Prehistory Explorer

Immerse Your Class in Prehistory and Sleep in a Roundhouse!

2 Day 1 Night Residential School Trip

Amaze your pupils, organise a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend the night in a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse, sleep snugly under the thatched roof and awake to the morning chorus on an outdoor residential!

Experience how our ancestors lived, practising everyday jobs from hunting and gathering in the woods to wattling fences and watching  primitive skills demos from Friction Fire Lighting to Flint Knapping.  Sit down to a tasty dinner, before enjoying an evening of traditional games and crafts from Bronze Age pottery to making Celtic Dreamcatchers.

Explore the woodlands by night on the bat walk and then let our storytellers take you to a time of heroes and giants with traditional storytelling around the fire. As the sun goes down, return to your cosy roundhouse to rest after your busy day of hands-on activity around the Prehistory settlement.  Refreshed after a healthy breakfast, experience life as Iron Age Warriors, learning the art of Archery and solve the riddles on the Quest, earning gold coins as your clan completes different challenges.

We have five 6m diameter roundhouses that are packed with modern comforts including: radiator heating, WiFi, electricity, lighting, painted insulated floor and walls, each one has a set of soft gym mats to cover the floor so the children have a comfortable night’s sleep in their sleeping bags on this outdoor residential. Each roundhouse sleeps 12 to 14 pupils on comfortable matting on the floor. We provide guest beds for teachers in bell tents with complimentary tea and coffee during your trip!

Typical Programme

Day 1 Stone Age 10am-3pm

  • Friction Fire Lighting
  • Den building
  • Flint talk and Soap Arrow Heads
  • Hunting in the woods
  • Gathering and cooking
  • Wattle Fencing and Dyeing with Herbs

Evening Games

  • Orienteering
  • Field Games
  • Team Building
  • Pottery
  • Roasting Marshmallows
  • Celtic Dreamcatchers
  • Story
  • Bat Walk

Dinner and Dietary Requirements

  • The dinner for Day 1 will be a BBQ or Pasta and Jacket potatoes.
  • In the morning you will enjoy a continental Breakfast including yoghurt, croissant, juices and cereals
  • We can accomodate dietary requirements such as vegan or gluten free. After booking you will receive a full teachers pack with a proposed menu and you can let us know your dietary needs or preferences.

Day 2 Iron Age Warrior 10am-2.30pm

  • Woodland Quest
  • Warrior Headbands and Face Painting
  • Target Archery
  • Warrior Demonstration
  • Trade and Barter

A sample programme

“We love it here. Staff are excellent, activities really well run & we are well looked after!” Rachel Parry, Butlers Court, 24-25/5/23

“Thank you for a lovely trip and children really enjoyed the food, we look forward to returning next year.” Kerry Davies, St Albans High School for Girls, 14-15/6/23

“Thank you to you all – you are all fabulous!” Applecroft, 28-29/09/2023

£169 / Student

Adult Helpers £40/adult/night
Including meal and breakfast

Exciting prehistory learning activities during your two days
Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children
£500 non refundable deposit payable at booking
Minimum 25 pupils

Celtic Harmony is an education charity which aims to enable children to benefit from the Prehistory Experience.

We cannot ensure exclusivity during the residential visits, there could be another school on-site overnight during your stay.

Pupils are accommodated in roundhouses and teachers in bell tents and possibly roundhouses if available.

An experience that brings history to life

Brilliant Residentials

School trips with an overnight stay can be life changing experiences for young people.

We are campaigning for Brilliant Residentials to enable more young people to experience more high-quality residentials, which can lead to improved resilience, relationships, achievement and brighter, brilliant futures for young people.

Hands-on education

One of the best aspects of the residential was that the children were able to take part in practical activities. The children benefited most from working as a team and learning with practical tasks in the outdoors
- Miss Lincoln

Teacher, St Nicholas

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Brickendon Lane
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