Families with children can enjoy museum activities this February half term: flint knapping at Kents Cavern, Tudor food at St Nicholas Priory and animation at Exeter’s Underground Passages.
RAMM family activity day: The World of Flint Knapping Tuesday, February 22, 10am to 4pm, free, drop in Final chamber, Kents Cavern, 89/91 Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
Join Karl Lee, one of Britain’s top flint knappers, for a demonstration of the art and technology of making stone tools. Enjoy a mixture of practical demonstrations and explanations accompanied by the sound of breaking flint and try your hand at making prehistoric tools.
Kents Cavern is a prehistoric cave and award-winning visitor attraction. The site was used by Britain’s earliest ancient humans thousands of years ago and today the cave is the only underground visitor centre in the UNESCO Global Geopark, a protected national monument and an internationally renowned prehistoric show cave.
Children must be accompanied at all times. If an activity is very busy, there may be a short wait.
RAMM family activity day: Tudor Banquet Wednesday, February 23, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm normal admission charges apply St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3BL
Dress up for a great Tudor event and help make replica food for the great banquet. Find out about the food of the time, the possets, spices and marchpane.
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. If an activity is very busy, there may be a short wait. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty!
Admission: adults, £2.50; children aged under 18 and in full time education, £1; under 5s, free. Xcard holders: adult, £1.25; child 50p; under 5s free. Senior citizens, £2.
RAMM family activity day: Robert the Rat goes Underground Thursday and Friday February 24 and 25, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, free drop in Old entrance, Underground Passages, Romangate passage, Exeter EX1 3RX
Robert the Rat, RAMM’s famous character from St Nicholas Priory, explores the ancient passages and encounters all sorts of dramatic events from their history.
Make an animation or shadow story to bring these events to life. The old Romangate entrance is off the High Street between Boots and Halifax. Buggy space is very limited.
Adults and adventurous children over five years old can reach the activity room through the Underground Passages, leaving the new Paris Street entrance (EX1 1GA) at 10.15am and 1.15pm.
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. If an activity is very busy, there may be a short wait. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty.
A partnership between RAMM, Exeter’s Underground Passages and Animated Exeter.