Prehistory school trips

Stone Age, Iron Age, and Bronze Age Britain

A relatively new and incredibly popular subject to the National Curriculum for Primary Schools is the subject area of Prehistory. On the following page we will take a look at what time period constitutes Prehistory, what was happening in the UK during this time, and most importantly, we will discuss the types of Prehistory school trips and outreach projects that are available to UK schools at Key Stage 1 and 2.

The period known as Prehistory is generally seen as the time before written records were made and kept. For us here in the UK, this means the people who inhabited our islands before the Romans arrived: The people of the Iron Age; The Bronze Age; and the Stone Age.

Although it is true that the further back in time we go, the less information we have to read about and the fewer examples we have to look at, there is still a wealth of information available to school children, and to help teachers add value to their prehistory topics.

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Stone Age Workshops


We are authentic in our teaching sharing our own experiences of living as Stone Age people with no modern equipment exploring the North Cascades as nomadic hunter gatherers and have real stories of life in a cave, eating bugs and beasts and hunting with a bow and arrow for our dinner. The tools and clothes of the past get handed around the children, they can try an edible bug and jerky (optional) all giving them a chance to take a step into the past to connect with our stone age ancestors. Our woodlands offer a great stage as a backdrop to illuminate the Stone Age topic. We even have our own Mammoth!!!!!! ...

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All UK Regions
History, Prehistory, SEN


One of our professional actors will arrive at your school with our fully interactive Super Stone Age Workshop. From the moment it starts with Professor Trimbold digging for bones to hunting a woolly mammoth, the pupils will be inspired. ...

The Super Stone Age

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

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

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250-acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Oxfordshire



North
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


We deliver a hands-on, local evidence based Stone Age/Pre-history day using in-house designed, engaging and unique resources. We can accommodate double classes. Our teacher feedback and repeat visit rates are excellent, come and try it for yourself! ...

History Trips

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN


Residential Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information....

Prehistory Residential Trips

Yorkshire
Science, Physics, Biology, History, Prehistory, Egyptians, Romans, Wildlife


Our Dinosaur workshop and workbook allow pupils to become a paleontologist and learn about how fossils form. ...

Flamingo Land

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval


Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your school activity trip to Pembrokeshire...

Manorbier

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


Who are we and where do we come from? Our workshop leaders are trained bush-craft experts, and have a detailed understanding of ancient technology and how is still used by some societies around the world today... ...

Stone Age

All UK Regions
History, Prehistory


A typical day covers the following: The evolution of the human race Timeline Decoding the scientific vocabulary Comparing bones Why aren't we extinct? The hunt! Archery and spear throwing Otzi the Ice Man Cave painting Making stone age tools Sketching tools and making predictions Myth...

Stone-Age Workshop

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Biology, Fieldstudies, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible. ...

All Things Wild

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Leicestershire

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in Scotland at our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Scotland

London & South East
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Prehistory, Celts, SEN


Step back into Ancient Britain at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement near Hertford. With a host of themed Prehistory educational visits from Stone Age to Iron Age, your class will be immersed in ancient Britain....

Stone Age Day

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN


Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information...

Boudicca's Warriors

London & South East
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Farm, SEN, Prehistory


Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information....

Iron Age Farming Experience

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Prehistory, SEN


Travel back in time with our actor in role, the enthusiastic archaeologist Sally Spade, in order to explore this fascinating prehistoric period, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic. ...

Stone Age Workshops
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East Midlands
History, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval


Back in time, learn about Stone Age man, Try lighting a fire if you think you can, Building your own shelter..in LOPC wood, Fire-pit charcoal, draw caveman good. Test your skill with an Archers sight. Go home with knowledge from our StoneAge s...

Stone Age School Trip

North East
History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, SEN


Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students with a visit to Scarborough Castle. Dominating Scarborough's headland, the sites history spans some 3000 years Stone Age all the way through to Medieval Britain. ...

Scarborough Castle

All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, Prehistory, Human Geography, Food, SEN, Design Technology, Ancient Civilisations


Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation...

Chocolate Collective

North
History, Prehistory, SEN


Visit our replica Iron Age round house & archaeological dig to learn more about the culture, art and farming from the Iron Age. Pupils will be fully immersed in the era & experience hands on activities and journeys into the ancient hillfort landscape...

The Iron Age Experience

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our private woodland at Belvoir Castle where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

North
English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations


York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics. ...

York's Chocolate Story

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, SEN


Using VR headsets, we can take your class to see a Stone Age settlement and step inside Stonehenge! ...

Stone Age VR Workshop

Scotland
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning East Lothian woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Scotland
Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, SEN


Our Sticks and Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the StoneAge...

Stone Age Workshops
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory


This is a hands-on and memorable way to stimulate interest in prehistoric creatures that once ruled the Earth. ...

Life Long Ago

London & South East
Citizenship, History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN


Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information....

Prehistory Experience

All UK Regions
History, Prehistory, Performing Arts


During the course of the workshop day, our drama facilitator will guide your class through exploration of life in the Stone Age, and progression to the Ian Age. They will examine growth of communities, different jobs and roles in society....

Stone Age

All UK Regions
History, Prehistory, SEN


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

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

North
History, Geography, Prehistory, Medieval, Victorian, SEN


Beeston Castle with its impressive location and natural defences has been home to prehistoric settlers, great barons, it's acted as a defence against aristocratic rivals and it's even been an important English Civil War stronghold. ...

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Prehistory, Fieldstudies


A fantastic way to get the children really immersed in the wilderness. Interactive and hands on workshops.You can even sleep out in your own shelters to truly get back to basics. Bring the Stone Age alive or Learn Bushcraft and survival skills! ...

