50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Chedworth
Chedworth Roman Villa is nestled in the middle of the Cotswold countryside and provides many opportunities to tick some of the '50 things' off your list. These activities are self-led, but you can pick up the booklet while you're with us, or buy the full book and supporting equipment such as binoculars, a compass and bug jars from our shop.
Family Tracker packs are available to borrow from reception and are great for children under seven. These packs contain all the bits you need to hunt and identify bugs and support other '50 things' activities. Please note there are a limited number of packs, so we may run out on busy days.
One of the things we would ask you not to do at Chedworth is 'set up a snail race'. Our site is home to Roman Snails, which are protected; only specially trained people are licensed to handle these snails. Thank you for helping us to protect these special creatures.
Here are the top ten things to do at Chedworth.
Run around in the rain
Even when it's raining Chedworth is a beautiful place to be. So bring your wellies and splash through those puddles.
Make a trail with sticks
Use sticks as arrows and mark a path through the woods behind the villa.
What will you find as you explore the woodland?
Go on a walk barefoot
You'll not want to put your shoes back on when you've felt the tickly grass between your toes.
Feel the difference between grass and stone pathways.
Make a grass trumpet
Blow into a blade of grass and start up the band.
Hunt for bugs
What's the creepiest crawly you can find?
Catch a falling leaf
It's harder than you think.
Discover what's in a pond
Head to the Nymphaeum at the top of the site and see what lurks beneath the surface.
Make a home for a wild animal
It's not just dogs, cats and hamsters that need homes.
Go bird watching
Keep silent as a mouse and watch the birds at play. What will you see?
Find your way with a map and compass
You'll never get lost with these trusty tools.
How many did you tick off at Chedworth?