Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon & Viking School Trips

Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon & Viking School Trips

Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon & Viking School TripsStone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon & Viking School Trips

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Hedge Laying Course 14th March 2020

Join our tutors Antony Whitlock and Antony Brown on a Beginners Guide to Hedge-laying. Gain an insight into the history, diversity and conservation value of hedges. Learn the techniques involved in laying a hedge and get stuck into your own stretch of hedge. Through this, you will learn the basics of pleaching, laying and dressing the hedge. Assessment of hedges suitability, efficient working and health and safety considerations will also be covered.  GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY CENTRE for the ultimate seasonal experience gift.


Please book via Eventbrite


14 March 2020 - Cost £40.00

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-hedge-laying-tickets-84151408127  


Pre-History Weekend 28th and 29th March 2020

This weekend is open to the public. More details coming soon. 

Cost is £10 per adult and £5 per child. Under 4's free. No dogs allowed on site. Free parking. More details to follow.

Foraging Courses 18th April 2020, 13th June 2020, 5th September 2020

Join our tutor Kael Atterton on an introduction to Foraging course. You will bring back to the centre some of the food you have foraged to cook over an open fire in our magnificent Earthhouse.  


Please book via Eventbrite 


SOLD OUT!  18th April 2020 - Cost £30.00

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-foraging-for-wild-food-tickets-80689537579?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 


SOLD OUT! 13th June 2020 - Cost £30.00

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-foraging-for-wild-food-tickets-81459414301?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 


27th September 2020 - Cost £30.00

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-foraging-for-wild-food-tickets-81460375175?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

Dark Ages Weekend 25th and 26th July 2020

Not to be missed. You can immerse yourself in history at this event. Something for everyone. 

Cost is £10 per adult and £5 per child. Under 4's free. No dogs allowed on site. Free parking. More details to follow.

Apple Day 27th September 2020

Bring your own apples and a container to take your juice home in and use our replica Roman apple press to create your own apple juice. Alternatively have fun by squashing some of ours! Live music. Historical events. 

Cost is Adults £5 per ticket. Children £2.50, under 4's free. More information to follow. 

Other courses coming soon. Sign up to our email list!

Tanning of animal skins and other courses coming soon. Join our mailing list. 

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Iron Age Cooking Course

  

Join ancient food specialist Caroline Nicolay, from Pario Gallico -Historical Food and Crafts- to learn about the utensils, ingredients, recipes and techniques used to prepare everyday meals in celtic Britain (2nd-1st century BC)! 


You will set up in one of our reconstructed houses for the day, discover the basic principles of recreating ancient meals and work together to prepare a communal lunch over the open fire. The ingredients used  would have been available in the area at this time of the year during the Iron Age, the cooking utensils are replicas of ancient ones or close equivalents (pots, cauldron, iron knives, wooden bowls...) and you will cook several dishes to be shared for lunch. We will choose from a selection of things to have a go at such as: make butter by hand, grind grain, make soft cheese and prepare sweet and savoury snacks including cheesy flatbreads and/or honey cakes. 


We try to accommodate everyone, so please do not hesitate to contact Caroline for any questions about allergies and diets. If you have any, you HAVE TO CONTACT CAROLINE at least one week before the course, otherwise we cannot insure that you will be able to eat what is cooked... which would be a shame! 


Examples of what we may be cooking:-

- beef or pork stew with ale, nettles, grains and/or seasonal vegetables 

- Frumenty (wheat or barley risotto with vegetables, cheese, leaves... the participants will choose!)

and/or

- Legumes ''pot'' with lentils, peas, beans and leaves in a fresh herbs broth 

- stewed fruits with a choice of seeds, nuts, berries, cream, honey... 

- Fresh butter

- Fresh cheese (sweet or savoury) 

- Flat or leaven breads (each participant choose their own flavour-mix)


Drinks and snacks will be provided all day, lunch as well. 


Please bring: 

An apron if you need one, a pen and paper if you want to write down recipes and some food containers as you might want to take some of your creations home! 

Any questions? Contact Caroline Nicolay: pario.gallico@gmail.com // 07513730963 // www.pariogallico.com // Message Pario Gallico's Facebook page. 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now at www.wildflowerceremonies.co.uk/event-tickets/. 

Please direct all enquiries to Ellie, at hello@wildflowerceremonies.co.uk.  

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Hire our site

Outside event organisers hire the Ancient Technology Centre to hold events for the general public. Any ticket sales or enquiries for these events should be directed to the organisers.  For more information about hiring our site please call 01725 517618 or email atc@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

 

Due to the nature of the site there are areas which may prove to be challenging to access during a visit and especially when dark or during periods or wet or inclement weather.  If you have any concerns regarding accessibility please call the centre on 01725 517618.
 

The Ancient Technology Centre is used on a daily basis by school groups, we kindly ask that you respect the site by leaving it as you found it. 

· Please take your rubbish away with you. 

· Please be aware this is a no smoking site 

· Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on-site due to livestock.

 
 

If you park in the School car park please be respectful to our neighbours:

· Please only park in designated areas, please do not park on the grass.

· Please do not smoke on-site

· Please be aware that dogs are not permitted on-site, even if they are left in cars, which we wholeheartedly discourage!

· And under no circumstances let your dogs toilet in the school grounds!

 
 

There are a few B&Bs and holiday accommodation in the village

The Inn at Cranborne - http://www.theinnatcranborne.co.uk/

La Fosse | B&B and Restaurant - http://la-fosse.com/

Sheaf of Arrows - http://www.sheafofarrows.co.uk/rooms

Gold Oak Farm - https://www.holidaylogcabins.co.uk/

 
 

And campsites are all within 5 miles of Cranborne.

www.hillcottagefarmcampingandcaravanpark.co.uk/

http://hillsidecampsite.co.uk/new/

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/dorset/wimborne/verwood

http://www.churchfarmcandcpark.co.uk/

Jaminaround

Jaminaround is special night of top quality music and storytelling in the unique, enchanted and intimate setting of our Earthouse. Find out more when their next event is.


Due to the nature of the site there are areas which may prove to be challenging to access during a visit and especially when dark or during periods or wet or inclement weather.  If you have any concerns regarding accessibility please call the centre on 01725 517618. 




story telling at the earth house

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In a field on the outskirts of Cranborne village, there is a hill, and it has a door…  

One of Dorset’s best kept secrets, the Earthouse is a 200-seat theatre – lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 21 huge oak tree trunks… they come to listen to stories. The Ancient Technology Centre works with the Crick Crack Club to bring some of the finest contemporary performance storytellers to this fabulous off-beat venue – turning it into a cinema of the imagination.   

‘I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly’ THE TIMES   

‘the art of storytelling is in the surest, safest hands here’ REMOTE GOAT


For those wishing to book tickets for future storytelling events, we strongly recommend joining the Crick Crack Club's mailing list so you are notified when tickets go on sale. 


Due to the nature of the site there are areas which may prove to be challenging to access during a visit and especially when dark or during periods or wet or inclement weather.  If you have any concerns regarding accessibility please call the centre on 01725 517618.