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Planning your education visit

We offer free teacher familiarisation visits to enable teachers to write risk assessments and plan activities before bringing a group to the site.

Teachers and group leaders are responsible for carrying out risk assessments prior to the visit, in accordance with guidance issued by local education authorities. Cadw is not able to provide risk assessments for your group as we have no information about the activities you plan to undertake whilst on site, and have no knowledge of your pupils.

Cadw staff on site will be happy to share their knowledge of the site with teachers during these visits, which also offer the opportunity to purchase a guidebook and other resources.

The Resources pages on this website are a good starting point when planning your visit activities. There are a wide range of materials for use before, during and after your visit, including curriculum linked resources, living timelines and the Treasure Chest resource, as well as notes for teachers.

Information about facilities for all the sites in our care is contained in the Days Out pages. Toilet provision and disabled access at some sites is limited. Please check with the site that facilities are adequate for your needs before booking your visit.

There is very little shelter at some sites and the ground is often uneven. Please ensure that everybody in the group brings waterproof clothing and wears appropriate footwear.

Adverse weather conditions occasionally cause sites to be closed at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but it is not possible to give teachers advance notice on these rare occasions.

Click here for full Educational Visits Guidance on the Welsh Government’s website.

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Hazard guidance for learning group visits
We have guidance for group/school visits leaflets available to download for a selection of the monuments in our care. The leaflet provides hazard information and can assist groups in planning their visit.