Fearfully good family fun for half term


Frightfully fun things are happening this October half term at Newport Roman Villa, with a range of craft activities to keep the little monsters occupied.

The Villa at Cypress Road, Newport, will be open for three days for various activities and for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden!

On Wednesday, October 23, from 10.30am to 3pm, Newport Roman Villa are giving the younger Islanders a chance to create their own unique puppet toy, inspired by Roman toys and games.

During the second day, Monday, October 28 between 10.30am and 3pm, visitors will be able to make their own working catapult which they can take home. They will also find out some historical facts including how the Romans used these machines in warfare.

The final day on Wednesday, October 30 is ‘Mixed-Up Monsters Clay Day’ where children can be inspired by mythical beasts and make their own clay monsters to take home!

As well as the craft activities, there will be a different photo hunt on each day to help with exploring the villa and will enable visitors to collect the foul facts on Roman life and find more revolting revelations about life in Roman times!

No booking is required, the entry fee is £1 each activity day and includes admission and all activities.

For more information, call (01983) 823433, email: museums@iow.gov.uk or visit: iwight.com/museums

These events are organised by the Isle of Wight Council’s Heritage Service.