May half term fun at Chedworth Roman Villa

Children dressed as Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa

With summer on its way, we're making the most of the longer days with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Follow the money

The Coin Trail will be on for the holiday, leading visitors around the site and providing lots of opportunities to learn all about Roman coins. You can also visit the Roman Coin Mint on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June to see how coins were made, and maybe get one to take home with you.  

Get crafty

The Learning Pavilion will be open every day during the holidays with plenty of activities to try your hand at.  Why not make a mosaic or badge to take home? There will be plenty of colouring and seasonal paper crafts, and the dressing up costumes will also be out so you can fashion yourself as a Roman. Don't forget to send us a photo.  

Meet Chedworth's Romans

Our costumed interpreters will be on site during the week, and they are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Appian the Roman mosaicist and craftsman will be able to tell you all about how the mosaics at Chedworth were made, and Dr Quintus can teach you all about Roman medicine - he might even bring some of his surgical tools with him. If you're lucky, Lady Octavia and Censorinus the villa owners will personally welcome you to their home, and Roman Gaia can show you how the Romans used to practice their spinning and weaving. 

Take a tour

If you're keen to learn more about the history of the villa, join one of our volunteer site guides as they share stories and really bring Chedworth to life. There will be free guided tours every day over the holidays and they are a great way to find out what life was like in Roman Britain.