Dark Age Explorer

Dark Age Explorer activity days run from 10.00 till 14.00 for groups of up to 34 (and 4 adults free of charge). Led by one costumed member of our Living History team, these days support the study of life in Viking OR Saxon Britain   Our member of staff directly leads the battle training activity and the others will be led by your accompanying staff.

There are a number of other ‘workshop’ buildings in your area of the village where the children (and adults) will perform a variety of tasks. The indoor workshops are set up for the following range of activities:

  • 1) The Lord’s House
    The children will have the opportunity to examine and sketch a range of replica artefacts in an authentic real-life setting.
  • 2) The Pottery Shop
    The children will have the opportunity to make a clay oil lamp – an essential household item in the absence of any other form of artificial lighting.
  • 3) The Workshop
    Where the children will learn to make and play a period board game.
  • 4) The Battle Training Area
    Where the children will learn the rudiments of battle tactics and how to defend their village (using dummy weapons!).

Please note: Activities may be amended to reflect prevailing weather conditions.

Most of the day will take place under cover, but it is still essential that children are appropriately dressed and prepared for the weather.

Charges: An Explorer day costs £11.00 per child. (Minimum charges apply for groups under 22 pupils).

Further information:

Click here for a printable information sheet giving further  details of the Explorer Day.

Click here for a copy of our in-house risk assessment for the Explorer Day