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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 Castle.

Our education team offer 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.

 School Children at Carew Castle

We transport pupils back in time, and set them to work cooking in the kitchens, preparing entertainment for a banquet or repairing the Castle walls. Younger students use their imagination to dress the Hall with tapestries and flowers and discover what life was like for the ordinary working residents of a Castle, as well as the Lord and his family.

The diverse range of activities on offer also include storytelling sessions around a crackling fire or Knight School (please ask for full details), where young squires are put through their paces learning what it took to become a defender of the Castle.

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.

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 (Key Stage 1)
The Great Tournament (suitable for ages 5-7)
Pupils are encouraged to use their imaginations as we take them back in time to 1507 to prepare the Castle for The Great Tournament. Through interactive mime and storytelling they will decorate the Lesser Hall and prepare a banquet and entertainment ready for Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his noble guests.

Castle Life (suitable for ages 5-7)
Pupils are encouraged to use their imaginations as we take them back in time to 1507 to prepare the Castle for The Great Tournament. Through interactive mime and storytelling they will decorate the Lesser Hall and prepare a banquet and entertainment ready for Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his noble guests.

 

(Junior/Key Stage 2)
Tudor Tales (Suitable for ages 8-11)
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 (Suitable for ages 8+)
Explore the towers, halls and rooms as we paint a vivid picture of life in a Castle on a guided tour.

 

Booking and costs
Booking fees


  • £4.50 per child for all education programmes.
  • £3.50 per child for a guided tour.

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 schools@carewcastle.com.