Carew welcomes school groups throughout the year, introducing children to the tastes, smells and sights of life in a castle. Our education team offers a varied programme for schools and covers a range of heritage education activities, exploring the history of the Castle and its inhabitants and providing a hands-on living history experience.

Enquiries from teachers are welcome. Whether you are studying the Tudors, Myths and Legends, Castles or Towers, Turrets and Tunnels we can cater to all requirements.



Foundation Phase (Key Stage 1)

Horrid History: Castle Life
Children are guided through the Castle, discovering what life would have been like and hearing about some of the yucky, horrid jobs that children had to do, before settling by the fire for a storytelling session and learning more about Castle life, local myths and legends.

Suitable for ages 5-7.

Junior (Key Stage 2)

Capture the Castle

A fun, interactive session where the children will be pitted against each other to see which side will capture the castle. Will it be the attackers or the defenders?

Whilst learning how to attack, the children are walked through the Castle defences with a discussion on the best methods of ambush and shown how to re-enact various tactics using a trebuchet and battering ram.

Whilst learning how to defend the castle the children will learn about the role of the mason and the importance of building a strong castle to withstand an attack.

They will also take part in a sword skills workshop to ensure they are ready to defend the castle, should the enemy breach the walls!

Suitable for ages 8-11.

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

Suitable from 8+.

Tudor activities at Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK

Booking and Prices

£4.50 + VAT per child for all education programmes

£3.50 + VAT per child for a guided tour

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


Transport costs

We have an agreement with Edwards Coaches regarding transport costs within Pembrokeshire. Please ask for details at time of booking.

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

Twinkl Resources

Download the free  Carew castle Activity Pack  from Twinkl.