School Visits

Join us at Hall Place for a hands-on, full-fun active approach to learning

 

We cover a wide range of curriculum subjects: Tudors, Victorians, WWII, Literacy and Science.

We strongly believe in a hands-on and active approach to learning. Depending on the sessions chosen this could include Tudor dancing, handling objects, wearing costume, making bees wax candles, planting and gardening. It is this approach that children remember whatever their ability.


Download our latest literature about the Hall Place Education Service including outlines of all the taught sessions
Download a printable pdf of our Teachers’ survival guide to the new History Curriculum

Facilities for School Groups at Hall Place


Visitor Centre

  • Education/lunch room with toilets and drinking water
  • Onsite Riverside Cafe for the adults to buy a cuppa during lunch

Historic House

  • The most stunning object we have is the house itself, with something for everyone to discover
  • Children’s Tudor Interactive Discovery Gallery and reconstructed Tudor Parlour
  • Bexley Museum displays

Gardens

  • Award-winning gardens including magical topiary, grass maze and herb garden
  • Take a Voyage of Discovery around the glasshouse with a display of plants brought back by explorers and traders.

Booking a school visit to Hall Place:

If you are interested in booking any education sessions or hiring our loans boxes/ backpacks please contact the Bexley Heritage Trust education team on 01322 526574. Alternatively you can click here to email any queries.

Once your booking has been confirmed visit the Education Resources page to download the Teacher’s Notes and Worksheets required for your visit.


As well as taught sessions at Hall Place, the Award-Winning Education Team provides these services:

Loans Box Service
SENs Out and About Discovery Packs
Teacher’s Packs and Activity Sheets


Sandford Award Winners for Educational Excellence for the Third time!

The Sandford Award judge commented:
“Children are welcome at Hall Place and Gardens and the house is regarded as the main teaching tool. All the learning for the Tudor and Victorian taught sessions takes place in the historic environment which helps to enrich the experience. The gardens and grounds are equally important for delivering areas of the science curriculum and a hands-on approach to learning is embedded in the growing plants unit. Teachers can be certain that they will get a good overview to help underpin their work in the classroom.”


Hall Place gets top marks for education visits


Hall Place has shown itself to be at the top of the class for educational visits by being awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the LOtC Quality Badge combines for the first time learning and safety into one easily recognisable badge for all organisations providing learning outside the classroom experiences.


Cost of sessionsVictorian washday 2

1 x one hour session – £3.00 per child.

2 x one hour sessions – £5.00 per child.

3 x one hour sessions – £7.00 per child.

  • All prices exclude VAT.
  • Minimum charge = 20 students
  • All accompanying adults are free, ratio of 1 to 6 required.

For terms & conditions please refer to our Booking Pack


“The children who visited Hall Place yesterday couldn’t stop talking about it today. We look forward to visiting again and will certainly recommend Hall Place to anyone considering a school trip.” Danson Primary School

In 30 years of attending school trips, the visit to Hall Place was one of the very best’  Centerclass SENs

‘Two excellent workshop tutors that made the session informative and interesting’  St Thomas More Primary School