Booking A School Visit

General Information for All Schools

Pre-booking for all school groups during term-time is essential, even if you wish to be self-guided without any facilities. There is a charge made for all school admissions, and the current rate is available in the ‘School Prices & Payment’ section under the ‘Education’ tab above.

Teacher Pre-Visits

We strongly recommend that all teachers carry out a pre-visit, even if you have been to the Gardens before as things change. For free admission during the Gardens’ opening hours seven days a week, simply bring along headed paper from your school, signed by your Head Teacher with the date of your visit, to show to the main reception desk. Please note that if you bring any guests or family members with you, they will be charged admission.

Prices & Payments

Please contact us to secure a date in our diary. Once your date is confirmed we will email you a link to our booking form.

Term-Time Visits

telephone 0121 450 5093 


Out of Term-Time Visits

telephone 01562 882 915


We need your completed form straight away to guarantee your booking date. Please note that once you have booked a date with us and you cancel your booking within 4 weeks of your visit date, the full charge will be made. We regret to advise that this applies to all bookings made regardless of the reason for your cancellation. Schools must put any changes to your group size in writing to us, addressed to the Education Manager otherwise the full charge will be made.

Please note that visits for groups during school holidays and weekends are usually offered on a self-guided basis. However, if you are interested in adding an educational activity or tour to your visit, please contact us to find out what’s available.


(Please note that the best times to get hold of us are 9:30am to 1:30pm on Mondays to Thursdays when our Education Administrator is available. An answering machine is on during other times but all calls will be returned as quickly as possible)