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During your school trip, your group will become new Roman legionnaire arrivals to a strange new land that they have settled in. Your visit will centre on our settlement, woods and farmlands where they will take part in crafts and skills, games, drama activities and Roman soldier training.

Our Roman narrative will allow your children to experience Roman life, as it would have been in nearby Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester). Your children will experience drama and fun in the activities that they do with us, all of which promote historical understanding, teamwork and problem solving.

Activity Options

Roman Augury Trail

Explore the grounds and join the augurs as they seek to find out whether the day will go well

Life on the Farm

Experience elements of Roman farming through milking, grinding grain and interacting with animals

Hunting- Bow  Making

Learn how to make your own bow and arrow set from natural materials to take away

Roman Fire Lighting 


Experience an element of Roman life by trying to start a fire using ancient techniques

Roman Skills

Experience key skills needed to support life- carding, spinning, wattle fences and use a flint a steel

Crime and Punishment

Experience what it was like to be a Roman citizen, what it might have felt like to break the law and what would have happened to you. Find out how corrupt Roman Britain was and see if you can pay your way out of your crimes.

Roman artefacts

Investigate a range of Roman objects. What materials are used and why?

Roman Games 


Study Roman life in terms of their leisure pursuits- try your hand at some ancient games

Boudicca’s Revolt

Re-enact the story of Boudicca’s Revolt- were the Iceni right to rebel against Rome?

Military Manoeuvres

Prepare for battle and experience how Romans attacked and protected themselves from the Celts



Hunt food for the feast, as you learn to shoot with bow and arrow

Roman Plays
and Entertainment


Prepare and perform classic tales such as Romulus and Remus

Roman Banquet


 Enjoy the food, wine, dancing and entertainments laid on by the host, Julius Flavius.

As legionaries in the roman army, you are here in Roman Britain in the hope of making a name for yourselves, earning your way up through the ranks

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