New Schools Programme at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway
Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village. The 1.5 acre site features an extensive gauge 1 model railway which links seven different miniature towns and villages, all of which represent life in rural England as it would have been in the 1930s.
The model village and railway offer a variety of opportunities for learning across the curriculum. They provide an unforgettable experience for children and a unique insight into life, transport and industry from nearly 100 years ago. Famously linked with Enid Blyton, Bekonscot served as inspiration for her story writing and more recently it has often featured as a favoured backdrop for television.
For our 2019 season Bekonscot is excited to be launching its full programme of curriculum linked workshops and resources which are offered free of charge as part of the entrance fee. As well as the educational activities and unlimited access to the model village, Bekonscot can also offer groups a ride on our light railway and pre-booked goody bags (small additional charge).
Facilities for Schools:
- Comprehensive pre-visit information pack
- Lunch storage facilities
- Play area
- Accessible toilets
- Covered and open picnic areas
- Tearoom and ice cream parlour
- Souvenir shop
- Curriculum linked workshops and resource sacks
With the exception of the raised walkway, the entire village is accessible for wheelchair users and with plenty of rest spots around the site, it makes for an ideal destination for groups of all ages and abilities.
Bekonscot Model Village is conveniently located in the town of Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. We are a short walk from the station or a 5 minute drive from J2 of the M40. Free coach and minibus parking is available.
School group prices for the 2019 season:
£7.00 per pupil
Adults free at a ratio of 1:5 with additional adults charged at £7.00 each
Train ride £1 per pupil, adults free
All workshops and Resource Sacks are offered free of charge as part of the admission fee, but must be booked in advance by contacting email@example.com visit our website www.bekonscot.co.uk/book-a-school-trip