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Visiting Stowe Gardens with your school

A child and adult sitting together working on some learning resources at Stowe in Buckinghamshire
Stowe is a great place to learn | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Schools can enjoy a self-led visit in our beautiful gardens. With space to play, explore and discover, there are multiple links to the topics your students are studying, bringing meaning to their learning directly related to their environment.

What we offer schools

Space to explore in a friendly environment, with over 40 temples and monuments, lakes and parkland to enjoy. Inspirational activities for all ages and abilities, you are welcome to visit in advance to plan your visit and complete your own risk assessment.


Become an Educational Group Member (EGM) to enhance your school's learning throughout the year with free visits. Starting at only £41 for the year, contact our Supporter Services Centre to take out EGM membership 0344 249 1895.

Alternatively choose our discounted Group Bookings rate with a 15% discount on admission tickets for group sizes of 15 or more for a one-time visit.


Facilities at the New Inn upon arrival include toilets, coach parking, café, shop and picnic area. Please note that there are no toilets in the garden, but two temporary toilets at the entrance to the garden.

How to book

Please email us to book in your school group visit.

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