Playtime Past

KS1 – Playtime Past


Topic: History and Science

Duration: 60 mins

In this session, pupils look at the changing nature of toys over the past 150 years.  As they handle toys from The Amelia’s collection, pupils explore the materials they are made from, how they work, who might have played with them and whether we still play with such toys today. Pupils also think about why we play and what toys can teach us about the world.

Please note, we recommend this session for KS1 pupils.  However, should you wish to book for a KS2 group, this can be accommodated.


Cost: 60 min session: £75 for 30 children

More info: To request more information about any of our sessions or to make a booking, please contact the Learning Team for The Amelia at


Supported by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Kent County Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund & Arts Council England.