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Click to expand​EYFS and Key Stage 1 Workshops

A House Fit for a King
How and why have houses changed over time? Who lived at Temple Newsam House?

Farm Tour (EFYS)
A two-hour tour of our working farm, during which you can meet some of our traditional and rare-breed animals, learn about the history of this farm and about farming in general!
(This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.)

The Gruffalo Hunt (EFYS)
A lovely educational activity for under-5s, bringing the home of the Gruffalo to life as they hear the popular story in an outdoor setting. This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.
(This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.)

Little Kings and Queens (EFYS)
Become a little King or Queen for the day! Find clues in our mystery bags, make a glittering crown and perform a popular court dance.

Portraits to life
Explore the portraits of Temple Newsam House and make them come to life!

The Princess and the Pea
A magical fairytale workshop, using interactive storytelling, physical theatre and puppets, designed to help your class explore some of the historic surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

How to book:
To book a workshop at Temple Newsam House, call 0113 336 7461 or email temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk

To book a workshop at Home Farm phone 0113 336 7560 or email parkseducation@leeds.gov.uk.

Charges:
Charges for workshops in the House depend on the individual activity but are typically £60 for a half day workshop and £120 for a full day.

Please note: we insist on a ratio of 1:10, or greater for younger age groups.

Learning Pack for self-led visits:
Want to explore Temple Newsam with your group? Or got half day to spend alongside your workshop? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit. Email us to request one.

Click to expandKey Stage 2 Workshops

A House Fit for a King
How and why have houses changed over time? Who lived at Temple Newsam House?

Dress to Impress
Become a Tudor for the day! Discover life in Tudor times through games, storytelling and role play. Includes a 'living timeline' with your class covering the history of Templre Newsam.

Dunstan’s Hall - the Anglo-Saxons are here!
Step back to Anglo-Saxon times! A fully interactive re-enactment workshop led by a team of costumed education staff.

Farm Tour
A two-hour tour of our working farm, during which you can meet some of our traditional and rare-breed animals, learn about the history of this farm and about farming in general!
(This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.)

Nature detectives
A hands-on investigation of the wildlife of the natural and man-made habitats around the Temple Newsam estate.
(This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.)

Portraits to life
Explore the portraits of Temple Newsam House and make them come to life!

Time Travellers
Be a time traveller in this imaginative session investigating how the past is constructed from a range of sources!

Who Killed the Queen’s husband?
In the early hours of the 10th February 1567, the body of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, ‘Queen of Scots’ was found in the garden of the Old Provost’s lodge at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh. Have a go at solving one of the great historical ‘whodunits’ by trying to find out how one of Temple Newsam’s most notorious residents died.

How to book:
To book a workshop at Temple Newsam House, call 0113 336 7461 or email temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk

To book a workshop at Home Farm phone 0113 336 7560 or email parkseducation@leeds.gov.uk

Charges:
Charges for workshops in the House depend on the individual activity but are typically £60 for a half day workshop and £120 for a full day.

Please note: we insist on a ratio of 1:10, or greater for younger age groups. 

Learning Pack for self-led visits:
Want to explore Temple Newsam with your group? Or got half day to spend alongside your workshop? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit.

Click to expandKey Stage 3 Workshops

Explorer Tours
Become an explorer! Travel around this grand Tudor-Jacobean mansion house with an expert guide who will bring to the people and the history of the house to life.

Farm Tour
A two-hour tour of our working farm, during which you can meet some of our traditional and rare-breed animals, learn about the history of this farm and about farming in general! (This workshop is led by the Parks and Countryside Education team.)

How to book:
To book a workshop at Temple Newsam House, call 0113 336 7461 or email temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk

To book a workshop at Home Farm phone 0113 336 7560 or email parkseducation@leeds.gov.uk

Charges:
Charges for workshops in the House depend on the individual activity but are typically £60 for a half day workshop and £120 for a full day.

Please note: we insist on a ratio of 1:10, or greater for younger age groups.

Click to expandKey Stage 4 Workshops

Who Killed the Queen’s husband?
In the early hours of the 10th February 1567, the body of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, ‘Queen of Scots’ was found in the garden of the Old Provost’s lodge at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh. Have a go at solving one of the great historical ‘whodunits’ by trying to find out how one of Temple Newsam’s most notorious residents died.

Learning Pack for self-led visits
Want to explore Temple Newsam with your group? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit, including experimental drawing.

How to book:
To book a workshop at Temple Newsam House, call 0113 336 7461 or email temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk

Charges:
Charges for workshops in the House depend on the individual activity but are typically £60 for a half day workshop and £120 for a full day.

Please note: we insist on a ratio of 1:10.

Click to expandWorkshops at Home Farm and on the Estate

To make a booking for the Farm, please call: (0113) 336 7560

The group leader ratio is one free adult per two children under 5. Over the age of 5, the ratio is one free adult per six children. This applies to both Leeds and non-Leeds schools.
 
What teachers say about workshops at the Farm:

“ … it is a very worthwhile and unique experience with dedicated and knowledgeable staff. The hands on element really engages children and gives ideas to extend in the classroom. I definitely would book again! Great activities, fantastic staff and superb resources. Thank you for a fantastic experience. 10!”

Please note guided activities to Home Farm bear additional charges:

◾£180.00 for a non-Leeds school for Tudor or Anglo-Saxon re-enactment workshops at Home Farm (£210.00 for a non-Leeds school) (KS2)
 
◾£60 for a farm tour, although we can offer one FREE farm tour per school per year (pre-school to KS3)
 
◾£60 per half-day environmental education workshop (wildlife investigations, environmental art, bushcraft and denbuilding) on the Estate (KS2)

Discover more about the Home Farm

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Do you like your parents' decorating tastes? Well, the previous owners of Temple Newsam House didn’t! Each generation decorated a different bit of the House, so you can walk back in time through the rooms and immerse yourself in history, from Tudor to Victorian.

Bringing your class?

400 years of history have created a web of stories. Our ethos is to ‘bring the Estate to life’ through our programme of 1 to 4 hour cross-curricular workshops from Early Years Foundation Stage to Secondary. In each session we reveal the people who lived and worked at Temple Newsam and how their stories shaped the wider history of Leeds and national politics, from the objects the they left behind. We think about how the collections got here and explore the tales behind the building, right from the bare bricks. You can also explore the farm and the huge number of rare breed animals care for, navigate the estate, or go pond dipping!


What do teachers say about us:

“Practical and fun for children, a great resource with a reasonable price”, KS2 teacher after a Tudor workshop at Temple Newsam House.

“I have learnt to plan my writing properly, have been inspired and have put myself in other people’s shoes”, KS3 student after a creative writing workshop.

“ … it is a very worthwhile and unique experience with dedicated and knowledgeable staff. The hands on element really engages children and gives ideas to extend in the classroom. I definitely would book again! Great activities, fantastic staff and superb resources. Thank you for a fantastic experience. 10!”

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