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.
Victoria's Fabulous Garden PartyTue 30 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017
Enjoy a traditional garden extravaganza with side saddle riders, jugglers, sideshows, sun, sea, tea and cake.
Expect historical high-jinx including live equestrian entertainment and Victorian falconry displays.
Experience the ferocity of real medieval combat as armoured knights clash and fight to be named champion.
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.
Battle Bug HuntSat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017
Go beyond the battlefield to explore our half term nature trail, enjoy storytelling and get involved with crafts.
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.