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

A group of children examine their 'catch' on a bug hunt at Tyntesfield

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. Exploring the Tyntesfield house and investigating real and replica artefacts from our handling collection will support historical interpretation
and enquiry skills.

Let's play

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

How would you keep yourself occupied without TV?

Step back in time and try out a range of toys and games from the past. Pupils have the opportunity to make their own traditional toy to take home.

Minibeast safari

Whatever can it be? © John Millar

Whatever can it be?

Through the use of arts, movement and imagination, children are encouraged to explore and learn about the many minibeasts living at Tyntesfield in a variety of habitats. The session includes a minibeast hunt to find and sort different groups of invertebrates.
Pupils will make their own minibeast to take home.

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 art. Choose between the secret world of hunkypunks, stained glass stories and magical mosaics and make two works of art to take home. The perfect stimulus for creative writing back in school.

Masters and servants

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

In 1891 census records show 19 servants at Tyntesfield

History comes to life with real and replica artefacts, stories and costumes in this interactive session. Your pupils will step back in time to discover what life was like a long time ago for wealthy children and domestic servants. This session includes a visit to the house in costume with hands-on activities.

Once upon a Victorian time...

Good housekeeping is most important © Helen Clark

Good housekeeping is most important

The children will experience a day in the life of wealthy and servant children. As servants, they will be challenged to prove their ability under the watchful eyes of either the butler or housekeeper if they wish to become a servant at Tyntesfield.

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 can play at being big chefs. Buying seasonal produce and budgeting ingredients, pupils will work in teams, guided by our Master Chef, to create culinary masterpieces. They will enjoy eating the results.


Using photography to see Tyntesfield in a new way © NT/Tyntesfield

Using photography to see Tyntesfield in a new way

Using digital photography and MP3 recorders students will take a creative journey of discovery and exploration, picking up inspiration for their own creative writing.

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. Encourage
scientific enquiry and develop observation and thinking skills as pupils explore distinctive habitats and plant life at Tyntesfield.

Outdoor learning - orienteering

Discover more about Tyntesfield © Ian Shaw

Discover more about Tyntesfield

In collaboration with the Bristol Orienteering Klub. This session has been designed 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.