Primary schools

Local school children help harvest some lavender for our produce table © NT/Tyntesfield

Local school children help harvest some lavender for our produce table

Learning with Tyntesfield

Come to Tyntesfield for a day of exciting discoveries and stimulating learning experiences. From history and art to maths and science, this amazing estate will bring your teaching to life.

* Investigate Victorian childhood
* Become the chef’s apprentice
* Handle Victorian objects
* Play through time
* Go on a plant hunt

EYFS and KS 1

What was it like to call Tyntesfield home? What did the children at Tyntesfield play with? Were their toys different to the ones we see today? Find out with our hands-on learning sessions.

Key Stages 1 and 2

Children get creative and use the estate as inspiration with Art Attack and ExploraStory. They can also step back in time to see what life was like for Victorian children or enjoy the great outdoors.

Planning your visit

Planning a visit to Tyntesfield is easy. Here you can find all the practical information you need for planning your visit and making a booking.

Home sweet home

Bed pans at the ready © NT/Tyntesfield

Bed pans at the ready

In this hands-on session children will look at the similarities and differences between homes today and in the past. Pupils wills explore the grand house and investigate artefacts from the handling collection, providing a fantastic visual comparison and magical day out.

Let's play

How would you keep yourself occupied without TV? © National Trust

How would you keep yourself occupied without TV?

Will your class recognise any of the toys and games that appear in this immersive session?  Step back in time and try out a range of toys from the past.  From making thaumatropes in the Nursery to discovering the strict rules about toys on a Sunday, this session offers a real glimpse into Tyntesfield's playful past.

Minibeast safari

Whatever can it be? © John Millar

Whatever can it be?

Pupils are encouraged to explore and learn about the many minibeast living in Tyntesfield's varied habitats.  The session includes a minibeast hunt to find and sort different groups of invertebrates and finishes with a craft activity where pupils create their own minibeast mask

Art attack!

Getting creative in an Art attack! session © NT

Getting creative in an Art attack! session

Children will investigate Tyntesfield as art detectives and use the estate as a starting point for their own pieces.  The fantastical world of hunky punks and the incredible design and artistry in the house will become their inspiration.  Pupils will make their own works of art to take home as well as honing their observation, thinking, creative and practical skills.

Once Upon a Victorian Time...

In 1891 census records show 19 servants at Tyntesfield © NT/Tyntesfield

In 1891 census records show 19 servants at Tyntesfield

A session that focuses on the history of the local area using the 1891 census, photographs, costumes and artefacts to explore the lives of Victorians who lived at Tyntesfield. Don't expect this to be an easy day out though; there's plenty of work to be done in the house as you try out being a servant. Will you prefer the drudgery of a servant's life? Or the poise and practice required from you as a wealthy member of the family?

Chefs apprentice

Chef's Apprentice session in Cow Barn Restaurant © NT/Tyntesfield

Chef's Apprentice session in Cow Barn Restaurant

Maths comes to life in this delicious workshop where little gourmets become real chefs.  Buying seasonal produce and budgeting ingredients, pupils will be guided by Tyntesfield's chef, to create culinary masterpieces.  They will get to enjoy the results of their hard work too.

Plant hunters

Explore the environment © NTPL/David Levenson

Explore the environment

A full day of activities specially designed to challenge and excite your students about plants and the environment. We encourage
scientific enquiry, observation and thinking skills as pupils explore distinctive habitats and plant life at Tyntesfield.


Discover more about Tyntesfield © Ian Shaw

Discover more about Tyntesfield

This session has been designed in collaboration with the Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) to introduce pupils to orienteering and map reading.  Children will develop team work, communication and problem solving skills as they explore the great outdoors at Tyntesfield