Roman family festival coming to the Lunt Fort this month

A Coventry attraction dating back almost 2000 years is preparing to host a legion of visitors in a two-day festival inspired by real Roman history.

The Lunt Roman Festival on August 26 and 27 will give visitors of all ages the chance to explore the fascinating history of the Lunt Roman Fort while getting stuck in to hands-on battle drills and exploring a living history Roman village.

In addition to history reenactments from expert performers and Roman-inspired goods for sale, visitors will be able to explore all aspects of the unique reconstructed monument, taking in the sights of the ramparts, the granary building and the only known Gyrus – large circular structure suspected to be a cavalry training area – inside a Roman fort in the UK.

It has been a summer full of activities at the fort, including arts & crafts and fun & games all inspired by Roman history. It is hoped the festival will be a good opportunity to mark the end of the school holidays with a historical flourish.

Refreshments will be available from local food vendors, with an early years takeover area to keep younger visitors entertained.

Lisa Ford, Head of Learning and Engagement at CV Life, said: “The Lunt Roman Festival is an excellent opportunity for families to explore the incredible history of the site while getting involve in some unique and exciting fun and games with so much to see and do.

“It caps a jam-packed summer of activities at the Lunt Roman Fort and across our other CV Life venues including the Herbert Art Gallery and Coventry Transport Museum. For youngsters who love action-packed activities and inspiring displays, this is a great chance to take in everything this rare attraction just a few minutes from the city centre has to offer.”

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