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Leeds Castle – School Trips, Guided Tours & Curriculum-Linked Workshops

Location(s)Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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Visits for UK Schools

Themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history. 

Your day at Leeds Castle can include: 

A choice of themed workshops, delivered by a trained education co-ordinator and focused on requirements of the UK National Curriculum. 

A visit inside the castle to discover almost 900 years of history, including Tudor life and the 1920s. 

Free time for the children to discover the twists and turns of the maze, the magical underground grotto and playgrounds. 

Visits last approximately four hours, including a one hour workshop activity, thirty to forty-five minute visit to the castle and additional time to explore. Self-guided visits do not include a workshop and are the perfect opportunity to plan your own day.

Overseas School Visits

Easily accessible from London and the Channel Ports, Leeds Castle can play an important part in your students' visit to England and their studies of English history. 

As well as all the other attractions and features of a group visit, overseas schools can also take advantage of: 

'English as a Foreign Language' special rates 

Private guided tour of the Castle available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish at 9.15am, 9.30am, 10.00am (max 25 students per guide) 

Audio Tour of the Castle available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese (subject to availability) 

We offer a picnic lunch for students. This includes a bottle of mineral water, a ham or cheese baguette, packet of crisps and a piece of fruit. 

Resources available to download in PDF format in English. 

Trails available to download in various languages.

One teacher free of charge with every 10 students, to accompany students during the visit.

Self Guided Visits for Schools

Leeds Castle welcome visits from schools throughout the year. Visiting on a self-guided basis allows you to plan the day as you wish and lead your pupils around the castle, its grounds and attractions at your own pace.

You will receive a teacher’s pack with a site map, helpful information for your visit, Castle guidance notes and risk advice notes. Two complimentary tickets to carry out a preliminary visit are available on request, following the confirmation of a booking.

Visit the Education Resources page on our website for all available resources for your visit. 


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