What we offer primary schools

Boy building a den at Fountains Abbey

Take the classroom into the outdoors and give students space to explore in a friendly and inspirational environment. Let the wide spaces capture their imagination as they learn about the site’s rich history through art, acting and nature.

Developed over years, we’re proud of the exciting range of courses on offer for students to enjoy. Let them loose with crafts in Swanley Grange in led mosaic and felt workshops – you never know – you might be inspiring the next William Burges who designed St. Mary’s Church with its elaborate mosaic floor for Lady Ripon.

Make mosaics on your school visit
Making mosaics in Swanley Grange workshop
Make mosaics on your school visit

Learn all about the medieval abbey from the perspective of a novice monk - Thomas. Students will get to dress up in monks robes to discover all the different parts of the abbey and be involved in interactive stories about Thomas' day led by our experienced guide.

Dress up as mini monks for 'Act the Facts'
School on 'A Day in the Life Of' workshop at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Dress up as mini monks for 'Act the Facts'

Bring students close to nature with a session of pond dipping in Studley Royal to see which creepy crawlies make the garden’s underwater world their home. Can they find a newt, water boatman or dragonfly nymph?

These are just a sample of the courses on offer, ranging from Early Years to Y6. Download the pdf here to find out more about what we offer.

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Get in touch with queries and to book

Our Learning Officer Janet runs our Education programme, assisted by a brilliant team of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

You can contact Janet on 01765 643196 or send her an email.