School Visits

Would your school group like a fun and active educational visit this year?

At Bowhill you can choose a day to suit what your group is studying. An indoor visit to Bowhill House brings history to life: to enter the Victorian Kitchen, the drawing room or dining room is to step back in time, and the wide acres of Bowhill Estate make the ideal place to learn about nature, wildlife and our relationship with the environment.

We will help you plan your day to target the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence whilst ensuring that everyone has fun at the same time.

Whilst we are updating our lesson plans please email us or you can call Bowhill on 01750 22204 to discuss your visit. Rory Powell will help you with your outdoor projects and Helen Currie or Matt Thompson with indoor visits – though you can speak to any of our office staff! Further information is also available here.

How to book

To book a class visit to Bowhill please complete the form below:

Bowhill school booking request form

Please return this form by post, fax or email to the address:
Education Service
Buccleuch Living heritage Trust
Fax: 01750 23893

Education Charges and Travel Subsidy

On site visits £3 + VAT per child (£3.60). Accompanying adults free.

We also offer a travel subsidy of up to £100 to help with your costs and make your visit to Bowhill as affordable and easy as possible. Please contact us for details.

We can also arrange to visit your school if you wish, in advance of your visit or as follow up, or to carry out specific projects. There may be a charge for this – please call us for details.

Access Information

Please let us know if any of your pupils have any access requirements. With the exception
of one room, the entire House is accessible to wheelchair users. Our toilet facilities are also fully accessible. Some parts of the Estate are also wheelchair accessible, and most of our activities are carried out in wheelchair friendly spaces.

We have worked extensively with ASN pupils and we would be happy to discuss your requirements with you. Our Access Statement covering a range of different requirements can be found here, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you wish to discuss anything further, or have a specific question that is not covered.

Other information:
Bowhill – BLHT guidance for working with children
Buccleuch Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Policy