Prehistoric fun as we ‘Get Messy with the Mesolithic’ this summer!

The chance for children (and adults) to experience life as our ancestors did on the Gwent Levels up to 10,000 years ago, kicked-off this week at Newport Wetlands with the first of a series of ‘Get Messy with the Mesolithic’ activities over the summer holidays.

Budding young Stone-Agers literally came face to face with the skulls of extinct (well on the Gwent Levels at least) beasts, discovered the limitations of prehistoric painting (with only four colours), made mud tracks like our returning cranes and long extinct Gwent wolves, sculpted pots and fashioned mud huts. There was also a chance to make and take home a willow crane for the garden!


If you are in the Caldicot area on Tuesday 14th August there will be a selection of the activities in the Castle grounds and for the full Prehistoric experience, why not come down to Glamorgan Archives on the 21st August?