Outback 2 Basics
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Prehistory Day Trips
Prehistory Day Trips
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN


Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information...

Prehistory Day Trips
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Through primitive bushcraft sessions that we run we can really get across how our ancesters would have lived. We can do this through the fire lighting, whittling, cordage making activities as well as many more....

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations, Geography, SEN


We can take your class to the famous Ancient Mayan/Aztec city of Chichen-Itza. Tour the city and learn about what life would have been like 2,000 years ago! ...

Mayans VR Workshop

East Midlands
History, SEN, Prehistory


Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes and reconstructed artefacts, we provide a unique educational experience of Prehistoric Britain which will inspire both pupils and teachers! ...

Prehistoric Britain

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


Our prehistory programmes 'Stone Age Settlers', 'Iron Age Inhibitors' and 'Bronze Age Builders'. These programmes take place outdoors in our forest school site and explore what life may have been like through hands on activities. Students will prepare the camp fire, try building with wattle and daub...

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Using our Iron Age hill fort as an educational tool we can bring prehistory to life giving then students a real understanding of how or ancestors would have lived. ...

North Wales Bushcraft Residential

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, History, SEN, Prehistory


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. ...

Pre History Workshops

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
Citizenship, History, Prehistory, Celts, PSHE, SEN


Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information....

Prehistory Explorer

North
History, Geography, Physical Education, Prehistory, Fieldstudies, SEN


Located in the picturesque village of Burwardsley our centre offers opportunities unique to it's location. The surrounding countryside provides further possibilities for historical and environmental studies. ...

Conway Centres Burwardsley

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

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
★★★★★

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, History, Design Technology, SEN, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations


The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks. ...

Mayan Workshops
Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft
★★★★★

London & South East
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. ...

Sayers Croft
★★★★★
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Farm, SEN


From the Stone Age to Iron Age Butser Ancient Farm offers a choice of activities to teach children about life in the past. Our reconstructed buildings from the Stone Age and Iron Age give children an authentic experience of life in the past with Stone Age houses and Iron Age roundhouses....

Butser Ancient Farm
★★★★★

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

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

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


Southampton’s rich history goes back more than 2000 years.This session explores the people that have called the town home and charts the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval stories through a range of hands-on activities and tasks. Activities vary depending on age but always include our mini-archaeol...

Historical Trips

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


Explore early human history and changes in Britain during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages in our exciting, hands on workshop. This is a comparative study of change over time with the chance to experience what life was like for people living at the time. ...

Learn at Tatton Park

East Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our stunning Peak District woodland where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Derbyshire

Midlands
History, Geography, Wildlife, Prehistory, Saxons, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

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

Wales
Science, History, Geography, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Biology, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase

All UK Regions
Science, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...

School Camps with The Outdoors People

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology, Fieldstudies


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn and practice the skills of their ancestors through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave the walls behind; join us in our 250 acre woodland where young minds will be inspired.....

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

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


This exciting and action-packed workshop will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils, giving them a chance to get hands-on with a vast collection of scale model dinosaurs and real fossils. ...

Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils

All UK Regions
History, Prehistory


The awesome experience of meeting our realistic dinosaur engages the children, teaches them about prehistoric life and fires their imagination. This is a truly memorable school day!...

Dinosaur visit

London & South East
History, SEN, Prehistory


From the Stone Age to Iron Age Butser Ancient Farm offers a choice of activities to teach children about life in the past. Our reconstructed buildings from the Stone Age and Iron Age give children an authentic experience of life in the past with Stone Age houses and Iron Age roundhouses....

Prehistory

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Physics, Biology


Allow students to unplug and tune in to nature. Let them learn ancestral skills through a range of hands-on bushcraft experiences. Leave walls behind; join us in our Bedfordshire woodland for an experience day where young minds will be inspired... ...

Woodland Ways Bushcraft Experience Day - Bedfordshire

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


Graham and Sue have an array of Dino models, fossils and rocks. The children also get to meet Mary Anning. ...

Portals To The Past

All UK Regions
History, Physical Education, Prehistory


We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP ...

Allnatt School Camps

Stonehenge
Stonehenge
★★★★★

South West
English, History, Geography, Prehistory


The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...

Stonehenge
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Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

North
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


We offer exciting, memorable, hands-on educational workshops covering a range of curriculum topics. We have a superb teacher satisfaction rate with many supporting testimonials. We endeavour to make your day with us best fit the needs of your pupils....

Southport Eco Centre
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Ask most children about British History and the first people they can tell you about in any detail are the Romans. The National Curriculum is now taking aim at this knowledge gap by encouraging teachers to focus on the people who lived here before the Roman invasion. While the nature of politics inevitably leads to fairly regular changes to what teachers are required to teach, some changes are bigger than others, and for primary school teachers, this is quite a shake up to the teaching of history.

Stone Age School Trips

A great way to help your class to understand the various aspects of prehistory is to take advantage of the venues and outreach programmes available. Children develop a better understanding of a subject if they can see and touch it. To aid this, museums can offer helpful visual stories alongside examples of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic stone tools of the early hunter gatherers who made the UK, as it was, their home.

Bronze Age School Visits

By around 2,500 BC inhabitants were moving into what we call the Bronze Age. This was a time where tools started to be made out of metals rather than stone and when our famous monuments such as Stonehenge were constructed, along with barrows and cairns. While day to day life is difficult to study, schools can look at migration patterns and trade.

Iron Age for Schools

The Iron Age began around 800 BC and lasted until the Roman Conquest. The use of iron in tools and weapons is the main distinguishing feather of this time period, which also saw the spread of Celtic languages and increased interaction with continental Europe.



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