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The Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth

Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9ER. Bedfordshire

The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is the only surviving complete example of a Regency ornamental garden – designed at a time when the fashion was for gardens to be a piece of theatre, every corner turned presents a different vista, folly or tableaux. The theatrical composition of the Swiss Garden’s Regency design enables activities to be split into distinct chapters/scenes and is key to contextualising and drawing relevance to learning. All their programmes are led, and include activities, object handling (original and replica) and trails. All schools visits are (subject to weather and serviceability) given a ride on one of their 100 year old buses – a superbly visceral experience that contextualises and draws relevance to their learning.

Cost: £6.50 per pupil – inclusive of all activities and guides, the exclusive use of their Garden Room as a base room and a trip for your children on the Collection’s 1913 Wellingborough double decker bus (subject to weather and serviceability).

As part of the GBST, The Swiss Gardens is offering a free afternoon at The Shuttleworth Collection (normally £4) when you book a trip to the The Swiss Gardens.

Quote ‘Great British School Trip’ when booking to claim the 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

Swiss Gardens RA PDF 1.1MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 13.28MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 13.35MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 13.1MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 13.14MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 13.17MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 13.24MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 13.13MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 13.17MB 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.

Free afternoon of activity at The Shuttleworth Collection

Free afternoon of activity at The Shuttleworth Collection

As part of the GBST, The Swiss Gardens is offering a free afternoon at The Shuttleworth Collection (normally £4) when you book a trip to The Swiss Gardens. You’ll get a choice of guided activities from our Journeys; Inventors and Inventions; First Flight; WW1 and WW2 programmes.

The offer is valid for Summer and Autumn 2023 bookings.

Quote ‘Great British School Trip’ when booking to claim the offer.

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Venue Details

Contact

www.shuttleworth.org/school-offer-the-swiss-garden/

Address

Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
SG18 9ER. Bedfordshire

Opening Hours

Open year round - 10am-4pm