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Viking Workshops for Primary Schools

A Real Viking in your classroom! Interactive, fun and authentic day workshops

Book an unforgettable Viking Workshop with Marvellous History! A "real Viking" brings history to life in your classroom. Children will explore authentic replica artifacts and love the interactive and practical activities. Drama, role play, games and crafts allow children to “live” in the past, encouraging creative and imaginative follow up work. Up to 90 children per workshop with no parent helpers required! We are fully insured to £10M, and all our workshops leaders are DBS checked, trained in Safeguarding and carry a photo ID card. We’ll also provide a full risk assessment, our safeguarding policy and insurance documents, so you can be sure children will be safe during their experience. Experience a workshop tailored to your school, your children and your topic.


We take the whole group for the full day, and each activity session is usually around 30 mins long. We work around your existing timetable.

Age Groups

Y1 - Y6, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Interactive and fun

We believe children learn best by doing! Our sessions are interactive and fun, and we use role play, drama, quizzes, exploration and creative activities to get children to feel what it was like living in the past. Specially designed activities that favour practical activities over "show and tell", and get the maximum information across in the most fun and engaging way. Children won't even realise they're learning!

Children in a Viking Shield Wall at Marvellous History Viking Workshop

Hands-on Sessions with Artifacts to Explore

Replica artifacts from genuine historical sources, made from traditional materials. Children can handle and explore things they would only see behind glass in a museum! Investigating objects using all their senses gets facts to stick and makes for great creative follow up work

Viking artifacts on a Marvellous History Viking Workshop display

Costumed characters

We arrive in fully authentic clothing based on historical evidence, to really make a splash! We also suggest that you make it a dressing up day, so that children really get into the part. We can supply dressing up sheets for home made costume so there doesn't need to be any extra cost for the parents!

Children taking pa


Prices start at:
£375 for one class
£500 for two classes
£600 for three classes
All prices ex VAT and ULEZ/CAZ/parking if applicable.
Larger groups possible - please get in touch
Discounts available for small groups or multiple group bookings


What did you like about the workshop? Class answer: "all of it, especially when he tried to chop us or make us jump", "I like when he scared us half to death when he jumped at us" Teacher: the children really enjoyed the whole day, they learnt and retained a mass of information and got a better understanding of the Norsemen's lifestyle. I also appreciated touching on wider related subjects such as slavery and ethic living. The presentation was interactive and lively. Will book for next year!

Christine Langford, Camulos Academy

The children all enjoyed participating in creating a shield wall and re-enacting going into battle, the Viking burial, writing their names in runes and being archaeologists, finding out what different artefacts were used for. Ash was very understanding of the age of the children and made sure he didn't frighten them. The lessons/activities were all made age appropriate for our KS1 pupils. A very exciting and educational day had by all at Kents Hill Infant Academy. Thank you!

Kellie Toogood, Kents Hill Infant Academy

The workshop was amazing! Nic the Viking really engaged the children, kept them moving and allowed them to touch most of the artefacts. Our children were fully focused and asked many great questions.

Liz Cannock, St Peter's Primary School


About This Provider (Marvellous History Ltd)
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Head Office: Marvellous History Ltd, Redgrave, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 1RY

Working with some of the best and most experienced professionals around the country, Marvellous History provides workshops from the Stone Age right through to World War II. Engaging, informative and interactive, our "real" characters from history bring history to life with authentic replica artifacts, games, crafts, drama and role play.

All we need from you is a suitable space for the number of children (ideally the hall so that we can move around), a couple of tables for our display, somewhere for our visitors to change and take a break, and a parking space.
Available Regions

Locations in England
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Locations in Wales
Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Flintshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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