Outdoor Learning Workshop for KS1 & LKS2

Explore medieval castle design and build one in your own outdoor area!

Taking place on your school playground, this workshop is designed specifically for Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage Two. Give your children experience of building their very own large scale castle!

Workshop Enquiry

This workshop combines maths and D&T objectives!

Secure your children’s understanding of shapes and symmetry. We will teach and reinforce their knowledge about castles whilst also ticking off some D&T objectives!

Our outdoor workshop will develop your children’s teamwork and communication skills and allow them to experience the use of simple tools.

Workshop Outline

We will begin by setting the scene of a medieval England, exploring different castle structures, picking out their features and looking at the shapes they are based on.

The children will then work as a whole class team to create a large scale ‘stick castle’, made from bamboo. This will incorporate their problem-solving skills with their knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes. The use of elastic bands to secure the bamboo structure is excellent for supporting the development of fine-motor skills!

Once we have built our large-scale, class castle, the children will create symmetrical flags to adorn their magnificent structure.These will be made using natural materials, hammered against a cloth to create imprints. Of course, being important residents at the castle the children will all need to create a crown out of natural materials to wear too!

How long does the outdoor workshop last?

The workshop lasts 2 hours and is available to book 10am-12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

A single workshop classes as a half day and can be booked for either the morning or afternoon. Two workshops classes as a full day.


Full day £375
Half day £225

Off Peak Pricing

During our quieter periods you can save10% on our workshops when you book for them to be delivered on these days.
Please specify whether you would like one of these in your enquiry form.

Dates for 23/24 academic year:
6th - 16th September 2023
10th - 19th January 2024
8th - 19th April 2024
15th - 19th July 2024

Petals on a cloth ready for using for hapazome

Areas we deliver our Castles workshops to . . .

Primary schools in Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Selby, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, Wetherby & York.

We aim to make our workshops affordable for the children to enjoy and therefore only deliver them to areas local to our Education Officers. Schools located within 15 miles of one of our Officers will have travel included - additional milage will be charged at 45p per mile.

If you are located just outside of these areas, please still get in touch. During our quieter periods of the year we may be able to reach you.


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“Today has confirmed to me that we need to use outdoor learning more, to support children’s learning.”

- Deputy Headteacher & Year 3/4 Teacher