Category: Family Fun Date: Monday, 01 January 0001 While many of us will receive high-tech gadgetry from Santa Claus this year, one village in Dorset has been making sure that the old winter ways of England are preserved for everyone to enjoy. As part of Ancient Winter Day, the Ancient Technology Centre will offer a plethora of stalls and have-a-go demonstrations that exhibit everything from woodwork and charcoal burning to axing logs and pole lathing. Families are invited to watch the local smithy show off his abilities, forging a variety of objects including everyday utensils and the famous horseshoe. Kids will be taught a number of hands-on skills, including fire making and hedge laying, in a way that is both informative and enjoyable for all. Enhance those useful abilities by booking into the Summer Lodge with the Adventures in Food deal, a foraging experience that complements the practical nature of Ancient Winter Day perfectly.