Anglo-Saxon Activity Day | School Trips at Murton Park

Anglo-Saxon Activity Day

Exploring what life was like for Saxon settler

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Travel Back to the Saxon Age

Our village at Murton Park provides an authentic and engaging backdrop for students to explore what life was like for Saxon settlers.

Through a series of interactive activities, students will learn about Saxon society, their daily lives, and the threats they faced from Viking invasions.

With exclusive access to the village, your group will dive deep into history in a way that’s fully immersive, memorable, and fun.

The itinerary

After an introductory talk by the abbot or abbess, students will learn about where the Saxons came from and why they settled in Britain. They will discuss the societal structure, including the roles of kings, thanes, churls, and slaves, as well as the importance of Christianity.

Activities include:

Candle Dipping:

Learn the traditional method of making candles.

Writing Techniques:

Decorate pages using techniques from the Saxon period.

Saxon Society:

Understand the hierarchy and daily life of Saxon settlers.

Guard Duty:

Learn how to defend the settlement against potential Viking attacks.

Fun Games:

Play a traditional Saxon game that involves matching pairs of numbers and chance.

Under Attack:

Experience a Viking raid and gain insights into the differences between Saxon settlers and Vikings.

This full-day, immersive experience runs from 10am to 3pm.

And yes, pupils can get all dressed up too. In fact, we encourage it and even provide costumes.

Everything you need to know

Timeline on the day

10am arrival – 3pm depart


Starts from £18 per pupil (excluding VAT)

Fun extras

School goody bags from £2.60 per child


Min 4 adult leaders required. Groups 40+ pupils = 1 x additional adult for every 10 pupils

Group size

Minimum group size 24, maximum 65

Access to the village

You may see another school on the other side of the village doing a Viking Discovery trip but they will never share your space. That is yours for the day!

How to book

Want to secure your school trip at Murton Park? Here’s what you need to know:

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Choose your day

Head to our booking calendar and pay your 25% deposit to secure your chosen day (we’ll send you a VAT receipt for your deposit).  You will then receive an invoice for your final balance.

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The pre-trip paperwork (we promise we’ve made it easy!)

You’ll receive all the info you need before your class visits. And if you’re ahead of the game, you can download your risk assessment below:

Risk Assessment
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Visit us + go down in history

You’ll be welcomed by our friendly team on the day who are on-hand to support you. We can’t wait to bring a chapter of history to life for your class!

What teachers and pupils say

"Children learn about a topic best when they are doing, not sitting in the confines of a classroom. The setting and staff knowledge were all excellent and our children loved the experience". - Alverthorpe St Paul’s CE (VA) School

What teachers and pupils say

"The children were kept engaged throughout the day. The session leader was incredibly knowledgeable and had great control over the session. There was a great variety of activities for the children to take part in and the session leaders understood and adapted to the group well". - Buckstones Primary School

What teachers and pupils say

"I think it supported the learning greatly. We visited after teaching Saxons and the information was spot on and a great refresher for our children". - Westminster C of E

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