Visit Abbotsford and discover a feast for the senses…

Abbotsford welcomes pupils of all ages and abilities and especially those from SEN schools and units. Whether for a one-off visit or a block of visits, our experienced staff can help you plan a programme of bespoke activities to support pupils of different abilities from nursery-age children to senior phase.

Choose from a range of activities to build a visit including:

  • Exploring the gardens with a bag of visual tricks and tools

  • Exploring the gardens with cameras

  • Investigating the exterior of the building and looking for shapes, colours and textures

  • Treasure hunts in the house or gardens with visual clues

  • Woodland walks making journey sticks

  • Getting hands-on with horticultural tasks

Please contact the Learning team to discuss how we can help you and your pupils make the most of what Abbotsford has to offer. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon!

How to book your visit

Visit times are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Please download a School Visit Booking Form and email your completed form to A member of the Learning team will then contact you at a suitable time to discuss your proposed visit and booking.  Alternatively, please call us on 01896 752 043 or email us.

Please note that all led sessions with a member of the Learning team must be pre-booked and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is by invoice after your visit.