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