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Education and School Visits

New to Bowood House & Gardens, an educational programme for Primary Schools

variety of topics to stimulate and inspire

  • Home of Discovery: Oxygen to Photosynthesis (K1 & K2)
  • Bowood Nature Detectives: Mini Beasts, Nature and Trees (K1 & K2)
  • World War I: How historic homes were used in the midst of war (K2)
  • Tractor Ted’s Little Farm: Become a farmer for the day! (K1 & K2)
  • Shapes & Maths: An introduction to Bowood House & Gardens (K1)
  • Architecture and Landscapes: The Evolution of Bowood House & Park (K1 & K2)

For more information, download our Educational School Booklet


The Gardeners’ Bothy has recently been renovated to offer schools a lovely warm welcome with an area for teaching and practical activity sessions. The facilities within Gardeners’ Bothy include an overhead projector, DVD player, sound system, table and chairs, lavatories and an area for refreshments.  Children can either enjoy their packed lunch in the Gardeners Bothy or within the grounds.


  • Children aged between 5 and 12 years £8.00
  • Children aged between 2 and 4 years £6.00
  • Includes a presentation, tour and activity with the opportunity to enjoy the House and Gardens, Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm after
  • Minimum of 20 children. Free admission for one adult with every five children


  • All school visits must be booked in advance
  • Available to book during our 2018 opening season; 28th March – 4th November 2018, 10am to 6pm
  • Teachers are welcome to visit in advance (complimentary) to view the facilities and plan the visit
  • For more information, or to book please call 01249 810 961 or email

Download our School Booking Form









What’s On

Wed 22

Bowood House Christmas Extravaganza – Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 November 2017

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - November 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102
Aug 04

Classic Ibiza Concert – Saturday 4th August

4th August, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102