Learning Experiences at Caldicot Castle and Country Park for KS2

From noble ladies to fearless Knights, murder holes to machicolations, Caldicot Castle offers the perfect venue to explore many aspects of castle life in medieval Wales.

Attack and Defend

Put your problem-solving skills to the test in our Attack and Defend workshop as your class explores the tools and techniques of medieval warfare.

Fabulous Feasting

Discover the rules of medieval dining and make food fit for a Lord in our Fabulous Feasting workshop as your pupils help the castle servants 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 Barber Surgeon?

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 Country 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.

Caring for the Countryside

How can we all look after the local countryside? What anti-social behaviour occurs in the countryside and how can we all play our part in getting rid of the problem?

Orienteering with a difference

Take up the challenge of using maps, clues and teamwork to find out more about the wildlife and heritage of the site.


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 karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk or helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk