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History - KS3

Victorians on Vacation

Multiple locations Classroom
Learning Outcomes
Explain the reasons why trips to the seaside became popular in Victorian times.
1 hour


In a world without X-Boxes…

In a life without Tik-Tok…

In a time before Fidget Spinners…

What did everyone do for fun?

In this lesson, we take a trip back to Victorian England to investigate the boom in seaside leisure visits. Using timelines, maps and historical sources, students will uncover the history of Weston-super-Mare as a seaside resort and explain how it came to be such a popular tourist destination.


Curriculum Links

KS3 History

  • A local history study
  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
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This lesson is designed to be taught in a classroom. However, if you would like to visit Weston-super-Mare with your class, please use either of the options below to help plan your journey.

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