Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Eynsford, , Kent DA4 0JA

Contact: 0870 333 0606

Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education

Description

One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain with outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and activities for learning.


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

•    Free entry for self-led learning groups
•    Free planning visits for learning group leaders
•    Award winning property for the quality of educational provision
•    Cross-curricular opportunities for all Key Stages
•    Ideal for tracing Roman domestic life over three centuries
•    Education room complete with a birds-eye view of the villa’s remains
•    Handling items and costumes collections
•    Exhibitions and film
•    Book bag, mosaic activity table and board game
•    Guidebook at 20% discount for learning group leaders
•    Hazard Information Sheet to help make risk assessments a doddle

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?


Resources and things to do :-

• Discovery visit (facilitated session £90 per group) - Hands on Lullingstone life KS2 and Magic and Medicine KS2

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?


Our Organisers’ Packs contain information about property facilities and links to Teachers’ Kits with lots of ideas about what to do before, during and after a day-long trip. They also contain a permit which gives you free entry on the day and for a planning visit and a hazard information sheet to make risk assessments easy.  A range of free images and ideas for learning can be found at  http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk  and in our online “Heritage Learning” magazine  -  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-learning/ 

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Children are encouraged to take photos, make films, drawings, music, drama and other creations. Share your ideas and images on Twitter  and Flickr see links below:

http://twitter.com/englishheritage

http://www.flickr.com/photos/englishheritage/ 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Group leaders can visit the property free of charge for a familiarisation trip. Property hazard information can be downloaded from our website.. Risk assessments are available for Discovery Visits.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Phone: 0870 333 0606 (9am-5pm weekdays)

Online - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/educationonlinebooking 

If the property you wish to book is not listed please phone: 0870 333 0606

Email: bookeducation@english-heritage.org.uk 

What does it cost?

Free entry for self-led learning groups .
Please contact us for details of all other options.

Is specific clothing required?

Visits are likely to involve a fair amount of walking on uneven ground up a steep hill. Stout walking shoes are recommended in all seasons. Some sites are in fairly exposed areas and may have limited cover so warm, waterproof clothing is also recommended, In hot weather sun cream, sunhats and bottles of water are useful.

Do you have first aid on site?


First aid boxes are available at all properties and most have first aiders.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?


•    Toilets in car park
•    Coach parking across the road
•    Picnic area in grounds
•    Shop – goody bags available
•    Disabled access to ground floor and lift access to upper floors


Are there disabled facilities?


Yes. See above.

What are your opening days and hours?

Opening times: 
•    1 April – 31 Oct open regularly
•    1 Nov – 31 March open weekends only
•    Open exclusively for learning groups Mondays and Fridays in November and March


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Museums Outdoor Education Parks and Gardens Science & Technology Team Building Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Citizenship Design and Technology Drama English Environmental Studies Geography History ICT Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Music PSHE Religious Education Science

Months Open: April May June July August September October


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