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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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Roman Curriculum Trip for Primary and Middle Schools



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.

The Roman's built an empire on the orders of Emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain in AD122. This was the most famous frontier of the Roman empire for almost 300 years and is now a World Heritage Site. Visit Houseteads Roman Fort to see how it was built along with the civilian settlement that grew around it. Vindolanda Roman Army Museum gives you the more in depth details to enhance your students studies These visits can be part of a day trip or an overnight residential trip. ...

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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!

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

Science, 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.

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

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




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!

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

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!

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.

Gelligaer Roman Fort
Gelligaer Roman Fort

History, Romans

Gelligaer Roman Fort is set in the beautiful countryside right in the heart of Caerphilly County Borough. The Gelligaer Roman Fort was an important staging post for the Roman forces and is full of rich heritage


Nene Outdoors Day Visits
Nene Outdoors Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

We offer a Key Stage 2 day of activities based around the Roman Empire. Pupils will have the chance to learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Peterborough, try a traditional willow weaving technique to create wattle and make their own catapults.

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

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.

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.


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

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

History, Romans, 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 Activities and VR Day
Roman Activities and VR Day

History, Romans

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Discover the Romans in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR (optional) Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

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

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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.


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

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

English, Geography, 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.

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? You can still spot Roman influences in Britain today - let's explore what they might be!

Vindolanda
Vindolanda

Geography, Science, 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 in Britannia
The Romans in Britannia

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

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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

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

Outreach History Workshops
Outreach History Workshops

History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

AD 78: the Romans (finally) conquer Wales and begin 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 the

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.


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

Chatsworth
Chatsworth

English, Science, Biology, History, Egyptians, Romans, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, PSHE, SEN

Our new interactive learning experience 'Explore the House' covers a number of historic periods and topics: the learning team will facilitate a visit linked to history or art and design in this interactive 90-minute experience. The collections feature objects from ancient Rome and historical artwork

The Romans - Online Workshop
The Romans - Online Workshop

History, Romans, 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!

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

History, Romans

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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,


History Workshops
History Workshops

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, SEN

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The Drama Hut brings on-site 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.

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.

Celts
Celts

History, Romans, Celts, 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.

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 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

Romans VR Workshop
Romans VR Workshop

English, History, Romans, SEN

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PrimeVR can bring your history topic to life by transporting your pupils back in time to Ancient Rome! Using virtual reality headsets, we'll take your class to see the famous Colosseum (then and now), a Roman battle, the Roman Senate, example of Roman architecture and a typical Roman city/home.

The Salters Company
The Salters Company

Science, Chemistry, History, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN

Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history, The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture for FREE.

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


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.

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

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

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.


Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle

English, History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude.

Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Roman Villa

History, Geography, Romans

Lullingstone Roman Villa provides a hands-on insight into the lives of the Romans living there and brings the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way. Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain.

Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle

Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Design Technology

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.

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


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.

Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm

History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Farm, SEN

From Roman Britain, Butser Ancient Farm offers a choice of activities to teach children about life in the past. Our reconstructed Roman villa gives children an authentic experience of life in the past, with a working hypocaust, Roman toilets, and a recently-completed Roman mosaic.

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

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

History, Romans, SEN

Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall gives a real sense of how the Roman army was trying to assert power over this part of the British countryside. The venue, complete with museum is a fantastic learning resource for school groups.


Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory

History, Romans, Saxons

On the north east coast of England lies the small island of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. Untouched by the Roman occupation, this spiritual place became an important centre for Celtic Chritianity. An ideal visit for pupils studying Saxons and Vikings!

Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Chester Roman Amphitheatre

History, Romans, SEN

The city of Chester, in North West England, boasts the well preserved remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Built in the 1st century, this ancient monument is part of the impressive Roman remains that can be seen throughout the city.

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.

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