Education at Godinton House & Gardens

The Trust responsible for Godinton is very keen on promoting the property to schools and other educational groups

A typical visit includes:
Group introduction (max 60) to Godinton. Smaller groups then follow a pre-planned rotation of activities in the house, gardens and parkland.

Activities at Godinton:
A tour teaches how a country estate was managed through the ages. The grand rooms and attics show how the house evolved over time and how many people had a role to play in the smooth running of Godinton. Themed walks in the gardens and parkland show how people lived, worked and spent their leisure time.

Areas for your own fieldwork:
Pond dipping, parkland walks for identifying trees, collecting vegetation for classification, kitchen gardens and glass houses for developing an understanding of the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, as well as plants and flowers for the house; agriculture, forestry and parkland management.

Facilities include:
Shady garden or room for meetings, study and eating packed lunches, toilets and hand-washing facilities. Access to the great rooms and the gardens for wheelchairs; outdoor spaces for sporting events and playtime; ample space for coach and private vehicle parking.

Pre-booked educational visits are free. There is a small fund to assist with transport costs for needy schools.

For more information please view our schools leaflet by downloading a PDF copy (please note this will open in a new window). For a full Teacher's Information Pack with activities and ideas for visits along with background information please contact us.

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