Win! Family cave tour at the Creswell Crags

Take a tour of Creswell Crags
Take a tour of Creswell Crags

IF your little ones love digging for ancient treasure and pretending they are Vikings, why not have a day out at Creswell Crags this summer?

The visitor centre has a packed programme of activities lined up to coincide with their Festival of British Archaeology.

The heritage events extravaganza coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology runs from 16th to 31st July.

And the Guardian can offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket for a Tour Through the Ages worth £30 - just answer our competition question.

This Saturday 16th July at 2pm guest lecturer Professor Chris Stringer will speak about The Early Human Occupation of Britain.

Chris is research leader in human origins at the Natural History Museum.

Tickets are on sale now from the Museum and Education Centre priced £3.50.

On Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th July kids can get their hands dirty with a series of excavation activities as part of the BBC Dig.

From 11am to 3pm have a go at digging for artefacts and work with staff to identify what you have found.

On Sunday 24th July, watch a potter from Historical Promotions making pottery from a wooden wheel used hundreds of years ago.

Children’s workshops will also take place throughout the day making Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Medieval and Tudor pottery, to be taken home.

Workshops cost £2 per child or £5 for a family of four.

For a truly exciting weekend, visit Creswell Crags on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July.

Experience Creswell Crags through the eyes of the Ice Age people who visited the gorge, Victorian archaeologists and modern researchers.

You will visit the Robin Hood cave, Church Hole and the rarely opened Pin Hole cave.

The package will replace the normal tour schedule and costs £10 adults, £6 children and £9 concessions. Combined family tickets are available starting at £30 for a two adult, two children.

Renowned flint-knappers and Ice Age technology experts John and Val Lord will give an afternoon lecture on Saturday 30th July at 3pm.

Make your reservation now for this exciting talk on the nature and uses of flint, and making prehistoric tools including demonstrations and handling.

Tickets are £3.50. Call 01909 720378.

Answer this question for YOUR chance to win a family cave tour on 30th or 31st July - admitting two adults, two children.

Q) Which cave is rarely opened at Creswell Crags?

Send your answer to Creswell Crags Competition, The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AY.Entries must arrive by Friday 22nd July. Include a daytime phone number.

Normal Guardian competition rules apply.