Learning at Dinefwr

Young boy looking at bug

From the ancient woodlands and it’s medieval past, to the beautiful Edwardian house and surrounding 800 acre estate, there’s a lot to see and plenty to explore.

Bovines, Big Oaks and Bugs: Join us in the great outdoors for a guided bug hunting session with our Ranger before getting creative with a craft class.  We’re building bug hotels for pupils to take home and attract wildlife to their own gardens.
Learn how to age and identify different trees on a wildlife walk around some of the oldest oaks in the county.  Stop at your favorite tree and create some bark rubbings or make memory sticks to take home.
All aboard! Why not catch the Tractor Trailer and visit our famous herd of White Park Cattle? Our Ranger will tell you all there is to know about our rare breed, whilst you enjoy the superb views of them from the comfort and safety of the trailer.  Limited availability.


A day in the life of a Victorian/Edwardian servant: A full day of activity where pupils can immerse themselves into life as a Newton House servant. 
Head to the basement and carry out the Butler’s duties. The boss’s boots wont brush themselves and the silver needs polishing, napkins need folding and the table needs to be laid before dinner - Chop-chop!
End the day by making lavender bags to take home. Pop it under your pillow for a good night’s sleep after a busy day as a servant. 
Activities are aimed at Key stage 2 pupils but can be adapted for Foundation Phase on request. Self-guided options are also available. 


Group sizes
We can offer a full day of activities to groups of 30 pupils or less. For groups of up to 60 pupils we can offer half-day activities giving you the chance to enjoy the estate and surroundings. 


Costs
An Education Group Membership (EGM) allows your school to visit us for free as many times as you like in a year. Why not use us as your outside classroom? 

EGM's can be bought on-site for immediate use. 


The Tractor Trailer Tours can accommodate 16 pupils maximum and has 1 space for a wheelchair (this would take the space of one seat). This can be offered at an additional cost of £2 per pupil. 


Bookings
We ask that you book at least 2 weeks in advance for any guided visits. 


Additional Information
Clothing & Footwear - Students need to be prepared with relevant clothing; comfortable shoes for walking and waterproofs if the weather requires it. 


Access – The parkland terrain can sometimes become muddy and some areas feature steep hills. A teacher or assistant is required with each group (pupil to adult ratios used). 


Parking - There is ample parking space for coaches over in Home Farm, coaches can drop off and pick up in front of our Visitor Information Centre.


Hazards and Risk Assessment – Risk assessments available on request.


Facilities –Visitor Information Centre, tea room, shop and toilets (including disabled toilets). 
There are several picnic tables for visitors to relax and enjoy packed lunches. We can offer the use of an indoor space for lunch for a maximum of 40 people.
    
For any information or to book please contact: dinefwrlearning@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Kim Walker on 01558 825927