KS2 education programmes at Holkham



A Day in the Life (Hall Day)
Use literacy, numeracy and interpretation skills to solve the cryptic clues hidden around the Hall to reveal who dunnit in our Murder Mystery session. Explore the Hall from the perspective of Thomas Coke looking at the souvenirs he brought back from his ‘gap year’.

Walled Garden Day
Adventurous Activities Day
Spend the morning scaling new heights testing teamwork, resilience and courage on our brand new High Ropes Course. Explore the park on bicycles reaching areas you would never normally see and clearing pupils minds with wide open skies.
These activities are delivered by Norfolk Etc at Holkham Estate and therefore an additional cost is applicable. Please contact us to find out more.

Holkham National Nature Reserve Day
Investigate 5 different habitats in one area and find out what lives there, how it’s adapted to survive and its place in a food web. This visit includes a spot of birdwatching, as well as a traditional strandline scavenge along the shore.

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.

Magic seeds – Investigate the diverse world of seeds and different ways plants use to disperse them. Find out why flowers are so important for bees and visit our flock of chickens.

“Best school trip they’d been on in terms of organisation and how engaged the children were in the activities! They loved it. We’ll be back soon”
Marion Link, Swaffham School

Outdoor Adventures (Holkham Park Day)
Discover the varied habitats within our deer park, what lurks at the bottom of the lake before seeking out minibeasts in the woodland. Get hands on exploring the numeracy in 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. Uncover the relationship between the sea and the coastline, what are tides and how do they affect our sandy beaches. Get hands on exploring the natural world through a strandline scavenge and after lunch investigate the pine woodland whilst testing your teamwork with a spot of den building.

Click here to see KS2 National Curriculum links.