Each history workshop is designed to give children context and an overview of the topic covered. We begin every visit with an interactive timeline activity and a short introduction to the era. We begin with a paleolithic roleplay challenge which drops us 2.5 million years ago, the start of our journey from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
Putting the Past into Context with our Timeline
We then split into smaller groups to experience a range of hands-on discovery activities, each lasting around 45 minutes to keep children engaged and learning. Our exciting and innovative VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) sessions are always very popular. Using the latest technology, children explore the Britain in the Stone and Iron age. Working with a partner, children will complete a quest activity to find out some key facts about life during that era, all the while being deeply immersed in a virtual world.
Take a walk through a Stone Age Dwelling
Other activities can include:
Sand dough art, monoliths and Stonehenge
Ancient engineering: Large scale building, learning the skills of prehistoric building.
Ancient tools - using a bow drill for jewellery making
An archaeological dig, unearthing authentic artefacts as well as realistic replicas. Taking part in a paper based scientific enquiry, investigating the origins and uses of the artefacts.
wattle and daub.
life in a round house experience.
simple tool making.
An in depth look at the raw materials - bones and bits!
If there is something you would like us to specifically cover, just get in contact and we can prepare a special activity just for you!