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Invasion, conquest and settlement

The Roman invasion of 43 AD was far from decisive, indeed it took a few decades for the Romans to stretch their influence across much of the length and breadth of our isles. Repeated skirmishes forced the Romans to settle garrisons of troops here and it is this military heritage that survives in a lot of places to this day.

Away from the front line which was pushing through Wales and towards Scotland, Romans who had wealth or positions of power built themselves grand villas in the Mediterranean style, with magnificent mosaic floors, which must have looked completely alien to local people. From the evidence that does survive from the time, it appears that not all of the local inhabitants of Britain were keen to see that back of the Romans, with many seeming to adapt to a Roman way of life; clearly borrowing architectural styles.

Despite the time which has elapsed since the Romans left, and the many layers of building and destruction that have taken place in the interim, there are still many treasures up and down the country that will give school children a wonderful insight into Roman life. If you are studying any aspect of the Roman occupation you will find some excellent school visit opportunities on this page.

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Portchester Castle



Bring the curriculum to life at Portchester Castle. With 1700 years of history, it covers everything from the Romans, medieval kings right up to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history.

Not only does Portchester Castle cover multiple time periods within the history curriculum, but also cross-curricular links across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way. Initially built on the south coast of Roman Britain to defend against barbarian pirates, Portchester Castle was used to guard these shores for nearly 2000 years. It has seen many changes over this time and the castle you see today is an amalgamation of all of the owners and uses Portchester has encountered. This makes it a wonderful and intriguing site to visit with pupils of all ages. Curriculum links that stand out include: •History: How did the kings use Portchester for leisure and in warfare? •Geography: Find out about the strategic importance of the castle. •Drama: Take on the roles of...

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The trips below are just a sample of the romans trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range..


Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

History, Romans, Performing Arts

We already know LOADS about the Romans - fantastical myths, powerful gods, ferocious gladiators and epic wars. But did you know they were amazing engineers too? You can still spot Roman influences in Britain today - let's explore what they might be!

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

History, Romans, Significant Individuals, SEN

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This workshop is extremely beneficial for children studying the Romans or Celts. During the session they will meet Queen Boudicca and learn about her story. They will then experience what it was like to be a Roman soldier, recreate both open and closed formations, as well as understand how the Gods,

Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

Maths, History, Romans, Design Technology

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Viking Longboat workshop and Saxon Roundhouse. Pupils build a Roman Vila 6m square and 2.5m high, large enough for them to all occupy

History Workshops
History Workshops

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Black History, Performing Arts, SEN

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The Drama Hut brings on-site and online workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school.




Celts
Celts

History, Celts, Romans, SEN

Our history trips will allow your children to experience Celtic life through our historical narratives, with visits to us having the opportunity to use our onsite celtic settlement.

The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,

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Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way.

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

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How did the arrival of the Romans change Celtic Wales? After a brief introduction on Roman life and where it fits in the chronology of human history we will engage in Roman activities: Willow weaving, brick making, designing mosaics, farming, dying wool then, foraging for herbs and making soap.

Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Roman Villa

History, Romans

Lullingstone is one of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain and its outstanding mosaics and a collection of finds shed light on the lives of its affluent Roman occupiers. Take advantage of our learning space complete with a birds-eye view of the villa's remains. Discover what life


York
York

History, Religious Education, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, SEN

York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum.

Vindolanda
Vindolanda

History, Romans

Welcome to the North East's best day out on Hadrian's Wall. Explore Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Come and enjoy the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology, and much more.

The Romans!
The Romans!

History, Romans

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At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

Malvern is believed to have got its name from the Ancient Britains who called it moel-bryn meaning “the bare hill”. The Malvern Hills clearly dominate the surrounding Worcestershire and Herefordshire landscape with British Camp, an immense Iron Age hill fort whose 2000 year old ramparts remain c


Romans
Romans

History, Romans

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ROMAN INTRODUCTION - Let us teach you about the rise of the Roman Empire. ROMAN ARMY - We will teach the children how to fall in line and become good soldiers in the language of the Romans (Latin). They will also find out about decimation and have a final battle to determine who will

 Romans
Romans

History, Romans, Performing Arts

KEY LEARNING IN THE ROMANS IN A DAY: – Life for Roman people, focusing on the beginning of democracy. – The categorisation of Roman people – slaves, plebeians and senators – and what each was able (or unable) to do. – Roman hierarchy – with a focus on Julius Caesar. – The story o

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, Bushcraft, SEN

At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East.

