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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Sutton Hoo is an estate set in 260 acres of heathland, pine forest and grassland. At Sutton Hoo they offer a wide variety of formal learning and informal education programmes. Their aim is to engage and become a resource for not only local schools, but also schools that are unable to visit the site due to geographical distance or budgetary constraints; they offer this through their remote learning programme. They are fortunate that Sutton Hoo has a connection to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time – the Anglo Saxon Royal Burial Ground; the Anglo-Saxon topic features in the KS1/2 National Curriculum for England.

The Sutton Hoo story is shared through many different educational resources that are available to teachers and students of all key stages. Activities on site include self-led activities, guided tours, replica handling and various hands-on archaeological activities such as Archaeological Detectives. Educational groups can discover the wider landscape on the many trails or escape into the woodland to take part in nature themed activities such as bug hunts, tree trails and footprint trails.

Educational groups can purchase Educational Group Membership. Alternatively educational groups can pay £7.10 per child (accompanying adults free). Some guided activities such as Archaeological Detectives and Guided tours are an additional £2.00 per child

For educational booking enquiries call 01394 389726 or email

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
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB 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.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Sutton Hoo, Melton
IP123DJ. Suffolk

Opening Hours

Open to educational groups throughout the year apart from Christmas Day.