Warwick Castle School Trips
Warwick Castle has played a prominent role in English history for over 1,100 years. Your Students can explore Mediaeval Towers and Ramparts, roam grounds designed by famous landscaper Capability Brown, marvel at the Great Hall & State Rooms with Tudor influences, be in awe during the Daily Shows that include; a Bowman demonstration, a Trebuchet flinging a rock 150ft into the air and our ever faithful Birds of Prey show – this is in addition to all the attractions that bring history vividly to life.
We also have a plethora of History related Tours (Such as our popular Crime & Punishment Tour) and exciting, interactive Workshops (Such as our Swords & Shields Workshop) available to book!
Why are Warwick Castle great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Not only do pupils get to visit one of the oldest and most well-kept castles in Britain’s History, it runs epic attractions and daily shows all year round. This includes pupils from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, that Warwick Castle offers a focused selection of curriculum based tours and workshops tailored to provide schools with an ultimate outside the classroom learning experience.
For this, Warwick Castle has worked in collaboration with experienced teachers to develop these tours and workshops so that they meet needs of pupils whilst matching the National Curriculum.
What activities are available during group visits?
The Educational Tours taught at the Castle include History, Citizenship, and Design Technology; they also offer more physical workshops which include P.E and Art & Design as well.
Students tend not only to learn more but they retain knowledge that they’ve gained because they want to remember these exciting experiences! This is the standard set at Warwick Castle - Britain’s ultimate classroom. More information can be found on our website.
KS1/2 - MEET THE MONARCHY
KS2/3 - ATTACK & DEFENCE
KS2/3 - CASTLE LIFE
KS3/4 - THE KINGMAKER
KS2/3 - POWER OF THE MONARCHY
KS1/2/3 - CRIME & PUNISHMENT
KS2/3/4 - ULTIMATE CASTLE TOUR
KS1/2/3/ - THE NORMAN CONQUEST
KS2/3 - TREBUCHET TALK
PRE-KS1 - ULTIMATE KIDS TOUR
Skill Workshops! Hear a princess tell stories of bravery, learn how to design a family crest and learn some medieval battle drills!
PRE-KS1 STORIES & SHIELDS WORKSHOP
KS2 - SWORDS & SHIELDS WORKSHOP
KS2/3 - BATTLE SKILLS WORKSHOP
Brand new Immersive Workshops! A performance capturing an important moment in time followed by a hot-seating Q&A with the historic figures that shaped the world!
KS2/3 - EXECUTION OF A QUEEN (Anne Boleyn)
KS3/4 - VOTES FOR WOMEN (Women's Suffragette Movement)
KS2/3/4 - VICTORIAN WARWICK (A local History Study)
What size groups do you cater for?
We don’t have a limit on group sizes and have accommodated entire schools of up to 300. We work with you and are happy to provide sample itineraries for any group size, so every student can make the most of their day.
Is there first aid on site?
Most of our core team members are trained first aiders.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Due to being a listed heritage building, a lot of the castle is inaccessible to wheelchairs (Such as the Towers & Ramparts and Upstairs State Rooms) though all our Daily Shows are accessible (and our School Marquee when it is up) and we are happy to talk to you regarding any educational packages. We have disabled toilet facilities and have managed to get permission for a wheelchair lift installation beside our Great Hall, allowing access to the Great Hall and State Rooms.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Our Education Team have training with SEN and we can make preparations if needed (Makes sure to email our Schools Officer!) We have Team members with experience working with Special educational needs groups. We also have a Schools Officer who is happy to help to suit the needs and abilities of any pupils. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email us.
We have a brand new Bird of Prey show - The Falconers Quest, that is showing From Easter - October and is included in the school entry ticket price. Highly recommended!
One of our objectives is to make pre-visit, during and post visiting the Castle as simple and informative as possible. We have a very detailed online risk assessment, along with other pre-visit materials. It is also important that we allow learning to continue after the school leaves so there are downloadable online activities worksheets for students to use before, during, and after leaving the Castle. It is also worth a mention that teachers can book a free teacher visit prior to their student’s big day!
50% Off an Immersive Workshop!*
Current School Trip Offer
Bringing more than one class for the same workshop? Book one Immersive Workshop and get the *second one half-price!
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