Viking School Visits cover Scotland and England from the Shetlands to Land’s End. Most of our experienced historical interpreters are members of various societies including ‘The Vikings!’, the UK’s oldest and largest historical re-enactment society, with over 1000 members nationwide.
Our visitors have many years classroom experience between them, and are CRB/DBS checked and fully insured, so you can be sure that your pupils are in safe hands.
Because we specialise only in the Early Middle Ages (Dark Ages) between the end of the Roman occupation in 410AD and the Battle of Hastings in 1066, we can offer far greater specialist knowledge than some other organisations. We take our authenticity very seriously, ensuring that all the knowledge and activities we share with our audiences are backed up from academic sources. We constantly update our research, keeping abreast of the latest discoveries and theories.
We visit the Viking homelands, travelling through Norway, Sweden and Denmark researching the key sites and finds first hand both in the UK and as far afield as Iceland and Canada.
We have slept in longhouses, rowed Viking ships, baked our own bread, made butter and cheese, brewed our own mead, spun our own wool and sewn our own clothes.
Our experiences enable us to relate tales from first hand experience about life in the Viking times.
Thank you to Dave for a wonderful Anglo Saxon day, the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it – it was fab!”
The children had a wonderful day and learned so much from it!”
As well as our own visitors, we also work with trusted, reliable partner companies. This allows us to provide a more reliable service, and have specialists in particular areas on board for those organisations that require it. We can also offer different styles, characters, and approaches to the subject depending on schools’ needs.
While we specialise in Vikings and Anglo Saxons, our partners are available for visits from other time periods from the Stone Age right up to the 1960s! So if you’re craving a caveman, requiring a Roman, or trawling for a Tudor, click through to their websites to see what they can offer.
Black Knight HistoricalIan Pycroft
Historical Education activities and events demonstrated through from the Stone Age to the 1950’s. We believe that learning should be fun, so we use our knowledge and skills to take children and adults of all ages on an exciting journey of discovery into the past.
“Just wanted to drop a quick message to thank you once again for such an amazing experience. To see all our pupils and staff so enthused by your input was very special. The head has already given approval for future visits so I’ll be in touch with regards to that soon!” Whaplode School Viking Day – Lincs
Steamhorse InteractiveTom Armstrong-Frost
We are a small team of dedicated individuals who work together with you and your school or organisation to bring history to life. We believe that children and young adults learn best when they are enjoying themselves, and because of this we aim to make our workshops and presentations as much about fun as they are about education.
“…An absolutely massive thank you for today! It was amazing. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope we might be able to have another visit again soon.
Keep doing these visits!!…” – Rowde Academy KS2 “Vikings”
Gripping HistoryCathy Murphy
Gripping History provides memorable and informative historical school visits for children in EYFS through to Key Stage 3 in East Anglia and the East Midlands. If you are teaching a Unit of Work covering history from prehistory to the 14th century, Gripping History will support you.
“We had the most amazing day today! Thank you for making it such a nice environment and a joy to be part of. The children were so involved, the activities so diverse and the year group sessions in the hall so engaging! Gladstone Park Primary School are big fans :)” – E. Oti, Gladstone Park Primary
SV Educational ServicesTerry Harvey-Chadwick
Characters from history that include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) as a focus for their explanations. What has technology got to do with why the Vikings suddenly exploded out of Scandinavia? Why would many artists and scribes in medieval times also be considered chemists today? Was Alchemy just magic, or was it really proper science? So whether you are a science fair or a historical event, a museum or a school, SV Educational Services is one of the only places where you can mix science and history and find out how they formed the modern world we live in today.
“What a fantastic day we spent finding out all about life as a Viking! The children were thoroughly engaged and enthused about their new topic. As a teacher the opportunity to handle artefacts and develop an understanding of a different time and place in history to our own is invaluable. The experiences the children have had today will no doubt be remembered by them for many years to come. Many Many thanks!” – Nic Ashby, St Catherine’s Catholic Primary, Penrith