History School Workshops and Outreach Programmes

Bring historical school trip to your classroom

Curriculum linked school history workshops are available for a wide range of topics and historical periods. The cost of a school trip is not insignificant. As schools tighten their belts and parents are more reluctant to sign those all important permission slips, venues are adapting to give you the opportunity to host a workshop visit from them. Outreach workshops benefit schools and children who cannot afford the time or expense of a traditional school trip, by developing ways for you to bring their knowledge and expertise into your classroom.

Lasting anywhere from an hour to a full day, skillful education teams can deliver exciting and engaging history workshops. A few of our favourites include constructing a round house in the playground, and Skype a viking! The benefits associated with school workshop visits include not having to arrange and pay for transport, the children not having to bring along a packed lunch, and no need for risk assessments! You could even team up with another nearby school to reduce the cost further.

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Christmas Elf Workshop



With grottos in quarantine this year and visits to Santa on hold, we have secured help from some of his very special elves to bring a magical and festive workshop experience for children this Christmas, streamed live from Lapland!

With grottos in quarantine this year and visits to Santa on hold, we have secured help from some of his very special elves to bring a magical and festive workshop experience for children this Christmas, streamed live from Lapland! Let one of Santa’s special helpers entertain your children with games, role play, storytelling, improvisation and song, all delivered with plenty of sparkle! We can be present on a screen in the classroom or school hall via the magic of the internet and will ask for a couple of details about your school in advance of our visit, that only Father Christmas would know, ensuring a truly magical experience in the build up to Christmas!...

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Christmas Elf Workshop





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The history themed workshops below are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..




Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece

All UK Regions History, Greeks, Performing Arts

Ancient Greece - what an empire! Birthplace to some of the greatest philosophers, doctors, writers and athletes of all times. One Day Creative's drama workshop explores the myths, legends and people in Ancient Greece.

Pre History Workshops
Pre History Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales 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.

Victorians
Victorians

All UK Regions History, Victorian, SEN

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

The Romans in Britannia
The Romans in Britannia

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, Romans, Performing Arts, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and passing on this passion. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Please see below the full list of workshops offere




Prehistory Workshop
Prehistory Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Egyptian Workshop
Egyptian Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o

Victorian Christmas
Victorian Christmas

All UK Regions History, Victorian, Performing Arts

Let's travel back in time to the Victorian Era! Where would we be without their amazing inventions? From the first ever photograph to the electric lightbulb and important creations which have shaped the celebrations of Christmas.


All Hail Macbeth
All Hail Macbeth

All UK Regions English, History, Performing Arts, SEN

All Hail Macbeth. THEATRE WORKSHOP'S stunning & inspiring interactive workshop. From the moment you meet the Witches on the heath to the demise of Macbeth, the pupils are gripped with the plot and immersed in the characters, all played by themselves.

Indian Dance Workshops
Indian Dance Workshops

London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Indian & Bollywood dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops are very popular during Diwali but can be booked at any time during the school year. Book in advance to secure your ideal date!

1066 Workshop: The Battle for Englalond
1066 Workshop: The Battle for Englalond

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back in time to medieval Britain. Englalond is threatened by two armies, and King Harold is not loved by all. The pupils will learn about the cause and outcome of the Viking and Norman invasions.

Romans and Britons
Romans and Britons

All UK Regions History, Romans, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive workshops on the Romans and Britons to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Roman world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.


Outreach
Outreach

London & South East 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.

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

London & South East, North History, Egyptians, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
With the help of the Goddess Isis, unravel the secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll and discover how a Pharaoh would journey to the afterlife.

Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Performing Arts

Sutton who? Sutton Hoo of course! Get ready to dive into the world of the Anglo Saxons. Where did they arrive from? When did they get here? Who were their Gods? One Day Creative answers all your questions through drama and role-play.

Saxons Outreach Program
Saxons Outreach Program

London & South East History, Design Technology, Geography, Saxons, SEN

We can bring the Saxons to you! Bring the Saxons topic alive in your classroom. With our stunning replica artifacts and costumes. Pupils will enjoy using natural materials with creative hands on activities and learn all about the life of the Saxons


Maya Activities and VR Day
Maya Activities and VR Day

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Archaeology, History, Ancient Civilisations

COVID-19 OFFER
Discover the Maya in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR (optional) Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Saxon Workshops
Saxon Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Citizenship, Maths, History, Saxons, Design Technology, SEN

Workshops need to take place in the school dining hall, gym or sports hall. Please allow a minimum of 2 Square Metres of space per student.

Roman Britain Workshop: The Boudiccan Revolt 60AD
Roman Britain Workshop: The Boudiccan Revolt 60AD

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back in time to iron-age Roman Britain. Rumour has it that Camulodunum has been attacked by Boudica and the Iceni, and a revolt has begun. The pupils will learn about the Roman Britain through practical activities, drama and role-play.

Explorers & Polar Regions Workshop & Wow Day
Explorers & Polar Regions Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions Geography, Physical Geography, History, Significant Individuals

Dan Tastic Education brings Exploration to life with incredible Explorer Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by our historical items, props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitat


Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

London & South East, North History, Tudors, Monarchs

COVID-19 OFFER
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!

Vikings and Saxons
Vikings and Saxons

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

COVID-19 OFFER
We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Viking & Saxon workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic team of “performing historians” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.

