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Beards, axes, pillaging... and growing vegetables.

Not all People from Scandinavia were vicious bloodthirsty raiders. Some just wanted to grow a few carrots in peace.

Learn all about the ruthless raiders of Lindisfarne, savage seafaring settlers and green fingered farmers with a brutal session on Vikings... Raagh!

The following is an example of a whole day session that can be delivered to 1, 2 or 3 classes of approximately 30 children. All sessions can be adapted easily to cater for your topic’s learning outcomes, children's needs and the available space. Resources and materials are supplied, so you don't need to lift a finger!



  • Attack on Lindisfarne - Recount from a Monk

  • Who were the Vikings are where were they from? 

  • How do we know about the Vikings?

  • Why were they raiding?

  • Archaeological Investigation

After Break


  • Raising Runestones

  • Shield Formations



  • Archery 

  • Traditional Game - Kubb 

  • Myth Busting and Q and A

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