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News / December 15, 2005

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Warwick Castle.

Warwick Castle

There’s so much more for schools and child development at Warwick Castle. From the design and technology marvel of the fully working mill to the ghostly realisation of historical figures, the Castle offers a unique and inspirational opportunity to teach children a whole range of subjects for all key stages.

Our schools programme has been designed to offer relevant National Curriculum-based learning opportunities suitable for both primary and secondary school students. With so much to see and experience, and supported by our educational resources, Warwick Castle provides an outstanding environment to stimulate your children’s imaginations.

www.warwick-castle.co.uk

Eden Project

Eden Project

Witness the practical application of the key stages in science and biology of the national curriculum in stunning action. Whether learning for the first time or revising this is an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking epic location. Eden is a gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people and a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival. Space age technology meets the lost world in the biggest greenhouse ever built. Located in a 50 metre deep crater the size of 30 football pitches and beautifully sculpted to make a spectacular and unique global garden.

www.edenproject.com

Fleet Air Arm Museum

If you are wondering where to go with the family for an educational day out then why not visit theFleet Air Arm Museam Fleet Air Arm Museum. In addition to seeing Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft. you can go on-board the first British built Concorde and be ‘transported’ by a simulated helicopter flight to the award winning replica flight deck of the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL.

You’ll experience the thrills and sounds of a working flight deck and even see a nuclear bomb, which makes this a truly unforgettable attraction! There is a children’s adventure playground, a licensed restaurant and a shop, ample free parking and excellent disabled access.

Check www.fleetairarm.com for the information on the museum’s educational family activities.

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks feature on the global stage of animal conservation protecting the most endangered species. We are home to over 900 animals and still adhere to John Aspinall’s original dream to breed rare and endangered species and return them to the wild where it is safe to do so.

We are keen to encourage children to learn about conserving animals and the environment in which we live. Educational facilities include an education centre at both parks, the support of our Education Officer and National Curriculum Key Stage 1-3 workbooks available.

www.totallywild.net

Beamish – A Unique Educational Experience

Beamish Museum

Beamish, an open air museum set in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, is unique. It’s a superb living, working experience of life in the Great North in the early 1800s and early 1900s which offering unrivalled learning opportunities for young people to learn about Victorian history

Beamish brings National Curriculum topics to life – fascinating facts, rich resources and exciting educational resources for schoolchildren of all ages. Children can explore the Award-winning attractions in The Town, Colliery Village, working Farm, Pockerley Manor and The 1825 Railway. There are tram and steam train rides, underground tours at a real drift mine, demonstrations of sweet making and much more besides.

www.beamish.org.uk

Eden Camp – Modern History Theme Museum

Eden Camp

A visit to our Eden Camp will transport you back in time to World War Two. Experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of life on both the Home Front and Front Line within the grounds of an original prisoner of war camp. Our multi-award winning museum presents the largest, most comprehensive and most realistic display of British social and military history of the 1939-45 period in the world in a child friendly way. A comprehensive education pack, which covers the full range of National Curriculum topics and subjects are available, and our Gift Shop contains a wealth of educational resources including ID cards and Ration books.

www.edencamp.co.uk

Jorvik Viking Centre

Travel back one thousand years and visit the Vikings of JORVIK. Explore York’s Viking history exactly where ourJorvik Viking Centre archaeologists found the remains of the original Viking-Age City of ‘Jorvik’. Journey through a reconstruction of the actual Viking -Age streets and see over 800 of the items discovered on site. Learn what life was really like in our special exhibitions:

  • Fearsome Craftsmen: witness the skills and artistry of the Vikings including live craft demonstrations.
  • Unearthed: discover the secrets of bones. Picture Viking life, death, battle, diet and disease through the examination of 10-11th Century bones.
  • Early years and Key stages 1,2,3,and 4.-History, Art, Citizenship, Geography, Design technology,Maths, English


Eureka! The Museum for Children

It’s handfuls of fun for everyone! With 100s of hands-on exhibits to play with, children from 0-11 and adults of all agesEureka! The museum for children won’t be able to resist Eureka! the UK’s first and foremost museum for children.

Designed with play and learning at the core, children can explore six specially designed galleries where they must-touch! They can see their own skeleton, catch a wave, meet an alien, build a house and even get a job at the post office, all in a days play! In fact’s there so much to see and do that you’ll be finding yourself visiting again and again.


