School Visits

School Trips and Educational Visits in North Wales and Mid Wales at King Arthur’s Labyrinth are great fun as well as educational which makes it an ideal school trip venue.

The content of our school trips meets the requirements of Key Stages 2 and 3 and the stories told in the Labyrinth are designed to stimulate discussion and to promote follow-up work.

During school trips and educational visits students will hear stories of King Arthur in Wales which are based on traditional legends from original sources including the Mabinogion and the Tales of Taliesin. As in these source documents, the tales include both historical references and imagined or literary tradition. The narrator (who eventually turns out to be Taliesin himself) introduces the stories of Merlin at Dinas Emrys and the battle between the white and the red dragon, the battle with the giant Rhitta, the legend of Bran’s head, the battle of Camlan and the voyage to Avalon. There are also references to the lost land of Cantre’r Gwaelod and the legend that Arthur still sleeps in a cave in the Welsh hills waiting for the call to rescue the Cymru when in danger again. Many of these ancient legends are said to originate from the areas around King Arthur's Labyrinth, Mid Wales and North Wales. The dramatic setting of a former Corris Slate Mine is used as a backdrop for the retelling of these ancient legends.

The presentation which unfolds during the school trips is available in English or Welsh and offers something for all age groups from primary aged children to secondary and college students and can be understood on every level from simple story-telling to the interpretation of myth and legend in cultural history. It is also great fun!

Back above ground is a further attraction which pursues the myths and legends theme, Lost Legends of The Stone Circle, also makes a good school trip and educational visit.

Children on a school trip and educational visit meeting the Dark Age boatman School trip and educational visit sailing underground into the Labyrinth

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