Clash of the Romans at Old Sarum

Date

Sun 27 & Mon 28 May 2018 

Time

11am-5pm

Location

Old Sarum 

Suitable For

Everyone

Roman soldiers at Old Sarum

Enjoy a heart-thumping contest of skill as two teams of Roman soldiers fight to fend off their foe. With muscle and mastery they'll exchange blows with swords and shields and showcase their prowess at archery and spear throwing. Get a taste of Roman life as the soldiers ready themselves for battle in the encampment. And share the fun with your little legionaries as they put their skills to the test.

Timetable

Throughout the day, visit the Roman encampment and take part in the children's activities, including sword skills and chariot racing!

11am - Gladiator School
An interactive show for children to experience the thrill of the arena and learn what it takes to be a Gladiator.

11.30am - Clash of the Romans I: Sword Shield and Hasta
Our first opportunity of the day for your team to score points. Red and Blue compete in spear throwing attempting to hit each other's shield wall, before the fight with sword and shield to capture the opposing team's standards.

12pm - Inflameia
Thrills, spills, danger and stupidity with our fool. Featuring fire-eating, fire-breathing, and juggling.

12.30pm - Children's Drill
A chance for children to learn the discipline of the legionary, obeying the Opito as he barks out his orders in Latin to form the defensive testudo. Can you defeat the Emperor's enemies?

1pm - Arming the Warrior
Your chance to learn of the Arms and Armour, the Legionary and the Auxilary of the Roman Infantry.

1.30pm - Clash of the Romans II: Archery and Hasta
Archers win points for their team with bow and arrow, along with a second round of the Hasta competition.

2pm - Gravity Schmavity
It's manic, it's wacky, and, cor blimey, it's even zany!! Proof that 30 years of practice have been wasted! Clubs, balls and knives flying through the air as you join our fool!

2pm - Training the Roman Soldier
Watch our soldiers practice their drill maneuvers in the arena and learn what goes in to becoming a Roman Legionary.

2.30pm - Children's Chariot Racing
Experience the excitement of the Circus Maximus - who will win, the blues or the reds, as children replace the horses in these fun chariot races?

3pm - Arming the Warrior
Your chance to learn of the Arms and Armour, the Legionary and the Auxilary of the Roman Infantry.

3.30pm - Clash of the Romans III: Sword Shield and Hasta
The final opportunity of the day for your team to score points. Who will win the day, have you chosen the right side to cheer?

4pm - Inflameia
Thrills, spills, danger and stupidity with our fool. Featuring fire-eating, fire-breathing, and juggling. It's a fire show basically!

4.30pm - Children's Chariot Racing
Experience the excitement of the Circus Maximus - who will win, the blues or the reds, as children replace the horses in these fun chariot races?

4.30pm-5pm - Last chance to visit the Inner Bailey to discover the tools of the trade in the armoury tent and face the challenge of Roman sword skills.

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £2.75
Member (Child) £1.65
Member (Concession) £2.50
Member (Family) £7.15
Adult £7.95
Child, 5-15 years £4.75
Concession £7.20
Family £20.65

Price Notes

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