A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House

Ranfurly House, built in 1854, is the ideal location to celebrate the festive season and to learn about the traditions, games and artwork of the Victorian Christmas.

Pupils can participate in Victorian Christmas Customs, create Victorian Christmas Art, and play with and learn about Old Time Toys. Classes can participate in the following activities:

When does the course start?

Our Victorian Christmas Customs class and our Old Time Toys class runs for two one hour sessions each day. Our Victorian Christmas Art class runs for two 1½ sessions per day.

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Victorian Christmas Customs:

There are two one hour sessions each day.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils.

Pupils will:

  • Take part in a living history presentation, set in 1890 and led by Mrs. Smith, the housekeeper of Northland House, Dungannon
  • Learn about the traditions of the Victorian Christmas, finding out how these customs originated
  • Participate in Victorian parlour games, ask questions and make comments

Victorian Christmas Art:

There are two 1½ sessions per day.
Suitable for Key Stage 2/3 pupils.

Pupils will:

  • Be taught how to make Victorian-themed Christmas decorations
  • Be guided and assisted by an artist and centre staff
  • Create Christmas cornucopias and doves that they can take home

Old Time Toys:

There are two one hour sessions each day.
Suitable for Foundation/Key Stage 1 pupils.

Pupils will:

  • Be introduced to the concept of toys at Christmas
  • Learn about toys from the Victorian era
  • Play with indoor and outdoor toys
  • Find out what the toys are made from

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For more information about our 'A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House' programme, please complete the form below.

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