Prehistory Day Trips
School Trips @ Celtic Harmony
We are looking forward to being able to welcome your pupils for an inspiring Prehistory trip from this summer term.
We guarantee that if you book today and need to cancel due to Covid 19 government restrictions we will offer a full refund.
Celtic Harmony Camp is a Covid Secure Venue set in 13 acres of woodland with space for children to spend the day outdoors in the open air. Celtic Harmony holds the 'Good to Go' pledge with Visit England and Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. We have precautions in place including more hand wash and anti-bacterial stations and deep cleaning of resources and facilities between bubble visits. The health and safety of visiting children has always been our utmost priority.
We look forward to giving your pupils a WOW Prehistory experience in the safe outdoor setting of Celtic Harmony Camp, Bourne Wood.
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.
Why book Celtic Harmony 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.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Curriculum topics available: Mental health and awareness, Teamwork and resilience, Healthy eating, Healthy Living.
At Celtic Harmony, as long well as History, children learn many different skills. Such as:
- How to set simple goals
- Feel positive about themselves
- To listen to people, and play and work cooperatively
- Sustainable and healthy way of life
Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information
At Celtic Harmony Camp children step into ancient Britain and experience Celtic life from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through our programme of multi-sensory, experiential activities. School groups, led by our costumed education team take part in activities such as pottery, grinding grain and making bread, weaving on warp-weighted looms, bartering and trading with Celtic coins, archery, arts and crafts, fire lighting, warrior demonstrations and storytelling.
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.
Boudicca's Warriors: 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.
Reviews from Schools visiting Celtic Harmony!
"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"
Teacher Cuffley School
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to Celtic Harmony , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!