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Key stage 1 pupils - Victorian playroom

In-role activity days with structured activities for Key Stage 1 pupils (Year 1 and Year 2).

Victorian school children

The Victorian Playroom - Toy Workshop

The address for the Victorian Playroom is: 39½ Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UQ.

The Victorian Playroom workshop runs from 9.45am to 2pm, Monday to Friday during term time.

How are our toys different from those in the past?

A range of structured activities includes:

  • Classifying toys by age and material.

  • Comparing modern toys with those of 50 years ago.

  • Making a Victorian paper hat.

  • Learning Victorian rhymes and games.

At 12.30pm, the children have lunch and they can take Victorian toys up to the castle grounds for outdoor play.

At 1pm, they visit the Victorian toy gallery at the museum and follow a simple worksheet.

  • The sessions have been designed by and are run by qualified teachers.

  • The children dress in Victorian costume (provided by the museum).

  • A teacher's pack to help with follow-up work is included.

Price: £6.50 per child, with a minimum charge of £162.50.

Please note that there is a limit on class size to a maximum of 32 pupils.


Make a booking

You can make a booking enquiry for the Victorian Playroom by filling in the online form below.

Please note: Submitting the form does not constitute a booking. You should not go ahead with any further arrangements for you trip until we have contacted you to discuss your enquiry.