Get hands on with history this half term, with photo hunts and free craft activities from the council’s Newport Roman Villa to keep your little ones occupied.

This half term, the villa, at Cypress Road, Newport, will be open for 3 days each week over a 2-week period for photo hunt activities on the site and visitors will be able to see the villa remains, Roman bath suite, garden and museum display.

No booking is required. The entry fee will be at a reduced rate of just £1 per person during the October half term and includes the following activities and free craft kits to take home.

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Help the forgetful Roman Soldier

On Monday 18th, Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd October, visit from 10:00 to 14:30 to help the forgetful Roman Solider find his missing equipment.

Explore the villa with a photo hunt to complete on the day and learn fascinating facts about Roman life as a soldier. The free activity pack to take and make at home includes facts about the realities of serving in the Roman army and a dress your own solider game.

Nasty Newport Roman Villa

On Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th October – visit the villa from 10:00 14:30

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The photo hunt for this week will take you across the site, finding out some foul facts about Roman life. The free craft kit to take and make at home is a wolf mask making kit.

Newport Roman Villa is an excellent example of a Roman third century farmhouse. It has a well-preserved bath suite, Roman Garden and museum display. The villa is an excellent site to explore for all ages.

No booking required but numbers may be limited at busy times. The wearing of face coverings is encouraged. Please note the activity room will be closed for these events.

Event organised by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service. For more information on these events, call (01983) 823433, email: [email protected] or visit: www.iwight.com/museums.

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