General Information for Non-Birmingham Schools
Pre-booking for all school groups during term-time is essential, even if you wish to be self-guided without any facilities. We take bookings for a maximum of 60 Non-Birmingham Local Authority school children. 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 (also available to view in the menu options at the bottom of the page).
Booking a School Visit in Term-Time
Non-Birmingham Local Authority Schools
Bookings can be made for schools from outside Birmingham Local Authority and Independent Schools via the following details:
0121 450 5093 (please note that an answering machine is in use on this number when staff are teaching and all messages will be returned as soon as possible)
Or you can email the Education Officer for Non-Birmingham school enquiries direct.
Once you have secured a date in our diary, please complete and return the appropriate booking form below:
Education Booking Form for Non-Birmingham Schools (Academic Year 2013/14)
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 Officer otherwise the full charge will be made.
Birmingham Local Authority Schools
For schools belonging to Birmingham Local Authority (including Academies who were previously Birmingham Local Authority controlled), bookings and enquiries are dealt with via a separate organisation, currently the Outdoor Learning Service. You can contact them directly for their current prices and service to schools via the following details:
0121 454 0784
Or visit the website for the Outdoor Learning Service.
Or you can email the Education Officer for Birmingham Local Authority school enquiries direct.
Booking a School Visit out of Term-Time
All education groups regardless of which authority they are funded by, please telephone:
01562 882915 or 0121 454 1860
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.
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.