Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Llancaiachfawr Fawr Manor, Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris CF46 6ER

Contact: 01443 412248

Website: http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/llancaiachfawr/

Description

Any visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor is entertaining but what may not be immediately obvious is that it is also a learning experience - for all ages.  We are proud holders of the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education in recognition of our work with schools across the country.  For schools and colleges we offer a range of formal education and learning opportunities at all Key Stages as well as specialist vocational modules including Welsh Bacc and Leisure, Tourism and Business studies. Student teacher visits and INSET days are also available.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is entertaining but what may not be immediately obvious is that it is also a learning experience - for all ages.

We are proud holders of the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education in recognition of our work with schools across the country.

For schools and colleges we offer a range of formal education and learning opportunities at all Key Stages as well as specialist vocational modules including Welsh Bacc and Leisure, Tourism and Business studies.

To supplement the general presentation and themes in the Manor House we also offer Workshop Sessions by a member of our Education Team on a wide variety of themes including; Children’s Lives, The Written Word, Medicine, Sweetmeats and Music Master.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

Llancaiach Fawr offers an immersive experience for students.  Our USP is First Person Interpretation which means that students walk through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries learning about the lives of the servants who are guiding them around the Manor.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?

We hold the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Eductaion.

What does a typical educational visit include.

A tour of the Manor house lasting 1.5 hours.  Interactive plague bag making as part of tour (optional). There are also then additional workshops available at £2 per child or a package of 3 workshops with tour included at £10 per head. Visits can be tailored to topic and bespoke workshops are available with 1 months notice.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We do school tours at 10.00am and 11.30am. We can take 90 at each intake.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

Exhibition worksheets can be downloaded from the Website prior to visit.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

There are no restrictions outside the Manor but no recording of any type inside.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Although there is a risk assessment on our education page www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk, shoud teachers chose to conduct their own, a visit can be arranged by calling our admin team who will arrange a time and date for you.

Does your venue have an education officer?

Louise Griffith

Head of Learning and Interpretation

Griffl9@caerphilly.gov.uk

01443414014

What is the cost of the visit?

£6 per child.  Additional workshops £2 per child. For every ten children, one adult goes free and and 1 to 1s go free.  Additional adults – normal entry rates apply - £8.50 adult or £6.95 concession.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Yes

Please list facilities available.

Shop, café, conservatory restaurant. Education Block available as a base for schools and to eat packed lunches. Barn for workshops etc.

What are your disabled facilities?

The site has full disabled facilities.

What are your opening days and hours?

Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am until 5.00pm.  Last entry to the Manor House is 3.45pm.  School tours are at 10.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

The house is spectacular and our workshops were just amazing. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Castle Park Primary School

It was very interesting and we really enjoyed the visit. Sainte-Therese School

Children really enjoyed their visit. Thanks to all the staff for answering all the challenging questions so well. Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

…how much our pupils enjoyed the trip to the Manor House. The staff were superb and very supportive of the needs of our boys. Gowerton School


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

Type of Visit: Historical Heritage Museums

Curriculum Topics Covered: History Leisure & Tourism

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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