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.
- A local history study
- Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
How to get there
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.
The nearest station is Weston-super-Mare.
If you would like to combine this lesson with a rail education workshop and complimentary rail familiarisation trip, please get in touch.