This October Half Term is all about playtime at the Visitor Centre. There are medieval games galore and you can discover how children played during the time of King Richard III.
Medieval board games such as ‘Fox and Geese’ and ‘Nine Men’s Morris’ will be available, and you can try your hand at ‘Cup and Ball’ or ‘Hoop and Stick’ – both popular medieval toys. The more competitive amongst you can race against the rest of the family with a hobby horse or try to win a round of the more modern game of King Richard III Top Trumps.
After all that play, and for those who love a bit of crafting, there’s the chance to make a peg King or Queen, or a crown! We also have dressing up – transform yourself into a medieval king, princess, or a knight with real armour and we have shield rubbing and a Boar Hunt for younger visitors to enjoy.
And if all that wasn’t enough to keep the whole family busy, there’s the incredible story of King Richard III to discover. Find out almost everything there is to know about the much-maligned king – 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 Visitor Centre’s White Boar Café makes a great pit stop halfway around the exhibition, with its kids’ menu just for the school holidays and if you want to carry on playing after you leave, there is a range of toys and dressing up ideas in the Centre’s shop.
Events and craft activities take place from 16th – 24th October and are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre. Once purchased, admission tickets can be used for unlimited visits for a whole year, so visitors can return to the Centre’s other events during the year.