Bring your family to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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