Deer Park Learning Programme

A very special place where history, nature and learning come together.

A 700-year-old story awaits you – about the people who lived here, the magnificent landscape, the deer themselves and the abundant wildlife. This is one of many unspoilt natural habitats here on the 1,200 acre Dartington Hall estate.

Explore the Deer Park

If you’re looking for information about our Deer Park Trails and Activity Backpacks, please head over to our guide to walks at Dartington Hall.

Schools programme

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Ernest Cook Trust we are able to offer a schools’ heritage learning programme based around Dartington’s Deer Park.

The Park has a 700-year-old story to tell: about the people who lived here, the magnificent landscape, the deer themselves and the abundant wildlife.  Our learning programme brings all this and more to life through a creative, exciting approach that complements the school syllabus.


Want to get involved?

The Heritage Revealed Project offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities. We are currently looking for volunteers to support the following project activities:

– Guided tours
– School visits and family days
– Historical research
– Biodiversity surveys (coming soon)

Visit the Volunteer Hub to find out more and register your interest

Further resources and information

Special projects

A range of immersive, inclusive projects for schools that celebrate the history and diversity of our Deer Park.

Find out more >



Find out about the extraordinary restoration project that bought a centuries-old landmark back to life.

Find out more >


Get in touch

Do you have questions about how your school can get involved, how to volunteer, or something else? Just drop us a line.

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More learning

The Deer Park is just one of a range of brilliant learning programmes at Dartington, covering a diverse range of areas.

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Made possible through the support of our funders

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