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The houses of York and Lancaster

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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Overnight Living History



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.

The Overnight Living History programme makes the most of the lived experience by having children become the crew on the famous voyage. It provides an interactive and entertaining way for children to learn about history through role-playing techniques. Once aboard the ship the children will live the life of a sailor training as a Gunner, Officer, and Barber Surgeon. The new crew will share stories and have their fill of Tudor stew and grog over dinner before preparing to battle the Spanish for their treasure. The evening ends with celebrations of victory on deck with the crew and then bedding down in authentic sleeping quarters. ...

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YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

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.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

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.

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art

Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour.

Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop

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




History Workshops
History Workshops

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.

Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London

History, Tudors, Performing Arts

A fire that burned across London - can you even imagine a fire that big?! What would it have been like to fight to save your family, you animals and your home? Let's find out how the Great Fire started and who was involved!

Orford Castle
Orford Castle

History, Medieval, Tudors

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port, which Henry II also developed here.

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool

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


1620s House and Garden
1620s House and Garden

English, Science, History, Tudors, SEN

Travel in time to the 1620s House and learn about upstairs-downstairs life, with food, musical instruments, games and costumes from the period. Hunt out the witch marks and explore the garden and its maze.

Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Tudors, Design Technology, PSHE, 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.

YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford

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

There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar.

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.


Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

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

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.

National Galleries of Scotland
National Galleries of 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.

Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Edinburgh is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress and charm.


Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

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

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle
Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

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.

The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London

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,

Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

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


Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

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

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.

Stratford Overnight School Tour
Stratford Overnight School Tour

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.

Ufton Court Tudors
Ufton Court Tudors

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.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

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.


Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle

History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Cardiff Castle has over 2000 years of hisory which makes it perfect for a historical school trip covering areas the both the English and Welsh National Curriculum.

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

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

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

Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

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

There are plenty of outdoor and indoor facilities for school groups to see at Bolsover castle, including the 17th century castle built by Charles Cavendish, Riding House Range which now contains an exhibition, Terrace Range and Wall Walk.

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


Audley End
Audley End

History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Fieldstudies

There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery.

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

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!

Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle

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-

Golden Hind
Golden Hind

History, Tudors, Elizabethans

There's so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.


Chatsworth
Chatsworth

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

Tudors
Tudors

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.

The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde

History, Tudors, Elizabethans, SEN

The voyage of the Golden Hinde is at the heart of the Elizabethan ‘Golden Age’, an important turning point in the history of the Tudors and Stuarts. A visit to our ship provides students of this period with an invaluable opportunity to get immersed in the historical environment of the voyage, an

The Troublesome Tudors
The Troublesome Tudors

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


Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.

Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

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

Framlingham Castles
Framlingham Castles

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

Tudor Workshop
Tudor Workshop

English, History, Tudors

We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Tudor workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic “performing historian” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.


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,

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.

Overnight Living History
Overnight Living History

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.

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

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

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

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

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


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.

Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day
Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day

History, Tudors

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 a Tudor Wow Day: The History of the Tudors Life in 1400 War of the Roses Henry VIII & His Wives Ki

London History
London History

History, Prehistory, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian

Fieldwork on the foreshore involves collecting and identifying historical artefacts as evidence of river settlement. Indoor activities will enable children to distinguish between different materials commonly found on the Thames foreshore and using specially designed sorter boards to identify and da

Tudor Workshop
Tudor Workshop

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


The Charterhouse
The Charterhouse

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 Royal Parks
The Royal Parks

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.

Tudors at the Charterhouse
Tudors at the Charterhouse

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.

Historical Trips
Historical Trips

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.


Learn at Tatton Park
Learn at Tatton Park

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!



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