World War II Day

Your class will step back in time to glimpse life as World War II soldiers, exploring some of Essex's wartime sites and take part in training exercises, designed to bring out the best in them.

This day fits well with local history studies and significant local events in the curriculum and is an effective team-building experience.

Activities that can be included in your World War II day:

  • Time traveller - visit wartime sites to see how soldiers trained
  • Shelter building and camouflage - experiment with different types of shelter and camouflage to protect you from the elements and the enemy.
  • Creative Challenge - take up the soldier's challenge to create art and entertainment from just the materials at hand.
  • Casualty - act out other vital wartime roles, rig up stretchers and race against the clock to save your comrades

At Thorndon Country Park, children can visit an old firing range and bomb crater site.


£7.50 per child


Thorndon Country Park, CM13 3RZ

Please Note

Suitable for KS2.

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