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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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Tudor Workshop


An epic view of the most dramatic family feud in history. A chilling tale of murder and betrayal. On one side we have a noble, powerful and intimidating king. The other, we have a far removed cousin, who believes the family throne should be his. Whose army will you fight in? All sessions can be adapted easily to cater for your topic’s learning outcomes, children's needs and the available space. Resources and materials are supplied, so you don't need to lift a finger! ...

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London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


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

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

London & South East, North
History, Tudors, SEN


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
★★★★★

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



East Midlands
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. ...

1620s House and Garden

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

All UK Regions
History, Geography, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Human Geography, Physical, SEN


Sally Spade, an enthusiastic explorer and writer, is keen to share her knowledge and love of famous explorers and exciting countries she has visited on her travels. This is a whistle stop tour and perfect accompaniment to your KS1 geography topic. ...

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

Midlands
English, History, SEN, Tudors


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

London & South East
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 Golden Hinde

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


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

Ufton Court

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


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

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


Join servants of the Brereton family, as they search for the truth about their master's family. Experience life in a Tudor household and the intrigue of a Manor Court - can you navigate through these uncertain times?...

Learn at Tatton Park

All UK Regions
English, Medieval, Tudors


Fairy Tale Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of fairy tale artifacts, magical items, mystical relics, famous treasures and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, our Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and ente...

Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, Geography, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

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

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

Midlands
Citizenship, English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, SEN


Execution of a Queen: Meet Anne Boleyn during her final moments. This is a short performance about the rise and downfall of this tragic queen and focuses on the last few days of her life before her execution. Afterwards, our history expert will lead a discussion where students have the opportunity t...

Warwick Castle

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


An action-packed session looking at all-things Tudor! Try out mystery object drawing, spot the real Henry VIII, test a war bow and discover the disgusting cures for plague… Key Stages 1 and 2...

Historical Trips

London & South East
History, Tudors, SEN


From monastery to mansion, King Henry VIII reformed our religious buildings overturning our medieval dwellings and transforming the site into a seat of power. Discover our Tudor Tales in our remarkable Grade II listed mansion....

Tudors at the Charterhouse

East of England
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. ...

Orford Castle

Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Tudors, SEN


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
★★★★★

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

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, SEN


Tudors & Stuarts Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical weapons, castle furnishings, period clothing 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 entertain yo...

Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day

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

Midlands
English, History, Tudors, Elizabethans


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

All UK Regions
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. ...

Tudor Workshop

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

London & South East
Science, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


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
★★★★★

South West
History, Prehistory, Romans, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Languages, SEN


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

South West
Science, History, Design Technology, Medieval, Tudors, Physics, SEN


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

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


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. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

All UK Regions
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

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


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
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

Wales
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. ...

Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

All UK Regions
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 ...

Immersive Experiences

Midlands
History, Design Technology, Art, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects. ...

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

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

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


From monastery to mansion, King Henry VIII reformed our religious buildings overturning our medieval dwellings and transforming the site into a seat of power. Discover our Tudor Tales in our remarkable Grade II listed mansion....

The Charterhouse

London & South East
Science, History, Art, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


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

All UK Regions
English, History, Tudors


We'll take your class onboard the Mary Rose! See a reconstruction of what it might have been like and immerse yourself as a sailor during the Tudor period! ...

Tudors VR Workshop

All UK Regions
History, Tudors, Performing Arts, SEN


The Workshops starts at the start of Tudor reign with Henry VII and follows the problems of the Tudors until Elizabeth I final years as Queen....

The Troublesome Tudors

Wales
History, Tudors, SEN


Tours, activities, trails and workshops at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, focusing on active and sensory learning . Costumed first person interpreters lead a “hands-on” experience of seventeenth century Manor life offering wide and va...

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Scotland
History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


Originally founded as a monastery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse has been the residence of royalty in Scotland for centuries, and is a great place to learn more about the Tudors and Stuarts....

Edinburgh City Tour

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Geography, Human Geography, Bushcraft


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

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The hidden history of St James's Park is uncovered in our Nature, Navigation and Nastiness session. Covering the history of the park from it's use in the Middle Ages through it's theft by Henry VIII and the final steps of Charles I....

The Royal Parks

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. ...

Music Tour to Jersey

East Midlands
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. ...

Bolsover Castle

Midlands
History, Wildlife, Medieval, Tudors, Biology, SEN


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

All UK Regions
English, History, Languages, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, 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 ...

Theatre Workshop

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


Come face to face with Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI. Uncover the secret symbols of Tudor costume and portraiture and create your own watercolour self-portrait. This programme can be used to explore the lives of significant individuals in the past at key stage 1 or a theme in British Histor...

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, Geography, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


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

Wales
Science, History, Physical Education, Romans, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, SEN


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

East of England
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. ...

Audley End
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
★★★★★

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

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


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


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