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Toys Through Time

What’s your favorite toy? Your LOL Doll? Your Scalextric track? Your Playstation 4? Absolutely none of these feature in Toys Through Time, where we explore times when toys were simpler, didn’t make noise or light up and were often, let’s face it, creepier.

But our collection of genuine and replica historical toys tells us a lot about the children who played with them and the families and communities they were part of.

Toys Through Time is all about free-play; experiencing the toys to reflect on how life in South Wales has changed over the last 2000 years.

  • Discover the favourite toys of children as far back as Roman times.
  • Explore our massive collection of historical toys and maybe you’ll find a new favourite.
  • Experience childhood throughout history using costumes to ensure you look the part!

Learning outcomes and curriculum links

(Draft Curriculum for Wales 2022):

  • Learners will develop an enquiring mind through investigating the world, past present and future, for themselves.
  • Learners will develop an appreciation of heritage which helps shape their own identity.
  • Learners will identify past, contemporary and anticipated challenges that face them and their local communities, Wales and the wider world.

What’s the plan for the workshop?

Toys Through Time is a two hour session, but you can add breaks when required.

Time Activity
45 minutes Toys from 2000, 200 and 50 years ago: group exploration of toys
30 minutes Carousel of free play: a chance to experience all the toys!
20 minutes Your toys: are they better, worse or different to the historical toys?
20 minutes What clues do these toys give us about the boys and girls who played with them

How much?

£200 per session. Discounts available on multiple bookings.

To book a workshop please contact:

Learning & Outreach Officer
Winding House, Cross Street, New Tredegar NP24 6EG
Tel: 01443 822 666
Email: quantf@caerphilly.gov.uk

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