Settlers of the Nene Valley - Celebrated!

SUNDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER from 10 am to 4 pm
at Stanwick Lakes


Come and celebrate 5,000 years of history and immerse yourselves in our Viking Encampment with The Bifrost Guard

Archery, Weaving, Trails, Crafts, Eat & Dress like a Settler, Swords and Shields, Heritage Garden & Barn
Sessions that need to be booked in advance

Wellbeing Sessions

Garden Tours & Talks

Wellbeing Session at 10.30 am     Book Here

Garden Tour & Talk at 11.30 am     Book Here

Garden Tour & Talk at 1.30 pm     Book Here

Wellbeing Session at 3 pm     Book Here


The Settlers of the Nene Valley Project has, for the last two and a half years, been exploring the lives of the Neolithic, Bronze & Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval people who settled on the Stanwick Lakes site over the past 5,000 years and we have been sharing this with our local communities.

Until March 2019, the project team arranged events and open days for everyone to explore, re-create and celebrate the lives of these Settlers as they travelled, settled and traded along the Nene Valley.

Activities with our visitors were postponed during the COVID restrictions but, as soon as it is feasible, new events will be arranged and details will be posted on our Facebook page.

In the meantime, we thought we would create this "Lockdown" page to share with you the Workbooks and Craft videos that have been prepared by our staff and volunteers and are available free to download. They include many of the successful activities that have been enjoyed by "young settlers" at local primary schools and we thought they might be helpful and fun to be included in Home-schooling activities and learning.

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to download & print

Bronze and Iron Ages


Anglo-Saxon & the Vikings


Craft Videos
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Georgina is one of the Settlers project amazing volunteers who creates and organises many of our craft workshops.
When she is not volunteering for the project, she runs her own very successful crafting channel -
A place to learn, share inspiration and have a lot of fun.
She has kindly given us permission to use one of her videos to show you how to create your own paper beads jewellery.

Paper Beads