Newport Roman Villa is providing activities for children and the family over the summer holidays which also educate about Roman history.
‘Terrific Tuesdays’ is a four week programme of days at the attraction designed to be very, interactive and educational.
On Tuesday 3 August, visitors can use replica miniature Roman catapults to beat the Celts and help destroy a fortress. Families will learn about forces as they take part in the event.
The following Tuesday, a special treasure trail will be set up where children must search for clues around the villa to find where its owner has hidden his treasure from Saxon raiders.
On 17 August, the event called ‘Marvellous Medicine and Gruesome Cures’ will show children some of the medicines used in Roman times. Visitors will use replica Roman medical equipment and will also become the doctor and see just what was in a typical Roman medical box.
The final event on 24 August is all about Roman armour. Children will get to try on armour similar to that worn by soldiers and there’s the opportunity to make a game to take home.
Admission costs £1.75 for children and £2.50 for adults with a family ticket costing £7. Each event is held between 1000 – 1200 every week, although anyone who attends an event can come to the next one for free.