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Cave Babies: A Sensory Introduction to the Stone Age

Join us at Tatton Park for a sensory introduction to the Stone Age, which can be adapted to suit EYFS or Key Stage 1. Children will experience how different life was in the past, through a variety of hands on activities. The session will end with an interactive story and song session led by our experienced Education Team.

Course details

Cave Babies: A Sensory Introduction to the Stone Age


Tatton Park Mansion Cellars


90 minutes


All Year

Age Recommendation:

Early Years Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1

Session Plan Produced:

Mar. 2017, Laura Armitage - Learning & Visitor Services Manager


Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

1. EYFS: To learn through sensory engagement – tactile education in an enabling environment

Links to the 7 areas of learning and development, as well as complimenting the introductory study of primary subjects

2. KS1: To support with the development of speaking and listening

“Competency in the arts of speaking and listening” - English

3. EYFS & KS1: To participate in rhymes and songs to embed learning principles

“Recognising sounds” “Joining in and repeating” - English

4. KS1: To experiment with musical instruments and participate in a rhythm

“Experiment, create and select a combination of sounds” - Music

5. KS1: To establish an awareness of the past (in this instance the Stone Age) and understanding that life was different

“Pupils should develop an awareness of the past” - History


Group Size:

This programme can accommodate 12-45 children. If you have a larger group, we are happy to discuss a bespoke timetable with you.


This workshop includes: cave painting, object handling and a storytelling/song session. Throughout the workshop, children will come to understand what life was like for people living in the Stone Age and how this is different to how we live today.


Make an enquiry using our Schools Enquiry form or contact us to discuss your requirements at tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk / 01625 374428.

Risk Assessment:

Information about risk assessments and our health and safety procedures for this workshop.