School holiday adventures started with a visit to the Stone Age for a lucky group of local children.

Haslemere Educational Museum gave the youngsters an exclusive look at its collection of prehistoric flint tools in the first of its programme of summer activities for children.

The children also looked at pictures of standing stone circles and cave paintings. Inspired by the Neolithic handicrafts, the children went on to create their own Stone Age-themed art to take home.

The event was part of the national Festival of Archaeology, which encourages people to discover the archaeology and heritage around them.

“The children were fascinated by the Stone Age tools and created some lovely artwork,” said Kay Topping, the museum’s education officer. “Our hope is that our museum explorer activities provide both fun and learning.”

The museum’s website has a list of its sessions.