May Half Term Events and days out
Enjoy great days out and exciting events this May bank holiday and throughout half term. Witness medieval combat as knights clash at our tournaments, or step back in time to the 1940s as WWII weekend comes to Dover Castle.
May half term events
Here's a taster of some of our top events over the May half term. You can also search through all of our events here.
Medieval WeekendSat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017
Celebrate the story of one of Northumberland's most iconic castles with a weekend of Medieval festivities.
A Very Victorian WeekendSun 28 - Mon 29 May 2017
Expect historical high-jinx including live equestrian entertainment and Victorian falconry displays.
Clash of KnightsSun 28 & Mon 29 May 2017
Experience the ferocity of real medieval combat as armoured knights clash and fight to be named champion.
Joust!Sun 28 - Mon 29 May 2017
Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as knights on horseback clash in this high-speed contest.
Butlers and BanquetsSat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017
Learn from the best with top tips from dressing a table to choosing a menu fit for the first Duke of Wellington.
Smugglers & Sea DogsSun 28 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017
Budding young marauders can enjoy musket drills, smugglers’ quest & tales of dastardly deeds this half term.
World War I WeekendSat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017
See the First World War brought to life through immersive storytelling and short dramatic performances.
Wrest at WarSun 28 & Mon 29 May 2017
Experience wartime Britain at Wrest Park with an action-packed weekend of displays and explosive action.
More to explore
Holidays with history
Our 18 unique holiday cottages are situated in the grounds of mighty castles and royal palaces. Get ahead and book now for stays in June, July and August.
Outdoor toys and games
Have fun outdoors this May with our collection of traditional games, from family favourite lawn games to dressing up costumes and more.
Explore our varied range of historical events throughout the year, from medieval jousts to musical performances and outdoor theatre.