Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources
Our curriculum-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring the history of the palace to life through lively, interactive learning opportunities.
We offer a wide selection of curriculum-based sessions linked to a range of subjects for key stages 1 to 5, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Primary sessions cater for up to 32 students, while secondary and SEND capacities vary so please check the session information.
Please read our current safety procedures for keeping you safe on your visit.
In order to best support you and your group we will also provide:
Primary sessions (60 minutes)
Secondary sessions (90 minutes)
SEND sessions (60 minutes)
Teachers and adults
Up to agreed ratios: Free
Adults for 1:1 assistance: Free
Additional adults: £14.00
All school group visits must be booked in advance. Dates sell out quickly so we advise booking at least two months in advance. Payment is due six weeks prior to visiting.
2021-2022 academic year
Sessions available Tuesday – Thursday during term time.
11 April - 30 June
2022-2023 academic year
Sessions available Tuesdays - Thursdays during term time
6 September - 27 October
2 November - 21 December
4 January - 15 February
21 February - 5 April
18 April - 29 June
The following ratios apply to all school groups visiting the castle and gardens.
Key stage 1 (age 4-7) = 1:5
Key stages 2, 3 and 4 (age 7-15) = 1:10
Key stage 5 and up (age 16+) = 1:15
SEND groups can determine their own ratios.
Groups with an inadequate number of accompanying adults may not be admitted.
Email your booking request form to the schools team at: [email protected] Further enquiries? Please ring 020 3166 6646 for more information.
After receiving your booking request, we will email you a confirmation and invoice which must be paid in advance of your visit and according to our payment terms.
Key information and guides to support your school visit.