Spring Into Action


Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June
Daily 10am – 5pm

Charge down to the Royal Armouries Museum this half term and burn off some energy with our action-packed events programme.

There’ll be plenty of hands-on and have-a-go activities as well as the chance to try our challenging military-style junior assault course.

Our experienced interpretation team will be demonstrating martial arts and sword skills plus recounting dramatic tales of tournaments and sporting daring-do.

Have-A-Go Activities will include:

Junior Assault Course

Open every day 11am – 4pm

Outdoor energetic fun on our military-style junior assault course.
£3.50 / Suitable for ages 4 – 13 (parental supervision required)
Book on the day / Combo ticket £5 for Junior Assault Course and Warrior Workshop

Warrior Workshop

Every day, sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Discover the skills and training required to become a warrior from different time periods in this fun and interactive workshop (child-friendly props and ‘weapons’ will be provided).
£3.50 / Suitable for ages 4 – 13 (parental supervision required) / Book on the day / Combo ticket £5 includes Junior Assault Course and Warrior Workshop

Martial Arts Demonstration & Have-a-Go Sessions

Sunday 4 June at 11.30am & 2pm

Your chance to have a go at some martial arts techniques.
Free / Suitable for ages 5+ (parental supervision required) / Book on the day

Karate Demonstration & Have-A-Go Sessions

Sunday 28, Monday 29, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 May & Thursday 1 June
Sessions at 11.30am & 3pm

Free / Suitable for ages 7+ (parental supervision required) / Book on the day

Viking Battle Tactics & Drill Formations

Saturday 27, Sunday 28 & Monday 29 May, Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 June
Sessions at 12.30pm & 2.30pm

The Vikings are coming! Junior Warriors can join the charge and learn some marching drills and battle skills. Interactive sessions (outdoors so weather dependent)
Free / Suitable for ages 5 – 11 (parental supervision required) / Book on the day

Gallery presentations will include:

Armoured Combat Agincourt 1415

English and French knights demonstrate medieval combat techniques.

Saxons/Vikings: Combat Demonstration

Two mighty warrior cultures clash.

Two Handed Sword Combat 1400s

A demonstration of medieval combat techniques by men-at-arms.

Combat Demonstration – The Flight of Guan Yu

An epic duel between two of the greatest warriors of Chinese legend.

Arming the Knight 1400s

A demonstration of how a knight is dressed and armed ready for battle.

Tales from the Tournament

Heroic & humorous stories of knights obsessed with winning honour.

The Field of Cloth of Gold 1520 Tour

Discover the greatest tournament in sporting history which took place during the reign King Henry VIII.

Royal Armouries reserves the right to alter the programme without prior notification.