Learning at Weston Park
At Weston Park we’ve so much heritage and natural beauty that can inspire and inform. The Estate, with its thousand acres of parkland, House & Collection, and the Rose Paterson Gallery offers endless potential for learning at all stages of life and we have a wide range of opportunities for visitors of all ages. As an Arts Council England Accredited Museum and as an educational charity, we are committed to making Weston Park accessible to all.
Curricular Based School Visits
We work in partnership with Educating Kids Outdoors (EKO) who support schools to embed outdoor learning into their school development plan through site development, CPD and session delivery.
Here at Weston Park they deliver a wide range of curricular-based and well-being outdoor learning sessions for children and staff alike. All areas of the curriculum and co-curriculum can be covered as part of a day offering both adventure and reflection, raising self-esteem and building resilience as well as improving communication skills and nature connection.
Why not offer your staff an inspiring INSET day with the opportunity of CPD in the morning, a delicious lunch in the Granary Restaurant, and an afternoon of reflection and relaxation in the beautiful grounds?
For further information and to book simply visit EKO’s website to see the impressive range of days on offer or call Natasha on 07876 658467 to discuss how you wish to inspire and nurture your pupils and staff and create a day that meets your learning aims & objectives perfectly.
Self Guided School Visits
Schools and groups of 12 or more are welcome to visit Weston Park to explore it for themselves so that they can focus on areas of the Estate that are of greatest interest to them. Guidance for the day is sent out at the time of booking – when we’ll ask you to confirm your arrival and departure times – but other aspects of the day will be entirely up to the teachers involved. Please remember that although the Rose Paterson Gallery is open year round from 11am – 4pm each day, the House and Collection is only accessible on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until the end of September from 1pm – 4pm.
Self-led visits – £4.75 per child
To book please download and complete the Self-Led Booking Form and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
During September – October and April – May we are able to offer access to our Woodland Adventure Playground.
The Weston Park Servants Database has been created and is hosted by the University of Wolverhampton’s Futures Department and their e-Innovation centre at the School of Technology in Telford. Students and tutors from the University created the database in 2009 with European Funding. Many of the original primary resources that are transcribed onto the database are located in the Bradford Collection which is deposited at the Staffordshire Archives. The Weston Park Foundation is grateful to its volunteers for uploading much of the information on the site.