It’s time to get medieval this August…
We are getting medieval again this August at the Visitor Centre with a whole host of events to enjoy and people to meet every weekend.
You can have a go at indoor archery – if it’s rainy or sunny outside you can still take aim. You can meet real fighting knights and find out if you’ve got what it takes to wield a mighty broadsword.
Our majestic birds of prey make a return visit – find out about the fastest bird on the planet, the peregrine and you might get the chance to try and out-stare an owl…
The medieval minstrels return for a weekend of medieval music – watch them perform traditional tunes and if you’re good enough, they might even ask you to join in with them!
Every day you can get creative at our new craft station – make collages, colour portraits and make a crown bedecked with jewels! You can also become a knight, princess, monk or court jester with our dressing up and find out more about bloody medieval battles in our award-winning exhibition.
Events take place on specific dates so please check these all-important details when you’re planning your visit:
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August
Come and make lots of noise at our medieval music weekend.
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August
Take aim whatever the weather and see how many points you can score!
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August
Birds of Prey
The beautiful birds of prey return – get up close and find out more about these amazing birds.
Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August
NEW for 2019 – Knight School
Come and see if you’ve got what it takes to be a medieval knight! Learn how to perform a drill and see if you can handle a broadsword.
Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September
Stand well back – they’re armed and might be dangerous if you get too close! Our Fighting Knights return to demonstrate why you shouldn’t get in the way of a sword.
Please note that events may be subject to change
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.
All of our Medieval Month events and craft activities are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and, once you’ve paid for your tickets, you can use them for unlimited visits for a whole year.
During the school holidays, the Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sundays).