…an affordable, safe alternative to high-cost educational visits…

Creative Curriculum in the Credit Crunch

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“…a very well - presented workshop which captured the imagination of all the children…

Holy Rosary Primary,

“…Terrific! The children were thrilled! You made the Fire of London become ‘great’ in a whole new way…”

Milnthorpe Primary,

“The children had a great time and learnt a vast amount from your interactive delivery…”

Lydiate Primary School

“…Wow! What a wonderful experience. A brilliant way to engage children in learning…”

Newton le Willows Primary,
St. Helens

“…lots of hands-on experience…a wonderful way for children to learn…”

St.John's CE Primary,

“…the costumes, props & workshop delivery was suberb! The children talked about it non-stop!…”

Eccleston Lane Ends Primary,
St. Helens

“Excellent value for money providing lots of activities for the whole school including nursery.”

“The organisation was outstanding! You are a worthy service to history!”

Clayton Brook Primary,


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What we offer

Costumes • Role Play • Dance • Art • Crafts • Music • Enrichment • Fun

Unlike other Living History providers, REAL HISTORY gives teachers an opportunity to hire costumes and resources for self-run workshops, as well as offering workshops presented by a qualified primary teacher with 25 years teaching experience in Foundation, KS1& KS2. This makes prices much more flexible and we can meet a wide range of needs and budgets.

Many of our workshops are linked closely to National Curriculum and QCA and all are INTERACTIVE, EDUCATIONAL, FUN and MEMORABLE.

We provide opportunities for ‘active, play-based and cross-curricular learning’ – perfect for the CREATIVE CURRICULUM for…Single Class, Year Group, Key Stage or Whole School.

Real History Topics

Time-Line – Stone Age to Present Day – NEW!

Dance Through Time Workshops – NEW!

‘Shakespeare’ – Workshops for Shakespeare Week – BOOK EARLY      

The Great Plague 1665         

The Black Death 1348                                                   

William Morris Art / Craft                                

Stone Age

Ancient Egypt

Florence Nightingale

Knights & Castles

Normans & Castles

Homes in the Past (Castle, Victorians)

Traditional Tales  (St. George & The Dragon)
Kings & Queens of the Past
Medieval / Castle Games • Medieval Dance • Medieval Crafts

Tudors – Henry VIII’s Court including ‘Royal Babies’ • Elizabethan Court & the Armada • Tudor Dance • Tudor Games • Tudor Dance & Entertainments

The Great War –  WW1 – 1914-1918  
• 2016 – 100th Anniversary - Battle of the Somme
• 2017 – 100th Anniversary
- Battle of Passchendaele

• School Centenary
Toys in the Past • Play • Victorian Toys & Games • Victorian Children •
Victorian Crafts • Heritage Crafts • Textiles • Victorian Servants •
Victorian Homes • Victorian Manor House • Victorian Washday

Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary – 2016
Stuart Crafts  –  Plague & Fire •
Stuart Dancing (Fire of London) • Fire-Fighting Games •
Fire of London ‘Artefact’ Bags  (History Detectives)

World War Two
WW2 – Role-Play & Artefacts
WW2 Crafts – Peg-Rug, War Medals, VE Day Flags & Favours
WW2 Toys & Games • Holidays at Home • VE Day Celebration

Traditional Toys & Games – School Centenary • Heritage Day •   
Children in the Past….
Local Study / Heritage Day – WW2, Victorians,
1950’s Post-War Britain Queen Elizabeth II


Workshops can be presented with or without costume hire and can be designed or adapted according to the age and number of children and your particular focus.                                                             

• Knights & Castles– adapted for Royal Wedding / Coronation theme or Traditional Tales focus
• Henry VIII & His 6 Wives – adapted for Royal Wedding / Royal Jubilee or Coronation theme
• Elizabethan or Victorian Servants – adapted for a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee theme        
• Victorian Toys & Games – adapted for a Design & Technology topic on Designing a Toy 
• Victorian Textiles – as part of an Art & Design / Design &Technology / Local Heritage project
• Traditional Toys & Games – as part of a School Centenary / Local Heritage celebration

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