Learning at Castle Ward

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From the unique charm of our Georgian mansion house to the majestic natural landscape, shoreline and gardens, Castle Ward cannot fail to inspire.

What we offer

Our Education programmes are linked to the aims of the National Curriculum and give pupils the opportunity for pupils to engage in cross-discipline, interactive learning in a number of different areas. History, Art, Science, Nature, the Environment and Conservation are all given inspiration through enhanced learning programmes and workshops which help children understand more about the world around them.

Our workshops and programmes are aimed at primary schools with sessions to suit Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as Foundation Stage. All our programmes are led by our team of experienced, enthusiastic guides.

Contact our Learning Department on 028 4488 1543 or email us to make a booking.

Children using the minecraft at Castle Ward


New for this year! The 18th century Corn Mill at Castle Ward is being brought to life on Minecraft as schools combine the latest technology with our industrial heritage. Suitable for Key Stage 2 & Lower Key Stage 3

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Our team

Our Learning Officer Kim McMonagle runs our Education programme, alongside Learning Assistants Janine Magee and Geoff Magill, and assisted by our brilliant team of learning guides and volunteers.

You can contact any of the team on 028 4488 1543 or email us here.

Whether you experience what life was like as an evacuee child during World War II, become a Victorian laundry maid, go crab hunting, search for ‘mini beasts’ or do an outdoor science experiment, we offer wonderful opportunities for creative learning.

Workshops for Schools

Download our Learning Guide

Find out more about all our Learning Programmes available.