Bring your family to Chedworth Roman Villa

Make a badge 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. The children's trails show what life was really like in a Roman villa, and there are 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. There are also special seasonal trails on every school holiday, one of our favourites is the Snail Trail.

Family tracker packs

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

Craft Activities

Every day during the school holidays and selected weekends there are craft activities in the Learning Pavilion. You can make a mosaic tile for £4, or a badge for 50p. We've also got a selection of seasonal paper crafts like making a Chirpy Bird or a Roman snail. There is also a selection of colouring, and even some picnic tables for when the weather is lovely.

Make your own mosaic tile
Child making a mosaic tile
Make your own mosaic tile

Dressing up costumes

The kids can really imagine life at the villa by dressing up as Romans. There is a wide selection of costumes available in the Learning Pavilion, so why not dress up a Roman soldier and share your photos with us. The costumes are available during the school holidays and selected weekends.

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.

There are children's activities available in the west range at Chedworth Roman Villa
Children enjoying puzzles in west range cover shelter
There are children's activities available in the west range at Chedworth Roman Villa

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.