History - Tudors & Stuarts

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.

Popular Tudors & Stuarts Trip March 2019

Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

A History school trip to Edinburgh will give your emerging historians a new respect and understanding of the history of this capital city, as well as the way it has helped to shape the city and Scotland as a country. Although Edinburgh can trace its history to around 1000 B.C, the more interesting a...

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Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle is a Norman Great hall built between 1180 and 1190 and used for over 800 years as a court. Our Immersive Education Sessions place the children right in the heart of the history they are learning about. ...
Oakham Castle

I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat

I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat

I Do Bite My Thumb! Explore Shakespeare through practical stage combat. Take the text off the page and onto the stage and excite students about english and drama with some swashbuckling action! ...
I Do Bite My Thumb - Shakespearian Stage Combat

The Gordon Brown Centre

The Gordon Brown Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms. ...
The Gordon Brown Centre

Tudor Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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! ...
Tudor Workshops


YHA Stratford

YHA Stratford

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. ...
YHA Stratford

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
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. ...
Cardiff Castle

Shakespeare's Family Homes

Shakespeare's Family Homes

Step back in time with a visit to Shakespeare's Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Get a sense of what life would have been like for Shakespeare and his family. Our Learning team run a huge range of programmes for groups of all ages and abilities. ...
Shakespeare's Family Homes

York City Overnight Trip

York City Overnight Trip

Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...
York City Overnight Trip


Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Learn outside the classroom at Warwick Castle: A fortress over 950 years old! Experience the fun of real history with educational Tours, fun curriculum based workshops and daily shows that include our incredible Birds of prey and Mighty Trebuchet! ...
Warwick Castle

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our incredible collections. The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art, fashion, archaeology and Scottish history. ...
National Museum of Scotland

Tudor Workshops

Tudor Workshops

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

Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Boasting England’s longest medieval water-filled moat surrounding a site which dates back to 1229. Explore 800 years of history on this 7acre island with it's Tudor mansion, 14th century gatehouse, Elizabethan barn, watermill, forge and much more....
Michelham Priory House & Gardens


The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Meet Thomas Farriner, the King’s baker, from Pudding Lane, who survived the fire to tell the story of what happened during those fateful days. Discover with help from him and later Samuel Pepys, what it was like to Live in London during this time....
The Great Fire of London

Cardiff City Sleepover

Cardiff City Sleepover

Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and under the iconic roof of Wales Millennium Centre, we provide tailor-made stays for groups in order to ensure that your stay in the Welsh capital is jam-packed full of outdoor and indoor adventure. ...
Cardiff City Sleepover

Orford Castle

Orford Castle

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. ...
Orford Castle

Stratford Overnight School Tour

Stratford Overnight School Tour

To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's ...
Stratford Overnight School Tour


Knights, Princesses & Fairy Tales

Knights, Princesses & Fairy Tales

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Princess Em-Mazing & Sir Tastic bring history to life with incredible Fairy Tale Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real princess & knight' visit the school with exciting props & tales of adventure!...
Knights, Princesses & Fairy Tales

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

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

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle

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. ...
Bolsover Castle

London Tour

London Tour

London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups. As Samuel Johnson said “No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." ...
London Tour


Coca-Cola London Eye

Coca-Cola London Eye

Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...
Coca-Cola London Eye

LTC Eastbourne

LTC Eastbourne

LTC Eastbourne is a residential centre located in a former home of the Dukes of Devonshire, a Grade 1 listed building in a 10-hectare private park just 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Eastbourne. ...
LTC Eastbourne

History Workshops

History Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

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! ...
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent


Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

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

The Island Classroom

The Island Classroom

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. ...
The Island Classroom

1620s House and Garden

1620s House and Garden

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....
1620s House and Garden

Audley End

Audley End

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. ...
Audley End


Framlingham Castles

Framlingham Castles

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

Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

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, but they're just the star...
Edinburgh City Tour

The Troublesome Tudors

The Troublesome Tudors

An Elizabethan visits your school to spill the beans on Henry VIII's life, wives & executions. Then proceeds to gossip about Elizabeth I's reign and what has Sir Walter Raleigh brought back from the Americas. Find out by book the workshop. ...
The Troublesome Tudors

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

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


Ufton Court

Ufton Court

Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor House set within 16 acres of historical grounds and woodland. Specialist teachers offer living history topics on Romans, Vikings, Tudors and much much more. We also do bushcraft activities too. ...
Ufton Court

National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland

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

The Commandery

The Commandery

Allow students to encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. From 17th century surgery in the baggage train to pike drills in the Great Hall, learners of all ages can experience a vast and fascinating history...
The Commandery

Falconers Quest

Falconers Quest

The UK's biggest Birds of Prey Show at Warwick Castle! Let your imagination soar as you join Warwick’s Falconer on an epic quest of discovery to find the finest Birds in all of the land, in this brand new, action-packed, spectacular show. ...
Falconers Quest


Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle

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

Tudor Workshop

Tudor Workshop

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

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent offers an exciting range of themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history. ...
Leeds Castle

Portals To The Past

Portals To The Past

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. ...
Portals To The Past


The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse

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

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House is ideal for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...
Grittleton Manor House

Tudors

Tudors

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

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. ...
Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle


Pirate Day

Pirate Day

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Captain Dan Tastic brings history to life with incredible Pirate Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real pirate' visit the school with a vast array of props and tales of exciting pirate adventures! ...
Pirate Day

YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

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

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

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 ...
Theatre Workshop

Tudors VR Workshop

Tudors VR Workshop

Using virtual reality, climb on board Henry VIII's famous warship, The Mary Rose! This workshop is a great way of bringing the Tudors to life and will be a fantastic writing stimulus for your class. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...
Tudors VR Workshop



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