Planning your visit

Outdoor learning

The Bristol portfolio learning team cover both Tyntesfield and Leigh Woods and offer a range of unique opportunities for creative learning across the curriculum, providing authentic, first-hand experiences that can't be recreated in the classroom.

Guided visits at Tyntesfield

Learning sessions at Tyntesfield are available throughout the academic year for groups of up to 90 pupils.

Our learning sessions are popular so please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment by contacting the Bristol portfolio learning team.

Self-led visits at Tyntesfield

Forest schools

The woodland areas of Tyntesfield are perfect for forest school groups.

There is plenty of space to feel secluded while still being close to our facilities.

School visits

Why not bring your class to engage with Tyntesfield's Victorian Gothic house, garden or extensive woodland?

Self-led visits are free of charge if your group has Education Group Membership, otherwise usual admission charges apply. Booking is essential, please contact the Bristol portfolio learning team and ask for a booking form.

Room hire is also available on request, prices may vary.

Tyntesfield house
Tyntesfield front of house Nov 2016
Tyntesfield house

Whole school visits to Tyntesfield

Did you know that you can bring your whole school to Tyntesfield for a day packed with hands-on experiences and educational activities?

This is a fantastic opportunity for all of your pupils to engage with local history and the great outdoors.

Please note, maximum numbers apply. Please contact the Bristol portfolio learning team for further information and to discuss your requirements.

Find out about Victorian history on a school visit to Tyntesfield
School visit in the Billiard Room in Tyntesfield
Find out about Victorian history on a school visit to Tyntesfield

What is Education Group Membership?

Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places cared for by the Nationl Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Education Group Membership, or EGM, is an annual membership fee costing between £43.25 and £137.00. Prices differ depending on the number of pupils in the group.

EGM group leaders are entitled to a free pre-visit to Tyntesfield to create risk assessments, visualise the site and meet with a member of the Bristol portfolio learning team, if requested. These visits should be booked in advance with the Bristol portfolio learning team.

What if my group doesn't have EGM?

Education groups without EGM pay the normal admission charges for adults and children to visit Tyntesfield:

Ticket type

Price

Adult

House and garden

Gift Aid

£17.20

Standard

£15.60

Garden only

Gift Aid

£10.60

Standard

£9.60

Child

House and garden

Gift Aid

£8.60

Standard

£7.80

Garden only

Gift Aid

£5.30

Standard

£4.80

Group

House and garden

Adult

£14.60

Child

£7.30

Garden only

Adult

£9.00

Child

£4.50

Risk Assessments

We advise education groups to complete their own risk assessments in advance of the visit to ensure the specific needs of their learning group are covered.

Education group leaders with Education Group Membership are entitled to a free pre-visit or meeting with the Bristol portfolio learning team to plan and prepare for their visits. These visits should be booked in advance with the Bristol portfolio learning team.

We can offer generic risk assessment guidance to help you. Please contact the Bristol portfolio learning team if this is required.

Volunteering at Tyntesfield

Frequently asked questions

Here we've answered some of our most often asked questions - we hope our responses help clear up any confusion but please don't hestitate to contact the Bristol portfolio learning team if you have any further queries.

What is EGM?

Education Group Membership (EGM) is a membership programme that the National Trust offer to school and education groups. It's an annual subscription that allows you to access the amazing place across the country that the National Trust cares for. 

EGM offers great value and significantly reduces the cost of booking learning sessions at our sites. Membership is open to not-for-profit education groups whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

You can find out more information on EGM on the National Trust website.

Do I need to book a learning session in advance?

Yes, our learning sessions at both Leigh Woods and Tyntesfield are very popular so please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.

I haven't booked a learning session but am planning a self-led visit to Tyntesfield or Leigh Woods, do I still need to book in advance?

Yes, even if you are planning a self-led session it's essential to contact the Bristol portfolio learning team to book your visit in advance so we can record your attendance and avoid clashes with other groups.

Why do you have a cap on the number of school groups you allow at Leigh Woods or in the Tyntesfield woodland?

As a conservation charity, caring for our sites and ensuring they are there for ever, for everyone is a top priority for us. This means we need to monitor the number of school groups that make use of our special places.

For conservation reasons, we may need to refuse your group entry to our sites if we know they will experience a lot of use in the week of your proposed visit. This is why we ask all groups to contact the Bristol portfolio learning team to book their visit to Tyntesfield or Leigh Woods in advance.

Do you have free coach parking?

We offer free coach parking at Tyntesfield, and offer coach drivers a voucher for a free hot drink and cake in our Cow Barn restaurant.

There is no coach parking at Leigh Woods. We ask coaches to drop school groups on North Road where, if you have booked a guided learning session, a member of the Bristol portfolio learning team will meet you and guide you to the woods.