The Romans had a range of leisure pursuits, from watching gladiatorial fights to playing dice games. In southern parts of Britain, the remains of Roman amphitheatres have been found. These were sometimes used to hold gladiator fights. The Romans in Caledonia probably had smaller amphitheatres in some of their larger forts. Evidence suggests hunting was a popular leisure pursuit, as were board games.

First broadcast:
14 November 2008

Children could research further into the construction of an amphitheatre and how the Roman soldiers used them for sport. Children could then write an information text about what they have learned. This clip is useful to further pupil's own research into the Romans.