Prehistory Explorer

Prehistory Explorer

Immerse Your Class in Prehistory and Sleep in a Roundhouse!

2 Day 1 Night Residential School Trip

Amaze your pupils, organise a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend the night in a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse, sleep snugly under the thatched roof and awake to the morning chorus!

Experience how our ancestors lived, practising everyday jobs from hunting and gathering in the woods to wattling fences and watching  primitive skills demos from Friction Fire Lighting to Flint Knapping.  Sit down to a tasty dinner, before enjoying an evening of traditional games and crafts from Bronze Age pottery to making Celtic Dreamcatchers.

Explore the woodlands by night on the bat walk and then let our storytellers take you to a time of heroes and giants with traditional storytelling around the fire. As the sun goes down, return to your cosy roundhouse to rest after your busy day of hands-on activity around the Prehistory settlement.  Refreshed after a healthy breakfast, experience life as Iron Age Warriors, learning the art of Archery and solve the riddles on the Quest, earning gold coins as your clan completes different challenges.

We have five brand new 6m diameter roundhouses that are packed with modern comforts including: radiator heating, WiFi, electricity, lighting, painted insulated floor and walls, each one has a set of soft gym mats to cover the floor so the children have a comfortable night’s sleep in their sleeping bags. Each roundhouse sleeps 12 to 14 pupils on comfortable matting on the floor. We provide guest beds for teachers in bell tents with complimentary tea and coffee during your trip!

Typical Programme

Day 1 Stone Age 10am-3pm

  • Friction Fire Lighting
  • Den building
  • Flint talk and Soap Arrow Heads
  • Hunting in the woods
  • Gathering and cooking
  • Wattle Fencing and Dyeing with Herbs

Evening Games

  • Orienteering
  • Field Games
  • Team Building
  • Pottery
  • Roasting Marshmallows
  • Celtic Dreamcatchers
  • Story
  • Bat Walk

Typical Menu

  • Dinner including Cheesy Pasta, Jacket Potatoes, baked beans, carrots/cucumber/ lettuce, dessert.
  • Continental Breakfast including yoghurt, croissant, juices, cereals
  • Mid Morning Snack of citrus fruit and flapjack
  • Packed Lunch with Cheese/Tuna/Ham roll, crisps and a snack

Day 2 Iron Age Warrior 10am-2.30pm

  • Woodland Quest
  • Warrior Headbands and Face Painting
  • Target Archery
  • Warrior Demonstration
  • Trade and Barter

A sample programme

 

“The booking system was excellent and the information provided prior to our residential was above and beyond… The best aspect included enough teacher time and breaks, well organised roundhouses, excellent food and all activities were superb. Pedagogically historical knowledge was much improved!” – Laura Elliman, St Catherines, May 2018

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip. The children had an AMAZING time and we loved it too. It was so well organised, the site is beautiful and all the staff were enthusiastic and welcoming. Thank you!…We would love to book for next year.” Georgie Allen, Holy Trinity, July 2018

£119 / Student

Adult Helpers £20/adult/night
Including evening meal and breakfast plus the second day’s packed lunch AND all the exciting prehistory learning activities during your two days!
Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children
£500 non refundable deposit payable 12 term time weeks before
Minimum 25 pupils

An experience that brings history to life

Brilliant Residentials

School trips with an overnight stay can be life changing experiences for young people.

We are campaigning for Brilliant Residentials to enable more young people to experience more high-quality residentials, which can lead to improved resilience, relationships, achievement and brighter, brilliant futures for young people.

Hands-on education

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One of the best aspects of the residential was that the children were able to take part in practical activities. The children benefited most from working as a team and learning with practical tasks in the outdoors

- Miss Lincoln

Teacher, St Nicholas

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Celtic Harmony Camp
Brickendon Lane
Brickendon
Hertfordshire
SG13 8NY

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(01438) 718 543

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