The Jolly Postman learning programme

Over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today.


Delivered by The Jolly Postman Project Officer, the Learning Programme includes:

  • 45-minute Outreach Storytelling session (Tuesdays/Wednesdays)
  • 45-minute Museum workshop (Mondays)

Cost per class: Greater London: £250 plus VAT  |  John Lyons boroughs: £150 plus VAT
Group size: 35 pupils max, up to 3 classes per day
Adult : pupil ratio 1:3 (FDN) 1:4 (KS1) (plus SEND support staff)
FDN Literacy, Understanding the World, Communication and Language
KS1 Literacy, Geography, History, Maths, Art and Design

*The Outreach and Museum visits should be booked within the same half term. We recommend within two weeks.

Outreach visits are available for schools in Greater London up to a 20km radius. (Schools 15-20km may be charged a £100 flat rate travel fee).

Discounted rate

A special discounted rate is available to schools in nine John Lyons boroughs:

Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea

Book The Jolly Postman learning programme

Schools can also choose to book either Outreach Storytelling or the Museum workshop, instead of the full Jolly Postman programme:

  • A class of primary school children at a storytelling session.

    Once Upon a bicycle far away (Outreach Storytelling)

    Join Rosie Postie on a lively literacy mission over the hills and far away to help the Jolly Postman deliver letters today. Collect, sort and deliver letters, parcels and postcards for familiar fairy tale characters.

    Packed with intriguing props, including a giant version of the enchanting book this interactive session uses songs, rhyme, mime and movement to bring the story to life and illustrate the magic of sending and receiving letters.

    Cost per class: £180 (+VAT)

    Book The Jolly Postman Outreach Storytelling
  • Rosie, the Jolly Postman storyteller.

    Once upon a penny long ago (Museum Mondays)

    Visit Rosie Postie at The Postal Museum and travel through the centuries and long ago. From the first stamp, to the perils faced by posties long ago follow an intriguing timeline to trace the curious history of the post. Solve riddles and clues to discover the surprising stories behind the earliest letters.

    Filled with opportunities to dress up and get hands on with original objects to make links between the fictional story and the real history of the post.

    Cost per class: £100 (+VAT)

    Option to visited Sorted! The Postal Playspace (additional £50 per class).

    Book The Jolly Postman Museum Mondays

The Jolly Christmas Postman

A Christmas themed version of The Jolly Postman storytelling session is available for outreach or museum visits on selected dates in November and December.

Teacher events

  • The Jolly Postman Teachers’ Tea Party

    October 2018 - Free CPD training in for Early years and primary teachers. Sample The Jolly Postman literacy learning programme and take a kit of storytelling ideas back to school.

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Got a question for us?

Email for help to plan your visit.
To amend or discuss an existing booking, call our Box Office on 0300 0300 700 (Mon-Sat, 10.00 – 17.00)

For more information including how to cancel a booking, read our Terms and Conditions for schools.

Make a day of your school visit

When booking, add the option to stay and play in Sorted! The Postal Playspace, and/or ride Mail Rail.

  • Stay and play: Schools and nurseries in Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    Children aged 8 and under will have sackloads of fun.

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  • Ride Mail Rail for schools

    Take your class on an unforgettable immersive underground experience through the original tunnels and station platforms.

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The Jolly Postman learning programme is generously supported by: