Laxton has a wide appeal for groups of all ages, whether their interest is educational or social. All topics can be covered at the level required by the organiser. For school groups, Stuart Rose is pleased to tailor his programme to the specific requirements of teachers working on various National Curriculum or Key Stage topics. University undergraduate and post graduate groups also find Laxton to be a place of significant interest and their visits can also be catered for.

Group leaders are advised to contact Stuart Rose in advance to arrange a date and to agree the topics to be covered and the level required. Please advise of any special requirements at this initial stage so that people with limited mobility and disabilities can be catered for and gain maximum benefit from their visit.

If requesting a walk, please note that the castle is approx. 500m from the Visitor Centre and can only be reached on foot. Visitors need to be able to walk there and back over uneven ground and will need sufficient mobility and suitable footwear. If advised in advance, an alternative driven tour can be arranged for anyone unable to manage this.

  • History Groups - motte & bailey castle; church, mediaeval farming system; architecture
  • Agriculture and Countryside Stewardship - the working of the open field system; the impact of the change of political emphasis in terms of subsidy from a productivity basis to a conservation and environmental basis.
  • Wild flowers, wildlife, conservation - Laxton is rich in wild flowers and many species, formerly common in English meadowlands of old can still be seen in profusion in the sykes of the open fields. These areas are designated as unimproved meadowlands and some are additionally designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
  • The farming year - How the working of the open fields is carried out today.