School Group Itineraries
Visit York Group Travel Desk provides itineraries suitable for school groups on their visit to York.
In 2012 Fairfax House launched a new education programme aimed at Key Stage 2 classes from York primary schools. The package includes a tailored visit to Fairfax House plus a variety of classroom activities.
During the visit, pupils become Georgian traders and aristocrats and will be transported back in time to the eighteenth century to discover what it would have been like to live in a Georgian townhouse. Guided by the house’s Georgian inhabitants, pupils will explore the different roles of people living above and below stairs in the house, their diet and lifestyles, as well as discovering Georgian art and architecture.
A visit to Fairfax House provides links to several areas of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2 level, including History, Science, Citizenship and Art & Design. We have specially created cross-curriculum classroom activities for pupils to complete before and after visiting the house, to ensure that they get the most out of their visit.
As the finest Georgian townhouse in England, Fairfax House is the ideal destination for a school visit. The house was beautifully restored in the early 1980s and demonstrates the best of Georgian architecture and design. As such, the house provides a unique learning environment for pupils to make comparisons between the past and present and to engage with their local history.
Suggested 3 Day Tour
Make York your group touring base and explore what's beyond the walls.
See our suggested 3 day tour for your group below and if you like what you see get in touch with our dedicated Groups Desk and let us organise the perfect trip for your group.
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Suggested 6 Day Tour
Use York as your group touring base and discover what there is to see and do beyond the walls.
See our suggested 6 day tour for your group below and if you like what you see get in touch with our dedicated Groups Desk and let us organise the perfect trip for your group.
See our 6 Day Tour >