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Visitors from all over the world have been mesmerised by the Petrifying Well and enthralled by Mother Shipton’s mystical birthplace and story.

Mother Shipton’s cave offers schools the chance to experience the geological phenomenon of the petrifying well which turns objects to stone, as well as to learn about Mother Shipton; England’s most famous prophetess. Mother Shipton’s cave has a great deal of scope with regards to the subjects contained in the National Curriculum. We now offer a comprehensive range of activities that link to all subjects and to specific objectives of the Curriculum.

Special discount rates apply for school visits. A visit links well with Key Stages 1 to 3 in history, science, geography and English. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.

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Our Mission

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Mother Shipton’s is committed to providing out of class learning that acts to enhance and further promote conventional learning undertaken in the classroom. We ensure that the learning materials provided during visits relate directly to the National Curriculum and other statutory frameworks applicable to the learning of children. Finally, we aim to provide an experience that will be beneficial to children’s holistic development and will be a trip to remember!

Activity Worksheets

The following activity worksheets are available for children during their visit to Mother Shipton's. They cover a range of subjects and are aimed at key stage one to 3.

Risk Assessment

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Risk Assessment is key to any school trip. This Risk Assessment is a careful examination of the potential hazards on site that could cause harm to visitors.

Large group & school booking

Special discount rates apply for school visits. A visit links well with Key Stages 1 to 3 in history, science, geography and English. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.

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