Danelaw Dark Age Village is a unique educational environment that is designed to support the study of life in Saxon, Viking or Medieval England (It is essential that the period focus for the day is specified in advance). Comprising a number of houses, workshops and fields, the village offers an atmospheric learning environment within which children of all abilities can immerse themselves in the chosen topic.
A range of themed visits are available, either as full village days led by a team of our living history interpreters or as ‘Dark Age Explorer’ days led by a single member of our team (please see the separate Explorer Day page for further details).
Period-appropriate costumes are provided and children carry out a range of activities as the villagers of a Dark Ages Settlement. These vary with the type of day booked but may include grinding wheat, weapons training (with blunt, dummy weapons), guard duty, pottery, field and house work. Various visitors arrive during the day to create role play scenarios.
Please Note: We do not have any catering facilities, so all children and adults will need a packed lunch.