Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden - Warwickshire
Kenilworth, , CV8 1NE
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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What we offer
Spectacular ruins of medieval fortress/p>alace built by Robert Dudley to impress his great love, Queen Elizabeth I - follow in her footsteps in the re-created Tudor garden, explore the medieval kitchens and great hall and walk round the almost complete outer walls.
What makes us a great choice?
Free entry for self-led learning groups
Free planning visits for learning group leaders
Award-winning property for education provision
Cross-curricular opportunities for all Key Stages, especially creative topics
Ideal for the Normans and medieval, Tudor and Civil War life
Reconstructed Tudor gardens
Education room and storage/lunch room
Handling collection and activities
Elizabeth and Dudley exhibition in the gatehouse
Interactive display in the tearoom
Safe, extensive grounds for letting off steam and picnics
Guidebook at 20% discount for learning group leaders
Hazard Information Sheet to help make risk assessments a doddle
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
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/
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children are encouraged to take photos, make films, drawings, music, drama and other creations. Share your ideas and images on Twitter and Flickr
Risk Assessment Details
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.
Education Officer Information
Phone: 0870 333 0606 (9am-5pm weekdays)
If the property you wish to book is not listed please phone: 0870 333 0606
Free entry for self-led learning groups .
Please contact us for details of all other options available.
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.
First Aid Information
First aid boxes are available at all properties and most have first aiders.
Coach parking (collect permit from Visitor centre)
Good access to most of the site except keep
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Opening Hours & Information
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