Welcome to Brigantium – a large outdoor classroom cunningly disguised as a Roman Auxilliary fort of the 1st Century AD. The duty centurion is always on the lookout for new recruits and with his assistant is able to put groups of up to 65 children through a rigorous introduction to life in the Roman army.
Equipped with their uniform, helmet, spear and shield, the young recruits are put through their paces learning how a fort is built and laid out before going on to learn the skills of weapons training (using dummy weapons!), guard duty, craft work, and parade ground drill. Successful recruits are always proud to earn their day’s pay and diploma.
Please note: We do not have any catering facilities, so children and adults will need to bring an appropriate packed lunch.