Visit Information

Useful Information for Secondary School Visits

Group size

Most programmes are designed for up to 30 students. If the group is larger then a school may like to contact other venues as well as the Harcourt Arboretum so that students can be spread over more than one location. For ideas of good venue combinations please contact us.

Student supervision

All students under 16 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. We require a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 10 students. Students over the age of 16 years must also be supervised by an adult.

Special needs

All our activities can be adapted for students with special educational needs. We are pleased to welcome special school groups and to support children with special needs who are integrated into mainstream schools. Please talk to us about your student’s needs when you book.


There is no undercover space at the Arboretum.

Information about parking minibuses and coaches can be given when booking. School groups must book their visit in advance
Please contact Sarah Lloyd by email:

Please note that there is now a charge for all education sessions.  Please download this document for information about charges.