Bringing History to Life
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We are full time education professionals, working in schools, museums and with home schoolers. Our school visit service is second to none. We are the leaders in our field, offering a complete range of educational sessions, planned and delivered to the highest of standards. Please view our Testimonials to see how highly our visits are valued. Our sessions are child-centred and interactive and clearly curriculum-linked. Generally, we occupy all of the children all day – so no gaps for one group when they are waiting for their turn. We are booked on average 200+ days per year with many schools re-booking year on year and some requesting dates a year in advance.We are gradually reducing our catchment area and now try to keep our full day visits within one hour’s drive from home. Reduced full days and half days are available with a forty minute radius. There’s never been a better time to get The Specialists!
As with every educational organisation, the virus has had a substantial impact on our business. Cancellations throughout the recent period have forced us to consider our overheads so going forward we are introducing a non-refundable booking fee. This will be at a cost of just £70.00 to confirm your booking with dates held in our diary for one week to give time to administer the payment. Therefore, if you are thinking of booking, we recommend contacting us and your bursar as quickly as possible to facilitate this. Please consult our T & C’s for any further clarification.
We have put measures in place to control the risks associated with COVID-19. This includes: all kit being quarantined for 72 hours + in between visits or it is fully cleaned; presentations have been adapted to allow for social distancing and certain activities are altered in accordance with individual school policies. Finally, we have relaunched our previous, successful online services which we used to deliver before focusing purely on visiting schools. If any physical visit has to be cancelled then the booking fee will provide for full payment for an hour long online sessions which can be delivered by Skype, Facetime or Zoom. Additionally, these services will be offered nationwide independently from our established services.
"I enjoyed holding the weapons!" "I enjoyed playing Nine Men's Morris." "I loved playing Kubb and throwing the other team's pins back." "I liked it when Gregolf told us a story and the children and teachers joined in." "I liked Leagrid showing us the Viking dance."
Quotes from children.
Get The Specialists
Call Lisa or Greg on 01455 293 152,
Mob: 07775810569 or email
Our postal address and base for mileage calculation is:
The Specialists, 14 Newbold Road, Barlestone, Leicestershire. CV13 0DZ