We welcome schools and educational groups to visit us and explore our house, grounds and collections. Come and engage with our collections and be inspired. Follow our picture sheets, available-to-print educational trails as well as the Wheels of Time for families. Use our Ancient Egypt Activity Booklet - designed with educators – for a self-guided tour to help you explore..


Plan a visit for your education group.

We welcome you to take a self-guided approach and explore Denys Eyre Bower’s collections at

Chiddingstone Castle.


Call to book 01892 870 347

Find a spot in the grounds for a picnic lunch and let the children burn off some energy in the woodland, exploring the grass maze and playing on the lawns.

The Goodhugh Room

Prepare your class for the day, store your bags, use the facilities and space as you would your own classroom giving you a learning base for your day out.


Follow our available-to-print activity sheets and educational trails. Handle objects in our discovery boxes. Use our Ancient Egypt Activity Booklet for a self-guided tour and explore..

The children thoroughly enjoyed the broad range of activities and the opportunity to experience authentic Egyptian artefacts.
Teacher from Hever Primary School

A perfect balance between quiet learning and hands-on activities.
Teacher from Fordcombe Primary School

All activities lined to the new curriculum, science, history and literacy which enabled the children to link their learning on the trip to that in the classroom.
Teacher from Tatsfield Primary School

For Primary Schools

Create a structure for your visit that suits your students.

Immerse yourself in our Buddhist objects, explore Ancient Egypt, travel to Asia through our Japanese collection or be inspired to create your own cyphers and codes with the Jacobites. A visit to Chiddingstone Castle provides a myriad of opportunities for all to explore, engage and be inspired.

During your visit you can join our Curator, Naomi Collick on a tour through the collections. Naomi will help you unlock fun facts and interesting anecdotes.

As part of a group booking, the Goodhugh Room provides dedicated space for breakout activities, group discussions, munching lunch (although we recommend finding a spot somewhere in the grounds if the weather is good!) and storing stuff.

When you make a booking we offer a complimentary pre-visit for your teacher to help you plan your day to suit you and to take full advantage of the Castle as your classroom.

Book a visit to learn more about what we offer.

Call 01892 870 347 (Monday to Friday 9 to 5)

For Families

We welcome families of all sizes to enjoy and learn from our Collections, Historic House and grounds.

Chiddingstone Castle is delighted to be one of 48 museums in Kent that form the Wheels of Time group. These museums are linked by the travelling character Roamin’ Rex who is on a mission to learn about Kent by following his Wheels of Time map around the county. All who join him on his mission receive a Wheels of Time lanyard and collect badges from each venue along the way.

Families can visit the Castle and Collections on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Sunday 2nd April - Wednesday 1st November 2023, from 11am - 5pm. (last entry 4:15pm)

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