Gladiators at Chedworth Roman Villa

Meet the gladiators this Father's Day at Chedworth Roman Villa

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June Legio II Augusta, the premier Roman re-enactment group return to the villa.

The group will be showcasing their gladiatorial skills through distinctive displays and demonstrations of Roman martial arts, which still fascinate many today.

You can bring your dad along and get him involved in the fighting drills, or volunteer your children to be put through their paces. There will also be stalls, chats and lots of great family fun, including our craft activities.

The fun starts from 10am each day and continues until last entry at 4.30pm. You can pick up something from our cafe, treat yourself in the shop or just relax on the grass with a picnic.

This weekend kicks off a summer season packed full of events, including The Big Dig in July and re-enactments and activities across the summer holidays.

Normal admission charges apply, with free entry for National Trust members. Some activities may include an additional charge.