A fun day for children and their Mummies

The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology hosted their themed Kids Dig It Archaeology Fun Day last Saturday to give children a unique and fun holiday experience.

Over 585 children and parents converged at St Michael’s College to participate in a huge range of activities including:  stone tool making, archery, ribbon dancing, shield painting, medieval games and so many more.

Other highlights of the day included the children’s costume contest, face painting, jumping castle and loads of other activities.

This event was hosted by the Abbey Museum to encourage childrens’ interest in history and archaeology through fun and interactive activities. Saturday’s Dig It Day 2012 builds on the success of the previous Dig It Day hosted in the 2011 September school holidays.

Event co-coordinator Tania Wickham said she “Loved seeing parents and kids happy” and “Couldn’t have asked for better volunteers on the day”.

Feedback for the fun day included “An awesome day! We will certainly be back at your next one.” And “My children wouldn’t tell me their favourite (activity), insisting everything was their favourite.”

A huge team of volunteers had the task of operating the different workshops and activities. Some got into the spirit of the day and came dressed as archaeologist and Egyptians.

Preparation has already started on the Abbey Museum’s next holiday program using the feedback from parents and volunteers.

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