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2019 Special Events

During the year we hold special events and activities at the Visitor Centre and information including dates and times can be found on this page.

Our Quest is available every day to help our younger visitors discover the incredible story of King Richard III.

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

16th – 24th February
Medieval Playtime
February Half Term is all about how children played during the time of King Richard III. Come and have a go at medieval board games such as Fox And Geese and Nine Men’s Morris; play with a cup and ball or hoop and stick, beat the family at Richard III Top Trumps and make a King or Queen peg doll. There’s also dressing up and at the end of each day, we’ll tidy up the games and have a story time too!

More info

13th – 28th April
Join us over the Easter holidays and find out all about heraldry! Design and colour your own shields and pennants and dress up as a knight. Join our shield trail and collect stickers from around the exhibition to complete your battle shield – everyone completing a shield will receive a special prize.

19th – 21st April
After recreating the most famous portrait of King Richard III in LEGO last year, the LEGO event returns over the Easter weekend. With a heraldic theme to the Easter holidays, we will be recreating a huge version of King Richard’s Coat of Arms – come along and help us build it, brick by brick!

6th May
Meet our beautiful Birds of Prey and find out about their role in medieval life.

25th May – 2nd June
Medieval Medicine
Meet our battlefield medic and hear his tales of battlefield surgery – if you dare…!

August
Medieval month is back…

3rd & 4th
Medieval Music Festival
Come and make some noise! Join in or just watch our medieval minstrels perform.

10th & 11th
Indoor Archery
Rain or shine, you can take aim and see how many points you can score.

17th & 18th
Birds of Prey
The beautiful birds of prey return – get up close and find out more about these amazing birds.

24th – 26th
Knight School
Before you head back to school, join our medieval knight school and see if you’ve got what it takes to be victorious on the battlefield.

31st August – 1st September
Fighting Knights
Stand clear as our fabulous, fearless Fighting Knights battle it out in front of you!

 

Please note that events may be subject to change.

 

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

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