As one of the most popular destinations in the North West for school visits, educational visits to Croxteth Hall and Country Park are perfect for pupils of all ages and abilities. As a fully accessible venue with a range of educational resources and teaching facilities which can be adapted to your visit, the Hall and grounds are the ideal locations to bring little learners and studying students.
Steeped in history, the Hall and Gardens provide endless opportunities to have fun and learn. This Edwardian stately home is complete with a Victorian Walled Garden housing one of Liverpool’s oldest botanical gardens, woodland trails, and an equine educational facility, there’s plenty to inspire all ages.
Upstairs and Downstairs
Students can explore the Croxteth Hall and enjoy life ‘above’ and ‘below’ stairs at the turn of the 19th Century by dressing up in character. The School Room has a selection of historic domestic items that can be handled encouraging interactive play and learning – pupils can work out their uses back then compared to today. School visits have access to the Hall to explore and study the architecture of this grand building. What was life like for the Earls of Sefton, their families, and servants who lived in Edwardian times – find out for yourself!
Victorian Walled Garden
Into the grounds, and the Victorian Walled Garden and Country Park estate provide a wealth of fantastic learning opportunities from cross-curricular to subject-focused content. The Victorian Walled Garden boasts greenhouses displaying part of Liverpool’s oldest botanical collection – mostly tropical plants from around the world dating from 1803. It is a great place to learn about gardens, food, plants, growing; a place to inspire writing, or a calming place to draw.
Outdoor pursuits are perfect for our Country Park setting – full of unique, interesting features and opportunities for discovery. Our grounds feature acres of open space providing learning opportunities to discover a variety of natural habitats that are ideal for wildlife discovery, river studies, and mini-beast hunts. Our extensive lawns, playgrounds, fields, and woods are a fantastic place for games, team-building exercises, and physical activity. We have plenty of school game boxes on site available for loan to educational visits.
Educational visits to Croxteth Hall and Country Park stay in the memories of our visitors for all of the right reasons. Our educational coordinator will be more than happy to tailor your visit so your pupils get the most from their visit. Please contact us if you wish to make an inquiry.