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Stone Age Survival

Do you have the skills to survive the Stone Age? Experience life as hunter-gatherers and early farmers. Explore Gunnersbury Park, make shelters and discover the importance of nature for human survival.

In this creative Outdoor Learning experience pupils will discover the types of tools and materials used by Stone Age people. They will also be able to handle original and replica prehistoric artefacts from our museum collections. Outside in the park, they will identify sources of food and fuel, build shelters, try their hand at wattle and daub and use a saddle quern to grind corn.

Please note: This workshop is available all year round. If weather is very bad we are able to offer an indoor version for schools who prefer to stay inside.

"Action packed, well-paced and informative."
Lady Bankes School

"Good end of topic trip that allowed children to see and have a go at everything we learnt about." East Acton Primary

Duration: 90 minutes
Price: £140 per workshop of up to 32 children

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Learning objective

To explore and experience life in Stone Age Britain through outdoor learning, to understand the importance of nature for human survival, and to discover why changes occurred to Stone Age people’s lifestyles and technology over time.

National Curriculum links


  • Animals, including humans
  • Living Things and their Habitats


  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • Historical concepts – cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, draw contrasts


  • Spoken language and listening skills, increasing vocabulary

Design and Technology

  • Select and use a range of natural materials to build a shelter, evaluate designs and consider how they can be made stronger and more stable

Art and Design

  • Improve their mastery of design techniques, including experimenting with a range of materials