Knightshayes learning programme

Join us for enriching experiences to extend pupils' learning. We have a great choice of learning sessions and activities for key stages one and two. Each session has clear learning outcomes and is cross curricular. Our facilitated workshops and self-led activities are specifically designed to complement the new 2014 curriculum.

What will your pupils discover at Knightshayes?

What will your pupils discover at Knightshayes?

The perfect outdoor classroom

Learning in our gardens

With acres of beautiful parkland and woodland, we focus on the outdoor environment to engage pupils with their learning. Pupils can learn about the world around them by exploring our outdoor spaces.

Learning sessions

Be the designer

TYNTE Art Week 2011: Screen-printing workshop © NT/Tyntesfield

Upper Ks1 and Ks2 – history and art

Learn about the eccentric and talented designer William Burgess. Tour Knightshayes Court to find his repeating pattern designs and discover their links with nature. Design and make a block print in the Burgess style to take home.

1.5 hrs
£2.50 per pupil

Artefact handling collection

The handling collection © NT

Borrow our handling collection to learn more about domestic life at Knightshayes. Pupils will be able to handle objects from the past and use their powers of deduction to discover what our artefacts could be.

This session will focus on: History, literacy, thinking skills and art.

£10 for half day loan of collection.

Let's investigate: Habitats

Try our tricky trails. © Amanda Harman

Upper KS1 and Lower KS2 - Science

Explore the woods of Knightshayes to discover the small worlds of mini-beasts. Hunt for bugs and find out why we need to protect their habitats.

1.5 hrs
£1.50 per pupil.

Let's make: Tree art

Tree planting at Attingham Park. © Attingham Park

Lower KS2 - Art, Literacy

Learn the myths and legends associated with our woodland. Use natural materials to create tree spirits and record your artwork using drawings and photography. Then turn your art into characters to be used in literacy projects and stories.

£2.00 per pupil.

Let’s make: Bug houses

Tree planting at Attingham Park. © National Trust

Upper KS1 and Lower KS2 - D+T, Science, Art

Learn about the life-cycle of insects, find out what they need to survive and then design and build a home for them. Pupils can use their knowledge and creativity to make a bug house using a range of materials.

£1.50 per pupil.

Let's investigate: Growing

Bring a pot and plant some seeds! © NTPL/John Millar

Upper KS1 and KS2 - Science

Explore the kitchen garden to learn how plants grow and what they need to survive. Discover how to keep healthy by making good food choices. Create a seed head friend to take home.

£1.50 per pupil.

Contact us to find out more

The 19th-century beauty of Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges

If you would like to find out more about our new learning programme or how we can tailor our sessions to your needs then contact our Learning and Engagement Officer.

Planning your visit

Download our pre-visit pack to learn about our school visits.
Groups must book in advance. We advise you make a planning visit.

In addition to the session cost, admission charges apply to all visitors without Education Group Membership.

* House and gardens: child £3.90, adult £7.80
* Admission FREE to Education Group Members.

Education Group Membership

Education group membership, currently between £41 and £101 per year depending on school size, entitles the school to free admission to the property and other National Trust places.

Find out more about Education Group Membership