WW2 Homefront Activity Day | School Trips at Murton Park

WW2 Home Front School Activity Day

Exploring what life was like for an evacuee in the early days of the second World War

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Travel Back to the WW2 Home Front

Our classroom and ARP shed at Murton Park provide an authentic and engaging backdrop for students to explore what life was like for evacuees during World War II.

Through a series of interactive activities, students will learn about evacuation, air raid precautions, and daily life during the war.

With exclusive access to the area, 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 life on the WWII Homefront, students will spend the day engaging in a variety of hands-on activities.

Activities include:

Evacuation Process:

Interactive talk from evacuation coordinator about the process.

Gas Mask Drill:

Learn how to properly use a gas mask and understand its importance.

Air Raid Practice:

Practice what to do during an air raid and learn how to stay safe.

Incendiary Bomb Handling:

Understand how to deal with incendiary bombs and the precautions that were taken.

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

And yes, pupils can get all dressed up too. In fact, we encourage.

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 WWII area 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:

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

"As an educational visits coordinator, Murton Park is an easy trip to organise and gives 100% outcome. The staff and pupils have a fantastic day. Murton Park staff are fabulous. Know their stuff and really bring topics alive. This is a trip that pupils remember for a long time". - Old Bank Academy

What teachers and pupils say

"The staff were fantastic in catering to our allergies and SEN needs. The day was well planned, ran incredibly smoothly and the staff could not have done more to help us. The children reported that the staff were incredible, that they were really engaging and played their characters incredibly well. It linked perfectly to our history topic and covered a large amount of our lesson content in an engaging way. The children were incredibly engrossed and it was a fantastic experience". - Woodthorpe Primary School

What teachers and pupils say

"Great activities. Great information from adults leading. Suitable and appreciated humour for adults! Children had a lot of fun and have recapped knowledge they already had and have gained a lot extra". - Copley Junior School

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