Free historical half-term fun

IF you think the kids are going to be driving you wild on half-term next week, you can always take them into Derbyshire and offload them onto... the BBC!

As part of its Hands on History season, The Beeb is joining forces with the Creswell Crags activity centre, to put on a week of free, “ancient cave games” activities – starting next Sunday (February 20) and running right through to the following Saturday (February 26), from 11am-3pm.

Kids – and their parents – can try their hand at some of the prehistoric skills that were crucial to survival thousands of years ago, and play ancient games such as Knucklebones, pick-up-sticks and Nine Mens Morris.

The Ice Age caves contain archeological finds dating back around 50,000 years, and some of Britain’s earliest cave art.

The crags are at the village of Creswell, near Worksop – and the quickest way is to take the M1 south, coming off Jct 30, and heading east on the A616. For more details, visit, call 01909 720378 or email: