An exciting new event to celebrate the most impressive prehistoric landscape in Europe will take place this weekend.

HengeFest is a free event that will be held at Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Sunday, July 31 from 10am to 4pm.

The day will be packed with a wide range of free activities.

The morning will start with meditation inside the rings, followed by a group Gong Sound Bath – just bring yoga mats or picnic blankets, then enjoy ethereal music played by Dizzi Dulcimer. A Tai Chi session will complete a morning of spiritual contemplation.

There will also be a free performance workshop taken by Rohan Gotobed, who played the young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. He now runs the DorsetBorn Theatre Company which works to support budding young actors.

A spokesman said: "There will be something for everyone. History buffs will enjoy the Roman displays, Viking talks, Medieval billiards and Dorset Museum will be there with a display of local finds.

"Children will enjoy story telling with Dorset folk tales, puppets including dragons and a charcoal drawing workshop. There will also be exotic animal handling and nature craft activities.

"All the family will enjoy nature trails, natural therapy taster sessions as well as live music performances in the afternoon with Amy Hapwood and Tobias Raven, finishing off with the fabulous Magdalena & the Mystical birds."

The event will be finish with a relaxation and Nidra Yoga session by the Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre.

The event takes place on the last day of the the Home of Hillforts and Henges festival of archaeology, which has been running since July 21, ending with HengeFest on July 31, and celebrates the neolithic and iron age landscape as well as the people who have lived there for more than 6,000 years.

Event organiser, Miranda Woodgate, from Discover Dorchester, said “Home of Hillforts and Henges is an exciting addition to the town’s event calendar. The lectures at Dorset Museum have been very well attended, as have the guided walks over the landscape. HengeFest will be a fabulous finish to a very successful ten days.”

Entry to HengeFest is free. More information and the link to book the performance workshop can be found on the Discover Dorchester website.