We’ve developed a new home learning pack for kids (and big kids!), inspired by fascinating discoveries on the A428.  

Travel back in time and find out what it was like to live in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire 2,000 years ago.

From clothing to food and the Roman invasion, the learning pack brings archaeology to life through a series of exciting and engaging activities for children working at Key Stage 2 level.


Discover what archaeologists do and uncover some of the exciting things we have found so far in our A428 excavations.  

At Home

Houses in the Iron Age looked very different from today. Find out more as you make your own miniature roundhouse and design a whole Iron Age village.

Eating and Drinking

Do you think you would like to eat an Iron Age diet? Learn about food, feasts, and have a go at cooking some Iron Age recipes! 

Getting Dressed

Find out how people in the Iron Age made their own clothes. Make your own Iron Age or Roman brooch to show off to your friends.  

Meet the Romans

The Roman invasion almost 2000 years ago changed Britain forever. Play our ‘Roman or Not’ game to find out what surprising things the Romans brought to Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Please note the card game is in two files, please download and print sections.

The activities in this learning pack are designed for children aged 5 to 10. Not suitable for children under 3. Activities should always be undertaken under adult supervision and materials safely stored out of reach afterwards. 

These activities and archaeological excavations are taking place as part of the proposed National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements.