Learning at Kedleston Hall
Schools and groups are welcome at Kedleston all year round, for led and self led visits. Our 800 acre parkland is located just 5 miles from Derby where we offer a range of seasonal outdoor learning activities.
Something for everyone
We have all sorts of learning experiences available here at Kedleston all of which can be tailored to suit your school or groups individual needs. We offer educational outdoor workshops year round for primary and secondary schools, with sessions to suit all key stages from EYFS to KS4.
Whatever the weather
We are an all weathers trip destination... and by that we mean that workshops go ahead whatever the weather, unless there are safety concerns. We don't have any indoor classroom space so all groups need to be ready to be outdoors for anything the Derbyshire weather might throw at us!
An alternative evening out with your club
We have a range of evening sessions available to book for youth clubs and groups, all activities can be tailored to suit the ages and number in the group. Evening groups have the luxury of having the whole park to themselves after the gates have closed to visitors.
Education Group Memberships
The membership scheme is open to not-for-profit groups, whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education. We recommend that your group joins the National Trust as an Education Group Member giving you the benefit of free planning and preparation visits, membership pack which includes the annual handbook and the seasonal magazine full of inspiration for future visits. Education group members also receive free entry to National Trust places during published opening times. Additional workshops and activities come at an additonal cost but at a discounted rate for Education Group Members.
Find out more about Education Group Membership.
The Trust extends Education Group Membership to home-educating families.This membership can be used during normal school hours during term time. Here at Kedleston we run a monthly practical outdoor volunteering session for home educating familes (See our What's On section for more details). The sessions are fun, free and are a great way to meet other local home-educating families.
General Hazard Information
We will do everything we can to ensure your safety but please remember that the ultimate responsibility for the conduct, safety and welfare of your group remains with you. To help you to risk assess your visit we have prepared a Hazard information sheet (PDF / 0.1MB) download for Kedleston Hall.