Jump back to the Stone Age with Longleat at Cheddar Gorge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 August 2017

Pupils from Fairlands Middle School at the Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Longleat

Pupils from Fairlands Middle School at the Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Longleat


Longleat has announced a six-week long festival at its base in Cheddar Gorge.

The Somerset landmark will be over-run with cave men and women this summer holiday as the Festival of Archaeology takes place.

From now until September 3, people of all ages can learn about Britain’s history in a fun and interactive way.

There will be cave drawing workshops, sand tray digs and a prehistoric dress-up area.

Younger visitors will also be invited to look for six hidden clues which will guide them on an archaeology detective trail through the caves.

The gorge is one of the leading locations for the national festival, and the owners hope it will become the ‘place to be’ this summer.

Pupils from Cheddar’s Fairlands Middle School, in Mason’s Way, have already been down to the gorge and put their archaeological skills to the test.

Tickets, priced £11.85-19.95, are available from www.cheddargorge.co.uk or on the door.

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