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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Palace is a huge resource for a wide variety of education uses, available to any education group, national and international. This includes Pre-school, School and Youth Groups, Colleges and Universities, Language Schools and School Language Exchanges.

The wide range of resources, not only in the Palace but also in the Gardens, Park and Estate provides equally for the National Curriculum and for general interest and leisure visits or for any combination of these.

A well targeted and demanding National Curriculum visit can be attractively complemented by use of our leisure facilities. Teachers are encouraged to take a wide view in exploring the possibilities at Blenheim, across many subjects and levels, for the full range 3-18 years and beyond. The Blenheim Education Service is now in its thirty-third year and is led by the Head of Education, Mrs Karen Wiseman. Members of the Education Department are available to lead or support any type of educational visit.

There is free coach parking available in the grounds.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Chinese guides.

Prices

Group rates for Main Season: 2015 14 Feb - 22 Feb & 4 Apr - 1 Nov
Palace, Park & Gardens:
Adult £14.30
Concessions £12.20
Child £7.60
Park & Gardens:
Adult £8
Concessions £6.50
Child £3.75

Group Rates for Low Season: 2015 23 Feb - 3 April & 4 Nov - 20 December
Palace, Park & Gardens:
Adult £12
Concessions £10.50
Child £6.80
Park & Gardens:
Adults £6.30
Concessions £4.90
Child £2.40

Children under 5 years are admitted free of charge.
Tour Leaders, Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers have complimentary admission to the Palace, Park and Gardens.

Reviews

    Contact

    Eduction Department

    (0)1993 810535

    Address

    Woodstock,
    Oxfordshire,
    OX20 1PP

    • VistEngland VAQAS
    • Green Tourism Gold Award
    • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
    • The Treasure Houses of England
    • Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner
    • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

    Educational Visits

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Blenheim Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SP 441160  Lat: 51.84148 Long: -1.36113

    Blenheim Palace is in Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road. It is easily accessible by car, coach and train. Blenheim is 12 miles from junction 9 of the M40 and is signposted from the motorway.
    Bus Route S3 Stagecoach service departs from bay 8, Gloucester Green Coach station, every half hour seven days a week.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Oxford station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Chinese guides.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
      • YesGravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesRamp

    Dining

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit