Please read the “What you need to know before your visit” document to assist you with your booking.
Heritage Services Leicestershire County Council is an award-winning service, which provides a diverse range of events, family activities and school sessions that reach out to wide audiences locally and nationally. We are an awarding winning service having recently won the Best Small Visitor Attraction Award for Leicestershire Promotions Ltd.
The Heritage Education Team delivers a number of learning sessions at the 1620s House & Garden and at its sister site Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. The sessions are delivered by a diverse and skilled team of re-enactors and museum educators, they are aimed at all groups and have strong links across the curriculum. The sessions include: role play, real artefacts, object handling, film, dressing up and crafts, and they interpret two of the biggest events in history, the Gunpowder Plot and the Wars of the Roses.
You can find out about our learning sessions at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre on the website http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/learning/
Please continue reading below to read about the learning sessions at the 1620s House & Garden.
We offer a number of cross-curricular learning sessions for students visiting the 1620s House between Monday to Wednesday during April to September and between Monday to Friday during October and March.
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Click here for Key Stage 1 activities
Click here for Key Stage 2 activities
Click here for our SEND programme
Click here for teacher-led activities
Click here for outreach activities
We aim to make your visit to the 1620s House & Garden easy and straightforward. From the moment you arrive until you leave, you will be greeted by friendly, uniformed, professional staff who are there to assist you so you can concentrate on getting the most out of the visit for your students.
We aim to make your visit to the 1620s House & Garden easy and straightforward. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave you will be greeted by friendly and professional staff who will help you get the most out of your visit.
Facilities: we have a car park (including disabled), picnic area and toilets (including a disabled toilet).
Please note part of the session takes place up steep stairs, therefore do ensure that any members of the group with mobility impairment are mentioned on the booking form as we can tailor the session accordingly.
Coach parking is FREE when booked as part of an educational visit.
We have a barn for schools to eat their lunch and there is plenty of space for schools to eat their lunch in the gardens.
Making a Booking
Our educational visits are available March to December, however we encourage groups to book as early as possible, to ensure your choice of activities and dates are available. To make an enquiry you can either phone or email us or complete the below form so that we can check the availability of your suggested dates (contact details further down). All school groups need to complete the online form at some point during the early stages of their enquiry.
Please click here to Make an enquiry (a provisional booking) for an Educational Visit
School bookings can only be booked on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from April to October and on any day during the working week between November and March.
Please let us know in advance if your students have any special requirements. We will do all we can to meet their needs.
We encourage all teachers to make a free pre-visit to the site. Please contact us in advance to arrange your visit by calling 0116 305 3424 or emailing DLHManorHouse@leics.gov.uk. All educators are very welcome to bring up to 3 children and 1 adult for FREE with them as part of the pre-site visit.
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Cost for activities are on the Learning Session pages. See the learning session pages for information on cost and suitability.
We have produced risk assessments to aid your visit to the 1620s House & Garden, click here to download a copy of the current risk assessment and other learning resources. If you would like to talk to us about this further, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 0116 305 3424 or emailing DLHManorHouse@leics.gov.uk.
Joint visits with BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD HERITAGE CENTRE
Your group can do a joint visit with Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre (20 minutes away from Bosworth) from Monday to Wednesday. As part of this day the school are able to spend half a day at each site.
At Bosworth Battlefield you are able to choose from a wide list of activities.
At the 1620s House & Garden your group will meet costumed interpreters who will explain their life and work inside the 1620s themed house as your students take part in a variety of ‘hands-on’ activities. Please contact the enquires team if you would like to find out more information by calling 0116 305 3424 or emailing DLHManorHouse@leics.gov.uk