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DigCamp at Sudeley Castle (ages 6-12)

Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5JD
Date and Time
21 - 27 October 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm
From £75.00

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! Bring the family to enjoy some hands-on archaeology with the DigVentures team. You’ll have plenty of fun as we investigate a Tudor mystery at Sudeley Castle.

Dates: Sat 21, Tue 24, Wed 25 & Fri 27 October 2023
Duration: 2 hours (10:00am-12:00pm, or 2:00pm-4:00pm)
Suitable for: Families with children aged 6-12
Family size: Maximum of one adult and two children per booking (you can make more than one booking)
Meals, travel, and accommodation: Not included (see FAQ for your options)
Experience level: All levels welcome


Fascinated by history? Got a bit of an adventurous streak? Join the DigVentures team on a real, live excavation, and help us to unearth the remains of a 500 year old Tudor garden. You’ll learn how to dig, make your own discoveries, and experience what it’s really like to be an archaeologist.

Our team will guide your search for evidence, and help you piece together the evidence as you try to solve a real archaeological mystery… It’s the perfect mini family adventure for kids and adults who want to get outdoors and discover history for themselves this summer!

What we'll do

Each DigCamp session is 2 hours. In that time, your family will learn all the basic skills that a field archaeologist uses on a dig. Starting with a lively introduction to the Tudors, we’ll grab our trowels and jump straight into the trenches to begin your hands-on archaeological training!

You’ll learn how to excavate, how to recognise new archaeological layers, and how to identify ancient artefacts. We’ll work together to unearth our site, and our friendly team of professional archaeologists will be there to guide your search for evidence every step of the way.

By the end, you’ll be heading home having experienced what it’s really like to be an archaeologist. It’s good, clean, fun!

Event organiser is DigVentures.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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