An experience of life on the home front, led by two costumed members of the living history team. The children arrive as evacuees and are greeted by the evacuation coordinator from the local branch of the WVS. During the day the children will carry out a range of activities including baking on a ration and ‘make-do-and-mend’ tasks. They will find out how much work was involved on wash day and may help the local farmer by cleaning tack. They will also learn from the local ARP warden the do’s and don’ts of air raid precautions, gas mask drill and how to deal with a fire bomb in a range of practical activities.
Role play, craft activities and scenarios will be used to create a realistic, unforgettable experience for children.
Please note: We do not have any catering facilities, so children and adults will need to provide their own packed lunches.