Vikings School Trips
Ufton Court is a Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor House set within 16 acres of historical grounds and woodland. The rich environment combined with specialist teachers enable Ufton Court to offer a unique approach to education, teaching children in new and imaginative ways which enrich their learning and their lives. At Ufton Court the emphasis is on hands on, creative and interactive learning.
Our aim is to inspire your class to develop a passion for history and the outdoors. We understand that all schools are different and so our learning style is very flexible and our teachers work hard to provide schools with individual programmes that meet their needs.
Our schools get sole use of their residential sites at night, whether it is our beautiful Manor House or our cosy woodland cabins.
Why are Ufton Court great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Your group will become invading and settling Vikings in the settlement. Children will take part in trails, crafts, skills, games, navigating the grounds as a Viking Bezerker, drama activities and warrior training. As with the Saxon residential, children can re enact a Viking raid or the battle of Reading.
All residential visits will have a Viking feast included, this will be in costume and will celebrate one of the many seasonal festivities including the Loaf Feast, Yule, Jolablot, The Charming of the Plow or Midsummer.
You will get the chance to play some Viking games after lunch including tabula, taefl and Nine Men’s Morris. You can include other activities in your visit which can either be led by Ufton Court staff or led by your own teachers. Activities you can run yourself include exploring Viking art, examining artefacts, tales and poetry, learning about Viking uses of the herb garden and exploring Viking beliefs.
Chargeable Ufton-led activities include visiting the Viking farm, trying your hand at archery, the Big Dig and Bezerker training.
What activities are available during group visits?
Experience viking life by trying your hand at: wattling a hurdle, wood collecting and firelighting.
Experience a Viking Raid of Reading using our replica Viking Longship.
What size groups do you cater for?
From 20 to 100 pupils
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, all our teachers are first aid qualified. However, all schools are expected to bring a first aid trained member of staff to administer first aid to their pupils.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes, we have disabled facilities in the house, tithe barn and cabin site, including a fully equipped disabled cabin and bathroom.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
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