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Pontefract Castle: Dig Camp - 26th to 30th October 2019 & 1st to 3rd Novemb...

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Pontefract Castle

Pontefract

WF8 1QH

United Kingdom

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Archaeologists are coming to dig at Pontefract Castle and you can take part! Bring your family to Dig Camp for the chance to make an ancient discovery together.

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! We’re inviting families with children aged 6-11 to join the dig team team, and become Junior Archaeologists for the day!

Bring your family to Dig Camp and you’ll get to spend the day doing archaeology with DigVentures together. You’ll get to look for clues in the trenches to see what you can find. We’ll then have an Archaeologists’ Picnic, before heading to the Finds Lab where you’ll be able to piece together your evidence and learn more about the people of Pontefract Castle.

Is this event suitable for children?

Yes, this event is ideal for families with children aged 6+. If you have any younger children, please email bookings@digventures.com before booking. If all your children are teenagers, you may prefer to join the Archaeology Dig Experience. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Do I need to book?

Yes, booking is highly recommended. We only have 10 children’s places for each session! If you can no longer come, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.

Do I need to bring anything?

Yes, you need to bring a packed lunch for the Archaeology Picnic! On the day, you just need to make sure that you’re wearing weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, and shoes that properly cover your feet (boots are ideal, trainers are ok, sandals won’t be allowed).

Other than that, DigVentures will provide all the archaeological equipment and instruction that you’ll need.

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WF8 1QH

United Kingdom

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