Viking and Anglo Saxon Workshops

For Schools, Clubs and Museums

“Just had the most amazing day with Njal. An absolutely action packed superb day! So much hands on experience for the children. An amazing learning experience all packed into one day. We sailed the oceans, fought battles, raided monasteries, made bread, analysed viking hoards , worked on the forge, made linen… the list goes on! Njal was superb. He taught them everything they needed to know about Vikings and more. I will definitely rebook next year. I cannot recommend this enriching experience highly enough!! It’s a must!”

~Sara Peters, Autumn 2015

 

NEW VISITORS FOR 2016

 

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Viking School Visits have joined forces with Hildsvin Re-enactment Group to provide visits in Devon, Cornwall and the West Country!

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Hildsvin’s members are mostly based in Devon, Somerset & South Gloucestershire and they are a non-profit making group who are active member of “The Vikings!” Re-enactment society. Hildsvin’s aim is to provide an educational and entertaining portrayal of this tumultuous period in our nation’s past, with equal emphasis on daily life as well as the more warlike aspects of the age. They can equally represent Vikings or Anglo-Saxons.

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Hildsvin can also offer a very special and unique experience to schools who can accommodate it: children can meet Odin’s two wolves (or rather wolf-dogs) and a raven! Hildsvin have two beautiful, tame, and safe wolf-dog hybrids, and Munin the Raven, all owned and handled by animal professional Andrew Johnson. If you are interested in details of this very special visit, then please contact us.
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“Thank you for providing us with such an amazing invaders day yesterday. The children loved every single minute of it and we were all in awe that you could command such attention and admiration from them for a whole day! We all really, really enjoyed it so thank you for bringing such cheer to the end of term!”
~Fulham Prep School, 2015

With more years experience between us than we can count, Viking School Visits specialise in bringing Viking and Saxon costumed historical interpreters into schools, museums and community groups to run activities around the Viking and Saxon conquests of Britain, bringing the subject to life for your pupils.

“I think the children learned more in one day than we could have taught them in a whole half-term!”
~Kensington Primary, Thornton Heath, 2015

“Very informative and well structured. Lots of topics excellently covered in a short space of time with fantastic resources and artefacts. Worksheets were excellent and simple for me to use at a later date. A fantastic day which pupils could all access, they learnt a vast amount and were buzzing with excitement throughout the day.”
~Stakesby Community Primary, Whitby,2015

“I am writing to say a huge thank you to you and Julia for the amazing day last week. The effort, energy and passion that you both put into all of the activities was incredible; you had the children engaged, enthused and, at some points, spellbound!”
~Hamsey Green Primary, Surrey, 2015

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“The day was perfect, the kids consolidated previous knowledge and learnt so much. Very impressed. All children engaged. Excellent day!”
~Carr Manor Primary, Leeds – visited 2013, 2014

Our visitors are professionals and therefore stay up to date with the latest research in Early Medieval history.  We pride ourselves on being able to provide an authentic yet accessible experience to children and adults of all ages.

Activities are varied and fun, covering all aspects of Viking life from warfare to weaving, conquest to childcare, and we always make sure to dispel any myths along the way!

“We had a fantastic day – the children have all written you letters which I just need to post. We had open evening last night and all the parents were full of praise for how much the kids had enjoyed the day and how much they had learned – thank you again!”
~Ryarsh School, Kent, visited in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

For more details of what a day involves, click on the school visits link above, or contact us to talk about your requirements and to get a no obligation quote.

We can boast a long string of satisfied customers with many schools and groups inviting us back year on year.  References can be provided by request or click here for some testimonials.

“Wonderful!  So informative and such a lively presenter – one of our favourite talks of the year!  The clients are still talking about it” – Trinity Family Centre Pensioners Group, Southend, visited 2012, 2013, 2014

We are fully insured and CRB/DBS checked, and we cover the north, south and east of England from the Borders to the south coast. Other areas may be possible by special arrangement – please email for details.

” The delivery was engaging and exciting, covering a whole range of topic foci across three classes work. There was an excellent range of vocabulary used in context where the children could understand it’s meaning. Childrens misconceptions were addressed tactfully and concisely, encouraging them to develop thinking and reasoning skills throughout the day. We will be highly recommending the event to anyone with an interest in history. We cannot describe just how much the children ( and adults ) took from the day. Thank you!!!”
Mrs Dodsworth, Thorpe Willoughby Primary School, Selby