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Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Stonehenge – English Heritage

Near Amesbury, Amesbury, SP4 7DE. England

Studying late Neolithic hunter gatherers and Bronze Age religion? We challenge you to find a better site to help you cover the topic than the world famous Stonehenge. It’s a unique opportunity, whatever your area of study, for your class to explore the most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Enjoy an education visit and explore the site your way.

GBST OFFER – English Heritage have a fantastic offer for free Discovery Visits: ‘Myths and Legends’, ‘Neolithic life at Stonehenge’ and ‘Stones and Bones’ for 30 pupils, see below for more information. This offer is applicable for schools with over 30% free school meals. Click ‘Apply Now’ for a chance to apply for this offer.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Book via The Great British School Trip and your school will be automatically entered into our fantastic competition! See details below.

Discovery Visits at Stonehenge

Discovery Visits at Stonehenge

Stones and Bones

This session was developed in partnership with the National Trust. On an interactive tour, learn about the different stones and building techniques used, and how the monument relates to the solstice alignment. Using role-play, recreate a Bronze Age burial in the landscape, discussing replica objects based on artefacts.

Availability: Tuesday to Thursday during term time. Sessions last for 2 hours.

Neolithic life at Stonehenge

This workshop will take your class back to the Neolithic period as they learn how to survive, strive and thrive at Stonehenge! They’ll complete interactive challenges, including model building and rope making and even prepare for Solstice in reconstructed Neolithic houses.

Availability: Tuesday to Thursday during term time. Sessions last for 2 hours.

Myths and Legends

This sessions includes a trip to the Stones and a tour led by a knowledgeable volunteer. The group will create their own myths using LEGO® StoryStarter kits. At the end of the session, groups will be asked to share what they have built and re-tell their stories to the class.

Availability: Tuesday to Thursday during term time. Sessions last for 2 hours.

More information
Competition

Education at English Heritage

Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:

FREE SELF-LED VISITS

You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.

EXPERT-LED WORKSHOPS

Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.

Venue Details

Contact

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/schools/

Address

Near Amesbury, Amesbury
SP4 7DE. England

Opening Hours

1 April-27 May: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thursday 28 May-4 September: Monday-Sunday 9:30-7pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thurdsay 5 September-31 March: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Disovery Visits available Monday-Thursday