There is no denying that, over the summer months, English Heritage children’s events are as popular as ever. One of the more intriguing is at Wrest Park in Luton, Bedfordshire, where children have the opportunity to join an archaeological event to hunt for clues and to handle amazing ancient artefacts. An especial attraction is a sand dig, where exciting secrets from the past will be revealed. It is an ideal pursuit, as it rolls both life-skills and fun into one enticing day out.

Dateline:19th to 23rd August (Wrest Park event).

Prices: Adults £8.80, children (5-15) £5.30, family (2 adults, 3 children) £22.90

Telephone: 08703 331183 for information on other venues running similar events visit: www.englishheritage.org.uk