CHILDREN can have fun in an archeology trench at Runcorn’s Norton Priory.

The ancient ruins of this medieval monastery is hosting a half term event, Dig Detectives on bank holiday Monday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 27, from 11am to 4pm.

Youngsters can uncover buried bones, carry out scientific tests and make pottery to take home.

Learning and community manager Susan Humphreys said: “Budding archaeologists will love our family friendly mini-dig. Children will uncover buried objects, sieve and clean their finds then try to identify them.

“They can don a lab coat and safety glasses before conducting their own simple science tests.

“Youngsters can also make a clay pot of their own to take home.”

Activities will go ahead whatever the weather.

Refreshments are available in the museum café.

Usual admission prices will apply and under 5's receive free entry.

The best postcode to use is WA7 1BD.

For more information, call 01928 569895 or e-mail info@norton