7 November—13 December 2019

Victorian Christmas at Blaise

Explore the traditions and customs of a Victorian Christmas through a series of interactive role-play activities.

You will be welcomed to Blaise Castle House by housekeeper Mrs Hester Fenn and take part in several role-play, object handling and discovery activities. The session ends with the singing of traditional carols. An additional self-guided activity will introduce your class to other aspects of Victorian life.

‘Tis the season to be jolly!’

Children will:

  • Handle real and replica Victorian artefacts
  • Create a Christmas craft to take home
  • Learn about traditional Victorian Christmas food and identify the different spices used in cooking
  • Learn the significance of, and practice singing, Victorian carols

    © Westbury-on-Trym Academy, December 2016

Suitable for: Year 1 – 4
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session


Session availability 

We have a limited number of Victorian Christmas school workshops available this festive season. These workshops run on Thursdays and Fridays between November and December 2019.

We have two sessions available at 11am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-2pm. Further sessions may be available upon request.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Enjoy it in Blaise Castle Estate. A Lunch space is only available for groups booking workshops.

Teacher feedback:

“We’ve had a great time. My favourite year 1 trip, really well organised.” 
KS1 teacher

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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