A visit to Chesters Roman Fort at Chollerford near Hexham in Northumberland will be on the agenda for lots of people this Father’s Day Sunday, June 17.
English Heritage invites families across the North East of England to enjoy an action-packed day out with dad and granddad at its Dad’s Roman Army event at Chesters Roman Fort.
Fathers will be able to explore their adventurous sides in the great outdoors with a trip back in time to the Roman era at the impressive Chesters Roman fort. On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June, and there are lots of activities planned from 11am – 5pm daily.
Why not See how your dad would shape up in the Roman Army, as he is put through his paces, becoming a Roman solider for the day. The whole family can dress up and have a go at a tough military drill under the watchful eye of the Centurion, who will be arriving in fit marching style to bring the Roman history of the site to life.
Jon Hogan, events manager at English Heritage, said: “The Dad’s Roman Army event at Chesters Roman Fort offers a fantastic opportunity for families to spend some quality time together at this stunning World Heritage Site.
“English Heritage is encouraging brave dads to experience life as a Roman soldier almost 2,000 years ago, first hand at this event. With activities that all the family will enjoy, this exciting day out will create many happy memories you will be able to look back on for years to come. So, instead of giving dad the usual ties and socks, this year, why not treat him to an adventurous day out and make the most of this extra special day!”
Entrance fees for the Dad’s Roman Army event at Chesters Roman Fort are: Adults £5.20, concession £4.70 and children £3.10. English Heritage members go free.