Iron Age Farmer Day

Activity Overview

Transform your pupils into early farmers for the day at the biggest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in Britain!

Immerse your pupils in the unique experience of living life as a member of the Catuvellauni tribe: making bread, weaving clothing and more! This practical day trip is a brilliant way to increase awareness of how our ancient ancestors lived off the land.

Experience changes in Britain in the Iron Age with this trip bringing to life Celtic farmers and their culture.

  • Grind Grain on Quern Stones to Make Bread
  • Weave Yarn on Warp Weighted Looms
  • Make your own Torc Bracelets with Twisted Yarn and Dye them using Natural Materials
  • Prepare a soup from foraged plants and herbs for cooking
  • Trade and Barter

“All the activities were great – good terminology was used and the children learnt a lot! Gwen was great with the children and [met] our high expectations.” Robyn Jones, Wormley Primary School, 13/9/23

“All of it was relevant to our topic, it really puts it into context. It was a great day, thank you, the kids loved it!” Cathy Otway, Colney Heath Primary School, 31/10/23

“Weaving, soup making with herbs and trading were all thoroughly enjoyable activities that related to classroom learning. Brynmor was very good with the children and had a wonderful energy!” Mrs Horner & Miss Tungamirai, Pixmore Junior School, 14/11/23

“Yet another fantastic day, we have been coming for decades and even our Year 6s still comment that this was their favourite Primary trip. All of the actvities benefitted the children’s learning and many of them were commenting on what life would have been like if they were a Celt.” Shelley Dench, Bernards Heath Junior School, 21/11/23

FSM Pupils Go Free! Valid Until July 2024

100% bursary for Free School Meal pupils guaranteed in four simple steps :

1. Complete the booking form for your trip by clicking the button below
2. Download the bursary form here and email to Celtic Harmony so we can confirm your bursary
3. When Celtic Harmony invoices your school, pay for your trip
4. Once the trip has been paid for Celtic Harmony will transfer your bursary funding to the school bank account

£20 / Student

  • Adult Helpers FREE
  • A full day of hands-on challenges from 10am until 2.30pm/3pm for KS2
  • Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children

KS2 Learning Aims

History

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age: Early Farmers, Skara Brae and Iron Age Farming.

Design and Technology 

Cooking and Nutrition: Where food comes from and food preparation, understanding the principles of a varied and healthy diet.

Science 

Life processes as part of the study of Animals, including humans. An understanding of nutrition and the importance of a varied diet, beneficial microorganisms in yeast.

Citizenship 

Developing confidence and responsibility.

  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
  • Developing relationships.
Weaving on Warp-weighted Looms
Torc Bracelet Making
Quern Stones

£20 / Student

  • Adult Helpers FREE
  • A full day of hands-on challenges from 10am until 2.30pm/3pm for KS2
  • Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children

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Activities were well run and immersive. It was a very well organised day, thank you!

- Esther Horner

Teacher, Pixmore Junior School, Iron Age Farmer Day November 2023

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