Adventurer's Tour of Parliament

Adventurer's Tour of Parliament

KS2 students explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. They will discover how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices' heard.




Key Stages: Key stage 2 - age 7-11

Event Dates: Spring term

About the Adventurer’s Tour

Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only.

KS2 History, English

Explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. Students 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.

Note: 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

Once booked 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. Please note that during the Dissolution and General Election period in April and early May 2015, there will be no MPs in Parliament, so we will be unable to notify them of your visit if it falls during this time.

Visiting times and information

Open to: UK students, Key Stage 2 only

Places per session: 32 (to include students and teachers)


Monday 13 April   2015

Monday 20 April 2015*

Monday 27 April 2015

Monday 11 May 2015

Monday 8 June 2015*

Monday 15 June 2015

Monday 22 June 2015*

Monday 29 June 2015

Monday 6 July 2015*

Monday 13 July 2015

Monday 20 July 2015*

*On selected dates the Adventurer's Tour will run at 11.45-13.15 in addition to the 9.30 and 11.15 workshops




11:45-13:15 (Run on selected dates)

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

How to book

Bookings are taken on our telephone bookings days.

Spring term for visits 5 January - 27 March 2015 (excluding 16-20 February 2015) is now fully booked.  

Summer term 2015 for visits 13 April - 21 July 2015 (excluding 4 May, 18-20 May, 25 - 29 May and 1 - 3 June ) only limited availability

The next bookings day/time is: Thursday 30 April 2015 for Autumn term - dates tbc

On the day, please call 020 7219 4496. Requests will only be taken via telephone, not email.

Before calling us on bookings day, please read our information for bookings day

Please note that Parliament's Education Service programmes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.


Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit


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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate


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KS2-5, Citizenship

Schools transport subsidy

Groups of young people making Education Visits to Parliament from UK constituencies may be eligible for a transport subsidy

Schools transport subsidy