Change Through Time (Great Linford Manor Park)

    Step back in time at this historic park!

    Discover the stories of people who have made Great Linford their home over the centuries, and learn how the park has evolved fom its origins 170 million years agp. 

    Session options

    You can book one of the below sessions, or both, which will take a full day:

    Option 1 (half day): 'Medieval & Renaissance Park'. Visit a medieval village setting, complete with the sights and smells of the period and meet a costumed volunteer who will teach children about weaving and cooking in medieval Great Linford. Weather-permitting this will include our historic tent. Afterwards, children will pay a visit to the Reverend. Dr. Richard Napier, one-time park resident, to learn about medicine and astrology in the 16th and 17th centuries, and create either a lavender posy or a stamped clay token (sigil) to take home.

    Option 2 (half day): 'Georgian Park & Beyond'. Enjoy a storytelling session at the Doric Seat (folly or summerhouse) in the park, told by a costumed volunteer. Then children will take part in a Georgian parlour game and learn about the impact the canal had on the park during the Industrial Revolution. Afterwards, children will pay a visit to the old Almshouses school building (outdoors) for a handwriting lesson with the costumed headmaster.

    The session plans can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

    *Please note this session is ONLY available at Great Linford Manor Park and only from March - October. 

    Children doing crafts with clay.

    Making clay tokens (sigils) with the Reverend Doctor Richard Napier.

    How does this session link to the National Curriculum? (Key Stage 1 & 2)
    • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts.
    • Understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history.
    • Understand the connections between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short and long-term timescales. 
    • Learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. 

    If you would like to speak to a member of the Outdoor Learning team, please contact us on 01908 233600 or

    For full terms and conditions please read the School Bookings Terms and Conditions

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