Terrible Tales at West Stow

Terrible Tales at West Stow

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Join us at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village as we unearth the dark side of the Anglo-Saxon past…

In a summer activity hosted by heritage officers from the West Suffolk Heritage Service and Explore Outdoor, children will be treated to tours of the Anglo-Saxon Museum, reconstructed Village and the Beowulf and Grendel Trail that aim to explore the great, the gross and the gruesome of Anglo-Saxon life.

Participants will also have the chance to enjoy a lunch supplied by Mobile Pizza Co as well as a talk by them about the ingredients that go into their food. In the afternoon participants are invited to try their hand at archery in the afternoon, to finish off a day of fun history and activities.

Children and young people who are registered for benefits related free school meals with Suffolk County Council are able to attend up to 16 sessions of these activities free of charge, where there is still availability. To apply for a free placement please book via Abbeycroft Leisure’s Explore Outdoor booking programme. If you are unsure if you are eligible please visit the Suffolk County Council website or call 0800 068 3131. All registrations will be checked for eligibility and payment will be required for any bookings for young people who are not registered.

  • This session is for ages 8-11 due to the nature of activities on offer.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor weather as most of the activities will take place outdoors.
  • Participating children should be accompanied to the registration beside the shelter next to the Visitor Centre at 10.20am to meet with programme staff and be picked up from the same location at 3.10pm once the activities programme has finished.
  • Adults dropping off children are entitled to collect one free daily parking pass per booking to cover parking for the entire day at West Stow Country Park. However, admission to the heritage site will be at the standard price for anyone other than the child booked onto the activity.
  • Children will be left with Explore Outdoor instructors and heritage officers for the duration of the activities.
  • Please notify us of any dietary requirements as part of the booking process.

Times: 10.30am-3pm
Tickets: £35 per child
Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' buttons or call 01284 758000
Venue: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park

This event is promoted by the Heritage Service.

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