Schools

School packages

Habitats

Children on school visit © Glory Farm School, Bicester

Ightham Mote has many different habitats, which makes this an ideal outing for pupils studying Habitats.

Join our Ranger who will provide opportunities for pupils to discover more about the habitats at Scathes Wood, identifying the different ones in the woodland. Pond dipping also available as an activity.

Rivers

River investigation at Ightham Mote © NT

This self-led fieldwork day gives pupils the opportunity to discover the start and course of the water source at Ightham Mote.

Activities include sketching the tributary and test its depth, width and flow, and use local maps.

House detectives

Looking at faces from the past © NT

This hands-on study day will allow pupils to investigate what homes were like a long time ago and what it was like to live here in the past. The day includes a guided tour of the house and the remaining sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your class, such as medieval, Tudor and Victorian themes. Also opportunities to visit an Iron Age Fort at Oldbury Hill nearby.

A Victorian Christmas

Dress up in Victorian costume at our Victorian Christmas weekends © Andrew Moores

Join the housekeeper as she prepares for Christmas Day. She will show you around the servants' corridor and then to the Great Hall where the dining table has been laid for the family's guests. This is just available in December.

WWII: Home Front

Gas masks and games from WWII © Andrew Moores

This popular hands-on activity day provides a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience what was it like for children in the Second World War.

Arriving as 'evacuees', they will also be expected to help with the household chores and train as fire guards. Contact us first to check date availability.

Toys from the past

Toys from the past at Ightham Mote © NT

Learn about toys from the past, what they were made from and how they differ from toys today, before making a traditional toy.

Portraits

Discover the hidden meaning within the portrait of Dame Dorothy Selby © NT

Investigate some of the hidden messages found in portraits at Ightham Mote and create a movable picture.

Membership

Annual Education group membership (EGM) means you can visit National Trust properties as many times as you like. Follow the link for further details.The packages above are an additional charge.

Education leaflet

Our education leaflet contains more details about what we offer schools when they visit, as well as approximate timings and prices for various packages. 

Teacher's resources

Our teacher's resource pack is full of ideas to help plan your visit to Ightham Mote. We have also created a Hazard Identification sheet and do contact us to book your free planning visit.

How to book a visit

The main house with its charming beams is surrounded by a beautiful moat © Olly Hitchen

If you would like to book one of our packages do contact us to check date availability on 01732 810378 ext 100. If you want just a freeflow visit, please complete the form below and return by email.

What else can we offer?

Get creative with Ightham Mote © A la Ronde staff

Get creative with Ightham Mote

If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01732 810378 ext.100 or email us to discuss your requirements

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