Guided Educational Visits

Guided Educational Visits at Bolton Abbey are tailored to enrich the topics you're studying – whatever the stage.

We offer a range of outdoor educational workshops suitable for primary schools, linked to the national curriculum from reception to year 6.

The sessions are led by our Outdoor Learning Officer, who is a qualified teacher and a forest school leader. The team combine the pure enjoyment of being outdoors, with a memorable learning experience 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.

Topics available:

  • Rivers and the Water Cycle
  • Terrific Trees
  • Maps and Compasses
  • History of the Priory
  • Art in Nature
  • Maths in Nature
  • Poetry in Nature
  • Habitats and Minibeasts
  • Nature and Wellbeing
  • Early Years

For more information please email

The price is £100 per class of 30. Adults are free on a ratio of 1:6.

Risk assessment guidance

It is your responsibility to carry out a site-specific risk assessment in advance of your visit. These guidelines will help you prepare for your visit to Bolton Abbey and ensure that you and your group have a safe and enjoyable learning experience when you are here.

We recommend you cover:

  • Road crossing
  • The stepping stones (use the bridge instead)
  • The welly walk (in place from May half term until October half term).