Our Education Department offers a hands-on approach to learning, where children and adults are encouraged to participate in activities relating to the collections of Denys Eyre Bower, the historic house, and the grounds.
These include Ancient Egyptian and Victorian Days for Primary Schools, Mini Museum Tours for Nursery Schools, and educational trails such as the Wheels of Time for families.
For details of our eductional activity days and workshops please download our leaflets using the buttons below
For Primary Schools
We welcome these visits on weekdays throughout the year, (with exclusive use of the Castle and Collections on Thursdays and Fridays), with sessions usually running from 10am - 2pm. Parking for cars and coaches is free in our large car park and schools are invited to bring their own packed lunches to enjoy in our grounds.
Ancient Egyptian Activity Day - £7.50 per child
Heritage Activity Day (Year 6) - £7.50 per child
Japanese Workshop - £7.50 per child
Local History Workshop - £7.50 per child
Victorian Education Day - £7.50 per child
Woodland and Plant Activity Day - £7.50 per child
Arts Award ‘Discover in a Day’ Workshop - £17.50 per child
Teacher and parents helper - Free
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For Nursery Schools
Introduce children to museum learning by bringing your nursery school to a mini-tour - a teacher led hour and a half of fun - to learn from our Collections, Historic House and grounds.
Indoor learning activities - object finding around the Castle; make a picture rubbing of the Castle; dress up as a Victorian servant, an Ancient Egyptian or a Japanese samurai warrior
Outdoor learning activities - explore ‘The Fields of Eternity’ our Ancient Egyptian inspired grass maze
£4.00 per child
Nursery staff and parent helpers - Free
Baby changing facilities are available
We welcome families of all sizes to enjoy and learn from our Collections, Historic House and grounds.
The Castle has its own self-guided tour for families which encourages children to find objects and artefacts around the historic house.
Chiddingstone Castle is delighted to be one of 33 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, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays, from 31st March - 31st October, from 11am - 5pm.