Friday 26 July – Sunday 1 September

Mondays: Living History
Tuesdays: Combat
Wednesdays: Animals
Thursdays: Combat
Fridays: Jousting
Saturdays: Jousting
Sundays: Animals



Arming the Knight – Find out how knights got ready for battle and the kinds of weapons and protection they used.

The Challenge – Join in the spectacle of the tournament as our gallant knights throw down the gauntlet to their opponents. (In Tournament Gallery before the Joust)

Jousting Championship – An authentic medieval jousting competition in the heart of the city.
Adult: £6
Concs: £4 (U16, 60+)
Children under 3 years go free
tickets available online now

Meet the Knights & Horses – Great photo opportunities and the chance to find out what its like to be a knight in shining armour. (After the Joust)


Friday 23 August
Friday 30 August
Saturday 31 August

See the daredevils from Atkinson Action Horses perform trick-riding and amazing horsemanship skills.
Performances at 12 noon and 3pm.
Adults: £6
Concs: £4 (U16 and 60+)
Children under 3 years go free
tickets available online now


Falconry Displays – Amazing flying demonstrations with falcons, owls and eagles. (12 noon & 3pm)
Adult: £4
Concs: £2 (U16, 60+)
Children under 3 years go free

Falconry Experience – Get up close to the birds after the flying display. (12.45pm & 3.45pm)
Adult: £9 (includes flying display)
Concs: £7 (U16, 60+)
Children under 3 years go free

Miniature Farm – Meet the animals down on our miniature far,. (All day)

Talks & Tours


Have-a-go Archery – Learn authentic medieval archery and longbow techniques. Sessions throughout the day (£5)

Have-a-go Knife Throwing – Train in this ancient art with our skilled fight master. Workshops throughout the day. Suitable for ages 16+ (30 mins, £7)

Living History Displays – Find out what life was like in the Middle Ages – various activities on display.

Talks & Tours


Sword Skills Classes – Master the art of swordfighting with our experts. Sessions throughout the day (£5) – suitable or ages 12+

Arms & Armour Handling – Get your hands on history (sessions throughout the day)

Swordfighting Demos – Watch the sword masters in action. Displays throughout the day.

Talks & Tours


Jester’s Yard Play Area – Craft activities, games and dressing up. Suitable for ages 0-10 (11am – 4pm, £2.50)

Crossbow Range – Are you a hot shot? Have a go with a real crossbow in our shooting gallery (11am – 4pm, £3 for 8 bolts)

Knight Skool – Children can enter the medieval world of knights and maidens. Train to be a knight, have a go at games that young squires would play plus try on a special mini suit of armour. Drop in 11am – 4pm, £2 per child.

Hands On History – Weapons and object handling sessions throughout the day.