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Our popular, fun filled family history and archaeology day. Iron Age activities for children – including making rope and using natural stains with the Cambridge Young Archaeologists, simple weaving and basket making techniques, cooking over an open fire or making chainmail. There will be chances to try your hand at archery, use a slingshot and make your own stick bow and arrow to take home.
Perhaps you’ll prefer to meet some of our local archaeologists and find out about their areas of expertise, go on a guided tour of our Iron Age hillfort, follow self-guided historic trails, listen to stories told by the Cambridge Storytellers or even check out beekeeping with the Cambridge Beekeepers.
You’ll be able to travel back to the Roman era with The Conroi Cavalry Team, see and discuss use of their weapons, equipment and military tactics and see their amazing horses. If you were lucky enough to see them on the 1066 March last year you will know what a treat you are in for!
To help sustain you at the event, Tilly the Travelling tearoom will be there with drinks and a selection of home made cakes.
Events and activities will be held across the Paddock, Ring, Orchard and Stable Rooms.
Entry is free to this popular event but there will be a small charge for selected activities. There will also be opportunities to buy some items.
Fun bushcraft activities designed for children aged 5-12, run by Wild Thyme & Embers.
Discover the history of the former gardens of the country estate and stables at Wandlebury.
Walk around the buildings at Wandlebury and discover some of the history of the 18th century country estate and stables.