Please note that due to Government national restrictions, Tamworth Castle is currently closed. We will be reopening 18 May 2021.
The Castle Grounds remain open at all times.

 

Key Stage One Workshops

Castle Household and Squire

Session 1: The children help the servant lay the table in preparation for the Lady of the castle, discussing the difference between rich and poor, then and now.

Session 2: The children will learn about what it took to be a squire/knight in the medieval times. They will help with dressing a knight and look at medieval weapons. They will end the session participating in bill drill and marching with a bill hook (a foam one not a real one!).

This is our most popular workshop with schools returning year after year.

Information
Total cost per child: £7.50 (including admission)
Runtime: 45 mins per session. 2 sessions.
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
What were homes like long ago
What were castle like a long time ago
Innovating with history – eight ways of introducing pupils to historical interpretation

 

The Great Fire of London

Session 1: The children will meet the lady of the castle and hear what has happened in London, they will then pack a suitcase in small groups of what they would take with them. The suitcase is small and not all the items fit in so it is useful for the children to consider what would have been important enough to take and which items to leave behind. At the end of the session they will discuss what they packed and why.

Session 2: This is with the tutor of the castle discussing learning in the Stuart period including how to run a household, start a fire but also how to put one out. The topic of plague is also covered. They will then have the opportunity to make and take home with them a lucky charm to protect against fire and plague.

Information
Total cost per child: £7.50 (including admission)  
Runtime: 45 mins per session. 2 sessions.
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
What were homes like long ago
What were castle like a long time ago
Innovating with history – eight ways of introducing pupils to historical interpretation