Holkham Education – KS1 programme



A Day in the Life (Hall Day)
Take an interactive tour of Holkham Hall, investigating this magnificent family home. Step back 250 years to undertake authentic chores in our Victorian kitchen. After lunch, through play learn how toys and games have changed through time including making your own traditional Victorian toy.

Walled Garden Day
New for 2018 we are thrilled to offer a programme of fun, hands on sensory sessions in our Walled Garden. Covering six acres there’s lots to explore including a fruit and vegetable patch, rose garden and a small orchard which is home to our chickens and bee hives. Sessions are designed to enable one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Please note, the Walled Garden is a quarter of a mile from the coach drop off point so some walking is required. Transport for students or groups with mobility issues can be arranged. Temporary lavatories and indoor space are located within the gardens.

Story Journey – Follow our discovery walk to unearth the story telling area. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other classics are brought to life before a visit to see what’s growing in the fruit and vegetable patch.

Senses and Seasons – Explore the Walled Garden looking for signs of spring and summer. Listen, touch, taste and sniff your way around with this fun, interactive tour. Get creative and make a smelly potion to take home.

Get Growing – Embark on a scavenger hunt to explore the fruit and vegetable patch. Discover what plants need to grow and the different parts of plants which we can eat. Plant a broad bean each to look after at school and observe the changes as it grows.

Outdoor Adventures (Holkham Park Day)
Discover what wildlife lurks in the bottom of the lake before seeking out minibeasts in the woodland. Get hands on exploring the natural world and test your teamwork with a spot of den building.

Holkham Food & Farming Day
Visit the interactive Field to Fork Experience and uncover what it takes to grow the food on your fork. The Trailer Tour brings learning to life as pupils visit our fields to unearth the food we grow at Holkham. Please note maximum number per trailer tour including adults is 32. Where possible we will endeavour to coordinate the timetable to facilitate participation by all.

Wells Beach & Woods Day
Visit the beach and explore both the seaside and the woods in one day. Get hands on exploring the natural world through a strandline scavenge & woodland explorers and test your teamwork with a spot of den building.

Click here to see EYFS learning goals.

Click here to see KS1 National Curriculum links.