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School Groups

Carew welcomes school groups throughout the year introducing children to the tastes, smells and sights of life in a Tudor Castle.

School group at Carew Castle


The programme on offer is varied and covers a range of heritage education activities, exploring the history of the Castle and its inhabitants. Most of the sessions focus on the Tudor period of history and provide a living history experience.

Foundation Phase
The Great Tournament

Through mime and storytelling pupils decorate the hall and prepare food, drinks and entertainment ready for the Great Tournament of 1507.

Castle Life
Children are guided through the Castle discovering what life would have been like, before settling by the fire for a storytelling session and learning more about Castle life.


(Junior/Key Stage 2)

Tudor Tales
The Lord is due to arrive at the Castle any minute! Pupils help the Castle servants prepare for his arrival, trying activities including weaving, cooking, masonry, pottery, calligraphy and even performing a Tudor play!

Guided Tours
Explore the towers, halls and rooms as we paint a vivid picture of life in a Castle.


Booking and costs
Booking fees

  • Half day: £2.50 per child
  • Full day: £4.50 per child.

A minimum booking fee of £75 applies to school bookings.

Transport costs
We have an agreement with some local coach companies regarding transport costs.

For more information or to make a booking call 01646 651782 or email