Vikingar! Experience
A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME

When your “Viking” invites you into their Longhouse they will transport you back in time. You will be invited to sit on the simple wooden benches, covered in animal skins and learn about how they cooked over an open fire, heated water in a wooden bucket, preserved their meat in the rafters and made their own bread, not only to eat but also to trade!

Once in Valhalla you will be greeted by the one eyed Odin, Lord of all the Viking Gods, who will then introduce you to the other four main Viking Gods, you will learn that the Vikings believed their Gods influenced their daily lives. For instance they believed that lightening was caused by the hooves of the goats that pulled Thor, the thunder God’s chariot over the sky! And that Njord, the God of the seas and ships, would save them from being eaten by monsters should they fall into the sea! You will also learn about Frey, the God of fruitfulness and his sister Freya and her warrior maidens, the Valkyries.

The third stage of your tour is our cinema presentation. This is shown on 5 screens and is an action packed tale of over 500 years of Viking history. Viking history is retold from their earliest raids on the Outer Isles of Scotland right up until the Battle of Largs. You will see brave battles, the plunder of churches and the final defeat of the Vikings in 1263.

The last stage of your tour is our Viking Hall of Knowledge where you will find information panels, 4 interactive CD-ROM with over 15,000 pieces of information, scale models of our Viking Longship, a detailed map showing the Viking World and various wooden puzzles and games. Through the interactive question and answer boxes you will learn the who, what, when, why and how of Viking life. You might even learn a few new facts as well, such as Vikings used horns to drink out of and never wore them on their heads!

 

 

Additional information for schools

LARGS & DISTRICT INCLUDING THE ISLE OF CUMBRAE
Largs is a most attractive seaside resort on the West Coast of Scotland; it boasts magnificent views over the Isle of Cumbrae and the Firth of Clyde beyond. When you are here you must pay a visit to the Pencil Monument, located beside the Marina, erected to commemorate the defeat of the Vikings at the Battle of Largs in 1263. There is plenty of parking space and a large grassed area where the children can “blow off steam” before they return home. Then there is Kelburn Country Park, Inverclyde Sports Centre and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park all within easy reach and having plenty to offer. Then there is the alternative view of Largs from the Isle of Cumbrae. Why not take the ferry over there and see the Island for yourself?

EDUCATIONAL COSTS
Hour Long Educational Viking Experience Tour

£2.80 per child
1 Adult Free : 10 Pupils
Extra Adults £4.00

2 Hour Long Educational Tour
Second hour discount given to schools/groups, who wish to take the two hour educational tour. Groups of - 10 - 20 £5.00 per child
21 - 35 £4.50 per child 36 - 59 £4.30 per child 60 + £4.10 per child

Viking Puzzle Trail
£0.10 per copy

BOOKING PROCEDURE
As we are an extremely busy place especially during term time, ALL SCHOOLS MUST pre-book. Please call the centre to make a provisional reservation and a booking form will be sent out containing full details.

OPENING HOURS
The Viking Experience is open to the public at weekends only in February and November, from March to October it is open daily.
CLOSED DECEMBER & JANUARY
Greenock Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL
Tel: 01475 689777 Fax: 01475 689444
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October Activities

Saturday 8th Monday - 17th October 2016

october-passGet your October Activities pass now! only £20

Available for 5 - 16 year olds at Auchenharvie, Garnock Pool, Magnum, Vikingar! and KA Campus West Kilbride, visit venue to purchase pass.

Enjoy a selection of free activities to help keep the kids entertained this holiday period.

The pass includes access to Public Swimming and Skating, incl Ice Discos, Golf Driving Range, Vikingar! Visitor Attraction, Campus and Magnum Kids Clubs and Vikingar! Mini Boot Camp.

Terms & Conditions: Valid from Saturday 8th October – Monday 17th October (Incl). All activities are subject to availability.
Pre booking recommended for Kids Clubs and Boot Camp.  Pool and Skating admission rules apply.  All activities may be subject to change.


Football

KA Campus St. Matthew’s
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Thu 13
10.00 - 15.00 hrs
KA Campus Greenwood
5 - 12 yrs

Mon 10 - Thu 13
10.00 - 15.00 hrs

£12 PER DAY OR £45 PER week - Half day and team prices available.
For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01294 317464


Dance

KA Campus St. Matthew’s 5 - 15 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
, 10.00 - 13.00
£6 per day OR £25 per week. For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01294 605128


Golf

Auchenharvie Golf Course 8 - 16 yrs
Mon 10 - Wed 12,
10.00 - 11.00
only £12. For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01294 316454


Kids Club

Magnum Leisure Centre 01294 313010
KA Campus St. Matthew’s 01294 605126

Session 1
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
09.30 - 12.00 hrs
only £3 per session

Lunch Club
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
12.00 - 12.30 hrs
only £1 per day

Session 2
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
12.30 - 15.00 hrs
only £3 per session



 

 
 

KA Campus West Kilbride 01294 823978

Session 1
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
11.00 - 13.00 hrs
only £2 per session

Lunch Club
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
13.00 - 13.30 hrs
only £1 per day

Session 2
5 - 12 yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
13.30 - 15.30 hrs
only £2 per session


Auchenharvie

01294 605126

Diving Skills
8 - 14 yrs
Tue 11 and Thur 13
10.00 - 10.30 hrs
only £3 per session
Rookie Lifeguard
8 - 14 yrs
Tue 11 and Thur 13
10.30 - 11.00 hrs
only £3 per session
Fun Run Sessions*
8+
Wed 12
13.30 - 15.30 hrs
Normal admission

 

Waterbabies Fun
Mon 10, Wed 12, Fri 14
10.00 - 11.00 hrs
Normal admission

Public Skating*
Mon 10 - Fri 14
13.30 - 15.30 hrs
Normal admission

Ice Disco
Fri 14
19.00 - 21.30 hrs
Normal admission

 

*Admission rules apply

 

Vikingar!

01475 689777

Fun Run Sessions*
8+ yrs
Wed 12
13.00 - 14.30 hrs
Normal admission

Float Sessions*
8+ yrs
Mon 10 - Fri 14
13.00 - 14.30 hrs
Normal admission

Kids Mini Boot Camp
8 - 14 yrs
Tue 11
14.00 - 15.00 hrs
Only £2.50

 

*Admission rules apply

Magnum Roadshow

Magnum Leisure Centre, Irvine

Fri 14 October, 11.00 – 15.00 hrs
Fun filled day at the Magnum, swimming, soft play, inflatables, multi sports, arts, crafts, fun and games*
only £2 PER PERSON - *Does not include access to Nerf Wars

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