The Specialists

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Some of the locations we travel to for our school visits and workshops are:

East-Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire , Warwickshire, Leamington, Leicester Hinckley Nottingham Peterborough Coventry Birmingham, Tamworth, Derbyshire, Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne, Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Leicestershire, Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth, Rutland - Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore, Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, West-Midlands, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Coventry, Smethwick, West Bromwich, Solihull, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Warwick, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon.





This gallery is suggested for use after our school visits have taken place to reinforce learning since over-familiarity with the resources prior to the visit may reduce its impact.  The photographs here are copyrighted but can be used and reproduced in school for educational purposes without need to contact The Specialists.

Tudor Toys Gallery


Fox and Geese

Stump babes


For teething and sewing-practice, for dressing them up.

Spinning Tops

Playing cards


The origins of our modern Court cards are clear.

Clay Marbles

Cup and Ball

Juggling Balls

Shut the Box





This is the Stuart name for this game; we don't use the Tudor name because it could sound rude!

Hoop and Stick



Whip and Top


Shove Groat

This would have been played straight on top of tables in inns with lines scored into the table, rather than on the purpose built "Shove Ha'Penny" board of Victorian times - tables are unwieldy to travel with though!


Lenten Rattle



Egg Mill

Leather Ball


Balls were typically made of animals bladders but we sometimes use a leather ball instead!