Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Rockin' Romans...

Yesterday we headed out with the kids to take advantage of some great weather and some fab entertainment. We headed over a very small hill to our local Roman museum in Caerleon. We didn't visit the ruins today but they are amazing and this is a great day out for anyone visiting south wales. They are the only Roman Legionary barrack remains on view anywhere in Europe and have featured on many a history programe!
We are lucky that we live just a few minutes drive away and I am lucky that I have a friend that can drive hehe!
The museum is holding an event this week all about the Roman army. Encouraging the children to become a Roman soldier for the day! Our feisty lads took on the challenge with gusto!

Training to fight Celts!

Making bricks.

Assault course to test agility!

Mosaic making and puzzle solving.

Even the big ones like to dress up :)

The Legion that was based at Caerleon.

Eeeeeew!!! Hands in latrines searching for rats!

Don't fear it is only a game hehe!

Getting ready to say goodbye to their families for 25years as they go off to fight as soldiers.

Trying on armour and map reading.

It was a really great day for all and everyone was wiped at the end(I think it was actually only us Mums that were wiped!) 
So far half term is great and hopefully the rest of the week holds lots more adventures.
It is my middle Bugs birthday tomorrow. DOUBLE DIGITS!!!
I have some baking and wrapping to do so I guess I will say goodnight.

Happy Tuesday x


  1. It looks as though it was a perfect day out for boys! I grinned as I looked at this photos, imagining my boys when they were younger. They would have had a wonderful time in this place. Especially the latrine game! How fun! Thanks for sharing with us an happy birthday to the birthday boy.

  2. Now doesn't this look like a blast! The kids look like they are having so much fun with their big smiles on their faces! So wonderful that you all have access to this! And a very happy birthday to your son!! Hope it is a wonderful celebration!!! Nicole xoxo

  3. Happy Birthday to your boy and such a fun day for them all - look at the enjoyment on those faces! My grandsons would have loved this too! I appreciate your giving us that snippet of history too, Emma, thank you! Joy x

  4. Do you have four boys? Bless you. :) This looks like so much fun. Happy birthday to your son!

    1. No, I have 3 boys, the blonde one belongs to a good friend :)

  5. Looks like allot of fun was had..

  6. Looks like they had a whale of a time Em! The Roman museum is so amazing, we were so lucky to grow up with it on our doorstep - so nice to see the boys enjoying it too :) hopefully the weather will be good enough for a weekend day trip as well xxx