What’s on

2021 Special Events

During the year we hold events and activities at the Visitor Centre and information including dates and times can be found on this page. All of the events on this page are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and, once paid for, our tickets can be used for unlimited visits for a whole year (terms and conditions apply, ask our team for more information when you visit). Events and craft activities do take place on specific dates so please check dates when planning a visit.

Our Boar Hunt, Cafe craft station and shield rubbings are available every day to help our younger visitors discover the incredible story of King Richard III.

Medieval Machines
26th July – 31st August, throughout the day

Put your engineering skills to the test and see how far you can fire a fluffy cannonball with our fun family activity this summer.

Mini replicas will be available for you to study and you can select your building materials of lolly sticks, elastic bands and spoons (!). Then it’s down to you to create your medieval machines.

Once your masterpiece is ready, it’s time to choose your ammunition, take aim and see how far you can fire. We encourage families to battle it out for nothing more than glory!

Don’t forget – pay for your first visit and you can make return visits for a whole year!

Please note that events may be subject to change.


Corporate Events
The Visitor Centre can host a range of meetings, conferences, receptions and presentations.
More information