Ford Castle

for Primary Schools

Summer 2022 from £119+VAT PP

  • Ford Castle for Primary School Trips in Northumberland

About Ford Castle

Step through the portcullis gate of magnificent Ford Castle and you’ll step back in time! Located in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, this Medieval English castle is steeped in history and offers a truly unique setting and experience to inspire your group.

With adventure activities on offer from Archery to Zip Wire, this fascinating setting is sure to inspire your pupils with memories that will last a lifetime.

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With all our accommodation set within the majestic castle walls, your group will be immersed in its stories and secrets, all day and night!

Castle Main Building

  • Students - Rooms sleep 6-24, either en suite or with a bathroom close by
  • Teachers - Rooms sleep 1-3, either en suite or with a bathroom close by

Castle Courtyard

  • Students - Rooms sleep 6-14, en suite
  • Teachers - Single rooms, either en suite or with a bathroom close by


Inside you’ll discover grand halls, elegant rooms and artefacts telling the stories of this historic place. Outside the castle walls are acres of grounds and gardens in which to explore and experience our amazing activities.

  • Historic rooms
  • Common / games rooms
  • Disco / indoor areas
  • Classrooms
  • Drying rooms
  • Large playing fields
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • Shop

Activities available

Keen to discover their inner Robin Hood? Ready to do battle like ancient knights? From Archery in the grounds to Fencing in our great hall, your group will find a host of exciting activities to explore.

All activity sessions take place in substantial grounds against the stunning backdrop of the castle walls. They're led by our well trained, enthusiastic instructors who know exactly how to make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents.

The full list of activities available at Ford Castle is featured below.  Each evening there is a lively entertainment programme to enjoy, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime.

Select an activity for a full description


Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food.
Our meals are freshly prepared, balanced and will give your pupils plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day.

  • A mix of hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Teacher Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Schedule Activities
07.00 - 08.50 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead with a hearty breakfast.
08.50 - 12.00 Morning activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
12.00 - 13.50 Enjoy a fresh and tasty two-course hot lunch and some free time.
13.50 - 17.00 Afternoon activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
17.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different dinner menu each day.
19.00 - 21.00 Discos, campfires, quizzes and more - our evening entertainment programme keeps everyone engaged until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's ready to do it all again tomorrow!

Centre Address

Ford Castle
Ford Village
TD15 2PX

FREE Teacher Preview Weekends

FREE Teacher Preview Weekends

Try out some of our exciting adventure activities for yourself on a Teacher Preview Weekend.