This February Half Term (16th – 24th February) is all about playtime at the Visitor Centre. There are games galore so come along and 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 family and friends 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 and you can transform yourself into a medieval king or princess with our dressing up box.
As with any play time though, all the games and toys must be tidied away and at the end of each day there will be a story time too!
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 half way through the exhibition, with its new kids’ menu just for the school holidays and if any of you want to carry on playing after you leave, there is a range of toys and dressing up ideas in the Centre’s gift shop.
Events and craft activities take place from 16th – 24th February 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.