Bring your family to Chedworth Roman Villa

Children grinding herbs at Chedworth Roman Villa

There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy and lots of space to simply run around in the fresh air. Children's trails show what life was really like in a Roman villa. And there's craft activities and special events during school holidays.

Children's trails

There are free children's trails at reception. They show what life was like in a Roman villa or how to track down signs of local wildlife.

Family tracker packs

Family tracker packs are available to borrow. The packs are great for children under seven. They can hunt for bugs and enjoy other '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾'  activities.

Dressing up baskets

The kids can really imagine living at the villa by dressing up as Romans for the day. Available during weekends and school holidays.

Fun games

At weekends and school holidays there are plenty of games and activities to play in the West Range. They include making your own mosaic rubbing or playing a game of nine men's morris.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

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
  • Look for frogspawn
  • 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.