Unearthing the Iron Age – exciting event

Join us on Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 September to find out about life in Iron Age Britain at Sutton Bank National Park Centre.

Iron Age reenactors will be taking over the grounds of the Centre and giving visitors a flavour of Iron Age life. There will be demonstrations of food and cooking as well as displays of weaponry and textiles. There will be fun activities too and children will be able to have a go at milling flour, dressing in Iron Age robes, making clay thumbpots and painting their faces to look like Iron Age tribesmen.

Children will also be able to have a go at excavating objects in a recreated archaeological excavation site as well as making Iron Age masks and broaches. Prebooking for this particular activity is required on arrival at the Centre. There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of the excavation site with the archaeologists on site. This is a rare chance to see what an excavation entails and probably, for most of us, the only time to see under the surface at Boltby Scar Iron Age hillfort!

To guarantee a place on a tour you must book by calling 01439 772738. Places are limited. You can opt to reach the hillfort by walking with a guide or by taking the shuttle bus. Unfortunately, the bus is not a door to door service and it still takes about 20 minutes to walk to the hillfort.

Tours will depart from Sutton Bank National Park Centre on Saturday and Sunday at the following times:

10am Walking tour

10.10am Shuttle bus tour

11.10am Shuttle bus tour

1pm Walking tour

1.10pm Shuttle bus tour

2.10pm Shuttle bus tour

Full details of tours will be given at the time of booking.

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