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

Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

Midlands, South West, North, Wales English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Dance

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of Tudor life through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 15th and 16th century history.


Florence Nightingale Workshop
Florence Nightingale Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Travel back in time with the famous Lady with the Lamp and learn about her life during the Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals.

Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico with PrimeVR! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians

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

COVID-19 OFFER
This fun, absorbing and interactive workshop introduces children to the fascinating and enigmatic world of the ancient Egyptians.

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computing, PSHE, SEN

Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative.


Longship Trading Company Viking & Saxon Workshop
Longship Trading Company Viking & Saxon Workshop

All UK Regions History, SEN, Saxons, Vikings

Longship have been providing Viking & Saxon history workshops in schools since 1992 and we visit schools all over the UK, we average over 200 school workshops per year and have visited 1000's of schools a large number of them book a return visit

Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Greeks

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Ancient Greece 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!

African Dance Workshops
African Dance Workshops

London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year.

Viking Workshop & Wow Day
Viking Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Vikings

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


Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Mary Seacole-Black History Month
Mary Seacole-Black History Month

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire History, worldwar, Significant Individuals

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Romans VR Workshop
Romans VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Romans, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Bring Ancient Rome into your classroom with PrimeVR! Drop your class into the middle of the Colosseum, a Roman battlefield and the Roman Senate! We bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Viking & Saxons Workshop: 878 The Battle of Eðandun
Viking & Saxons Workshop: 878 The Battle of Eðandun

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back in time to Dark-Age Britain. Wessex has been attacked by Guðrum and theGreat Heathen Army, and King Alfred has been driven into the marshes of Somerset. The pupils through a combination of practical making activities, role-play and drama.


Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!
Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire Geography, Human Geography, History, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

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

Designed to stimulate imaginations and excite children and teachers alike, these workshops focus on simple ideas to great effect. Using numbers, counting, shapes and space pupil’s work together to build simple modular forms.

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

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, Art, PSHE

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!

Vikings
Vikings

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Bring the Viking age to life in your own school with authentically-dressed, experienced specialists and high quality artefacts and activities designed to educate, stimulate and inspire follow-on work


Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, South West, North History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
At the Drama Hut, we believe that schools should have affordable access to drama in order to support learning. The Drama Hut was created in order to provide an on-site service that teachers could access, to help bring the curriculum to life. Through

Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Romans

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Roman 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!

World Wars Workshops
World Wars Workshops

All UK Regions History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Our World Wars workshops cover the whole 20th Century but especially WW1 and WW2. Covering everything from Home Guard Training & Home front jobs to Air Raid precautions and Frontline action, our World Wars days put your young people in the action!

Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

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

COVID-19 OFFER
This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire.


Victorian Workshops!
Victorian Workshops!

All UK Regions History, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
From the slums of Victorian London, with children being pickpockets, mudlarks, chimney sweeps & Miners, to the strict Victorian Classroom via our fully operational Railway workshop....our Victorian sessions are without rival!

Life Long Ago
Life Long Ago

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

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

Stone Age
Stone Age

All UK Regions 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.

The Entertaining Egyptian
The Entertaining Egyptian

All UK Regions History, Egyptians, SEN

Professor Trimbold, the acclaimed Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb, decipher the hieroglyphics, prepare priests to worship their Gods & mummify a Pharaoh. Why did they build pyramids? Who knows the riddle of the Sphinx?


Saxon Workshop
Saxon Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greeks

All UK Regions History, Greeks, SEN

So much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ancient Greek interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the world of the Ancient Greeks to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Greek Workshops
Greek Workshops

London & South East, North History, Greeks, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this history workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess of Zeus. who will take the children on a journey to experience life and work in ancient Greece.

Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Tudors, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
With PrimeVR, 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. Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


The Sensational Saxons & Vikings
The Sensational Saxons & Vikings

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

Meet a Lady from Saxon times & learn about her busy life. Listen to the story of Beowulf as he slays Grendel & the Dragon. Row a Viking longboat across the sea to raid Britain. Hear Erik Bloodaxe, the bravest Viking, tell of his heroic adventures.

Viking School Days
Viking School Days

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

At Viking School Days we provide a range of school visits, workshops and online resources. Through a dynamic combination of acting, questioning and role-play we bring the exciting world of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to life in your classroom!

Resourceful Romans
Resourceful Romans

All UK Regions History, Romans, SEN

Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school.

Great British Summer workshops
Great British Summer workshops

All UK Regions History, Dance, Music, Physical Education

Enjoy the Great British Summer with our choice of nostalgic workshops designed to get your children active outdoors. Choose from The Greatest Show - circus skills workshop or Maypole dance workshop and revisit your youth!


Ancient Egypt Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Egypt Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Egyptians

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Ancient Egyptian 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!

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

All UK Regions 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!

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Medieval/Middle Ages
Medieval/Middle Ages

All UK Regions History, Medieval, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Medieval/Middle Ages interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Medieval world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Search by historic period

The history themed workshops above are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..

School History Workshops

Getting school children to really understand and get enthusiastic about events and periods in history can be difficult, especially at Key Stage 1 and 2. Trips to visit museums or stately homes can really help, but not all schools can afford the time or expence, especially if they do not have anything suitable close to the school. Outreach workshops really come into their own by bringing history into the classroom in an engagine and inspiring way.




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