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Oxford Castle And Prison – Castles for School Trips

Location(s)Oxford OX1 1AY
Key StagesKS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability5,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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The standard school visit runs from 10am-12.30pm, this includes the tour and workshop. Our tours run every 25 minutes so this can be flexible. Full day visits are from 10am-2.30pm and are possible depending on the topic.


* Please note that due to social distancing measures the following is subject to change:

Up to 35 students (1 class), or 65 students (2 classes) if booked with a workshop. Up to 90 students (3 classes) is possible for a full day visit depending on the topic. One adult is admitted free with every 10 children, 1:5 for KS1. Free familiarisation visit available for group organisers.


£7.95 per child (up to the age of 16) for a guided tour and a workshop. Additional workshop charged at £1.50 per child.


There is a dedicated coach drop-off point on site and coach parking close by.


Schools booking a tour and workshop will have free use of the lunchroom as part of their visit. Schools booking a tour only can use the lunch room (depending on availability) for an additional £1 per student.


All teachers booking a group will receive a free Teachers’ Pack with essential visit information and ideas, devised in collaboration with practising teachers.


“The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit which enabled us to concentrate on language related to crime and punishment before the visit. The Art class at the end of the tour was chosen as we thought it would be the less ‘language-based’ of all the workshops on offer. However, it proved to be fantastic. The pupils all participated and the work they produced showed very clearly that they had understood the tour and what they had been told very well indeed. This was a very worthwhile visit and will definitely be repeated.”

“The guides were excellent and the workshop was a great way of seeing how the past is shown as well as giving clues” “I thought the workshop was very good – allowing the children to discover information themselves” “Thank you for everything – the organisation was superb. I will be recommending it to all my colleagues” “It was just perfect” “It was a fantastic opportunity for the children. They all said how much they enjoyed it” “I had lots of parents say how much the children liked it and haven’t stopped talking about it – and the children themselves thanked me for booking it!” “Helen was excellent during the workshop and was very accommodating when we arrived early. The workshop was pitched at the right level and pupils really enjoyed it” “Workshop was very well run, thank you” “Particularly impressed by ability to cope with even our youngest 4 year olds in the group. Tour + workshop pitched perfectly” “Great mix of hands-on and looking at original sources” “You responded flexibly to our students and everything was well-paced” “Very useful ‘pack’ for preparation and follow up activities” “It was an excellent enrichment day for the pupils and they all seemed to enjoy themselves and be able to think about the castle and the prison and the issues that raised” “The guides were excellent and the staff were friendly, helpful and patient, and you have been very helpful before the trip and on the day. Thank you very much!”

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