Learning at Coughton Court

Learning at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

We welcome schools and colleges to take part in a full or half day of activities which bring to life the stories and events which have shaped the Throckmorton family's history over 600 years at Coughton Court.

When our learning visits take place.

Our visits usually take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, but other days are available during early Spring & Autumn.

" Superb quality of support and activities. One of our children said, ‘I’m asking my Mum if we can come again at the weekend!"
- Prior’s Field Primary, Kenilworth


We have devised a programme of activities which are particularly suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2.  House tours and church visits led by an experienced guide can also be arranged for older children.

We can structure a combination of activities according to your requirements.

Year 2 from Priors Field Primary encounter a costumed “guest” in the Tower Room
School visit at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Year 2 from Priors Field Primary encounter a costumed “guest” in the Tower Room

A Sample of the activities we offer

A tour of Coughton and the opportunity to meet a costumed guest. We can focus on the following :-

  • Coughton and the Gunpowder plot including a visit to the Tower Room to see the Priest Hole

  • 600 years at Coughton – how Coughton has changed as a home to the Throckmorton family  including discovering some of the family treasures

An investigation of Coughton’s many portraits and miniatures which span from early Tudor to current day, with an opportunity to sketch and then plan your own portrait

A trail through the grounds which can be linked to the Gunpowder plotters or the Throckmorton family depending on the theme of your day

A visit to the Protestant and Catholic churches to see the family tombs and discover the differences between the two churches.

Design a coat of arms based on examples to be found in the House.

A visit to the kitchen/herb gardens before making a scented sachet.


There is an indoor area for children to eat their lunch and leave their belongings

During their lunch break, children may visit the shop in small groups, if desired.

What a wonderful place to learn.
Children learning at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
What a wonderful place to learn.

Practical Information

Contact details for information about bookings

Tel. No. 01789400777 or email us at Coughton.Learning@nationaltrust.org.uk

Ensuring Value for Money
Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to visitor attractions and museums owned by the National Trust
More about Education Group membership


There is limited wheelchair access in the house.
Please discuss any special needs requirements before your visit.

" The children had a fun-packed day and came home bursting with facts and interesting information."
- St. Augustine’s Primary School, Kenilworth

Useful Resources

Here you will find a number of resources that will help you plan your visit to Coughton Court.

Coughton Court Social Story (PDF / 0.482421875MB) download