A FREE medieval-themed family day out at the Offa’s Dyke Festival awaits at Knighhton on Sunday, July 29.

Archaeologists and re-enactors will be among those welcoming people to the Offa’s Dyke Centre for the festival way co-ordinated by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) and the Offa’s Dyke Association (ODA),

Open to everyone, with free entry and free activities from 10am until 4pm, there is a small charge for refreshments and games, with all proceeds going to the Offa’s Dyke Association.

The focus of the festival is to raise awareness of the archaeology, history, heritage and conservation of Offa's Dyke. As well as a talk by Dave McGlade of the ODA, and talk and a guided walk along the dyke by Dr Paul Belford of CPAT, there will also be medieval re-enactors, archaeology and conservation activities run by CPAT, the Radnorshire and Shropshire Wildlife Trusts, the Radnorshire Society, and other stalls from local organisations.

Offa's Dyke Festival will also showcase the ‘Early Medieval Linear Earthworks’ project that CPAT are currently working on with the National Trust.

Excavations on Wat's Dyke took place recently at Erddig, and there will be a community excavation on Offa’s Dyke in the grounds of the Chirk Castle from September 10 to 22.