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Learning at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

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Kinver Edge has lots of learning opportunities for school groups | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Join us at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses for a school visit with a difference. We offer Iron Age workshops which support the Year 3 curriculum. Students will be able to get hands on with Iron Age activities, explore the nature and history of the surrounding Kinver Edge countryside, and visit the Iron Age hill fort.

Workshops at Kinver Edge

Our workshops are free for school groups but must be booked in advance. We can accommodate 1 class per day of up to 30 students.

Iron Age workshop

Make clay pots, weave traditional wooden hurdles and light fires without matches to imagine life in the Iron Age. Complete your experience with a visit to the real Iron Age hill fort on top of Kinver Edge, just a short walk through the woods and learn what life would have been like at the hill fort during the Iron Age.

Wildlife and history on the Edge guided walk

Get outdoors and learn about the wildlife, habitats and vegetation of Kinver Edge and find out why it has been designated a double SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Discover why looking after this rare heathland is so important, and how humans have impacted on the habitat.

Planning your trip

We can accommodate 30 children per day, ages Year 2 and above. Guided walks can take anything from 2 to 3 hours, according to your needs and what you’d like to see and learn about. Iron Age workshops are approximately 4 hours long (10am -2pm) to allow schools to travel and return to school by the end of your school day.

Good to know

  • Coach parking is available a short walk from the Rock Houses.
  • The Rock Houses are wheelchair accessible but along a moderately steep countryside path, as are some areas of the surrounding Kinver Edge countryside.
  • The workshops and walks are all outdoor activities.
  • You can enjoy your picnic lunch outdoors, there is plenty of seating outside the Rock Houses tea-room.
  • The Iron Age workshop runs on a Tuesday or Wednesday and the guided walks on Monday - Friday.
  • Please note that there will be other visitors on the Edge during your visit.

Educational Group Membership

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.

To find out more visit Education group membership | Join | National Trust

Get in touch about bringing your school group to Kinver Edge

If you're interested in booking a school session please send us an email.

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