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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

Workshops can be self-run or led by us – with or without costume hire.         

Victorian Servants Role-Play & Artefacts Workshop  NEW!
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… This is a very popular, fun workshop!

An ideal workshop for KS1 TOYS IN THE PAST!

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 Workshop

• Rag-Rugging
• Weaving
• ‘Wedgwood’ Plaque
• ‘William Morris’ Tile
• Straw Weaving
• Pen & Ink
• Marbling


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