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Tudor School Trips cater for a popular part of the history curriculum. The Tudor period began in 1485, following the final battle of the Wars of the Roses, which had been fought during the Plantagenet period between the house of York and the Lancastrians. Henry Tudor's victory over King William III led to a period of relative stability, where three Kings and two Queens reigned until 1603. At this point, Elizabeth I, and the Tudor period was succeeded by the house of Stuart where an act of union created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

The Stuarts had ruled Scotland since 1371, and continued to rule the new Kingdom until 1714. During this period, Europe was experiencing a transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. In our new Kingdom, the Stuarts were keen to develop the arts and the sciences, so it is perhaps unsurprising that the period nurtured the likes of Shakespeare, Robert Hooke and Sir Isaac Newton. In all, four Kings and two Queens from the house of Stuart ruled Great Britain.

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Ufton Court Tudors



In our Tudor programme, your children have been sent to Ufton Court by a Justice of the Peace in Berkshire, to investigate the ‘strange goings on’ at the residence of Lord and Lady Francis Perkins.

In our Tudor programme, your children have been sent to Ufton Court by a Justice of the Peace in Berkshire, to investigate the ‘strange goings on’ at the residence of Lord and Lady Francis Perkins. There are rumours of strange goings on and secret Catholic things happening here. As local Petty Constables of the parish of Ufton Nervet, your children’s legal duty is to investigate these claims, find evidence of the claims and consider what might be happening here. Our Tudor narrative will allow your children to experience life and culture, as it would have been at Ufton Court in the 1500s. Whether it be for three days or one, your children will experience drama and fun in the activities that they do with us, all of which promote historical understanding, teamwork and problem...

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Scotland
History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


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Oakham Castle
Oakham Castle
★★★★★

East Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, SEN


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Oakham Castle
★★★★★

East of England
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Fieldstudies


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Audley End

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
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London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages. ...

The Royal Parks

Midlands
English, History, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Explore Tudor cottages and townhouses in historic Stratford Upon Avon. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is an excellent example of everyday life in Tudor England with it's preserved architecture. Nearby Warwick Castle is another great place to see history come to life....

Stratford Overnight School Tour
Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Tudors, Monarchs


During this workshop the children will meet Margery Horsman, a Maid of Honor in the royal household of King Henry VIII. Being in service throughout Henry’s reign, she is an expert in court etiquette and certainly has a tale or two to tell! Through role play, improvisation and performance-based wo...

Tudor Workshops
★★★★★

Midlands
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Tudors, Accommodation Only


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YHA Stratford

East Midlands
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies


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Bolsover Castle

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, SEN


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Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
★★★★★

South West
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Tudors, worldwar


The first excavations at Stonehenge took place in the 1600s. Find out more about these early investigations in the ‘Stonehenge through Time’ activity resource. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this resource when making your booking....

Stonehenge
★★★★★

East Midlands
English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


House tour - Our expert guides will take your learners on a journey full of stories about the people and the objects that have shaped Chatsworth's 500-year history. Pupils will learn about key elements of the house, from ancient artefacts to modern art, and compare and contrast what they see to thei...

Chatsworth

Midlands
Citizenship, English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian


Tour: Meet the Monarchy Explore the roles and personal qualities of monarchs throughout time with a focus that you can choose! Examples of monarchs offered include: William the Conqueror, Richard III, Henry VIII and his six wives, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The tour introduces the students...

Warwick Castle

London & South East
Maths, History, Geography, Tudors, Victorian


Blenheim Palace is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. The venue is perfect for national curriculum based school trips as well as general interest and leisure visits ...

Blenheim Palace

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, PSHE, SEN


Join us and explore real historical court cases through role-play in one of the longest running courts in England. ...

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle
★★★★★

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

London & South East
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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Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, Tudors, SEN


During this workshop our professional actor will take on the role of Thomas Farriner, the King’s baker, from Pudding Lane, who survived the fire to tell the story of what happened during those three fateful days. Discover with help from him and later Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist of the time,...

The Great Fire of London
★★★★★

London & South East
English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Religious Education, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

The Charterhouse

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


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Immersive Experiences

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, History, Tudors


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Tudor Workshop

South West
Geography, Human Geography, History, Tudors, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN


Explore this impressive fortress and imagine what life was like working for Henry VIII, or defending against the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. Download the free Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for information and activity suggestions to help support your teaching before, d...

