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A visit to Bekonscot Model Village and Railway offers your pupils an unforgettable experience and a unique insight into life in rural England in the 1930s.

Our education pack, which will be sent electronically 4-6 weeks prior to your visit, includes pre-visit information, activity worksheets, supporting information for accompanying adults, a souvenir list and a risk assessment. All of which allow you to plan your visit and ensure that your pupils get the most from exploring this enchanting miniature world.

FS/KS1 Workshops

To enhance your visit why not book one of our interactive workshops? Delivered by our experienced Education Officer, the curriculum linked workshops will help your pupils gain a greater understanding of life in the 1930s through object handling, role play and storytelling.

Workshops are offered as part of the standard entry fee but must be booked in advance as availability will be limited at busy times.

Workshops run for 45 minutes and are delivered in our Education Centre. We can accommodate up to 35 children per session. Sessions run at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.45pm during term time.

Home Life  (FS and KS1)  Full workshop description

Transport  (FS and KS1)  Full workshop description

Toys and Games  (FS and KS1) New for 2019

KS2 Workshops

Our KS2 workshops use the model village as inspiration for extended work. They consist of a short introductory talk for up to 30 pupils at a time in the Education Centre followed by village based activities led by your own teaching staff.

Workshops are offered as part of the standard entry fee but must be booked in advance as availability will be limited at busy times.

Comprehensive guidelines for supervising adults are provided.

Story Writing (KS2)

Model Making (KS2)

Resource Sacks

For our younger visitors and for those preferring a self-led tour of the village, we now offer class sized sets of resource sacks enabling you to get the most from your visit. Each sack is suitable for use with a group of up to 5 pupils and contains props and resources for use by the children and a comprehensive guide for adults.

Resource sacks are offered free of charge and must be booked in advance.  Contents are checked before and after each use but please inform us of any missing items or damages that might occur.

Observation Sack (EYFS)

Numeracy Sack (KS1)

World War 1 Sack (KS2)

Facilities for  Schools

  • Lunch storage
  • Play area
  • Accessible toilets
  • Covered and open picnic areas
  • Tearoom
  • Souvenir shop (items or goody bags can be pre-ordered)
  • Ride on train (small additional charge applies)

To help increase our car parks capacity, coaches are now requested to “set down” or “pick up” only, click here for more information on how to find us.

School party rates 2019

£7.00 per child with adults free on a ratio of 1:5.
Additional adults over and above the ratio will be charged at £7.00 each.
Train ride £1 per pupil, adults free

This ratio is inclusive of carers.

Documents

School Booking Form

School Risk Assessment Form