Key Stage 3 & 4 Learning Sessions


You can choose from the menu of activities listed below.

Please contact us on 01455 290429 to make a booking


The award-winning Exhibition brings to life the Battle of Bosworth and this fascinating period of history. Follow the four medieval characters to find out about the lives of those involved, as Richard and Henry battle for the throne of England. Get hands-on with the weapons wall, try on armour, shoot the interactive long bow and see the gory practices of a barber surgeon. Explore how the Battlefield was rediscovered in 2010 and compare the fates of Richard and Henry.

Suitable for: All ages

Cost: £2.00 per student


One of Bosworth’s experienced Guides will bring the events of the battle to life through lively interpretation and objects. With access to the most up-to-date research and evidence, groups will learn the very latest information about the battle. The walk is just under 2 km long across rolling countryside and therefore appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing is recommended. We recommend that all groups undertaking a walk of the Battlefield Trail book a Guide to get the most from their visit.

Suitable for: All ages

Cost: £35.00 per group (maximum 34 per group). Each walk lasts 1 hour. *

To download a map of The Battlefield Trail click here

* 1 1/2 hour walks are available on request


Meet living history interpreters to find out about the lives of soldiers, archers (and their wives) and barber surgeons. Discover armour, weapons and combat techniques through lively demonstrations, object handling and activities. Learn how those injured were treated and find out what it was really like for those involved in the battle.

Sessions include;

  • The Bosworth Soldier – Learn about life on campaign for an ordinary soldier in 1485. Discover what they wore, how they were recruited and how they fought.
  • The Barber Surgeon – See how these specially trained medieval men and women would undertake anything from a haircut and shave to an amputation or arrow removal, in a world where germs were not known about!

Suitable for: All ages (maximum 34 per group)

Cost: £3 per student (45 minutes)


Hawkwise Falconry deliver high quality, hands on, stimulating sessions that appeal to every age group.
Using birds of prey is an exciting and different way to capture pupils’ imagination; they encourage team working and help develop communication skills. With its strong visual imagery and historic and scientific associations, falconry can be used to teach many curriculum subjects.

Falconry Sessions as part of our Educational Offer will only be available until the end of this Academic year, which is Friday, 21st July 2017

Suitable for: All ages

Cost: £3 per pupil (45 minutes)


To make a booking please call 01455 290429 or click here

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