Fairytale Castle

Off the Page will take up to 60 children and recreate life in Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Off the Page provides valuable learning opportunities for key stage 1 pupils through a combination of role-play, practical activities and hands on experience with facsimile artefacts. The school hall will become the great hall of the castle, and the pupils will take the roles of the castle’s inhabitants.


Off the Page will bring all the equipment and materials needed to set up workshops in your hall. The school needs to provide tables and adult supervisors. The atmosphere will be created by using drama and role-play, facsimile items etc.. The tables will be covered to protect them. The workshops normally include:

  • Illumination – making place labels for the banqueting tables
  • The Bakers – decorating Fairy Cakes
  • Gardeners – making flower garlands
  • Royal Dressmakers – making wrist braids and plaiting ribbons to wear on the children’s heads
  • The Chandlers – making little lamps to decorate the banqueting tables
  • The Fairies – Spell Makers – preparing and dispensing cures and magic spells
  • Leather Workers – making leather finger protectors for the archers
  • Potters – making clay gargoyles for the great hall
  • Pocket Makers
  • Scented Bag Makers

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Wedding and Banquet

During the afternoon session the pupils will attend the wedding and banquet of Sleeping Beauty & Prince Charming. The afternoon is divided into the following sessions:

  • Preparation for the banquet and wedding
  • Having the banquet (Food will be served by servitors and includes performances by the children taking the roles of actors, dancers (Sugar Plum fairies), singers etc. The school will need to provide simple food.)
  • The trial of the Bad Fairy

Details of this and further information about the day are included in a booklet which is sent out prior to a booking. All the History Off the Page providers are experienced teachers and storytellers who enjoy working with large groups of children. Generally there will be at least one story told during the day.