Bring your family to Chedworth Roman Villa

There is plenty at Chedworth to interest the whole family, whether it's exploring what life was like in a Roman villa or seeing how many different animals and insects can be spotted.


Please book ahead before visiting 

Chedworth Roman Villa is open. We’ve introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Explore life in a Roman villa

Follow the path and discover what life was life during the 4th century at Chedworth. Find out how the Romans used the different areas of the villa and the signifcance of the water shrine (nymphaeum), before exploring how the Victorians discovered the villa. See a selection of objects excavated from the site in the Victorian museum and decide for yourself who may have lived here. 


Discover one of the grandest villas in Roman Britain
The mosaic floor in the West Range at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire
Discover one of the grandest villas in Roman Britain

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

Why not join in with the '50 things to do' challenge? Chedworth's favourites are:

  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Run around in the rain
  • Go on a walk barefoot
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Catch a falling leaf
  • Go bird watching
  • Hunt for bugs
One of the things we ask you not to do at Chedworth is 'set up a snail race'. Chedworth is home to Roman snails which are a protected species; only specially trained people are licensed to handle them. Thank you for helping us to protect these rare creatures.

50 things activities to do at home

Activities to keep busy