By Andy Merrett
Feb 9, 2011
Unravel Stonehenge mysteries with BBC Learning
BBC Learning is using the coming half-term to challenge families to find out more about the mysteries surrounding the creation of Stonehenge, travelling across the UK from Monday 21st to Friday 25th February.
This unique event will include a variety of fascinating ancient activities including an interactive mini-drama, where the Hands on History “archaeologists” will take audiences through the challenges of constructing Stonehenge using only the apparatus that would have been available over 4000 years ago. There will also be a near life-size inflatable section of the prehistoric monument standing at over four metres tall.
As well as the dramatisations, families will also be able to find out about ancient sites to visit nearby and can get hands on with the historical artefacts, on loan from the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, including arrow heads and ancient tools.
There’s also interactive fun online at the Hands On History web site.
The tour is free to attend, suitable for all ages and there is no need to book in advance. Venues are as follows:
Monday 21 Feb: Queens Arcade, Cardiff
Tuesday 22 Feb: thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes
Wednesday 23 Feb: Swindon Designer Outlet
Thursday 24 Feb: Derby Westfield
Friday 25 Feb: Metrocentre, Gateshead