Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens, near Stainborough (location map here), are now able to offer a greater range of activities for school groups. New workshops, tours and sessions are available for all ages and can be tailored to suit the needs of any group.

Schools can choose a self-guided tour to discover the grounds for themselves or find out more by exploring the Gardens and Parkland with one of the Learning Team members.

On-site facilities include a shop, café, children’s playground, toilets and coach parking. Although there is no guaranteed undercover accommodation at present there is plenty of outdoor space to use in the grounds and a fenced picnic area outside the Visitor Centre.

The 50 acres of formal gardens are a wonderful place to explore the stories behind the historic monuments and to discover plants from around the world. Walk along the broad tree-lined avenues and explore the weird and wonderful Stumpery and Fernery. Climb the spiral staircase to the very top of Stainborough Castle for amazing views of the surrounding area. The broadleaved and coniferous trees in Stainborough Park all have a story to tell. Some of the majestic oaks date back to the start of the Industrial Revolution whilst 30 000 new trees have been planted in the last few years.

The Parkland is a great place for pupils to use their senses to experience the natural world. The herds of deer and sheep that graze the Parkland offer a chance to learn about farming at close quarters.

Contact the Learning Team for more information about Educational Visits on t: 01226 776040 or email the Learning Officer; e: peter.clegg@wentworthcastle.org

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