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Ages:

  • School age

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

Discover what the Romans would do when it’s too cold to play outside!

This Autumn half-term our costumed guides will run interactive demonstrations of the most popular board games of the Roman world. Try your hand at playing games such as Tria, Duodecim Scripta, Terni Lapilli, or the challenging Mendax Tesserae! All gaming materials are provided, just book in and play on the day!

Dates and Times

  • Monday 26th October | 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 28th October | 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Friday 30th October | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Prices

  • Adults | £3.75 + £1.37 Fee
  • Concessions and Children | £3.00 + £1.33 Fee
  • Under 4s | Free

Book your tickets in advance


The safety of our visitors and staff are paramount during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and we have put in place all necessary measures to ensure you have a quality and engaging experience with your family, in a safe environment. Your visit will look slightly different to how you will have visited in the past, but you will still encounter living interpretation, with staff dressed in authentic Roman costume. You will still be able to explore the site and discover the Lunt Roman Fort’s place in our rich Roman history, and all children will be able to take part in our half term activities.

What has changed?

  • You will need to book your visit in advance, via Eventbrite.

  • You will be able to choose a timed slot, giving you access to the site for 2 hours.

  • We are following the 2-meter social distancing Government guidelines, meaning our site is working at a reduced visitor capacity. As a result, we will not accept visitors onsite if they have not booked in advance.

  • Our shop will be open for purchasing souvenirs; however, we are operating on a cash-lite system, and where possible we will require payment via contactless methods.

  • The public toilets will be operating on a one-in, one-out system. Parents may enter the toilet facilities with their children, but please follow the guidelines outlined on signage around the facilities to keep a safe distance from other households, and remain outside the toilet block until it is available for you to enter.

  • In line with the latest Government guidelines the wearing of masks in our indoor spaces is mandatory for all those aged 11 and over. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in entry to our Granary building being refused.

  • Unfortunately, we will be unable to allow visitors to try on our Roman costumes, but our staff will be dressed up and will run demonstrations to provide you with a fun and engaging experience

  • Picnics are still welcome, so you can make the most of our scenic outdoor spaces, weather permitting.


Lunt Roman Fort

Lunt Roman Fort is a partially reconstructed turf and timber Roman fort dated to AD 60, with a unique 'gyrus', or circular training area for horses, a rebuilt granary, timber gateway and fort ramparts.

The fort at Lunt was built at the time of Queen Boudicca's revolt against the Romans in Britain, possibly as a supply depot and army headquarters.

What makes the fort at Lunt so intriguing is that it has been partially reconstructed by the Royal Engineers, using traditional tools and techniques that the Romans would have employed, so that visitors can get a sense of what it might have looked like when new. The Engineers built an imposing timber gateway with adjoining ramparts, one of the granary buildings, and the gyrus

Lunt is frequently used for school groups and educational visits and is a great place to give children a taste of life in Roman Britain.

Facilities

The Lunt Roman Fort has accessible toilets, and a small shop area.

Picnics are welcome, so you can make the most of the scenic outdoor spaces.

Parking

The Lunt Roman Fort is just a short drive from Coventry city centre. There is free car parking available at the site which is signposted.

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