The focus is firmly on our feathered friends this Half Term at the Visitor Centre.
On Bank Holiday Monday (28th May) come along and meet beautiful birds of prey and find out about the ancient sport of falconry – a favourite pastime of royalty and nobles in medieval times.
Throughout the Half Term (26th May – 3rd June) you can get creative and make your own falconry lures out of felt and feathers. Lures are used in falconry and usually made of leather with a pair of bird wings or feathers attached. A falconer would swing the lure round and round on a cord for the falcon to chase for exercise, or to call them to return. A word of caution though – with the resident peregrines over at Leicester Cathedral, busy feeding their chicks, it might not be a good idea to swing the lures outside..!
And if that wasn’t enough to keep the family busy, there’s the award-winning exhibition to explore – find out almost everything there is to know about King Richard III – his life, death and the discovery and identification of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the actual place where the king’s remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.
The Half Term activities are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and, once purchased, the tickets can be used for unlimited visits for a whole year. During the school holidays, the Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sundays).