Things to make and do
For weekends, rainy days and holidays, we’ve collected our best ideas for you to get hands-on and crafty with history. From model historical homes to costumes and coats of arms, there’s plenty here to be inspired by. Simply download our easy-to-use templates and instructions, and get making!
Get ready to step into the past this Halloween, with these cool dress-up ideas!
Make a model Bronze Age roundhouse
Make a model Roman Prefect's house
Make a model Saxon Thegn's house
Make a model of Henry II's Great Tower at Dover Castle
Make a model of the South Tower at Stokesay Castle
Make a model of the Gatehouse at Cleeve Abbey
Make a model of St Mawes Castle
Make a model of Boscobel House
Henry VIII draw-along art tutorial
Draw along with Kids Rule! magazine illustrator Wesley Robins, as he shows you step-by-step how to portray this famous Tudor king.
Plus, find out from Wesley just what it takes to be an illustrator – and his top tip for budding artists!
Games to make and play
New – Civil wars board game: play roundheads vs cavaliers
It’s 1643 and the Civil War between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers is raging, but who will get the upper hand? Choose your side and embark on a race to the finish by becoming the first to beseige and claim all 12 English Heritage castles across the country! The fate of England is in your hands, but have you got what it takes to claim victory?Play the game
More to explore
Learn about England’s history and discover more about everyday life in the past, from the rich and famous to the general population, through fun facts, illustrated stories and games.
Historical Timeline Posters
We've created a series of posters showing the history of England, from prehistory through to the World Wars. Print them out to create a mega timeline, or colour your own with our downloadable sheets.
Travel back in time with our videos and have fun with history. Watch as we interview Henry VIII, put your Roman knowledge to the test with Rattus Rattus, go on an animated journey through the story of England and more.
Tasty Historical Makes and Bakes
Serve up a slice of history with these delicious recipes from the past. Whip up a batch of Mrs Crocombe's favourite Queen Drop Biscuits, bake a medieval pie, watch our interview with a Tudor cook and more.