Hands-On Heritage Days – Sunday 10 April


 Sun 10/04/2022
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bringing the story of Cranborne Chase to life through arts, crafts, and re-enactment activities at the wonderful Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne

Join us for a range of hands-on activities, demonstrations and displays on either Saturday 9th April OR Sunday 10th April, both days are 10am- 4pm. Please click on ‘Register’ to book your preferred day.

Please note, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. 


What’s on offer:

Ancient Paints and Pigments – See how they’re made and get stuck in with some prehistoric art!

Historic Textiles – Try your hand at carding, spinning wool and weaving using a traditional loom.

Wattle Fence Making – Using hazel stems, join in and try your hand at weaving wattle fences, a craft dating back to the Neolithic period.

Build a Bird Box – Create a bird home for your garden.

Medieval Martial Arts – Longsword displays and weapon demonstrations.

Ancient Wessex Network – learn about pottery, metal working, flint and stone working, sculpture, jewellery making, food and constructions techniques from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods.

Adopt a Sapling – Take home one of our saplings to grow, then join us for our Community Tree Planting Day later in the year.

Creatures of Cranborne Chase – Discover the living heritage of the landscape and learn who lives here.

Immersive Storytelling – Join us in the Earthouse, settle down and soak up the atmosphere of ages past.

T-shirt Painting and Printing – Get stuck in and create your own T-shirt memento to take home.

Join us and explore the heritage on your doorstep, and see what discoveries await!

IMPORTANT: Please note that dogs are not permitted on the site and should not be left in cars in the car park.

Please note, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. 

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