School Visits to Tattershall Castle

Make history fun with a visit to the castle. Be a castle explorer, uncover a legend, boogie like a medieval Lord or discover a medieval killing machine. We have a variety of exciting and hands-on workshops for you to choose from. No matter what age group or ability we'll work with you to create the best learning day to suit the needs of you and your students.

Guided Visits

We run guided school visits all year round and can alter our delivery whether you are studying castles, learning about fairy tales or answering a specific cousework question.

Group sizes

We can offer a whole days activities for a maximum of 90 children, though 60 children is a more manageable number considering the restrictions of the site. We cannot take more than one school a day. Our visits take place between 10am and 2.00pm and we can provide guided activities for all or some of the day.


All activities are led by the castle's Learning Team comprising of staff members and trained volunteers. The activities on offer are:

  • A Castle Tour
  • Medieval Dancing
  • Toys and Games
  • A themed craft
  • Brass Rubbing
  • Object Handling
  • Archery and the Longbow

Choose a maximum of three activties per visit. To learn more about what each activity entails please look through the brochure below.

School Visit Brochure 2016 (PDF / 0.76171875MB) download


Self-led visits

You can visit the castle unaccompanied by the Learning Team but you still need to book your visit at least seven days before proposed arrival. Admission will be charged for all adults (including helpers) and pupils wanting to look around the castle. Use the contact details below to check availability.

Things to consider

  • We are a drafty old castle with no heating so treat the visit like you would an outdoor trip i.e. wrap up warm, ensure you have a hood and wear sensible and sturdy footware. 
  • Access is difficult for pupils with a physical disability - the only way to explore the castle is via a spiral staircase with 149 steps.
  • Due to the site being a scheduled ancient monument our toilets are located a distance from the castle. There are no toilets inside the castle. Please take into consideration the amount of time younger children will take to climb the stairs and travel to the toilet when deciding on how many activities to book.
  • We don't have a cafe on site so you must bring food with you. Hot drinks and a limited number of pre-packed sandwiches are available in the Guardhouse for visitors to buy.
  • In the event of inclement weather then your party can eat their lunch in the Parlour (the ground floor of the castle).
  • The site has two water-filled moats with sheer walls and steep banks and uneven and slippy surfaces throughout. It is essentail that you visit prior to your school trip to do your own risk assessment and see the site for yourselves.

Contact us and how to book your visit

All visits and activities need to be pre-booked.

To book a school visit or to discuss any details of the visit please contact our Custodian, Paul Robinson, who is in charge of education at the Castle.

Contact him by phone on 01526 342543 or send him an email

Please ensure a date has been agreed before sending the booking form to avoid dissapointment.