FREE school visits are available at Howsham Mill.  We offer a range of activities which connect with the National Curriculum. These can be adapted for all age groups and abilities.  We are also more than happy to put together a bespoke day for you and your group. 

These "Learning" pages should show you what kinds of activities we offer. We also have a selection of case studies to show what we have done so far, and a range of resources available. 

We always advise a pre-visit before bringing school parties to the Mill. If you would like to book a school visit, or have any queries about making a visit, please contact Helen Spring, our Education Manager.  There is also a short video on YouTube which it may be helpful for teachers to watch in advance of booking a visit.

A site Risk Assessment and Group Visit Risk Assessment are available in the Resources section.  We always send out an up-to-date risk assessment as part of our booking process - schools and other groups should also carry out risk assessment in line with guidance from their own organisations.  

For information on workshops and craft courses for adults, check out our Events page.

Feedback from visiting groups:

"It was a well-organised day in a fabulous setting.  Thank you for the marshmallow treats too - they were fab!"

"Helen was a fantastic leader. She explained all the activities clearly and had planned and prepared well to ensure the day ran smoothly. Prior to the visit she was prompt returning emails and answering questions. Although there are a lot of potential risks on site, these were managed really well and at not point were the children in danger... The children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed all of the activities. All staff commented on how different it was to go on such an outdoors based visit and what an experience it was for many of our children who don’t often get that opportunity. It was lovely to see them take risks but in a safe environment. Many of them said it was their favourite trip ever!"

"The children had so many questions and Helen took time and care to answer all of these, really broadening the children’s knowledge of habitats... Just to say all of the children and staff had a truly brilliant day. Thank you for making it such a great and memorable trip!"

"Helen’s communication with ourselves was excellent.  She answered any queries we had with efficiency and was absolutely great with our children... We found the visit really tailored to our group and it fit into the year 6 curriculum perfectly thanks to Helen.  The environment of the Mill lends itself perfectly to learn more about elements of Science.  We will definitely be back.  Thanks very much Helen!"