Over half term Corinium Museum in Cirencester have a lot of activities laid on for families. Activities range from making a centurion mask, a Roman soldier's shield or a colourful cockerel. These sessions are suitable for children aged 3 and above. The cost is £1.50 per child.
Corinium Museum is an award winning museum which celebrates Cirencester's Roman past.
Seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally sourced organic meats, free range polutry, choice cheeses and dairy and of course the odd cupcake stall are all to be found at Cirencester Farmers' Market. What better way to start off a week on holiday than to visit the local market and buy your produce direct from passionate growers and producers. Not only will they sell you wonderful ingredients, they are always on hand to give you great recipe ideas and cooking instructions….as well as the stories behind their produce.
This popular Farmers' Market can be found on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 8:30 to 1pm in Cirencester. Cirencester is a 10 minute drive from the Lower Mill Estate where Daisy Chain is.
Cirencester Park Polo Club is the most historic Polo Club in the UK. It was established in 1894 in 3000 acres of parkland in the midst of one of the country's most beautiful parks on the Bathurst Estate. The club has 11 polo grounds , with some of the highest levels of polo available to watch.
Visitors are always welcome whenever polo is being played. From May to September admittance is £20 per car (which includes all the occupants of the car). Tournament finals are usually played on Sundays at 3pm, with gates opening at 12pm. Dress code is smart-casual and children and picnics are welcome!
Over the next two days, Cirencester Museum will be holding a two day festival celebrating Roman Food. There will be local food stalls providing a taste of the foods that could once be found in Roman towns. Snail and honey, white wine and fresh herbs, olive oil and fish sauce will all be available. there will also be specialist talks exploring the evidence for food in archaeology and actors will be on hand to bring Roman history to life.
This week is Twitter’s International Museum Week which celebrates the many museums and galleries across the world that make valuable contributions to the arts, history and culture of so many countries. Corinium Museum is a fantastic multi-award winning museum in Cirencester. (It won the Cotswolds Tourism Award Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2015) The Roman Town of Corinium (which we know today as Cirencester) was the second largest town in Roman Britain and contained a rich collection of Roman antiquities. Many of these treasures are on show in the museum today.
Corinium Museum offers inspiring glimpses into Roman Life. This is combined with a range of interactive hands on activities which bring history to life. Visitors can experience life as a Roman, admire stunning mosaics up close and peek through the window of a Roman House. Corinium Museum also have an award winning app which includes a museum tour, town tour and learning zone. It is a perfect way for visitors to Cirencester to learn more about Roman History. For more details
Corinium Museum lay on a range of Children’s workshops – in April you can choose from mini-mosaics, incredible insects, and a hare on a bag. Booking is essential for these workshops so do ring ahead!
A visit to Corinium Museum is a perfect activity for a day when the weather might not be as sunny as you would like! The museum is open from 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and 2pm – 4pm on Sundays.
Made by Bob is part deli, part restaurant and can be found in the Corn Hall in Cirencester. It aims to provide a relaxed meeting place where people can enjoy great food and drink throughout the day. Opening at 7:30am during the week, you can stop by for coffee and croissants or something more substantial. The menu at Made By Bob changes daily which reflects their use of seasonal local produce. Everything is made on site in a huge open kitchen which dominates the room. You can grab a high stool and watch the chefs at work whilst enjoying coffee or lunch. Made By Bob has a real buzz around it and serves a menu that would sit comfortably in a London restaurant. On the last Friday of the month they have just started opening for themed set course cuisine. In February they had a Thai evening. In March the focus will be on Catalonia for a night in Spain, and in April the focus turns to Italy.
Pictured is a dish of fillet of salmon with rocket, new potatoes, pimento, basil and olive relish served in the restaurant.
Eat Wild in Cirencester in now serving their game inspired Christmas menu. In the evening you can choose from a wide range of dished including Spatchcocked Partridges with a Pickled Pear Salad or Local Pheasant Kiev Stuffed with Cranberry and Caramelised Red Onion. Or why not try the Pheasant and Chorizo bangers and mash? The pudding menu includes mince pie puree donuts with pine sugar and brnady ice cream and chocolate orange cheesecake. You may need to start with one and then enjoy the next!
Made by Bob is part deli, part restaurant and can be found in the Corn Hall in Cirencester. It aims to provide a relaxed meeting place where people can enjoy great food and drink throughout the day.
Made by Bob has a frequently changing menu, with seasonal food, which as far as possible is locally sourced. Everything is cooked on site so you can perch on a high stool at the counter and watch the chefs at work whilst you enjoy your lunch. Have a look at their website for their Christmas Party Menu on their website or book them to cater for your Christmas Party at home!
Amanda Anderson creates amazing vibrant, colourful, unique mosaics. Her work is influenced by a variety of folk art and traditional stories based around animals and birds. She uses stained glass and patterned ceramics to produce mosaices with a bright and seductive quality. From 29th November – 4th January there will be an exhibition of Amanda's work at Corinium Museum in Cirencester. Admission is free and all work will be on sale.
On Saturday 29th November Cirencester will celebrate the start of its Christmas season with an Advent Market taking place in the Market Place. Live music will fill the air from 1pm and the festivities will culminate in the lights being switched on at 6:30pm. This year the fabulous TV personality Nigel Havers will be turning on the lights (he is staring in Dick Wittington at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon over the festive season).
Enjoy a fun afternoon our with the family…remember to wrap up warm and be ready for that countdown!