School visits to Kedleston

lambs at the front of Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall is conveniently located just 5 miles from Derby city centre and is regularly visited by primary, secondary, and higher education groups.

Guided school visits

Let our Learning Team do the planning for you with a choice of curriculum linked workshops, exploring indoors and outdoors.

Derby Past and Present – KS2

Combine activities exploring the layers of history inside Kedleston Hall with an orienteering course in the park searching for historical facts. We have a Pre visit activity for school groups (PDF / 1.7666015625MB) download that your class can work on in school before your visit.

Available March - October

Habitats – KS1/ KS2/ KS3/ KS4/ Higher Education

Investigate grassland, woodland and stream habitats, and study the creatures which live in them.

Available March - October

Plants and growing – KS1/ KS2

Take a closer look at trees and plants and how they grow.

Available March - October

Geography and map skills – KS1/ KS1

Explore the historic parkland whilst learning map reading and navigation skills.

Available all year round

Forest School programme or one off activity day

Forest School sessions can be booked in termly blocks and allow for child-led exploration of the outdoors. We can also offer similar nature engagement activities as part of a single visit.

Available all year round

Self led school visits

If you wish to lead your own day out, please contact our team to book your visit. The grounds are open from 10am and the Hall is open every day from 12 noon, apart from Fridays. The church is not open every day so please ask when booking if this is part of your visit itinerary. We ask that you split into smaller groups (max 10 children) to explore different areas of the Hall.

To help you explore Kedleston Hall, we have a Kedleston Hall self guided activity sheet for school groups (PDF / 1.50390625MB) download which you can print at school to bring with you. Please bring pencils rather than pens to complete the sheets with.

We have a permanent orienteering course in the parkland which is available to buy for £1.50 per map on site. Please enquire if you would like more information or to prebook your maps.

General Hazard Information for Educational Visits to Kedleston Park (PDF / 0.2138671875MB) download


We are able to offer outreach assemblies or classroom sessions to schools in Derby city. Please contact us for more information about the workshops available.