Educational Visits

Bursting with endless opportunities to learn.

School visits at Bolton Abbey are suitable for primary and secondary students and can be adapted to suit specific curriculum requirements and age groups.

Guided workshops, led by Amy our Outdoor Learning Officer and her team, take place outside in the grounds. We have the option of using the historic Boyle Room for some activities and lunch in bad weather.

Amy and her team are all qualified teachers. Amy has 8 years teaching experience in a primary setting. She is a qualified Forest Schools leader. The team combine the pure enjoyment of being outdoors, with a memorable learning experience linked to the curriculum, in order to enrich and enhance the work done at school.

Our school trips are accredited by the Children’s University, stamps can be given on completion of the activities.

Guided workshops and/or self-led packages can be arranged to fit in with your day. Topics available include, but are not limited to:

  • Rivers and the Water Cycle
  • Habitats and Minibeasts
  • History of the Priory
  • Terrific Trees
  • Outdoor Art
  • Outdoor Maths
  • Outdoor Poetry and Creative Writing
  • PSHE/Citizenship/Human Geography Debate

For more information and to book your group visit please telephone 01756 718000 or email

Teachers Pack

Use the following links to open the teacher resource packs for self-led trips, suitable for KS1 and KS2. The teacher guidance sheets, as well as resources such as maps and photos, will be available for you to borrow on arrival. More detail will be sent upon booking. All groups to be booked in advance telephone 01756 718000 or email

Pre-visit PowerPoint

Habitats KS1

Habitats KS2

Geography KS1

Geography KS2

Using the Senses

Outdoor Art

KS3 workshops are available for team building activities, and history.