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“…A fun interactive workshop that really enthused the children…”

Torkington Primary, Stockport

“The children were transported back in time as soon as they put on their costumes and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.”

Aughton St. Michael's CE Primary


Frequently Asked Questions…

How do schools fund the costume hire and workshops?
A lot of our schools choose a ‘Real History Experience’ instead of a school trip and pay by voluntary parental contribution. Many parents prefer to pay for our service as it is considerably less expensive, time-consuming and stressful than buying/making costumes themselves, hiring from a shop and funding coach fare. Some of our schools pay through PTA or school budget or a combination of sources.

What information do you need to provide a price?                          
In order to provide options and prices we need to know: -  school name and postcode, age of children, number of children & classes involved and when you are planning to have a workshop.   ( which half-term or specific month ).

Do you provide further information about the workshops?   
Following an enquiry, we send out a more detailed overview of the workshop you are interested in, options and prices and availability. We also provide costumed character lists, proposed detailed schedule for the workshop/s and a hall or room layout plan, so that you know exactly what to expect & how your session will run and be organised.

Which areas do you cover?
We work in Lancashire, Wigan, Sefton, St. Helens, Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, & North Wales. We do sometimes travel further eg. Cumbria & West Yorkshire – but not as far as the South of England. We are based in West Lancashire.

Links to external organisations


Photographs of the Ancient Egypt Workshops.


A one stop shop for schools to bring history alive in the classroom.


Private tuition for primary school children.


The history and heritage accommodation guide. (The 2015 Traders Market historical groups available for public and school displays.)                                                       


For Medieval Reproduction Artworks and Wooden Items.


Contact: Debbie Ashby (B.Ed) or Malcolm Ashby (BA, Cert.Ed) Tel: 01704 895494 Email: realhistoryhire@aol.com