About the Adventurer’s Tour
Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only
Age 7-11 only History, English
(Year 3-6 England & Wales, P4-7 Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 Scotland)
Explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. Pupils will be set a secret mission to answer questions about how it all began, how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices’ heard.
This mission is secret, so please tell your class as little as possible - all will be revealed on the day!
NB: Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business.
Your visit might include:
Norman Porch, the Robing Room and/or The Royal Gallery
The House of Commons and/or House of Lords chambers
Central Lobby, at the ‘heart’ of the Houses of Parliament
St. Stephen’s Hall, the home of the original House of Commons
Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace
NB: We will notify your school's constituency MP that you are coming to Parliament, but we do not arrange any meeting for this particular programme.
Visiting times and information
Open to: UK pupils, age 7-11 only (Year 3-6 England & Wales, P4-7 Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 Scotland)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Places per session: 32 (to include pupils and adults)
Dates: Mondays between 18 April and 21 July 2017 (excepting the following Mondays - 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May and 29 May). See details in How to Book info below.
9:15-10:45, 10:15-11:45 and 11:00-12:30
Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of 1:15 (age 7-11), for safe supervision around the estate.
Due to high demand for our programmes, we ask for a minimum group size of 5 pupils and no more than 2 accompanying adults. If you are booking for under 15 people in total (including adults), please be aware that we may combine your group with another of the same age in order to share to visit.
However, we welcome pupils with special educational needs - please contact us to discuss your requirements.
How to book
Parliament’s Education Service reserves the right to cancel visits at short notice due to changes in Parliamentary Business. On the rare occasions where this is necessary, we will offer to re-book your visit.
You can check what availability we have left for Summer term 2017 bookings on our Short Notice Bookings page and call us on 0207 219 4496.
Please note that Parliament's Education Service programmes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.
Information on how to book for the Autumn term 2017
The booking process for autumn term visits opens on 18 April. Booking requests will be accepted via online form only, over a period of 20 days ending on 7 May 2017.
You may submit your request at any point during this period, as visits will not be allocated until after the deadline. We reserve the right to prioritise certain requests to guarantee a proportionate geographic and demographic split of visitors. We will not be accepting any bookings for the autumn term over the phone.
Please complete this online request form between 18 April – 7 May 2017.
Information to help you plan a safe visit
Map of the Parliamentary estate