Travel back in time this summer

Travel back in time this summer

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
Anglo-Saxon Encampment:
Warriors and Combat
23 - 25 August, 10.30am – 5pm

 This hauntingly beautiful Anglo-Saxon royal burial site with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. This bank holiday come and try spear throwing, archery, throwing Francisca axes and decorating shields. If you really want to walk in your ancestor’s shoes, see if you can wiggle like a warrior in the unique Anglo-Saxon spear dance. Find out about authentic Anglo-Saxon arrow-fletching and watch the combat demonstrations.
Price: Normal admission fee applies.
For more information, please call 01394 389700 

Mottisfont, Hampshire
Quentin Blake and friends
19 July - 14 September, 11am – 5pm

 A summer of fun, exploration and wonderful stories awaits you at Mottisfont this summer. One of the nation’s best-loved artists comes to Mottisfont in a new exhibition of work by Quentin Blake and other leading contemporary children’s illustrators including Michael Foreman, Emma Chichester Clark, John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury, Rebecca Cobb and Oliver Jeffers. Visitors will be able to see for the first time 21 new drawing made by Quentin for the hit West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Families can take inspiration from the exhibition and set off on an epic imaginative story trail around the house and grounds, creating their own illustrated books as they go. On selected weekends, there are loads of hands-on activities too: make nature-themed books, meet some of the authors, and enjoy performance and storytelling, including storytellers from the Roald Dahl Museum.
Special event weekends: 2-3, 16-17, and 30-31 August.
Price: Normal admission fee applies.
For more information, please call 01794 344020

Emmetts Garden, Kent
Beatrix Potter Summer Trail
1 – 31 August, 10am – 4.15pm

 Standing on one of the highest spots in Kent, Emmetts Garden offers panoramic views over the unspoilt Weald as well as some great walking opportunities. Follow in the footsteps of the families who lived and played here and step into the world of Beatrix Potter this summer. Help Tom Kitten find his lost clothes and spot Mrs Tiggywinkle arm deep in her washing. The much loved characters have set up a trail around the garden filled with activities and challenges.
Price: Normal admission fee applies, plus £1 per trail.
For more information, please call 01732 750367 

Coleridge Cottage, Somerset
Coleridge Spy Investigation
1 August – 1 September, 11am – 5pm

Inspired poet or French Spy? The British government has sent you as their secret agent to find out! 215 years ago, poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was investigated by the British government as a suspected spy. Crack codes and navigate the treasure map around the poet’s cottage and garden in this spy-themed trail to win a prize.
Price: Normal admission fee applies, plus £1 per trail.
For more information, please call 01278 732662

The Workhouse, Nottinghamshire
Pop-up Paupers and Picnics
24 & 31 August, 12pm – 4pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a workhouse? Meet characters from The Workhouse's past and hear about their experiences of Victorian life. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the grounds while listening to pauper tales.
Price: Normal admission fee applies
For more information, please call 01636 817260


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