Whose royal home is this?

This fascinating session focuses on the use of Windsor Castle as a favourite home and working palace of Britain's two longest-reigning monarchs: Queen Victoria and her great, great granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II, who in September 2015 surpassed Queen Victoria's achievement of more than 63 years and 7 months as sovereign. Children discover the differences and similarities between this amazing royal home and their own, and through role play, dressing up and handling original artefacts, imagine taking part in royal occasions at the Castle, which helps develop language skills and broaden vocabulary.

For groups with a maximum of 32 pupils, this popular session is held in the magnificent setting of the State Apartments and includes a whole class role play of the investiture of Knights of the Garter. For groups between 33 and 60 pupils, it takes place in the Moat Room, our dedicated learning space.

"The children were enthralled during the session – they loved it."
KS1 teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Significant individuals in the past
Significant historical places in your locality
Comparing The Queen and Queen Victoria
Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
Maximum pupils per session: 
Moat Room: 60; State Apartments: 32
Moat Room: 40 minutes; State Apartments: 50 minutes to include whole class role play
Moat Room: 11:30 (lunch 12:30),12:30 (lunch 11:45) State Apartments: 11:30 (lunch 12:45)
Days of the week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The Moat Room or the State Apartments (depending on pupil numbers)
Before making a booking please visit this page: 
Essential booking and visit information for Schools - Windsor
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