Harewood House

Harewood House is the magnificent home of the Queen’s cousin, the Earl of Harewood, set in glorious grounds andHarewood House gardens and packed with enjoyment for all family members. Explore the grandeur of the ‘upstairs’ State Rooms (with a special Children’s Trail leaflet), and discover the secrets of ‘Below Stairs’ – peek into cupboards, dress up as a maid in the Servants’ Hall, or talk to an 18th century steward on an interactive display.

The Lakeside Bird Garden, home to around 100 colourful feathered species, some endangered and part of a worldwide breeding programme, is always a favourite with visitors. And for more outdoor fun – the Adventure Playground with its separate area for under fives – is just the ticket.

  • History, science, literacy, numeracy, geography, citizenship. Early years, Key stages 1,2,3,4


Royal Armouries

Royal ArmouriesExplore the Dark Ages to the present day in five themed galleries. See the world’s greatest collection of arms and armour – founded by Henry VIII. Get up close and personal with over 8,000 exhibits. Marvel at the largest armour in the world. See history brought to life with our fantastic live performances, which take place daily in the galleries and outside in the Tiltyard. During each school holiday we have a different themed event to ensure every visit to the Royal Armouries is unique.

  • History, Design, English, Science and technology. Foundation and key stages 1,2,3,4


National Railway Museum

National Railway MuseumFor big trains, bigger stories and the biggest FREE day out, you can’t beat the world’s largest railway museum. Explore our three giant halls for a complete experience packed full of incredible trains and interactive fun. The Flying Scotsman Story tells some of the amazing stories behind this famous locomotive, and the Norwich Union Wheel which affords some of the most spectacular views over the city of York and surrounding areas. Daily demonstrations and talks, theatre performances, and interactives ensure a great day out. And our ever changing What’s On programme means there’s always something new to see and do.

  • History, science, maths, citizenship, geography,design, English. Foundation key stages 1,2,3,4


Magna Science Adventure Centre.

Magna Science Adventure CentreFor a day full of extreme experiences visit Magna, the UK’s first Science Adventure Centre. Housed in the former Templeborough Steelworks, you can explore the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and have fun firing giant water canons, launching rockets, boarding an airship, spinning in a gyroscopic chair and working real JCB’s. Experience the Big Melt a spectacular sound and light show and step into the personal world of the families of steel in the UK’s biggest multimedia show The Face of Steel. Discover Sci-Tek, Europe’s largest Hi-Tek science and technology playground; experience the history and heritage behind the steel industry in Magna’s latest exhibition Living Steel; and get wet in the UK’s largest outdoor water play area – Aqua-Tek.

  • Science, citizenship, geography, history: Key stages 1,2,3,4


Thackray Museum

Thackray MuseumThe award winning Thackray Museum is a fantastic day out, transporting you through a living experience of health and medicine, past, present and future. Get to know the human body, experience life in Victorian Leeds and marvel at the lotions and potions offered as cures, then see how these practices have evolved into modern medicine. Explore the human body in the interactive Bodyworks Gallery; see whether the bionic man is purely science fiction in ‘Body Parts: New for Old’; and discover the similarities and differences between art and science in ‘How Do You Look’?

  • History, science, English, maths; Key stages 1,2,3,4


The Deep

The DeepDiscover the dramatic story of the world’s oceans from the dawn of time to the future, at Hull’s award wining aquarium – home to 3000 fish and 40 sharks! Highlights include Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel and a glass lift ride through our 10m tank. Visit The Twilight Zone, the world’s largest exhibition on deep ocean life, featuring Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf Eels and the ancient Nautilus. Explore The Deep’s newest exhibition – Hullabaloo, a specially designed indoor play area for younger children. Crawl into a giant crab shell, operate giant claws and create a Humber creature.

  • English maths, design and technology; Key stages 1,2,3,4


The National Coal Mining Museum for England

17 acre site with a unique collection of buildings, displays and activities that reveal the hidden world of mining through the centuries; learn about mining methods and machinery, the miners and their families. Wearing a hard hat and battery lamp, descend 140m underground to learn how coal was hewn and moved to the surface. New galleries show how miners lived, worked and relaxed. Take a ride on the ‘paddy train’, explore the Nature Trail and meet the retired pit ponies. Refuel in the Café, drop into the Under 5’s play area and pick up souvenirs in the Gift Shop.

  • History,science, numeracy, geography, citizenship, literacy; key stages 1,2,3


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