Kids' Area

Welcome to the kids' area, where you can learn about England’s history. Within each historical period you can discover more about everyday life in the past, including real people from the rich and famous to the general population, our properties and key historical events. There are online magazines under each section, plus videos, activities, games, recipes and much more. 

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NEW! - Darwin's Domain

Who was Charles Darwin? Explore the life of this famous Victorian scientist - his family home at Down House, his experiments and a very famous book!  Plus, find out how you can have a go at conducting your own experiments at home, inspired by Darwin.

Discover Darwin


Explore 500,000 years of the past with our expandable timeline, taking you on a whistlestop tour through some of the most famous moments in England's story.  You'll meet emperors and conquerors, hear tales of fire and famine, discover inventors and adventurers, unearth prehistoric bones and come face to face with kings and queens.

Explore the timeline
Image: young boy and girl reading the Kids Rule! Norman Conquest magazine

Spotlight on: The Norman Conquest

Explore our Kids Rule! guide to The Norman Conquest to discover life as a Norman, the events of 1066 and real Norman castles, with videos to watch, how-to guides and a downloadable dress up kit. 

Explore the Normans

THE KIDS RULE! History timeline posters

Travel down the riverbank and discover the changes each period brings, as you create your own mega-timeline of English history with our series of downloadable posters. Or, colour your own using our printable sheets. 

Download your posters
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