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Edwardian

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy


Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day

History, Romans

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, weapons, armour, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during an Ancient Rome Wow Day: Life in 500BC The History of Rome Conquering of Britain Ancient Philosopher

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, SEN

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

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A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Ancient Roman Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical items, armour, weapons, shields, 2000 year old coins and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and enterta


Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort

History, Romans, SEN

ROMANS – Visit the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain to discover what life was life under the rule of the Roman Empire. Explore the site for free with your class, or enhance your learning with an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop: • MEET A ROMAN SOLDIER (KS2-3): meet Roman Vete

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

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Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.

Roman Invaders
Roman Invaders

History, Romans, SEN

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Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Roman Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers!

Crime & Punishment
Crime & Punishment

History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, Victorian

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT INTRODUCTION - We start any part of this workshop by giving you a broad overview of the topic. This is then followed by smaller activities that focus on the different era's that we are covering. ROMAN CRIME & PUNISHMENT The children will find out about how laws fro


Roman School Escape Rooms
Roman School Escape Rooms

History, Romans

If you are studying the Romans then School Escape Rooms can bring their Escape boxes to your school to add a unique twist to your pupils learning experience. A series of 12 puzzle challenges will help the pupils experience what it would have been to like to live as a Roman Soldier. In turn this will

Resourceful Romans
Resourceful Romans

History, Romans, SEN

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Our experienced actor will arrive at your school with our WOW factor pop-up Roman theatre experience. The pupils will get the chance to meet a Robust slave trader, who takes delight in selling his slaves from Britannia, they will take part in a Roman Street market & sit at the Senate to converse

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

History, Celts, Romans, Performing Arts, Art

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Explore the day to day life of the Romans and Celts ​ What did The Romans wear? What did they eat? What happened during the Roman Conquest? How far could you walk wearing a Roman helmet? Who was Boudicca? Was 'Caesar' more than just a name for a salad? ​ Find out all this and more wit

FSC Bishops Wood
FSC Bishops Wood

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft

This interactive fun day will be spent as a Roman. You will build a Roman camp and march like Roman soldiers. You will have a go at using gromas to create a straight road. The children will prepare and deliver a roman play for the emperor. We will look at Latin, its importance then and its continuin


History in South West England
History in South West England

History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval

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Take a trip back in time and get hands on through a series of workshops and guided visits to learn about Roman, Saxon and Medieval history in South West England. Numerous learning opportunities will bring our history alive!

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

Romans
Romans

History, Romans, SEN

Prepare for the threat of a Roman invasion before meeting a Roman citizen and discover Roman customs and inventions. The session ends with a lively re enactment of the story of Boudicca in our Celtic Settlement.

Online History Workshops
Online History Workshops

History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

AD 78: the Romans (finally) conquered Wales and began Romanising the defeated tribes. But as they were dealing with the fiercest and dirtiest fighters in Britain, this wasn't as easy as it sounds. Our Roman Around workshop explores what life was really like for the invading Romans and the people t


Edinburgh
Edinburgh

English, History, Romans, Medieval, Industrial, SEN

Take your students on a school trip to Edinburgh, streets that inspired the wizarding world, enchanting castles and rich history, a hub for creativity and culture and an incredibly unique cityscape pairing traditional elements with a modern twist.

Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle

Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Romans, Medieval, SEN

Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students with a visit to Scarborough Castle. Dominating Scarborough's headland, the history of this site spans some 3000 years from the Stone Age all the way through to medieval Britain.

Birdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald Roman Fort

Geography, Human Geography, History, Romans

Book a free school trip to Birdoswald Roman Fort, to explore the extensive remains of the Roman Fort and see the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site.

Romans and Britons
Romans and Britons

History, Romans, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive workshops on the Romans and Britons to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Roman world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.


Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle

History, Romans, Medieval

Bring the curriculum to life at Portchester Castle. With 1700 years of history, it covers everything from the Romans, medieval kings right up to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history.

