Prehistory Day Trips
School Trips @ Celtic Harmony
Enjoy a WOW Prehistory day packed with hands-on activities in a beautiful woodland setting lead by our dedicated education team of archers, warriors, storytellers, farmers, woodsmen and weavers. The seven roundhouses create a village feel to explore the technology and lifestyle of ancient Britain.
There are several day trips covering different themes including Stone Age, Iron Age Farmer, Warrior and Chieftain.
Our expert educators have designed the days to link with new history curriculum for KS2 Prehistory studies from Stone to Iron Age and a focus on local history in KS1. New this year is the Prehistory Experience which will guide you from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age traders.
Bronze Age and Iron Age INSET Courses
Current School Trip Offer
Bring a Colleague and Half your Ticket Price!
Bronze Age INSET Day: 13th May, 3-6 pm
Iron Age INSET Day: 17th June, 3-6 pm
Designed for teachers and history enthusiasts, these INSET days will help to support your KS2 topic, "Britain from the Stone to the Iron Age" and will give you a unique opportunity to learn and teach more about our past through hands-on experiences.
During the Bronze Age Day, our heritage director, Luca Parrella, primitive skills expert, will show you the impressive developments in the Bronze Age. You can have a go at making your own beaker pottery and also learn how to weave wool on our warp-weighted looms! Furthermore, step into the shoes of a Bronze Age innovator, guided by an interactive talk, with a storytelling style, by local archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews.
Our Iron Age Day is also fast approaching with an interactive talk and workshops on our INSET Day! You will learn how to grind grain on quern stones and make medicine with herbs.
If yourself and one of your colleagues come along to our INSET Day together, all you need to do is purchase one ticket by following the link and then email us at email@example.com with the subject, “Bring a Friend” and the name of your colleague. We will then look forward to seeing you both at the camp!
Secure your place on this course via our website.
Why are Celtic Harmony great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Celtic Harmony Camp, the largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in the UK has seven roundhouses located in a beautiful working woodland setting and has been offering hands-on heritage education for over eighteen years. Your class will learn more about the natural world and life in ancient Britain first-hand. Pupils also experience a more sustainable way of life for the future with sustainable facilities such as a solar powered green toilet.
Enjoyment: Children enjoy being outdoors and often face new challenges with positive attitudes, helping each other and working as a team.
Self Confidence: Children develop in confidence as they try new activities and progress towards successfully participating in new activities or seeing the visual results of a craft.
Social Skills: Children and young people appreciate the need to work together in challenges and the role in the group.
Appreciation for the Natural World: As children experience first-hand how the ancient Britons lived in harmony with the natural world, their appreciation, respect and belonging to their natural environment grows.
New Skills: Children learn new skills from weaving on a warp-weighted loom to shooting with a wooden longbow, and learn the importance of training to improve performance. Other skills include understanding how to dress appropriately for the outdoors and to feel comfortable being outside in a range of weathers.
Personal Development: Children learn self-reliance, how to take responsibility for their role in a group and work to succeed at new challenges whilst keeping a good humour in moments of discomfort.
Life Skills: Children and young people develop their skills to work cooperatively, communicate with each other and help their group achieve its goal.
Healthy Lifestyle: Children learn the benefits of outdoor activities and healthy leisure pursuits such as walking in the woods to Longbow Archery.
Motivation for Learning: Children are stimulated and remember an emotive hands-on experience, they learn to always try to achieve their best even in other areas of school and home life.
What activities are available during group visits?
Stone Age Day: Experience life as a Neolithic Hunter Gatherer with Den Building, Soap Knapping, Friction fire Lighting Demo, Hunting & Gathering in the woods.
Iron Age Farmer: Living history activities from Weaving on Warp Weighted Looms to Grinding on quern stones.
Iron Age Warrior Unite the members of your tribe with this dynamic team building day of challenges from woodland quest to target archery.
What size groups do you cater for?
Up to 150 children.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
The roundhouses are outdoor classrooms and we have a cafe and outdoor under cover eating area.
Is there first aid on site?
We have first aiders on site and first aid kits.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We have a disabled toilet and access for all pathway around the Camp.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We can tailor make one of our themed days for children with special needs and regularly work with children and adults with learning difficulties.
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★★★★★ Teacher, Cuffley School
"Inspirational Trip. They learnt more at Celtic Harmony than 6 weeks of teaching could ever teach them. It was amazing for the children to experience life in the Iron Age first hand and see all the artefacts rather than just pictures on the internet! - March 2017"
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