Beautifully Inspired Learning
A warm welcome to all eager young minds.
Bowood House & Gardens offers a bespoke educational programme for Nursery and Primary Schools, including a variety of topics to stimulate and inspire. A typical educational visit begins with a unique and valuable learning experience, before heading off for talks, tours and activities, including time in the Adventure Playground.
Victoria, Albert and the Lansdownes.
Bowood House & Gardens will be marking the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with a special exhibition in The Orangery of Bowood House. ‘Victoria, Albert and the Lansdownes’ will reveal the important political and cultural roles played by the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marquesses of Lansdowne that helped to shape Victorian Britain.
Visit Tractor Ted Little Farm.
Bringing to life many of the farming stories told by Tractor Ted and engaging children with the fun of the countryside and farming. Children can meet friendly farm animals, see chicks hatching and watch Tractor Ted real action films. Key stage 1 & 2.
Understand the cycle of photosynthesis and how plants grow.
Two exceptional scientists, Dr Joseph Priestley and Jan Ingenhousz made incredible discoveries in their lifetimes, some in the Laboratory at Bowood House. Key Stages 1 & 2.
Become a detective for the day and search the grounds of Bowood.
Identify different types of animals that live below ground as well as above and understand the surrounding nature they live and feed off. Key stage 1 & 2.
The journey of Bowood Estate, pre to post WWI.
An insight into Bowood House and how it was used as a hospital during the war; understanding how the family, servants and Estate workers all played their part. Key stage 1 & 2.
An introduction to Bowood…
An inspiring tour of Bowood House, encouraging children to count, look at shapes and identify different colours; both inside and outside the Georgian House. Key stage 1.
The evolution of Bowood House & Park…
Robert Adam, C.R Cockerel, Sir Charles Barry, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown are but a few of the people who influenced the beautiful home Bowood House is today. A tour of Bowood House, designed to inspire curiosity and build upon pupils’ knowledge. Key stage 1 and 2.
We'd like to say a great big THANK YOU to you all at Bowood for a wonderful day. Our Year 2 children, staff and parents really enjoyed touring the grounds and sketching the landscape. It was great for us as teachers too, that much of the tour included learning about plants and habitats, as well as a focus on Lancelot 'Capability' Brown; this really enhanced the children's learning.King's Lodge School
I want to say what a fantastic time we all had, the children haven’t stopped talking about the visit and this has also led to some lovely pieces of writing today. Please would you thank Jane for looking after us to very well on the mini-beast workshop. Once again, myself and the team cannot thank you enough for a wonderful day. We really appreciated having a base to leave all of our belongings too. This made it much easier to eat lunch comfortably.Nythe Primary School
Thank you for all your help regarding our visit to Bowood today. All our year 6 children (and the adults) had a wonderful time and it was great to see some of the children overcoming their fears by tackling the space slide!St Mary's CE VA Primary School Tetbury