Mysteries In Time | History for kids subscription box

June 11, 2020

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Mysteries In Time, a monthly history subscription box for kids. Aimed at primary key stage 2 (age 7-11 years) children.

When it was announced that the schools would be closed for an extended period of time. The children lost many elements of their day-to-day lives from socialising with their friends, access to a qualified (and capable) teacher as well as the in-depth learning within the different subjects.

Whilst the children have adapted to being at home, with school work completed at the dining table. Along with an unqualified (and incapable) teacher, they are able to complete the tasks and activities sent from the school.

With work sent electronically and the majority of it requiring a screen, there is an element of hands-on learning that is missing to the current homeschooling activities. In school, they would be completing a wide variety of learning styles to accommodate the different ways in which children learn. Thankfully I am able to help Tigger with more visual and hands-on learning with the help of the Mysteries In Time history subscription box.

Mysteries In Time history subscription box

A monthly subscription box for kids, the Mysteries In Time box is an educational tool to aid kids with learning about the different historical eras. With a focus on visual, hands-on learning the children are able to learn through play. Gaining a greater depth of knowledge for each given historical era.

What’s included

Classic Pack

  • Story packed with mystery & adventure
  • Easy-to-follow history booklet
  • Word puzzles & other fun activities
  • Themed bookmark
  • Colourful sticker sheet
  • Three colouring-in pages
  • Timeline sticker
  • Free in first box – world map & timeline
  • Sent in a personalised time machine envelope

Bumper Box

  • Story packed with mystery & adventure
  • Easy-to-follow history booklet
  • Word puzzles & other fun activities
  • Themed bookmark
  • Colourful sticker sheet
  • Three colouring-in pages
  • Timeline sticker
  • Free in first box – world map & timeline
  • Sent in a personalised time machine box


  • Craft inspired by history
  • History-related gift (may differ from images)

How to order

  • Choose a package – Classic £7.95 + postage / Bumper £12.95 + postage (Worldwide shipping available)
  • Select plan – Select 136 or 12 monthly plan. Plans will automatically renew. Cancel at any time. Ordering a one-off gift? Select gift at checkout
  • Personalise – We will personalise the time machine and send it to your child (on or around the 23rd of the month)

Order via the Mysteries In Time website.

Mysteries In Time discount code

  • 50% off a Mysteries In Time Classic Box BRTT50CP
  • 50% off a Mysteries In Time Bumper Box BRTT50BB 

What we thought of the Mysteries In Time subscription

Tigger received the Ancient Egypt Mysteries In Time bumper box, which he was so excited about as he unpacked all the items that come in the box. The bumper box includes everything that you receive in the classic box along with a craft inspired by the theme and a history-related gift. Both boxes offer good value for money, especially when you think about how many hours they will spend completely the array of activities included.

Win a three-month subscription to Mysteries In Time

To help your child enjoy more hands-on, visual learning as well as a greater depth of knowledge for history, we are lucky enough to have a three-month subscription to Mysteries In Time to giveaway.

Prize: Mysteries In Time – Three-month subscription

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Mysteries In Time Bumper Box


  • Lyndsey cooksey June 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    We are doing OK. Berm given plenty of online help, worksheets and resources, do not doing too bad.

  • Anthony Harrington June 18, 2020 at 6:28 am

    the school have been excellent with setting work and projects, now back at school as in year 1.

  • ashleigh allan June 18, 2020 at 9:32 am

    We are doing okay – getting quite a bit from the school and using the internet to help too!

  • Solange June 18, 2020 at 11:13 am

    We have established a great routine, lots of variety and online learning.

  • Michelle Harvey June 18, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Would love this, looks like a great resource for home learning

  • Rich Tyler June 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    We had breaks, managed it, but he’s back now, for 4 days…..

  • Vikki Bowker June 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    I home ED anyway so have quite a knowledge of available resources, both paid and free. We are missing our meet ups and edu days out though.

  • Laura Pritchard June 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Luckily my 5 year old has gone back, but for my 9 year old I’m working whilst teaching again now so he does set work plus Reading Eggs

  • Stfnelia June 18, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    This looks really cool!

  • Rebecca Nisbet June 18, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    I am trying my hardest, but luckily my daughter goes to school twice a week so i can go to work, its not easy

  • Susan Willshee June 18, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    We are pretty much following the work that the school sends home. As an addition, Daisy is reading online to her Grandma and Grandma keeps buying her new books which she absolutely devours!

