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.

Popular Stone Age Prehistory Workshop March 2019

The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age

The Super Stone Age Workshop, is well, Super. It has the pupils gripped from the moment they meet Professor Trimbold. They help on an archaeological dig, sort out a timeline, meet a stone age person, hunt woolly mammoths and if that is not enough, they even build Stonehenge. All done in the comfor...

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Iron Age Farming Experience

Iron Age Farming Experience

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....
Iron Age Farming Experience

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Allow your students to encounter the magic of art and history at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Alongside changing exhibition from local to international art, discover our permanent collections from natural history to military history. ...
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

The Iron Age Experience

The Iron Age Experience

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

Prehistory

Prehistory

Butser Ancient Farm is an open air archaeological research site with a strong emphasis on prehistory . We specialise in history and archaeology education for KS1 - 4 - from the Stone Age to the the coming of the Romans ...
Prehistory


The Super Stone Age

The Super Stone Age

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

Outback 2 Basics

Outback 2 Basics

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Stone Age School Trip

Stone Age School Trip

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

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

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


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

Mayan Workshops

Mayan Workshops

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

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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


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

Prehistory Day Trips

Prehistory Day Trips

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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....
Prehistory Day Trips

History Trips

History Trips

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

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

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


Conway Centres Burwardsley

Conway Centres Burwardsley

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

County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

In beautiful rural Worcestershire, discover over 1000 years of history and intriguing stories of the county’s past at. Through role-play and immersive learning, pupils can step back in time in the Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle. ...
County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

School Camps with The Outdoors People

School Camps with The Outdoors People

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

Stone Age

Stone Age

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


Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Butser Ancient Farm is an open air archaeological research site. We specialise in history and archaeology education for KS1 - 4 - from the Stone Age to the Vikings. Our beautiful working farm and archaeological buildings provide the perfect setting. ...
Butser Ancient Farm

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

Chocolate Collective

Chocolate Collective

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

Dinosaur Workshop

Dinosaur Workshop

Before their massive extinction, 65 million years ago, many dinosaur species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how dinosaurs lived and died to solve four cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs. Vie...
Dinosaur Workshop


Stone Age Day

Stone Age Day

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

Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase

Allnatt School Camps

Allnatt School Camps

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

Pre History Workshops

Pre History 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. ...
Pre History Workshops


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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Leicestershire

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

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Stone Age VR Workshop

Stone Age VR Workshop

Visit a typical Stone Age settlement and Stonehenge using Virtual Reality! From the comfort of your classroom, we'll take you on a guided tour for your Stone Age topic! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...
Stone Age VR Workshop


Prehistory Experience

Prehistory Experience

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....
Prehistory Experience

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

Prehistory Explorer

Prehistory Explorer

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....
Prehistory Explorer

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

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


All Things Wild

All Things Wild

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

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

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

Woodland Ways Bushcraft - Oxfordshire

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

Prehistory Residential Trips

Prehistory Residential Trips

Immerse your pupils in Prehistory as you journey from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age Warriors and experience the thrill of sleeping in roundhouses at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement. ...
Prehistory Residential Trips


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

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Southport Eco Centre

Southport Eco Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

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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