Viking Settler

Suitable for: Key Stages 1 and 2

Duration: 3 Hours

Meet Holmvi and learn about everyday life for Vikings in England. 
Life wasn't all raiding. Experience life as a Viking child by preparing food, weaving cloth, playing games and treating wounds. 

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Activities Include:

  • Interactive introduction to Viking life.

  • Choosing a Viking name.

  • Grinding corn on a quern stone.

  • Writing and solving runic messages.

  • Spinning and weaving wool.

  • Learning how to play hneftafl.

  • Making a clay pot to take home.


  • Taking part in an Viking court.


  • Trying out real Viking first aid.

National Curriculum Links:


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

  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

    • Viking raids ​and invasion. 

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. 


Viking Settler Feedback

The best part of the workshop was playing the games and seeing all the children, including boys, enthusiatically and proudly weaving.

                                                                                                                                                                   - Cam Hopton Primary School.