Focussing on either the Saxon or Viking time you will take a journey across the northern seas in our full size Viking long ship. After arriving at our Saxon Hall you will learn skills such as brooch making, spinning wool, hurdle and clay pot making. Inside the Hall you will get a sense of what life was like at this time and discover the importance of fire. The children will make overnight shelters using natural materials. A very active and fun filled day bringing the Saxon and Viking times to life.

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 10am – 2.30pm but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations (the exact activities will depend on the topic chosen). We will break for lunch at a suitable time. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly. Some activities are only offered at certain times of the year.

Added value of this course

  • Develop personal skills
  • Have fun
  • Be inspired by a passion for the subject
  • Build friendships

Why Choose Field Studies Council?

  • Expert tuition by fully trained staff

  • Stunning locations across the UK

  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

  • Support before and after your visit

  • Free places for visiting staff