The Black Swan Ferry will not be in operation on 30th September 2019
Visits for UK Schools
Themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history.
Your day at Leeds Castle can include:
A choice of themed workshops, delivered by a trained education co-ordinator and focused on requirements of the UK National Curriculum.
A visit inside the castle to discover almost 900 years of history, including Tudor life and the 1920s.
Free time for the children to discover the twists and turns of the maze, the magical underground grotto and playgrounds.
Visits last approximately four hours, including a one hour workshop activity, thirty to forty-five minute visit to the castle and additional time to explore. Self-guided visits do not include a workshop and are the perfect opportunity to plan your own day.
Overseas School Visits
Easily accessible from London and the Channel Ports, Leeds Castle can play an important part in your students' visit to England and their studies of English history.
As well as all the other attractions and features of a group visit, overseas schools can also take advantage of:
'English as a Foreign Language' special rates
Private guided tour of the Castle available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish at 9.15am, 9.30am, 10.00am (max 25 students per guide)
Audio Tour of the Castle available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese (subject to availability)
We offer a picnic lunch for students. This includes a bottle of mineral water, a ham or cheese baguette, packet of crisps and a piece of fruit.
Resources available to download in PDF format in English.
Trails available to download in various languages.
One teacher free of charge with every 10 students, to accompany students during the visit.
Self Guided Visits for Schools
Leeds Castle welcome visits from schools throughout the year. Visiting on a self-guided basis allows you to plan the day as you wish and lead your pupils around the castle, its grounds and attractions at your own pace.
You will receive a teacher’s pack with a site map, helpful information for your visit, Castle guidance notes and risk advice notes. Two complimentary tickets to carry out a preliminary visit are available on request, following the confirmation of a booking.
Visit the Education Resources page for all available resources for your visit.
Tel: 01622 767821
How to find us
For detailed directions by road, rail, air or from across the channel, click here.
Access to Leaflets, Trail and Tour Guides, Teachers Notes and Useful Information, find out more
UK schools can enquire online
Complete our UK Schools enquiry form and a member of our team will be in contact.