Early Years

Early Years

We provide active hands-on sessions which support the Foundation Curriculum and Early Years topics. All the themes link to the building and collections.

Groups will rotate around three or four different activities which last approximately 20-30 minutes each. Most of the sessions will be led by our learning assistants. Some trail and craft activities will be self-directed, but full instructions and materials will be provided.

If you have a theme or topic you would like us to support, please contact Rachel Vivian, Learning Officer, on 01202 882533 or email us at learning@priest-house.co.uk.


  • The Gingerbread Man
  • A Victorian Christmas
  • Stories and Rhymes
  • Toys Old and New

Topic and themed sessions

We can create tailor made sessions using the museum building, garden and collections. If you have a particular theme or topic in mind, please let us know and we may be able to offer you bespoke activities for your theme.

Resources and costs

We have loans boxes available for you to borrow for two weeks on a range of themes. They contain handling objects from the collections, some replica items, photographs, pictures, documents and interpretation on the topic to support sessions or as a stand alone resource.


From £3.50 per child according to programme. Accompanying adults are free. Some sessions will incur extra charges for materials or ingredients; these will be discussed at the time of booking.

Loans boxes are free of charge for two weeks before or after your visit, or £10 for two weeks if you do not visit.