As our pavilion is undergoing some work we will have lots of giant games in the grounds for you to challenge each other, as well as our woodland trail.
There will be limited availability for book on the day activities to;
Make your own Friendship Bracelets with the Saxon Lucet- Saxons used this 2 pronged knitting tool to make braids to decorate their clothes. Make your own friendship bracelet with this addictive activity! You can also try your hand at spinning the wool with a Saxon-style drop spindle.
Saxons loved telling stories that often had strange and magical creatures in them. Make your own card monster and with a little bit of artistic magic – it will float on water!
What did the Saxons do for fun? Anglo Saxons would have made music, told stories and challenged each other with riddles – called Kennings. They also played board games to practice their strategies – ready for battle! Learn how to play one of the board games and take on the challenge of Merrills- a three in a row game.
Speak like a Saxon
The Anglo-Saxons loved riddles and they used them to describe their own everyday objects. Join storyteller and writer, Elizabeth Baker, who will introduce you to a host of Anglo-Saxon objects and use them to teach you how to tell your own riddles, kennings and boasts. You can even write some riddles on a “flesh cutter” then keep it with you just in case you’re called into battle during your visit!
This workshop is suitable for everyone aged 6+ years Younger children can join in by decorating a sword
Learn how to fight in a shield wall with a Saxon; explore his weapons and armour and then practice what you have learnt. Will you survive?
We will be joined by Rare Rockets who will introduce you to the British Sign Language. What will you learn how to sign?
Due to our lack of indoor spaces currently, places at the museum are very limited, but we have plenty of activities and a wonderful playground and woodland trail for you to still have an enjoyable time.
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