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Family Events

Use our Summer Holiday Planner below to plan exciting family days out and #BanishBoredom this summer.

Brandish a cutlass with pirates, have a go at archery, enjoy Victorian family fun and games or join historical characters in a medieval court. From castles and stately homes to landscaped gardens and woodland parks, there's plenty to do come rain or shine.

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Summer Holiday Planner

There's a huge choice of fun activites to keep our younger visitors entertained, whether they fancy themselves as kings, queens, archaeologists or pirates.

Take a look at our Summer Holiday Planner below which features a small selection of highlights from our summer events programme - just select a day of the calendar to find out more. Use our event search to find more events near you.

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Knights & Jousts

The thunder of hooves, the clash of wood splintering on steel. See brave medieval knights in all their glory this summer. Experience a thrilling medieval spectacle at one of our jousts or knights' tournaments across the country.


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