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People have been creating art for thousands of years. Way back in the Stone Age people were carving figurines, painting inside caves, making jewellery and even creating music!

Visit Kents Cavern this February Half Term and learn about the origins of art.

  • At the end of your cave tour, create a piece of Stone Age art in the cave whilst listening to music played through a flute made from a Vulture wing bone, like one found in Isturiz cave in France
  • Check out the Palaeo Table in the Stone Age Zone and learn how Stone Age people made paint with ochre, how Stone Age people drilled holes in shells and teeth to make jewellery and discover the strange and familiar shapes that Stone Age people carved into stones.
  • Create your own piece of art out of clay. Use your clay to make either a tooth for a necklace, fashion it into a piece of pottery that can be decorated or try and make your very own Stone Age inspired sculpture.
  • Discover important conservation work being done to record all instances of historic graffiti inside the cave and see pictures of areas off the showcave path where the graffiti can be found.

As well as this, you’ll also be able to take part in these actvities on site:

Woodland Trail

  • Animal Hunt – Can you find the Ice Age beasts hiding in the woods?
  • Palaeotrail – Discover the skills that your ancestors needed to survive in the Stone Age.
  • Tribal Code Breakers – Find the symbols, crack the code, solve the problems!
  • Shelter Building – Build your own shelter in the woods.

Stone Age Zone

  • Gemstone Digging – Excavate our sandboxes to find hidden gemstones which you can take home with you!
  • Antler Carving – Carve into antler with flint tools just like your ancestors would have done thousands of years ago.

All of these amazing activities are included in your cave ticket!

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