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“…Fantastic! Definitely a day I would plan every year!…”

KS1 – Toys in the Past
St. Aidens Primary, Billinge

“The children had a fantastic time and learnt lots! The costumes took us back in time – a real and exciting way to learn about history.”

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary, Southport


Victorian Workshops – KS1 & KS2         

Victorian Morris Dancing Workshop  NEW! 
....children dress as Victorian children and learn & perform traditional North West Morris Dances.                                                                                                             
The North West style of Morris dancing originated in the cotton mill towns and pit villages of the North West of England, where clogs were the usual type of working footwear and where the Morris tradition was performed by men, women and children. Each village or town, mill or coal mine had its own team and its own dance.

Victorian Servants Role-Play & Artefacts Workshop
Children dress in Victorian costumes & prepare for a visit from Queen Victoria – uniform, job titles & duties, rules, washing / ironing, cleaning / polishing, preparing the dining table…..
Which servants will be good enough to be chosen to greet Queen Victoria on her arrival?

Victorian Toys and Games Workshop

Every child is provided with a costume. – 3 sizes are available to cater for 4 to 11 year olds. A wide range of traditional toys and games are provided in sets of 5 – diablo, cup & ball, yo-yo, skipping, spinning tops, card games, trapeze toys, skittles, quoits, croquet, Jacobs ladder, bagatelle… This is a very popular, fun workshop!


Victorian Rag-Rugging

This workshop could be part of the Victorian Servants theme – making a rag-rug for the servants’ quarters or as part of a Victorian Textiles or Victorian Crafts topic.

The children learn how to make a rag-rug using pegs and/or a latch hook depending on age and ability of children. All materials and instructions are provided, ready to use.

Victorian ‘Hands-On’ Craft & Writing Workshop

• Rag-Rugging
• Weaving
• ‘Wedgwood’ Plaque
• ‘William Morris’ Tile
• Writing – Pen & Ink, Slates  


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