Primary, Secondary, University and Educational Groups

Godinton Estate is an ideal educational resource with opportunities to explore the Historic House, Gardens, Farms and Woodlands.


We will agree the details of your visit and activities in advance and tailor the day, where possible, to suit a particular area of the curriculum.

Normally students (maximum 60) will be split into groups of approximately 10/12 and follow a pre-planned rotation of activities. Sessions may include a visit to the Attics, Cellars, Great Hall to look at how the house has evolved and the roles of people within it.

A visit to the gardens could include: pond dipping, exploring the kitchen garden and obtaining an understanding of the cultivation of fruit and vegetables as well as plants and flowers.

The estate offers renewable energy with our woodchip heating system, wildlife management, farming, forestry and conservation. You may wish to bring your group and do your own fieldwork within the estate, however, booking is still necessary.


  • Shady garden or use of our Education Room for meetings, study and eating packed lunch.
  • Toilets and hand-washing facilities.
  • Outdoor spaces for sporting events.
  • Ample space for coach and private vehicle parking.
  • Wheelchair access to the gardens and some rooms within the house.


Pre-booked educational visits from within the local area are free. Costs will be discussed on application for visits from other students .

Contact details

Rachael, our Education Co-ordinator, will plan, organise and host your visit. You may wish to arrange an preliminary visit to view our facilities, this will enable you to do your own risk assessment (we do hold a generic one).