Roman Britain Workshop: The Boudiccan Revolt 60AD
Roman Britain Workshop: The Boudiccan Revolt 60AD

History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
The morning workshop focuses on making and role play. The pupils will be met by the paefectus catorum of the IXth legion, who will guide them around the fort. After a short introduction the children will engage in a series of activities and role play that will immerse them in history. While working,

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

Science, History, SEN, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN

Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD

Historical Experiences
Historical Experiences

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, SEN

Providing inventive historical activities across the UK for both schools, business and private parties. These experiences have been designed to transport your audiences into a period and time, as close to the real thing as possible.


Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

History, Romans

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This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire.

York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

History, Romans, Vikings, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology

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York's history begins with the Romans. There are many Roman era activities in York to take part in, including a guided walk around the city which educates students about the history of the Romans in Britain and how they founded Eboracum, as York was known.

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Roman Activities and VR Day
Roman Activities and VR Day

History, Romans

COVID-19 OFFER
DISCOVER THE ROMANS IN A DAY! *Visit ancient sites, using VR headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts


Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory

History, Romans, Saxons

On a free education visit, you can lead your visit in your own way to fulfil your curriculum objectives. Learn more about the 1,400 year history of Lindisfarne in the museum, including the Priory's Saxon origins, the story of St Cuthbert, and a devastating Viking raid.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

History, Romans, SEN

Explore the remains of a tranquil riverside bathhouse and imagine the bustle of the cavalry fort, which used to house over 500 Roman troops. Then visit the museum to see the large collection of Roman finds from the site, and learn more about antiquarian John Clayton who discovered them.

Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon

English, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN

Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals.


Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors

Discover the most besieged castle in England, on a free education visit to this unique site, or enhance learning with a hands-on learning workshop with our site experts.

Mount Cook
Mount Cook

Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

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Experience life in Roman times and meet a real life Roman soldier! Dress up in Roman armour and invade our Celtic Roundhouse. Shoot a Roman style bow and arrow, and learn more about Roman roads by building a cart to transport heavy items. Finally, discover and handle artefacts from the period with a

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Physical Education

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Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Romans VR
Romans VR

English, History, Romans

The children will have the ability to experience all aspects of Roman life through a variety of different media. This will enable them to see, hear and possibly even act out different aspects of Roman life to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of how the Romans lived.


The Romans in Britannia
The Romans in Britannia

Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, Romans, Performing Arts, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
The whole day is based around the Romans in Britain and how they impacted on the landscape. There are various activities during the day that keep the children engaged which will enhance their learning. The workshop encourages the children to participate as much as possible. The topics looked at

Prehistory and Stone Age Workshops
Prehistory and Stone Age Workshops

History, Prehistory, Romans, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Hands on Stone Age and Prehistory workshops, bringing together ancient bushcraft skills such as fire lighting, shelter building, cooking/foraging and passionate and experienced instructors! These can be held on your school site or at our centre.

YHA York
YHA York

Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Vikings, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York.

Hands on History
Hands on History

History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.


Old Sarum
Old Sarum

Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval

During the Roman occupation of Britain, Old Sarum was called Sorviodunum. Find out more about Roman Britain using the ‘Hands-on Timeline’, and about a Roman lady called Lucia and how she lived, through activities and handling objects in the ‘Hidden Now Heard’ backpacks resource. Please let t

The Romans - Online Workshop
The Romans - Online Workshop

History, Romans, Local History, Performing Arts, Music

Join Clem and Carly as they invite you to delve into the exciting world of the Romans. Using drama, song, and movement- recreate some of the amazing architecture the Romans built; create a Roman gods talent show; play a famous Roman game and more!

Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City

History, Romans

Explore Wroxeter, once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Use the free downloadable Teachers’ Kit, available from the English Heritage website, to support your teaching with information and activities. Enhance learning with an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop: • ROMANS AT WROXETER: T

YMCA Bath
YMCA Bath

Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgian, Victorian, Accommodation Only

The city of Bath, located in the Somerset County, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting many tourists every year. The history of this area is closely connected to its modern value and popularity. The Romans constructed baths here, using the hot springs for their medicinal and therapeutic use


Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft

History, Physical Education, Wildlife, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, SEN

Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors each year for all ages and abilities through our bespoke residential and day visits, Duke of Edinburgh programme and family run events.

Roman Curriculum Trip for Primary and Middle Schools
Roman Curriculum Trip for Primary and Middle Schools

English, Archaeology, History, Romans, Art

Curriculum Travel specialises in primary & middle school tours and day trips. Romans are a big part of the curriculum and what better way to experience it than a visit to Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda.

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