Built around 1071 Stafford Castle is an excellently preserved example of a Norman motte and bailey Castle. For your pupils it is an exciting portal into the past!
When you book a Stafford Castle school tour you get your own dedicated tour guide who remains with you throughout the day. In an innovative mix of child-centred learning and hands-on activiites, your guide will bring history vividly to life in a fun way that fires children's imaginations.
But don't just take our word for it. Click on School Tour Quotes at the bottom of the page to see what our teachers and learners say.
School tours can be booked Monday-Friday all year round. Please call us on 01785 619131.
Stafford Castle school tours: learning that lingers long after the coach has taken you home.
Our links to the National Curriculum (good to know!)...
Bring your children to Stafford Castle for:
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
cross-curricular links and curriculum support
Pupils mint a William l penny to take home
Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Science
Children learn the art of brass rubbing and create their own pictorial souvenir to take away
Art and Design, English, History, Geography
Students can learn the varied medieval uses of herbs in Stafford Castle's herb garden and make their own lavender bags.
English, History, Geography, Art and Design, Science.
Whilst we firmly believe Stafford Castle is best appreciated through a guided tour, if you decide to visit on a self-guided basis, we ask that you let us know in advance.
Stafford Castle is a free access site but please be aware that Visitor Centre facilities may be closed for the private use of pre-booked guided tours and that during hours when the castle is closed to the general public, the Visitor Centre, toilets and Keep will be locked.
Our on-line learner resources are freely available to all teachers and learners.