New summer activities for children to explore at Welwyn Roman Baths

PUBLISHED: 16:27 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 09 August 2017

Children dress up in Roman costumes. Image: Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service.

Children dress up in Roman costumes. Image: Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service.

Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service

Take your kids back in time this summer with history-inspired activities.

A child takes part in a summer activity. Image: Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service. A child takes part in a summer activity. Image: Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service.

Welwyn Roman Baths has introduced several brand new activities, where kids ages 4 and up can tread in a Roman soldier’s footsteps, make a clay pot with their bare hands, create Roman-inspired art with local artist Mandy Wax, and get sticky making some ancient Roman sweets.

Curator Emily Shepperson told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The sessions have been really popular so far, busy but not overrun - there’s a nice atmosphere.”

Children can also take part in the Roman Soldier Trail, where they have to hunt for different parts of a soldier’s uniform in the museum garden. The activity is part of an effort to get more people using their outdoor space, said the curator, and also helps children learn about Roman numerals.

Another activity will allow kids to design and take home a real Roman-style wooden shield. While the other activities are priced at £3.50, this costs £7.50.

The museum will host a different activity every Monday, 2-4pm, until the end of August. With no need to book ahead, the activity price includes entrance to the baths.

See welhat.gov.uk/romanbaths for the full schedule and further details.

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