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Early Years & Primary Schools

Lakeside’s Learning Team offer a flexible approach to school visits with a wide range of options available for all Key Stages. Our innovative learning opportunities are cross-curricular and devised in collaboration with teachers, artists and students.

As we are a multi-arts venue, we offer a unique experience for schools, with a huge array of options to suit your needs. Our sessions are delivered by a team of talented and experienced educators who are experts in arts, heritage and outdoor education.

For more information and to book your visit, please contact the Learning Team on: 0115 84 671 85 or email

Visual Arts Workshops

All workshops will use our current exhibitions as stimulus and are led by one of our amazing Associate Artists who all have years of working in arts education. Each half-day workshop costs £100 per class.

New exhibitions coming soon! See our Spring 2020 workshop menu here

For information on our exhibitions, click here. Bespoke tours/workshops can always be offered in response to exhibitions. Please just ask!

Performing Arts Workshops

We can help bring literacy to life with our storytelling sessions!

We offer a range of workshops that are suitable from Nursery all the way through to KS2. The sessions are all led by experienced story-tellers who bring a variety of tales to the table.

Let us know of your topic this term and we can deliver a drama workshop to suit your class.

Popular choices include:

  • Traditional tales
  • Minibeasts
  • Superheroes
  • Robin Hood

Storytellers can go out to schools (£110) or we can host here at Lakeside (£100)

Outdoor Learning Workshops

Experience the park and outdoor environment in these exciting sessions led by our Park Ranger, Steve! Each half day session costs £100 per class.

Click here to see our menu of workshop options.

Museum Workshops

Take a tour of the museum and learn about the past! Sessions on Prehistory, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings are led by trained experts in the museum.

We also offer arts / drama workshops, linked to the topics above. Contact Louise on the details at the top of the page for more information!

Lakeside Museum can come to your school! See here for more information. 

Teacher Inset and CPD

We love supporting schools and host a range of Continual Professional Development for teachers, as well as team-building away days.  We offer:

Teacher Twilight

After-school sessions featuring; activities and lesson ideas for cross-curricular learning, tips on planning a successful trip to an Arts Centre and confidence building activities for delivering art in school. 

Inset Day

We are happy to host inset days for schools. From teambuilding activities, to training and development options, contact us to create a bespoke day for your team.

Arts Award Support

Offering Arts Award for the first time? Need some support? We are here for you! We can run bespoke support sessions for groups of 6+.

Contact Louise on the details above for more information and booking.