Educational Visits

The ATC has 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.

Our aim is to link your area of study with realistic skills and crafts from the past, children will take part in seasonal and sustainably resourced activities and follow processes that have remain unchanged for thousands of years.


Our teaching days tackle some fundamentals of education "where do things come from?" - "how has the world changed?" - "how did the seasons affect our ancestors?" by looking at historical and archaeological evidence, but the overriding focus of any day visit to the ATC is to let your children get their hands on the past through a range of real, exciting and enjoyable activities.The ATC is a working farmstead and as such, the activities available to your group are seasonally determined. 

Summer Day Visits

ATC Summer Day Visit

A summer visit will take place between April and October half term. This visit is based in and around our reconstructed buildings and focus on the ancient skills and jobs people would have practiced in the past. 

Winter Day Visits

ATC Winter Day Visit

A winter visit will take place after October half term and before the Easter Holidays. Wintertime at the ATC is our time for fire-making, harvesting timber, preparing the fields for planting, sowing our crops, building fences and hurdle gates.

Winter Coppicing Days

Coppice Day

For schools who have a longer day, the Coppice Day begins in the RSPB reserve of Garston Woods just 5 miles from the ATC and puts your children in touch with materials sourcing and sustainable living...

Residential Visits

Viking Long House

A residential visit to the ATC will be a truly memorable experience for your children. 

The Longhouse took over three years to complete, and from the outset we have striven to create a unique facility where visitors can immerse themselves in the past..

Learning Centres

Learning Centres

For many years the ATC has worked closely with students from local Learning Centres. We have undertaken several major construction projects in that time including the Roman Forge, Viking Longhouse, and many other practical building and maintenance tasks.

Outreach Projects

School Roundhouse

For many years the ATC has offered outreach projects to schools. Outreach projects can be a good way for a school to develop its outside space, enhance its learning outside the classroom and creating a school spirit...

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