Student Experience Days

Students and their tutors are invited to learn and relax in the beautiful setting of the Middleton Estate through our exclusive student experience days. We offer seminar space in our historic buildings as well as a choice of activities including guided tours, yoga and bird watching. They are designed to offer the perfect blend of enrichment and mindfulness to ease exam and essay stress.

What our student experience days offer

The tranquil, historic atmosphere of Middleton Hall & Gardens lends us well to any academic group wanting to escape campus and retreat to the countryside for a day of study and relaxation. With over 900 years of history, varied architecture and having once been home to naturalists Francis Willughby and John Ray, we are of particular interest to history, architecture and ornithology groups. We even have (tenuous) links to Jane Austen!

Universities will need to organise academic staff to lead seminars and we will do the rest! The seminar topics are up to you. We will organise each seminar in the room best-suited to the area of study. Activities available for students will depend on the season.


Booking your visit

Visit & seminar space

Students are welcomed with tea, coffee and juice. University staff organise and lead   seminars for students in our historic buildings. For the remainder of their visit, students may explore the Hall, gardens and grounds. Minimum of 20 paying visitors, maximum of 150. Available Thursdays & Fridays.

£11.50 per student

Visit, seminar space, activity & lunch

As well as welcome refreshments, seminar space and free time, students will also have the option to take part in an activity. Activities include yoga, fruit picking, a guided tour of the Hall and a guided walk of the RSPB. You may choose to have lunch served in buffet or packed lunch style. Minimum of 20 paying visitors, maximum of 150. Available Thursdays & Fridays.

£20 per student, £18 per student for 50+ students.

Visit & tour

Pre-booked guided tours are available all year round, Monday to Thursday. We offer Hall, architecture and garden tours. This option includes tea, coffee and juice on arrival, an introductory talk, a guided tour and admission to the Hall, gardens and grounds until 4pm. Minimum of 15 paying visitors. Available Monday-Thursday.   

£11.50 per student

Just visiting

Standard adult admission to the Hall, gardens and grounds. We are open Sunday -Wednesday, 11am-4pm, April to October.

£6 per student


£50 deposit required. University staff enter for free.