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.
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.
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.
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...
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..
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.
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...
The cost of day visits varies and is dependent upon the number of pupils booked. - Please note: We require a minimum ratio of 1:6 adults to accompany children attending the day visits, this ratio does not include the ATC Tutors.
Includes 1 x ATC tutor and all materials.
Includes 2 x ATC tutors and all materials.
Please note: We require a minimum of 4 adults to attend irrespective of number ratio of 1:6 adults to accompany children attending the residential visits, this ratio does not include the ATC Tutors.
Includes 2 x ATC tutors during the day
£25.00 (per child per night)
*Residential rate is a combination of all food (authentic lunch and evening meal & snacks, as well as breakfast on the following morning) plus accommodation.
For supply & laundering of costumes, materials and resources.
The cost and duration of Outreach provision varies greatly depending on number of pupils involved, number of ATC staff involved, distance from ATC and set-up & take down times. Please note: We require a ratio of 1:6 adults to accompany children, this ratio does not include the ATC Tutors.
£525.00 per day
@ 45p per mile