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“KS1 Trip - a fun educational day out for children”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Hoghton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hoghton Tower is one of Lancashire’s gems – come and find out why. A Tudor – Elizabethan manor and the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, the Tower stands proudly on its hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. Join a guided tour of the panelled state rooms to hear about the history of the house, the family and the distinguished guests who have enjoyed the house over the centuries. Stroll through the beautiful walled gardens and take in the views. Kids will love the underground passages, the ramparts, dungeons and Dolls House collection. Take a browse in the gift shop and finish your day out in the tea room. Private and School tours available year round with prior arrangement. On the third Sunday of each month, come to our Farmers Market – ‘The Merchant of Hoghton’- a celebration of regional produce. Hoghton Tower can be hired on an exclusive basis for your private pary or wedding. Stay overnight in the Irishman's Tower. All income from tours benefits the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust – preserving heritage for all.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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“KS1 Trip - a fun educational day out for children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We took 60 KS1 children to Hoghton Tower as part of our Fairy Tales topic. The children were all able to wear costumes (so did the teachers) and learn a lot of history during the day. The security of the site was brilliant - we were the only visitors there. The people who led the tours were really well suited for our age group, very enthusiastic and warm in personality. It was a brilliant day out and the children really enjoyed themselves. We will be visiting again next year. I would definitely recommend Hoghton Tower to schools.

Visited November 2012
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“A fantastic learning experience for Primary Children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

An excellent trip which we linked to our topic on the Lancashire Witches and James I - thoroughly enjoyed by both pupils and staff. Planning the trip was easy and nothing was too much trouble for them; it was tailor-made to our requirements - great communication even down to the postcard we received prior to our visit. All the staff were very helpful and our guides were extremely vigilant re health and safety/risk assessments etc. The tour itself was superb, interesting and informative - Anona, Dorothy and Richard had a good rapport with the children and they were extremely knowledgeable. The tour was well paced with a good range of experiences: touring some of the rooms; being knighted in the Great Hall; visiting the dungeons and meeting Jimmy; a fantastic collection of dolls' houses; hearing about some of the ghostly happenings; the antics of James I; dancing in the ballroom... to name but a few! This was our first visit to Hoghton Tower - but it certainly won't be our last! Thank you for a fantastic learning experience and a memorable day!

Visited November 2012
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“A place with history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

A good guide showed us around the historic building that is still residential, by the owners as well as the "Witches" that are reported to still prowl the house, worth a visit. Good food and plenty of history on hand, as well as a nearby canal that one can have a narrow boat trip.

Visited October 2012
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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“A great day out for KS1 children.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I recently accompanied approximately 60 KS1 children on a fabulous day out to Houghton Towers. The day was varied, including designing a coat of arms/shield, dressing up as knights and princesses, an interesting and informative tour of the castle, a trip into the dungeons to meet Jimmy the resident skeleton and tour of the doll's house museum. The staff were lovely, helpful and kept the children's interest throughout.
Thank you all for a great day

Visited October 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Excellent for primary school trips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Wonderful experience for KS1 from the time we were welcomed at the fortified gate by engaging, authentically dressed guides (including a jester!) throughout the entertaining & informative guided tour. Every child was able to dress-up for the day and given first hand experiences, like smelling an authentic powdered wig, which made this a memorable visit. Staff were most accommodating and went out of their way to make sure it was a successful outing and facilities for educational groups were well organized.

Visited October 2012
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