Go back in time for half-term fun in the Cotswolds

Contact Us

Website design and hosting by Commatic

Cotswold Blog

The Cotswold Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold related information.

Go back in time for half-term fun in the Cotswolds

The Romans will be brought to life in a series of special events for Cotswold children during half-term week.

Cotswold District Council's Museums Service is running outreach sessions at Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Fairford, as well as at Cirencester's Corinium Museum.

The opportunity to make a make a Roman mosaic using real tiles, grout it and take it home is on offer on the following dates:

Monday, 13th February at the Moreton Area Centre, Moreton in Marsh (01608 650881) from 10am 12.30pm.

Tuesday, 14th February at the Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester (01285 655611) from 10am 12.30pm

Wednesday, 15th February at Bourton Youth Club next to Bourton Library (01451 820964).

The sessions are suitable for children aged 7-12 years and cost 6.50 or 5.50 to Museum cardholders. Booking is essential.

On Thursday, 16th February, Roman Myths and Masks are in the spotlight at Fairford Library from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Children aged 6-12 are invited to come along and listen to ancient Roman myths, then make a fantastic mask depicting on of the gods or goddesses, and take it home. Please book in advance at Fairford Library (01285 712599). The cost is 4.00 0r 3.00 to Museum card holders.

There's a chance to take a journey through time, looking at how writing has developed and changed with The Writing Voyage at Cirencester Library on Thursday, 16th February from 10am 12.00pm.

The session allows children aged 7-12 to have a go at ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Roman capitals, runes and illuminated script, make their own quill pen, use a slate and try out the finger stocks! Please book in advance at Cirencester Library (01285 659813). The cost is 4.00 0r 3.00 to Museum card holders.

Posted : 02/02/2006 19:00:35

Other recent Cotswolds news items

Scout Group set to benefit from council grant

Plans for the interior fit out of a Scout Group hut in Chipping Norton have been given an 18,000 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council. The new fit out is for a brand new hut to be... [more]

Woodstock's outdoor heated pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22

Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April. With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa... [more]

Youth club to build new home after major grant funding

Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a 50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home. The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]

To view the full Cotswold Blog, click here