group visits?

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KS2/3/4 - Crime and Punishment
We also provide a wide selection of other sessions and outreach visits covering a variety of subjects. See our other listing for details.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We can accommodate up to 60 children at any one time.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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We have a secondary room adjoining the great hall that could be set up as a classroom should a group require it.

Is there first aid on site?

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All of our core team members are trained first aiders.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We have ramp access throughout the castle as well as disabled toilet facilities and handling opportunities for visually impaired visitors.

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

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We have Team members with a wealth of experience working with Special educational needs groups. We can create bespoke sessions to suit the needs and abilities of any participants.

Anything else?

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Our crime and punishment Sessions have been rated overall as 100% Excellent.

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