What treasures will your family find at Flag Fen…?
With the recent discoveries of ‘Britain’s Pompeii’ at nearby Must Farm in Whittlesey, the renewed interest in Britain’s Bronze Age has seen a brand new surge of visitors at Flag Fen Archaelogy Park wanting to learn more about the time period.
There has also been plenty of ways for families to have fun and experience the site over the summer holidays with Archaeology and Nature Detectives workshops running weekly on Tuesdays over the summer period and the summer fun culminates with a fantastic main attraction on the Bank Holiday Weekend, named simply: Flag Fen Treasure!
Families can team up or play as individuals to solve cryptic clues and beat challenges (such as tests of agility, intellect and reflexes) to find the Bronze Age bounty at the end of the trail. All activities are age appropriate and take place across the entirety of site, set in the picturesque wilds of the Fens, giving young ones a real sense of outdoor adventure in a safe environment.
Laura Hancock, Vivacity’s Cultural Development Officer, says “We’re really excited to be running this brand new event at Flag Fen. Families will use our treasure maps to navigate around the site, completing challenges to collect treasure as they go. Some will test the mind, some the body – and with the Olympic Games just finished it’s a great time to see what you can do with a hula hoop, and much more!”
Flag Fen Treasure takes place daily from Saturday August 27 – Monday August 29, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) and admission is £5 children, £8 adults and £20 families (under 5s go free). There’s no need to book for this event – families can just drop in any time during opening hours and begin their search for hidden treasure.
If you happen to miss this event don’t worry as the Roald Dahl themed Swizztastic Summer rounds off its program at Peterborough Museum with Spectacular Spacelifts on Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 1. Enjoy some outer space themed activities for just £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families (2 adults 2 children). No booking necessary.
Nature Detectives also holds its final session on Tuesday August 30 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Booking is essential for this event and tickets, (£5 per child, adults go free) can be booked by calling Flag Fen on 01733 864468 or Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663.