We have welcomed school visits for over 25 years and in that time thousands of children have passed through our gates and enjoyed memorable experiences of the past. About 80% of all our building and maintenance projects are completed by visiting groups and this allows them to gain a greater understanding of the challenges our ancestors faced day to day.
We link your area of study with realistic skills and crafts. Children take part in seasonal and sustainably resourced activities and follow processes unchanged for thousands of years.
Learning incorporates where things come from, how the world has changed and how the seasons affected our ancestors. The overriding focus of any day visit is the allow children to learn by participating in enjoyable activities. The ATC is a working farmstead and as such, the activities available to your group are seasonally determined.
We strongly recommend that school staff have a tour of the site, prior to your school visit. During the planning meeting we will discuss your requirements and design a day based around your topic, which will include three period relevant activities.
A booking form confirming your chosen activities will then be sent to you together with relevant Risk Assessments to ease the planning of your visit.
A summer visit will take place between April and October half term.
A winter visit will take place after October half term and before the Easter Holidays.
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