Anglo-Saxon Farm

Suitable for: Key Stages 1 and 2

Duration: 3 Hours

Help Hollis on the farm in this fun, interactive workshop. 

Experience everyday life on an Anglo-Saxon farm by learning how to make clothes, grinding corn, having a go at pottery, solving riddles, taking part in a moot court or trying real Saxon cures. 


National Curriculum Links:


  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

  • Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons.

    • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and village life,

    • Anglo-Saxon art and culture. 

Science: Everyday Materials

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.

  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials and describe the physical properties of everyday materials.

Art and Design:

  • Improve mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials. 

Activities Include:

  • Interactive introduction to Anglo-Saxon life.

  • Lucet knitting.

  • Making clay pots.

  • Grinding corn.

  • Spinning and weaving.

  • Trying out Anglo-Saxon games.

  • Solving and writing riddles.


    Taking part in a Moot court or trying some real Anglo-Saxon first aid.

Anglo-Saxon crn grinding.

Anglo-Saxon Farm Feedback

Very knowledgeable, calm, great way with the kids, stuck to time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Highwood School

I loved how practical all the activities were and how accessible for all abilities. The children were able to produce a product they felt proud of and chat we can continue into our classroom. 

                                                                                                                                                                    - North Hinksey Primary School

Superb organisation and learning outcomes. Children engaged in learning and wanting to find out more.                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Brighstone Primary School