From the creator of JORVIK Viking Centre comes a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
“One of the best family days out. No other experience gets you as close to the excitement of archaeological discovery.” The One Show’s Dan Snow
Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and VIctorian finds – so grab a trowel, dig up the clues and discover how people lived in the past! Once you’ve unearthed these exciting discoveries, an archaeologist is on hand to help you examine real life archaeological finds like animal bones, pieces of Roman house tiles and even a Viking-Age poo! Don’t worry, the excavation pits are filled with synthetic, mess-free mud, so there’s no need to bring a change of clothes.
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 telephone.
St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN