School Visits

Hall Place is a fantastic location to visit with students of any age and ability, we have award winning gardens, Historic House and Education Service.  Due to Covid-19 we are following the governments guidelines in order to keep all our staff and visitors safe.

We ask that all educational groups contact our Education Officer in advance to notify them if you are planning to visit the gardens.  It is essential that we know when groups are visiting site so we can manage the facilities and a quick email to us can make all the difference.

Our Education Service is currently under review

We are working really hard on when we will be able to offer our services again please bear with us. Please see below for what we are currently offering.

Current Offer

Loans Box Service

We are working really hard to get as many of our loans boxes up and running in a covid-safe way. There will be some simple changes, the actual box will be cleaned before collection and on return, the contents will be aired and isolated for 72 hours (as the objects inside cannot be cleaned) in line with scientific advice. All teachers will receive covid-safe guidelines on their use.

Visit our Loans Box page

Onsite Self-led Visits to the Gardens

Teachers are welcome to visit the gardens with their bubble class of up to 30 children. You must let us now in advance of you visit so that we are aware onsite and can manage our Visit Centre facilities appropriately. We will also need to see a copy of your visit risk assessment before you come.

As normal, our Education Room can be booked as a HQ and lunch room with its own private toilets for £60. Unfortunately, there are no other inside areas where schools can eat or congregate.

Get in touch

Please email the Education Officer  for more information or to book

School Visits to Hall Place

Hall Place and Gardens offers a number of facilities for school visits, which include:

  • Education/lunch room with its own toilets and drinking water
  • Onsite Riverside Cafe for the adults to buy refreshments during lunchtime
  • Award-winning gardens including magical topiary, grass maze and River Cray and all its diversity of wildlife

Please note that the Historic House and Main Glasses are not currently open to the public.

Booking a Self-led School Visit to the Gardens

If you are interested in visiting the gardens with your class group, please let us know by emailing the Education Team.

  • We will require a copy of your Risk Assessment when you book, so we can double check that we have everything you need to keep safe and have a wonderful visit.
  • Just as normal, we do not have any inside space for your group to have lunch or congregate. Our Education Room is available for £60 as an exclusive space with its own toilet facilities. 30 children maximum.
  • Remember to remain in your bubble and keep a safe distance from others, adults are required to wear face coverings in any public inside areas, please wash your hands regularly.

Classroom Hire

For information about hiring our classroom for a school visit, please visit the venue hire page.