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Jumping Back in Time: Exciting History Facts for Kids to Unearth

Hello, adventurous minds! Welcome to the fascinating world of history facts for kids, a realm filled with astounding tales of kings and queens, incredible civilisations, and remarkable inventions that changed the world. Today, we’re setting sail on a captivating journey through time, learning and uncovering history facts for kids.

Designed especially for our junior historians aged 6-11, this journey is packed with fun, educational, and mind-boggling trivia from various eras of human history. Are you ready to dive into the incredible world of the past? From the mighty dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth to the heroic space explorers who first stepped on the moon, we’ve got lots of surprises waiting just for you!

Remember, history is not just about memorising dates and names; it’s like a captivating storybook, each chapter filled with its unique tales. These stories help us understand how our world has changed over time and how our ancestors lived, thought, and innovated.

As we voyage through these eras, you’ll see how ordinary people did extraordinary things, how different civilisations rose and fell, and how innovative inventions revolutionized life as we know it. History is a treasure chest filled with fascinating tales, and we are about to unlock it together.


So, fasten your seatbelts, dear time-travellers! We’re going to take you on a whirlwind tour through time, visiting ancient pyramids, travelling on Roman roads, and even taking a giant leap to the moon. By the end of this journey, you will have discovered the thrill of history, unearthing facts that might even surprise your teachers!

Are you ready to become a history detective and discover some remarkable history facts for kids? If yes, hop on board! Let’s start our unforgettable journey through time and see where history takes us. Let’s jump into our time machine and get ready to explore!

Find out some History Facts for Kids from different eras below

Ancient Egypt Pharaohs

Ancient Egypt Facts

Learn some top Ancient Egypt facts for kids including facts about Pyramids, Hieroglyphs and Tutankhamun!

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The Egyptians had many cultural influences on other cultures, including Greece and Rome. For example, when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 BC, he was so impressed with Egyptian culture that he adopted many Egyptian customs and beliefs for his own.

Ancient Greece City States

Ancient Greece Facts

Learn some top Ancient Greece facts for kids including facts about Greek myths, democracy and the Olympic Games!

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The ancient Olympic Games were started in 776 B.C. by the Ancient Greeks, who held them every four years for about a thousand years. They were held in honour of Zeus, who was the king of all gods and goddesses.

Space Station

Space Facts

Learn some top Space facts for kids including facts about the planets, the Space Race and astronomers!

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Yuri Gagarin was the first human being to travel into outer space on 12th April 1961. He orbited Earth once before returning safely home after 108 minutes in space.

Vikings for Kids

Vikings Facts

Learn some top Vikings facts for kids including facts about longships, Norse gods and goddesses and runes!

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The Vikings believed in many gods and goddesses, including Thor, Odin and Freyja. The Vikings believed that when the bravest warriors died, their souls would go to Valhalla.

Ancient Rome Acrchitecture

Ancient Rome Facts

Learn some top Ancient Rome facts for kids including facts about the Colosseum, gladiators and Roman numerals!

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The Colosseum in Rome was the largest amphitheatre ever constructed. It could hold up to 50,000 spectators at a time, and it was used for gladiatorial fights and other events.

Spanish Armada

Elizabethan Era Facts

Learn some top Elizabethan Era facts for kids including facts about Shakespeare, the Spanish Armada and the Tower of London!

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For 600 years there were lions, tigers and many other exotic animals kept in the Tower of London. In 1826, the animals were moved to their new home in Regent’s Park, which became London Zoo.

Stuarts for Kids St Paul's Cathedral

Stuarts Facts

Learn some top Stuarts facts for kids including facts about the Gunpowder Plot, the Great Fire of London and the English Civil War!

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The Great Fire of London destroyed most of the city of London. It began on 2nd September 1666 at a bakery on Pudding Lane. It took four days to burn out. The fire destroyed more than 13,000 houses!

Ancient China

Ancient China Facts

Learn some top Ancient China facts for kids including facts about the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army and the Silk Road!

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The Terracotta Army is a collection of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The statues of warriors and horses each have unique features and poses.

Ancient Egypt Pharaohs

Victorian Facts

Learn some top Victorian Era facts for kids including facts about the industrial revolution, steam-powered transport and Queen Victoria!

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Queen Victoria became known as the “Grandmother of Europe”, because she had 9 children (and many grandchildren) who married into royal families across Europe.

Day of the Dead

Aztec Empire Facts

Learn some top Aztec Empire facts for kids including facts about chocolate, sacrifice and temples!

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The Aztecs were a very religious people who believed in many gods, and they built temples to honour them. They also practised human sacrifice, believing that doing so would please the gods and bring them good fortune.



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The Battle of Britain

World War 2 Facts

Learn some top WW2 facts for kids including facts about dogfights, the Blitz and Morse code!

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With the threat of air-raids over British cities, many children were evacuated to safer places in the countryside. But the evacuation of children actually started two days before war was even declared!

Wild West Towns

Wild West Facts

Learn some top Wild West facts for kids including facts about the gold rush, the railroad and cowboys!

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The first gold rush began in 1849 when gold was discovered in California. The discovery sent thousands of people flocking to the region, hoping to strike it rich.