Viking Activity Day | School Trips at Murton Park

Viking School Activity Day

Exploring what life was like for Viking settlers

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Travel Back to the Viking Age

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

Through a series of interactive activities, pupils will learn about Viking food, games, and daily tasks.

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 Viking life, pupils will spend the day living and working in our Viking village – and prove to the Lord or Lady of the village that they have the necessary skills to be an asset!

Activities include:

Food Preparation:

Discover what Vikings ate and learn how to grind flour.

Fun Games:

Play traditional Viking board games and understand their cultural significance.


Create Viking-style pottery and learn about its role in daily life.

Household Tasks:

Try out typical daily life, bringing the reality of the time period to life.

Guard Duty:

Take turns on guard duty and learn how to defend the village from potential attacks.

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.


Viking Discovery Day

Perfect for smaller school groups (max. 30 pupils) to spend the day learning about life as a Viking settler. Included in the day are the activities listed above apart from Guard Duty. Instead you will see a Viking Long Boat and hear a Viking story come to life. A full day lasts from 10am until 3pm. Click the link below to book for smaller groups.

Viking Discovery Day

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 65 (max. 30 for a Viking Discovery Day)

The Viking 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

"Still one of the best day trips I've led in over 20 years of teaching. It was very well organised, the leaders were fantastic. The day was amended according to the group of children attending. Safeguarding was a high priority. The children learnt lots and had great fun. We will be back!". - Bracken Lane Primary Academy

What teachers and pupils say

"The day was made so fantastic by the Murton Park staff / Vikings! They were engaging, knew how to handle our children and were able to hone in on our children with SEMH / additional needs brilliantly. The activities/content of the day were also very well planned and managed". - East Ardsley Primary Academy

What teachers and pupils say

"Activities were really well thought through and varied. Pitched at great level for age group. All children were fully engaged throughout. The Saga was excellent and a highlight for the class as well as the shield and spear guard training. Staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Ran very smoothly". - George Watson's College

What teachers and pupils say

"The interaction between your staff and pupils was outstanding. The way the characters interacted really absorbed the children into the story and their learning". - Wellgate primary

Need help organising your class visit to Murton Park?

We’re a friendly bunch of historians who are always happy to help!

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