Little Diggers Summer Fun
Sun Aug 4 - Sun Sep 1£5
Join us this summer with your little ones and discover the fun of archaeology and history with our special Little Diggers sessions!
Each session has a different theme and includes an opportunity to explore the DIG pits for longer than usual as well as taking part in a crafting activity which you can take home afterwards.
Tickets cost £5 per child with a free accompanying adult. Suitable for 2 to 5 year olds.
Pre-booking is strongly recommended due to limited places.
Book online at https://digyork.com/events/ or by calling 01904 615505.
Church Explorers – Peer into the Past
Date: 4th August
Explore DIG but not as you know it – discover the hidden elements of this former church!
With a trail around the building demonstrating the unique features including the medieval gravestones and corbel (an inside gargoyle!), you’ll then be able to take part in a variety of activities including puzzles and colouring. Take home your special colouring craft which illustrates the light and colour given to churches by their stained-glass windows.
Prehistoric Painters – Cave Artists Discovered
Date: 11th August
Discover the artistry of the prehistoric age in this interactive session which will look at the styles of art and illustration from this era.
Get literally hands-on, by collaborating on a group cave wall painting and then creating your own handprint and animal art too!
Viking Writing – It’s All in the Runes
Date: 18th August
Learn about the ancient writing of the Viking age – runes!
You’ll be able to recognise and write your own name in Viking runes with this session’s creative crafting, designing a horn-shaped bedroom door sign to take home.
Playtime Pastimes – Toys through the Ages
Date: 25th August
Everyone loves playtime, but how did children of the past spend their free time? What were their hobbies and pastimes?
Discover the toys that have spanned generations – such as snakes and ladders – and design some your own game pieces.
Dress Like a Viking – Textiles over Time
Date: 1st September
The clothing we wear has changed so much over the years that it’s hard to think of anything other than what we wear today!
Dress up as a Viking and learn how our use of textiles has changed throughout the centuries, as well as creating your own hand-woven Viking band to take home.