Home Educators

Tower Bridge runs designated Home Educator days once a term. You can book onto these workshops individually or as part of a group.

All dates are currently sold out. To sign up to our list to be the first to hear when new dates go on sale, please email learning@towerbridge.org.uk.

Making stop motion animations

Jumping Buses

This workshop is for children aged 6 - 8 years old and links to Literacy, History and ICT.

Discover the true story of the bus that jumped Tower Bridge, practice comprehension skills and make stop motion films to take home.

Cargo boxes

The Victorian Thames

This workshop is for children aged 7 - 11 years old and links to History (local history) and Geography (human geography)

Looking closely at the unique circumstances necessitating Tower Bridge’s construction, students will gain an understanding of the Pool of London, as it was in 1894. They will be encouraged to use a range of historical sources to uncover the interdependent relationship between the Thames, international trade, and the extraordinary evolution of this area of London in the nineteenth century.

Design the Skyline

Design the Skyline

This workshop is for children aged 9 - 15 years old and links to D&T, STEM, Art, Geography.

Challenge your child to design London’s future skyline. Taking on the role of architects, children will visit the high level walkways to critically analyse the current London skyline before designing new landmarks using professional 3D design software, SketchUp.

Students will also be introduced to 3D printing and a 3D printed version of their design will be sent out to them following the session.

Raise Tower Bridge workshop

Raise Tower Bridge

Discover how this iconic structure opens to passing boats, and how technology has changed in its lifetime.

Students will work together in small teams to build a model of Tower Bridge to understand the Bridge's engineering and how modern-day coding can be used to make it open. The workshop culminates in pupils writing and inputting the code required to raise the roads of a miniature Tower Bridge!

Frequently asked questions

Can my child attend alone?

No, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We hope that this helps to embed the visit into your learning at home.

Can a younger sibling attend too?

Unfortunately it is not possible for siblings outside of the age range to attend the day.

Can I buy food/drink onsite or leave at lunchtime to buy lunch?

There isn’t an opportunity to buy lunch during the day. Please bring a packed lunch with you.