School Visits

We are Open! 

We are delighted to tell you that we are able to re – open for School group visits from mid July.

For the time being, we can offer visits for school groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 a.m. – 1 p.m. or from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.   All groups must be booked in advance either by telephoning the office on 01524 734474 or by e mail to  Tours of the house are of limited size . The Tearooms, Toilets, Playground, Gardens and Woodland Walk will all be open as well, but unfortunately we are unable to offer the Birds of Prey Display at this time. Please see our Covid-19 Statement below to see the measures we have put in place to ensure your safety and well being during your visit.

Download the Leighton Hall Covid - 19 Statement

Download the Leighton Hall Terms and Conditions 2020

School Information

  • A visit to Leighton Hall can become a part of your ongoing school project 
  • Re-enforce knowledge of what has been learnt in different subject areas and bring classroom learning to life. 
  • Our guides are happy to aid your class’s learning, but we’ll leave the teaching to you!
  • Leighton Hall definitely isn't a stuffy, boring house. It's a place where history, science, geography and lots of other subjects come to life, thanks to our entertaining, interactive and child friendly guides! 
  • Three themed packages have been developed for children's groups and all are geared towards the KS1 and KS2.
  • Leighton Hall has been assessed by LEA Risk Assessment Team and passed as a "Category A" site. 
  • This section is packed with teachers' notes, worksheets and ideas to help you get the most from your visit to Leighton. 
  • A full risk assessment for you to print off.

Our 3 Themed Visit Packages at Leighton Hall

Now, from just £4.50 per child, groups can choose from the new and updated Upstairs/Downstairs, Houses & Homes and Countryside Classroom- Within each themed package, there are lots of opportunities to focus on areas of particular interest to your children. Please note Countryside Classroom is self guided.

Upstairs Downstairs (Guided)
A wonderful chance to explore what life was life for Victorian Children. Discover the contrast between life of the Gillow children upstairs and the many families who worked below stairs and throughout the estate. The Victorians come to life through role – playing, our funny stories and through antique household items which the children are encouraged to touch and feel.Upstairs Downstairs Tour of Leighton Hall in Carnforth

House and Homes (Guided)
Comparing homes throughout the ages, by identifying how this home has changed over time. Looking at why buildings look the way they are and understanding what different buildings are used for.Houses and Homes Tour at Leighton Hall

Countryside Classroom (Self Guided / Teacher Led)

A series of outdoor trials of Leighton’s estate which include garden, woodland and field habitats. Field sketching and making aboriginal map sticks are just two of the activities on offer on these outdoor trails. Choose from Science and Nature, Geography or Literacy.
All trails enable children to see life cycles and life process in action.

The Countryside Classroom is self guided with clear visual boards to guide and inform along the way. Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear are essential.

Countryside Classroom Tour of Leighton Hall

Other Information

  • Entrance per child to the hall is from £4.50. 
  • Teachers have free places on a ratio of 1 adult to 10 children (Any additional adults are charged at the children's reduced rate). 
  • School groups must be booked in advance. 
  • Coach parking is free.
  • Picnic Areas available inside and outside
  • Each Package includes the Grounds and the Spectacular Birds of Prey flown at 1pm for School Groups during May - September.