  • HowToDrawAnOwl June 18, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    school was sending us a lot, including videos from teachers so was ok. now theyre back to school

  • michelle o'neill June 19, 2020 at 7:48 am

    my daughter is doing a wonderful job with my granddaughter

  • Natalie Burgess June 20, 2020 at 8:41 am

    We have a great routine and lots of variety xx

  • Jenny McClinton June 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    We are now getting a three week project instead of daily activities to do. I am still trying to keep a structure though and using a few different sites online as my daughter seems to interact better with them.

  • Lisa Wilkinson June 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    My husband and I are having to work longer hours so home-schooling on top is tough. I have found some of these subscription boxes really helpful though.

  • Angela Treadway June 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    we have a timetable from his school and anything we cant do we go on bbc bitesize instead x

  • Hannah Scudder June 21, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    My son has just gone back to school (year 1) but we were using a mixture of school supplied resources, twinkl and bbc bitesize.

  • ellie spider June 21, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    we have time table form school and we are also doing some work books and some activities too

  • Ruth Harwood June 22, 2020 at 7:22 am

    We’ve been trying to make sure at least four hours a day are spent together in activities that teach the kids, whether through online tools or simply by setting them to write a book report or a maths ‘test’ and loads of patience!

  • Margaret Gallagher June 22, 2020 at 9:14 am

    The boys seem to enjoy more hands on practical ways to learn – they do use worksheets too

  • Samantha O'D June 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Im a terrible teacher! i have 4 daughters from 2 to 13 and its just a nightmare, we try

  • Eileen Hindley June 26, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Have been struggling with home schooling 🙁

  • Suzanne Gaulton June 27, 2020 at 9:43 am

    My two have been so good at completing the work their teachers have set – but it’s not been enough for either of them

  • Patricia Avery June 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    My children are too old for school but I’ve been involved with keeping my grandchildren motivated. They don’t really mind the workload but they do miss their friends.

  • Nicki Simpson June 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    I am not managing homeschooling well at all, I have been working from home for NHS as im pregnant and I’ve made the decision last week to send my 7 year old to the keyworker child care school hub, thankfully she loves it and is learning more there than what she was from YouTube kids when she was stuck at home with me

  • Victoria Jardine June 30, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    We are generally following the timetable that school have provided but have topped it up with a bit of extra maths and some very basic language learning, although we try and mix it up a bit and use whatever we have to hand!

  • Rachel July 2, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    We tend to do a bit of Maths and English in the morning and then have plenty of time for more creative activities – lots of art, gardening, cooking and building!

  • lynn neal July 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

    My grandchildren have had had fun and games mixed in and also so themed days!

  • Helen July 3, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    My 8 year old is doing well, her school have provided lots of hands on learning and fun activities to do as well as the usual Maths and English. Trying to keep my 3 year old occupied at the same time is hard work though!

  • Troy Easton July 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Using BBC learning to help us learn.

  • Emma Byford July 4, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I try to vary learning for my 4-year-old each day to keep him engaged and interested in the subject – I have used resources online and in books, and so far it’s gone well!

  • Rachael Sexey July 4, 2020 at 8:21 am

    The website twinkl has been my lifesaver especially for my son who has sen and cannot do the work his teacher is setting due to him being 3 years behind everyone else

  • Susan B July 5, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Yes, additional activities and one long walk each day.

  • Carly Belsey July 5, 2020 at 6:34 am

    Im lucky as my 13 year old now has live lessons and my 5 year old is back to school part time but I was printing off work sheets for the little one.

  • Rebecca roberts July 5, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Granny is in our bubble and helping us lots thank goodness

  • Emma England July 5, 2020 at 8:40 am

    My son is back in school twice a week now so I feel like the pressure has been taken off a little bit. We’ve definitely been doing more fun learning activities recently.

  • Sandra Fortune July 5, 2020 at 10:33 am

    My grandson is doing well he’s done some extra online activities besides his set school work lots of creative play too

  • laura frost July 5, 2020 at 10:53 am

    my daughter gets a weekly school email sent with tasks to do, she choses one English, one maths and one ‘other’ (re, science, art etc…) to do each day, these are normally from oaks national website or just writing. she also watches the 5-7yrs bitesize daily video on iplayer. she received the ‘homelearning hero’ award from her school this week 🙂

  • Jeanette Leighton July 5, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I am terrible at home schooling I have brought activity books

  • miles dunton July 5, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Super prize. As a teacher of young learners this is so educational and fun at the same time.

  • Adrian Bold July 5, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    It’s been tough, but sticking to a schedule and getting into a new daily routine has helped a lot.

  • Kim Neville July 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    We have got in a routine and have breaks in between and spending time outdoors

  • laura stewart July 5, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    fingers crossed 🙂 xx

  • Tee Simpson July 5, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    We are doing okay. I am trying to input more creative things as I feel worksheets are quite boring.

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