Autumn at Skipton Castle

Starting school is exciting and with so much to learn, what could be more fun than visual skills where the children will learn so much and quicker.  At Skipton Castle, so many school topics can originate here, not just history but geography, maths, and art – all in a happy, relaxed environment.

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    Let’s use our imaginations – who built the castle and why?  What was the advantage of the castle being built here in Skipton?  Where did the name ‘Skipton’ originate from and what does it mean? Who lived here, where did they get their food from, what did they eat?
    Well, our knowledgeable tour guides can give you the answer to these and many other questions!

    It's easy to book your tour - simply telephone 01756 792442 or email with your preferred date and time (it is always wise to have alternative dates) and then we will confirm in writing to you.

    We require the school name, address, numbers in the group, the age of the students and the anticipated time of arrival.  Make a day of your visit, bring a picnic and under cover rooms are available for your use. When sending our confirmation, we will send other relevant information including our notes to assist you with your risk assessment together with a work sheet applicable to the age of the children for you to copy or develop your own from.  Visit our web site, for activities and useful information to help with your preparation work.

    Every school is welcome to come and experience learning out of the classroom putting a whole new meaning on lessons. Watch the expression on the children’s faces as they walk through the gateway and see this magnificent, complete castle – now they will understand what you have been telling them about.

    To remind them of their visit, each one is given a castle badge and a card to encourage them to make a return visit and bring their families along.

    Since 1974 Skipton Castle has given a badge to every visitor under the age of 18.   See the collection on our website or ask the children to design their own badge at school

    As winter approaches, always ensure your students are prepared for the cold and damp weather- wrap up warm!

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    Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available


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