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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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

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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The trips below are just a sample of the prehistory trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range..


Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, PSHE

Our prehistory programmes 'Stone Age Settlers', 'Iron Age Inhibitors' and 'Bronze Age Builders', 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 and prepare food

The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age

History, Prehistory, SEN

Our Fantastic Stone Age Workshop will give this subject the Wow factor and get your kids scrabbling for the books & Internet. We even make life easier for you, we will come to you and set up our fun packed filled Workshop in your hall. This non-stop inspiring workshop has it all. Meet a

Stone Age
Stone Age

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...

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Medieval

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.




Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Explore the way of life of people in the more distant past and how they might have built fires, foraged for food and used open fires to cook as part of a bushcraft and survival programme. As one of our sessions we make bread and can investigate the importance of bread throughout cultures and history

Pre History Workshops
Pre History Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, 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.

All Things Wild
All Things Wild

Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, 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.

Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

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


The Iron Age Experience
The Iron Age Experience

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

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!

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.

Outreach
Outreach

History, Prehistory

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provides a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.


Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

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

Dan Tastic Education brings History to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

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

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.

The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms
The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms

English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, Art, PSHE

During your Leaning Experience your children will also take part in mini break-away workshops throughout the day to keep the fun going and your children fully engaged Every Learning Experience includes Post event Lesson Plans to continue the positive momentum created during your booking

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.


Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age
Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

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.

Day Visits
Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

History Trips
History Trips

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, History, Prehistory, Victorian, SEN

We run a brilliant, hands-on Stone Age educational experience. Based on much local evidence, the day is packed with fun and facts. Our activities include a mock archaeological dig, a giant board game where pupils 'travel' through the three periods of the Stone Age and a visit to our local coastline

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning
Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

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.


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

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!

Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

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

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

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

History, Prehistory, SEN

Travel back in time with our professional actor who takes on the role of enthusiastic archaeologist Sally Spade, in order to explore this fascinating prehistoric period, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic. During the session, the children will create a timeline in order t


Nene Outdoors Day Visits
Nene Outdoors Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

We offer a Key Stage 2 day of activities based around the Stone Age. Pupils will have the chance to investigate their environment and be creative in making their own Stone Age style art. They will then also be able to try simple fire lighting techniques and build their own shelters.

York's Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story

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.

Prehistory Workshop
Prehistory Workshop

History, Prehistory, SEN

Our Prehistoric sessions are characterised by being primarily hands-on. The learning from this period of history tends to lend itself to very practical, hands-on, everyday skills and knowledge combined with generic life skills such as teamwork, sharing and peer learning that will give students valu

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.


Stone Age Activities and VR Day
Stone Age Activities and VR Day

History, Prehistory

Discover Prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age) in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR. Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

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

What better place to learn about prehistory than Stonehenge? Visit this World Heritage Site to bring your teaching to life, and download the Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for information and activities to use before, during and after your trip. To enhance your learning, book an

Stone Age
Stone Age

History, Prehistory, Performing Arts

Any idea what life would have been like in the Stone Age? It’s nothing like life today! One Day Creative uses drama, imagination and storytelling to explore life in the stone age.

Stone Age VR Workshop
Stone Age VR Workshop

English, History, Prehistory, SEN

PrimeVR can bring your history topic to life by transporting your pupils back in time to the Stone Age! Using virtual reality headsets, we'll take your class to see some typical Stone Age houses and we'll show them how Stonehenge might have been built and what it might have been used for. introd


Stone Age to Iron Age Workshop & Wow Day
Stone Age to Iron Age Workshop & Wow Day

History, Prehistory

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during a Stone Age to Bronze Age Wow Day: Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age Armour Weapons Stonehenge Megafauna The End of D

Prehistoric Britain
Prehistoric Britain

History, Prehistory, SEN

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!

Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils
Dinosaurs, Rocks and Fossils

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.

Life in the Stone Age
Life in the Stone Age

Science, Physics, History, Prehistory, Art, PSHE, Bushcraft

Join us for a day in the outdoors and use experiential learning to explore and understand life in the Stone Age! Work together to build shelters, learn how to make fires, and create authentic Stone Age art to take back to school.


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

Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

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

Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre

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

We run a brilliant, hands-on Stone Age educational experience. Based on much local evidence, the day is packed with fun and facts. Our activities include a mock archaeological dig, a giant board game where pupils 'travel' through the three periods of the Stone Age and a visit to our local coastline

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.


Mount Cook
Mount Cook

Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Experience life as a Prehistoric Tribesman and learn how to make a fire using traditional methods. Protect yourself from the elements and build a waterproof shelter using natural materials. Have a go at cave-painting and learn how a tribesman hunted for food using a bow and arrow! Finally, help to b

FSC Bishops Wood
FSC Bishops Wood

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Discover first-hand what it was like to hunt and gather with our activities. Learn the practical skills of the time such as making hurdles and fishing nets. We will look at different types of rocks, tools of the period, how important fire and charcoal were and how fires were lit. Learn the practical

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

English, Science, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, Art, SEN

Leeds Castle offers the 'From Cave to Castle (KS2)' themed workshop. Using costume and drama it is an interactive look at how people lived and humans developed from the Hunter Gatherer period, through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, on to the Roman and Anglo Saxon eras.

Conway Centres Burwardsley
Conway Centres Burwardsley

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, 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.


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.

Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle

Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Romans, Medieval, SEN

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

Historical Experiences
Historical Experiences

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, SEN

Stone Age Man – The Blueprint for Society (KS1-3) Session 1 - Monumental Achievements: Students examine the period of Henge building and some of the reasons our ancestors built them. They then design their own monument and use prehistoric techniques to build their very own ‘Stonehenge’ in

Stone Age
Stone Age

History, Prehistory

Welcome stone age man into your school!


North Wales Bushcraft Residential
North Wales Bushcraft Residential

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

Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils.

Life Long Ago
Life Long Ago

Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory

Take your children back millions of years to discover the wonder of the dinosaurs with a fossil dig workshop.

Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm

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.

Dinosaur visit
Dinosaur visit

History, Prehistory

Our realistic T-Rex, Sophie, would love to meet your children! Sophie brings the wow factor to learning about prehistoric life. She is a 6ft animatronic costume with a realistic roar! Make your children's day with this awe-inspiring experience.


The Great Story Adventure
The Great Story Adventure

English, History, Prehistory, Art

We love stories, and what could be more inspiring than the mysterious Calder Stones. For a small part of your trip, with our Storyhunters leading the way, your class will travel back in time at our heritage exhibition in the Calderstones mansion house, getting up close with the Stone Age Calder Sto

Prehistory
Prehistory

History, Prehistory, 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.

London History
London History

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

At our Rotherhithe site we offer a KS2 programme Tribes and Tides. This provides an overview of pre-history, river settlement and archaeology which will help children to develop key vocabulary and understanding of how the river Thames was used and the complexity of people's lives during the Stone,

Historical Trips
Historical Trips

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


Tailored Coastal Studies
Tailored Coastal Studies

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife

Students can learn about fossils through our generic walking tours or specialised fossil forager sessions, where students learn about formation, replicate this to make their own 'fossil' and spend some time on the beach foraging for their own piece of history. Stone age, Bronze age and Iron Age top

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy
Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential
Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

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

Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils.

Sayers Croft
Sayers Croft

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.



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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