Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Beeston Castle with its impressive location and natural defences has been home to prehistoric settlers, great barons, it's acted as a defence against aristocratic rivals and it's even been an important English Civil War stronghold.

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    Further Details
    Bring your class to Beeston Castle to explore the site’s prehistoric past or life in the medieval fortress castle. We offer two hands on Discovery Visit sessions for just £100 per class (up to 30 students). Alternatively you can lead your own educational visit for free.

    KS1-3 Fortress Castle Discovery Visit
    Your class will travel back in time, looking for evidence in the remains of the castle to help explore key events and form conclusions about daily life for the castle’s inhabitants. This expert-led Discovery Visit includes a hands-on session in the museum with costumes and artefacts followed by a guided tour up the hill to explore the castle remains.

    KS2 Prehistoric Settlers Discovery Visit

    Students will develop an understanding of some of the tools and technologies used by people in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and how these changed and developed over time.  Students will also begin to understand the importance of archaeology in helping us to learn about the past. The Discovery Visit includes a hands-on activity session in the museum followed by a guided tour of this prehistoric site.

    Pricing Information

    Discovery Visit guided sessions cost £100 per class or lead your own educational visit of the site for FREE

    Opening Times

    Mon-Fri term-time April-October
    Mon & Fri term-time November & March by arrangement


    Chapel Lane, Beeston , CW6 9TX

  • Facilities
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • On Site Parking
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Picnic Site
    • Toilets
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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