Brandon Country Park to host ‘Treasures from the Earth’ family activity day


A free day of family friendly activities celebrating Suffolk’s geology and archaeology is to be held at Brandon Country Park on 26 July 2017.

Suffolk County Council’s Archaeology Service and Brandon Country Park will host the event alongside West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk Archaeology, The Portable Antiquities Scheme and GeoSuffolk.

On the day families will be able to handle real archaeological finds and fossils and learn about archaeology in their area.

There will be a number of fun activities for all to enjoy, such as; making a medieval purse, face painting, coil clay pot making and even dissecting ancient poo!

Families are also invited to bring along their own archaeological and geological finds to be identified and to find out more about them.

Councillor Matthew Hicks, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the rich archaeological and natural heritage of the Brandon area as part of the national Festival of Archaeology.

“Organised by Suffolk County Council’s Archaeology Service and Brandon Country Park, this hands-on, activity packed event will give families a chance to see first-hand the great work that we do.”

The event will run from 10am until 3pm on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at Brandon Country Park and is part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017.

Details of other events taking place throughout the festival can be viewed on the Festival of Archaeology website.

For news and updates about this and other events, follow @SCCArchaeology on Twitter or visit the Brandon Country Park website.