As the end of the school holidays draws ever closer, families looking for low-cost days out should head to Hadrian's Wall this August.
There is something to keep children and their parents entertained at all four of English Heritage's Roman sites on Hadrian's Wall and a day out for a family of four can cost less than £20.
Keep the troops entertained
Epic Roman history, stunning scenery and lots of fresh air all provide excellent reasons to visit, but as most children learn about the Romans in primary school, a trip to see some real Roman history and enjoy hands-on activities mean they will have something to take back to the classroom in September.
- At Birdoswald Roman Fort, join the Time Travellers Go…Roman team for craft activities, drill practice and meet our Roman Centurion who will tell you all about a day in the life of a Roman Soldier. Every day until 27 August.
- At Chesters Roman Fort, try your hand at Archaeology with the Time Travellers Go… team and dig for Roman treasure. Every day until 27 August.
- At Corbridge Roman Town, little visitors can 'rebuild the wall' with the child friendly building sets, take the Roming Romans trail or grab your Bows and Arrows, Crossbows and Catapults and try children's target practice. Every day until 1 September. Target practice sessions run at 11.00am-12.00 noon and 2.00pm-3.00pm. See the new Corbridge Hoard display while you're there too.
- At Housesteads Roman Fort, join storytelling sessions at the Fort, everyday between 11am-12 noon and 3pm-4pm. Join the expert Housesteads team for Roman object handling sessions and find out more about the life of a Roman Soldier at the fort. The new exhibition and CGI film brings the story of Housesteads to life. Sessions will be outside on warm days and inside the education room if the weather is wet.
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