The first day of the open weekend took place today. Our fantastic Iron Age re-enactors invaded the grounds of Sutton Bank National Park Centre and told visitors about food and cooking in Iron Age Britain. We all waited in anticipated whilst the pork roasted on the spit and Dave (not an iron age name!) made delicious honey flavoured oatcakes. In addition there were displays of clothing and weaponry and fun activities for children including thumb pot making, jewellery making and face painting.
Tourers took the trip up to the hillfort on foot and shuttle bus and were taken on guided tours of the excavati0n site to hear about the area’s past as well as the current happenings. Fun was had by all (I hope?!) and we’ll do it all again tomorrow. Places are still remaining on the tours so come along, book on and do something different this weekend! The Centre is open from 10am – 5pm (see http://www.visitthemoors.co.uk for more information) and activities in the grounds will be on throughout this time.