Education

Educational Visits

Rather than spending their leisure time playing computer games or watching TV, what better way for children (and adults) to have fun and freedom exploring the great outdoors than a day out at Hawkstone Park & Follies in Shropshire.

Hawkstone Park offers:

  • Intricate pathways
  • Ravines
  • Arches and bridges
  • The towering cliffs and Follies
  • The hermit in his hermitage
  • All of which create a magical visit that can last around 3 to 4 hours.

This great landscape was used as BBC TV’s film location for `Chronicles of Narnia’, whilst gardening enthusiasts may recognise the park from the BBC’s Curious Gardeners and Small Towns Gardens programmes, aired recently.

Also available is an educational booklet designed to stimulate children’s minds and encourage them to think and learn about nature, geology and historical events; Wellington was a regular visitor to the park in the 18th Century as a guest of it’s creator Sir Rowland Hill plus Hawkstone is also claimed to be the final resting place of the valiant King Arthur.

Why is this venue great for school trips and educational visits?

We offer a unique site which lends itself to many curriculum activities for a wide range of age groups. From caves and historic follies, to the fantastic natural landscape. Our team would be more than happy to tailor make a package to suit each individual groups interests.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Educational visitors would be met on arrival but would then walk the park alone, we could arrange the services of a warden should they require this. We can tailor a package to meet the specific needs of the group. For example if they are looking at geology / geography we can focus on the caves and landscape, for history we can look at the links to the Hill family and also King Arthur.

Groups between 10 – 75 people can be catered for. Teachers packs and work sheets can be provided and will be designed to meet each individual groups requirements. We would talk to the teacher/group leader prior to the visit so that we work within their particular requirements for their key stage and curriculum groups. Discussions are had with teachers before each visit with a free visit for the organiser so they can assess how the park can fit their requirements.

For more details or to book a trip, please call us on 01948 841 700 or contact us.

Click here to download our information leaflet on group prices