Learning at the River Wey

Children at River Wey school visit

Our new learning sessions at Dapdune Wharf offer an exciting opportunity to combine hands-on learning with creative activities tailored to your needs.

The learning experience

Discover over 350 years of Navigation history going back to 1653 when the Wey navigation was first built.  Explore the geography of the river and how the National Trust looks after it. Take inspiration from nature to create amazing pieces of art. Our workshops offer a fantastic range of activities to suit the primary age range and are all linked to the National Curriculum.

Sessions are based in the Barge Building Shed, which provides a great location for your school visit and our dedicated Learning team supports you from your pre-visit.

We also offer visits for home educators and local community groups such as scouts and guides. 


All workshops start at 10am and finish at 2.15pm.  The workshops are divided into three or four sessions and are led by our experienced Learing team. You'll have a morning break and a lunch break.  We can accommodate up to 60 children at a time.

Early years

Key stage 1

Key stage 2

Boat trips


Visits cost £4.50 per child for schools with Education Group membership |(EGM) or £6.00 per child for non-EGM schools.  Accompanying adults are free of charge.

Health and safety

As a waterside site, we take health and safety very seriously.  We ask schools to bring a minimum 1:5 adult to child ratio for Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes and a minimum 1:6 ration for Key Stage 2. Teachers are encouraged to make a pre-visit to see the site and discuss their needs.


School visits normally take place from March to October.  Booking is essential for all schools wishing to visit us.  To book a visit or a pre-visit, email riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01483 561389