The Great Fire of London

Explore this historical event through your outdoor space!

Taking place entirely outdoors, this workshop is designed for Key Stage One. It acts as a memorable introduction to The Great Fire of London or can be used to recall historical facts and deepen understanding of why the fire spread so quickly. Your day will also tick off science objectives; covering lots of different materials and their properties. The practical hands-on approach to learning outdoors provides an inclusive learning style that creates a memorable experience for all involved.

The children will be introduced to Thomas Farriner, his fateful bakery on Pudding Lane and the historical (and rather muddy!) wattle & daub method it was built with.

The children will learn that this was the method used to build houses in 1666 and so this is how Thomas Farriner’s bakery was actually made. As a class they will learn how to create a strong wattle structure using sticks and then have some fantastic muddy fun adding the daub mixture to complete their wall.

Using building Thomas Farriner a new improved bakery as motive, we will move on to investigating materials.

In small groups, the children will work scientifically to evaluate the suitability of different building materials. Using their findings the children will work together to create a model bakery that has to be strong, windproof and waterproof. They will evaluate their structures as they’re built and improve them by reflecting on the results of our materials investigation.

How long does the workshop last?

The workshop lasts 2 hours and is available to book 10am-12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

A single workshop classes as a half day and can be booked either in the morning or afternoon.


Full day £350

Half day £225

“I feel inspired and excited to plan more outdoor sessions. The workshop had great links to DT, Science and History.”

Year 2 Teacher


What happens if the weather is bad?

We will keep an eye on the weather forecast in the days running up to your booking. If heavy rain or strong winds is forecast we will contact you to reschedule the workshop as closely to your original booking as the weather and our availability will allow.

Do we need to provide resources?

Nope! We will arrive prepared with everything needed for the workshop. We bring all of the natural resources your class needs, so you can relax knowing you have a prep-free day!

Do we need a large outdoor space for a workshop?

No! We can cater to a range of outdoor spaces and aim to show you a fresh perspective of how you can utilise the space you have available. For this workshop we do need a small grass area but a thin verge is enough, so don’t worry if your outdoor space is primarily concrete! All we ask is that we can use a space that is cordoned off at break & lunch time to allow the day to run smoothly!

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