Prehistoric Activity Day | School Trips at Murton Park

Prehistoric Activity Day

Exploring what life was like for our distant ancestors

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Travel back thousands of years

Our Prehistoric village, on-site at Murton Park, is an authentic and engaging backdrop for pupils to explore what life was like for our distant ancestors.

Through a series of interactive activities, pupils will learn about early human societies, their tools, and their daily life.

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 that sets the scene and introduces the key concepts of the prehistoric era, students will spend the day living and working in our prehistoric village.

Activities include:

Clay Pottery:

Create early types of clay pottery and understand its importance in daily life.

Food Preparation:

Discover which crops were grown and learn how grain was ground to make flour.

Prehistoric Art:

Try your hand at creating art using techniques that time forgot.

Tools of the Time:

Handle replica objects that provide insight into prehistoric life.

Hunting Skills:

Learn the essential skills of hunting that were crucial for survival.

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

And yes, students can get all dressed up too. In fact, we encourage it and provide a rail of costumes to try on for size.

Everything you need to know

Timeline on the day

10am arrival – 3pm depart


Starts from £18 per student (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 36

Exclusive access

There will be no other schools using the Pre-historic village at the time of your booking

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:

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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

"The Stone Age village was very well thought out and all of the activities were interactive and relevant to our topic. It was the perfect taster of the Stone Age". - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School

What teachers and pupils say

"Everything was fabulous about our day. The staff were very welcoming and had thought of EVERYTHING we needed and they ran the day seamlessly. I have never been on a school trip with such good organisation. The staff were brilliant with the children. They were relaxed and had fun but knew how to support the children so that they still learned. Could not fault the day at all. Thank you!". - Kirkby Malzeard CE Primary School

What teachers and pupils say

"This is my fourth visit as a teacher and I have loved it just as much this time as I did the first time. The learning is really engaging. "Mammoth" as he was called on the day is a fabulous host and is knowledgeable about the topic. The children enjoyed all the different activities that were on the Stone Age especially the hunting. I have learnt something new every year!". - Hummersea Primary School

What teachers and pupils say

"‘Arrow’ was fantastic with how she delivered the knowledge to the children. She identified children who needed additional guidance and helped them throughout the day. Communication with school staff from her was also great". - Wheatcroft CP School

What teachers and pupils say

"The children were engaged and inspired and their learning was deep and purposeful. Keith was very knowledgeable and was excellent with the children and supported SEN very well. The children were spellbound during the story. An extra thank you for coping with our numbers. The hot drink for the staff was much appreciated and very rare on school trips. WE would recommend this to other settings. We liked being contained and it all felt very safe. Excellent resources and activities. The children appreciated the hands on learning. The hunting was wonderful. The costumes made it so real". - CarltonFaceby and Bilsdale Federation

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