The classroom away from school

Hezlett House © John Millar

Hezlett House

National Trust properties around the North Coast offer some of the finest field locations in the country. We have two great programmes for schools at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House. They're suitable for key stages 1 and 2 and fit into the National Curriculum 'the world around us'.

Discover Downhill woodland

The scientists of tomorrow © National Trust/Peter Nash

The scientists of tomorrow

Pupils investigate the woodland area at Downhill through hands on activities and decision making exercises. They take part in mini-beast studies and examine the other creatures that live in the woods. The history of Downhill is also told through funny stories about the crazy Earl Bishop who once lived here.

Hezlett House - a home from the past

Having fun and learning can go hand in hand © John Millar

Having fun and learning can go hand in hand

Children can visit dressed in Victorian costume to experience what life was really like for a Victorian child working and living at Hezlett House. The programme includes a role play, tour of the house with real stories from this era. Pupils will play Victorian games, make a craft and plant their vegetable seeds to bring home with them.

Learning on the North Coast

Learning - as easy as a walk in the park

We also offer learning activities at Portstewart Strand, Carrick-a-Rede and Giant's Causeway including geology, geography, history and biology, for Primary and Secondary School level.

Education Group Membership

Full of surprises - the membership pack

Education Group Membership of the National Trust gives your whole school free admission to all National Trust sites for a year, no matter how many pupils your school has.

Get more information about EGM and join today

Contact us

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If you'd like to find out more or to make a booking, call us on 028 2073 3327 or send an email.