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Archeology Day at Ilam Park near Ashbourne

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 28, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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FANCY a family day out focusing on archaeology?

The National Trust at Ilam Park near Ashbourne will be holding a free Archaeology Day on Sunday, June 29 between 11am and 4pm.

The annual free family event will give visitors the chance to take part in live excavations, hands on activities including cave painting, wattle and daub, dressing up, roman food tasting and more.

National Trust Visitor Experience Officer, Zoe Stevens said: "This free annual family event is a great introduction to the world of archaeology through the hands on activities on offer.

"The roman food tasting is always popular with children and adults alike".

There will be a barbecue and ice creams available, as well as lunches being served in the Manifold tearoom. This is a free event, with small charges for some of the activities. No booking necessary.

Ilam Park is open all year round and situated in Ilam, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ.

For further information call 01335 350503 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

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