Pendennis Castle

All UK Regions
English, Medieval, Tudors


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Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

Midlands
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. ...

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


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Theatre Workshop

South West
English, History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors


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Tintagel Castle

South West
History, Tudors, Elizabethans


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Golden Hind
Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar


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Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East of England
History, Medieval, Tudors


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Orford Castle

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


Under a looming threat from Scotland, Henry VIII repaired and improved Carlisle Castle's defences, with buttresses outside the curtain wall and a half-moon battery. Explore the castle's defences from the medieval to Tudor periods in the 'Building for Strength' activity in the downloadable Teacher's ...

Carlisle Castle
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


Tudors & Stuarts Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical items, armour, weapons including swords, dagger, longbow, a miniature working canon and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Fa...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

Scotland
History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century


Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion. ...

National Galleries of Scotland

London & South East
History, SEN, Tudors, Elizabethans


Take over The Golden Hinde for a whole night where your group will transform in to the crew of our ship setting sail on a voyage of adventure and piracy. ...

Overnight Living History

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, Maths, Physics, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE


Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees ...

Maths Workshops

Midlands
History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs


Tour: Meet the Monarchy Explore the roles and personal qualities of monarchs throughout time with a focus that you can choose! Examples of monarchs offered include: William the Conqueror, Richard III, Henry VIII and his six wives, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The tour introduces the students...

Knight's Village

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, Maths, SEN


Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life. ...

Tudor Workshops

History Workshops
History Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


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. ...

History Workshops
★★★★★

East of England
History, Geography, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies


A magnificent example of late 12th-century castle. Schools have the freedom to explore the inside of the castle walls through the main gatehouse, the 'wall walk' along the top of the castle, as well as learn about the history from the illustrated dis...

Framlingham Castles
Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Tudors, SEN


PrimeVR can bring your history topic to life by transporting your class back in time to be onboard the Mary Rose! Using virtual reality headsets, we'll take your class onboard to see a reconstruction of what it might have been like and your pupils will be able to immerse themselves as a sailor durin...

Tudors VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, SEN


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

Tudors

London & South East
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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The Island Classroom

London & South East
English, Science, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, Art, SEN


Leeds Castle offers a variety of themed workshops suitable for studying Tudors, including 'The Artful Henry (KS2)' which combines with art. The children create a clay plaque to take home and learn how important portraiture was. 'The Field of the Cloth of Gold (KS1, KS2 & KS3)'. focuses on the signi...

Leeds Castle

London & South East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art


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Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

East Midlands
English, Science, History, Tudors, SEN


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1620s House and Garden

London & South East
History, Tudors, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

Tudors at the Charterhouse

North East
Science, History, Geography, Medieval, Tudors


Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three- ...

Skipton Castle

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
History, Tudors


Here is a typical Tudor Workshop: Morning​ - Storytelling Family feuds - Key people during the war of the roses - Timeline - Weapons and armour investigation - Battle of Bosworth - Investigation into the death of the King After Break​ - Sketching and recording the armoury - Tudor ...

Tudor Workshop

East Midlands
English, Science, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, 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. ...

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

South West
History, Prehistory, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Biology


Tudor House is a treasure-trove of stories from the past, revealing over 800 years of history in one fascinating museum. With a designated education room and education team who are on-hand to deliver fantastic learning experiences for your group. ...

Historical Trips

London & South East
English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only


A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside

London & South East
History, Tudors, SEN


In our Tudor programme, your children have been sent to Ufton Court by a Justice of the Peace in Berkshire, to investigate the ‘strange goings on’ at the residence of Lord and Lady Francis Perkins. ...

Ufton Court Tudors

London & South East
Science, History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, SEN


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Ufton Court

Midlands
Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Design Technology, Art, PSHE


Students will come face to face with Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI. They will uncover the secret symbols of Tudor costume and portraiture and create their own watercolour self-portrait. This programme can be used to explore the lives of significant individuals in the past at key stage 1 or ...

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

Wales
History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


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Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Tudors, Elizabethans, SEN


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The Golden Hinde

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian


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London History

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, Monarchs, SEN


Our professional actor will visit your school with a pop-up theatre, to set the scene for the Tudors. The pupils will meet a lady in waiting to King Henry VIII. She will spill the beans on why his majesty married so many times, and what happened to his wives. Ask her questions and with your pu...

The Troublesome Tudors

London & South East
English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art


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Cultural Tour of London for International Schools


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