School visits boom at country park

Victorian Christmas at Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Country Park has seen a 10% increase in schools visitors this year.
 
More than 4000 educational visits were made to the tourist attraction between April and August
 
Croxteth’s Ranger Service have a long-standing reputation for the quality of their education programme, providing guided visits to the historic Croxteth Hall, Walled Garden, Home Farm and Country Park. 
 
The team attribute their success to devising innovative visits that meet the needs of teachers and to the richness and variety of Croxteth Country Park as a teaching resource.  The Hall and Country Park provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate Liverpool’s own local culture while delivering topics relevant to the National Curriculum.
 
Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral lead on Parks and Open Spaces, said; “Not only is Croxteth Hall and Country Park a great visitor attraction but increasingly its value as an educational resource is being recognised by schools and we look forward to many more pupils and teachers visiting it in the future.”
 
The Rangers’ work continues through the year and they are already preparing for their flagship event, ‘Victorian Christmas’.  This acclaimed living history programme allows children to ‘step back in time’ and work as Victorian servants inside Croxteth Hall.
 
Some places are still available for this event, although it is expected to sell out – as it has every year for the last two decades!  Teachers wishing to book should contact the Rangers 0151 233 2030, park.rangers@liverpool.gov.uk