Learning at Dinefwr

Volunteers dressed up as Victorian servants

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.

Bug Hunting in Dinefwr: This session offers the opportunity for pupils to become nature detectives while being immersed in the beautiful countryside and wildlife of Dinefwr.

Victorian Servant Day: This session offers the pupils the opportunity to dress up in servants' costumes and learn about the life of a servant in the Victorian era through first person interpretation.

Castles and Princes: This session offers pupils the chance to have an audio-guided walk to the medieval castle, to learn about the Princes of Deheubarth and to dress up and act like Knights of Dinefwr through a competitive game.

Dinefwr School Offer

Dinefwr Fun Days: This offer is aimed at all youth groups such as Girl Guiding, Scouts, Home Educating Families, Meithrin and anyone interested in having a full, fun and facinating guided day in Dinefwr.

Dinefwr fun days (PDF / 0.861328125MB) download

Self-guided Learning

We have recently introduced 'self-guide resources' for groups planning their own programme on a visit to Dinefwr. These resources will help you to prepare for your visit to Dinefwr and to focus the groups learning whilst you are here. 

See our self-led packs

Please note that we require all educational groups to book their visit to us in advance, even if you are self-guiding.

Normal admission costs apply unless the school has a valid Educational Group Membership (EGM) which provides free entry for pupils and teachers.

Work Experience at Dinefwr

To find more out about our work experience opportunities and volunteering programmes for the Duke of Edinburgh and Welsh Baccalaureate Awards please email amy.maund@nationaltrust.org.uk

Group sizes
We can offer activities to groups of around 30 pupils or less. A teacher or assistant is required with each group (pupil to adult ratios used).

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. 

There is an additional cost of £3 per pupil for each school session.

There is an additional cost of £5 per child for each Fun Day session.

Bookings
We ask that you book at least 2 weeks in advance for any guided visits. To enquire about a visit please email dinefwrlearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

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.

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 Kimberley Walker on 01558 825927