Children on an archaeology dig 

Children on an archaeology dig

Summer Holidays at Sutton Hoo

Join us at Sutton Hoo for the summer holidays, and enjoy a huge range of activities.

On 8 August we have an archaeology day with Suffolk Coastal Archaeological Service - meet the metal detectorists who worked on the recent project at Rendlesham. Children can try sand sieving, or sign up for a Young Archaeologists workshop (included as part of site entry fee, but spaces are limited so book early on the day at Reception to avoid disappointment). Anyone bringing archaeological finds for identification receives free site entry.

9 and 10 August - the National Hnefatafl Championships. Learn how to play this Anglo Saxon board game with re-enactors Ealdfaeder on Saturday. Watch and join in with the Tournament on Sunday. Ever wondered what the Saxons did for fun? Wonder no more. There will also be a tradition riddle competition.

17 August - get your hands on our hand-crafted replica items in our summer Out of the Case session. Come and admire the newest treasure - the Sutton Brooch, associated with a long history of grave plundering at Sutton Hoo.

Bank Holiday Weekend - 23 to 25 August - Ealdfaeder are back. Face them if you dare as they teach you the skills of spear, axe and bow. Join the ranks of the Anglo Saxon warriors!

And just for Saturday 23rd keep your eyes on the skies as we also have a fantastic Bird of Prey demonstration. And if you want to relax in Tranmer House you can do so in style with Mrs Pretty and her guests from our Living History Team.

Children's Activities over the Summer - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Gruesome Graves Tours (book early on the day to ensure a space on the tour as places are limited). Every Tuesday and Thursday - Get Crafty with arts and crafts. For times and more information call Visitor Reception on 01394 389714.