Foundation Phase - Caldicot Castle & Countryside Park - Monlife

Learning Experiences at Caldicot Castle and Country Park for Foundation Phase

Caldicot Castle offers a wonderful safe environment for creative play, little imaginations and big ideas!

Here be Dragons Workshop

For your young explorers we offer a lively dragon-themed workshop which includes trails, stories, problem solving activities and green dragon craft.

Fabulous Feasting Workshops

We also offer Fabulous Feasting, a 2 hour workshop in which children help the castle servants to prepare a wedding feast and entertainment for the marriage of Lady Alianore de Bohun to Thomas of Woodstock.

Character Workshops

Would your class like to meet Lady Alianore or Sir Thomas de Harcourt? Perhaps you’d like to make a date with the castle cook or our medieval minstrel?

Our re-enactors provide Character Workshops which enable your pupils to discover more about the lives of those who lived, worked and visited Caldicot Castle in the Middle Ages.

Environmental learning experiences in Caldicot Castle Countryside Park

Caldicot Castle Countryside Park offers lots of opportunities for environmental learning.

Watch the Birdie

Why are some blackbirds brown? Why don’t we see sand martins in winter? What is the difference between a swallow and a swift? Just a few questions that will be answered during this workshop to discover more about the birds in our local area.

Tree-mendous fun

Discover more about our wonderful trees. How tall is that tree? How does it work? Is it an ash or an oak? Find out how to answer these questions and many more.

Minibeast Mania

Discover more about the incredible small creatures that live on land in our local area. Find out about their life cycle and how they fit into the food web.

Marvellous Mammals

Discover more about our local British mammals, their footprints, homes and how they spend the winter.

Why not make a day of it?

Combine history with nature and pick and mix from the menu above to maximise your time with us at Caldicot Castle and Country Park.

Click here to view our workshop booking information for teachers.

If you have any questions about learning experiences at Caldicot Castle and Country Park please contact the learning team on 07929 044653 or 07790 954802 or email or