Immersive Historical Re-enactments

historical re-enctments for schools


Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

The focus is on 'Learning through Doing'. You wouldn't hire us to deliver sessions in formats you can deliver yourself in school..... we are here to engage, inspire and wow your students by putting them physically 'within' the subject.

We do this with our outstanding activities, storylines and unparalleled resources. Sessions are designed so that knowledge absorption & retention become the valuable by-products of our hands-on, immersive approach.

These workshops encourage different types of interaction and participation so your young people get the very best out of the visit


These sessions are almost entirely active with young people taking part in the historial activity by learning the skill and then doing it

Just to say many thanks for a great day! The children clearly loved it (even the bolshy ones!) and it was a
brilliant, imaginative way to bring the Middle Ages to life.
Aldwickbury School, Wheathampstead


These sessions are fully immersive by having the young people act out set pieces, become historical figures and role play alongside the 'in-character' instructors

You visited us earlier this year for our Yr 3 Roman Topic. We loved it and the children couldn’t stop talking about it afterward so we’d like to book again!
Howitt Primary, Heanor


The backbone of these sessions in young people using information and role play to examine differences and similarities both between historical cultures and our modern world.

We booked this for our Medieval Curriculum day in January for our Year 4s. It absolutely blew us away... they were keen, professional and exciting and the children just loved them. We had no idea we could have Archery in our school hall but it was just fantastic. Really good value for money and we'll definitely be booking
Oasis Primary, Scunthorpe


These sessions are characterised by the instructors setting the scene and providing props, equipment and resources for young people to explore their own problem-solving and creativity. The outcome is fluid every time.

The Trebuchet Kits are fantastic....I LOVE them! Thank you so much for making them and bringing them down. The Castle Manager came to see them and has ordered 3 more, which speaks volumes.
Cardiff Castle


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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 the school playground, field or Hall!

Session 2 – Hunter Gatherers:
With a range of Stone Age tools and weapons, students try to master a host of skills that enabled our ancestors to survive and thrive in varied environments. From natural cord making to Archery and Spear skills, this session delivers hands-on learning like no other.

Session 3 – Gods & Nature:
This session examines the link between nature and religion as students prepare natural materials for cave painting and ceremonial use and undertake a ritual painting to call the gods for a successful hunt

Key Learning Areas:

• Neolithic technology and tools
• Prehistoric religion and beliefs
• Basic Hunter Gatherer skills
• Everyday Neolithic life

From Stone to Steel: Britain’s Waves of Invasion (KS2-3)

Session 1 – Stone to Steel: Cultural Invasion

An action-packed session introducing the identity of tribe and clan and exploring first contact with a new culture. Students will barter, trade and use diplomacy to understand how cultures like the Celts and the Ancient Britons assimilated

Session 2 – Assimilate or Conquest: Forced Invasion

This session examines the more forceful and definite face of invasion and how it affected the British Tribes. An action packed session showing how the unified Romans conquered the disparate Celtic tribes.

Session 3 – Belief & Power: Religious Invasion

A fantastic learning opportunity, this session explores the pagan beliefs of the many people of Britain from the Ancient Britons to the Celts, Romans, Vikings, Saxons and Normans and how each evolved to be superseded by Christianity

Key Learning Areas:

• Understanding Chronology
• How Britain changed over time and why
• How invasions shaped Britain
• Understanding cultural interaction and integration

Roman Britannia: The Last Frontier (KS2-3)

Session 1 – Veni, Vidi, Vici: The Return

This session examines why the Romans came to Britain and compares and contrasts the differences between the Romans and Celtic tribes they met. Your students become the characters in this interactive and comic session.

Session 2 – Rome – The Army Needs You

A two-part completely immersive session where students become army recruits, drill & train, shoot artillery and learn the discipline of Roman legionaries.

Session 3 – Bread & Circuses

One of our signature sessions, with the use of cutting-edge props and scene setting we recreate the mayhem and madness of the Arena and why it played such an important part in the Roman Empire.

Key Learning Areas:

• The power of the Roman Army
• Contrasting the Romans and Celts
• British resistance
• Rome’s impact on Britain
• Invasion & Conquest

1066 – The Year of 4 Kings (KS2-3)

Session 1 – The Rise of the Godwinssons

This session sets the scene by examining the power vacuum left by Edward the Confessor, the meeting of Harold and William and the failure of Tostig.

Session 2 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge

Students learn to train in the shield wall, Saxon against Viking, re-enact the set piece battle and how the Saxons prepared for battle.

Session 3 – The Battle of Hastings

A full set-piece, costumed and live re-enactment of the battle with all the detail and key turning points acted out by the young people themselves

Key Learning Areas:

• The Viking & Saxon struggle
• The Norman Invasion
• Anglo Saxon law
• Anglo-Norman Politics
• Battlefield leadership

Knights, Castles & Chivalry (KS1-3)

Session 1 – Castles & Catapults

Students learn the construction and deployment of castles as they plan, build and test the quality of their own

Session 2 – Weapons & Warfare

This 2-part session looks at weapons, arms and armour in both close battlefield combat and siege warfare as students
can try on, use and shoot our rare range of weaponry.

Session 3 – Courts & Chivalry
A wonderfully diverse session examining the concepts of knightly valour, court etiquette and chivalry. Students enact
the process of knighting, tournament competition and courtly rituals.

Key Learning Areas:

• Changes in Social History
• Development of Society in the Middle Ages
• The Castle Building era
• Status and class distinctions

Forces, Physics and Energy: The Science of Ancient Artillery (KS2- 3)

Session 1 – Immense Forces

Students compare and contrast how different types of Ancient Artillery operate and the forces that make them work. Torsion, Tension and Gravity powered siege machines are used.

Session 2 – Exciting Energy

This session uses a range of Artillery weapons to investigate how energy is created, stored and released to produce a devastating end result.

Session 3 – Creative Constructions

This materials-focused session investigates how these siege machines are constructed, what they are made of and why.
Students are given the unique opportunity to construct their own siege machines from scratch.

Key Learning Areas:

• Setting up practical enquiries and comparatives
• Understanding Forces in a practical setting
• Understanding and application of levers
• Gathering, recording and presenting data

Immersive Historical Re-enactments


No. of sessions

Group Size


Costs ex VAT




Full Learning Day





1 Class (30)

2 Classes (60)

3 Classes (90)






from £350

from £550

from £750



Large outdoor festivals

  1. These activities will engage anywhere between 500-700 people per day
  2. Each area is fully dressed with medieval tents, flags and banners
  3. All instructors are in full medieval costume
  4. All activities have an age range of 5+
  5. Set up the day before to ensure everything is safety tested
  6. Space required 2 x 20m x 20m areas, ideally barried off with fencing
  7. No power required
  • Mini Medieval Acitivities, with 2 different activity areas providing 4 different experiences:
    • Have-a-go Longbow Archery and Crossbows
    • Have-a-go Ancient Artillery
    • Warrior Training - medieval sword school
      • 20 min drop in session, every 40 minutes
    • Barbaric Battles - kids and parents battle re-enactment with foam weapons
      • 30 min drop in session, up to 4 per day

Costs for above package

  • £2500 + VAT per day
  • £4000 + VAT for 2 days
  • Weekly and monthly hire available

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