Come along and join the Fishbourne Roman Army! Sign up with the recruitment officer and write your name in Latin before completing a range of tasks to ‘earn’ a days pay. Soldiers will have to fall into line under the watchful eye of the Drill Officer and parade around the formal gardens of the Palace. Master ‘sword’ and ‘spear’ practice, learn about the medicines used 2,000 years ago and see how soldiers relaxed by playing board games. Taste Roman-style food and acquire your own SPQR ‘tattoo’ and a fake wound if you are brave enough!
Try other skills on offer during the event, including archery, ‘stone’ throwing and dressing-up Roman-style. Once you have completed certain activities, you can return to the recruitment officer, who will issue you with a certificate and a (replica) Roman coin as your first day’s pay!