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Spring into Action at the Royal Armouries this May half term

Friday, 12 May 2017

This May half term the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds will be playing host to a programme of exciting hands-on and have-a-go activities as part of its ‘Spring into Action’ week.

Families are invited to charge down to the museum to burn off some energy as children can try out the challenging military-style junior assault course, as well as discovering the skills and training required to become a warrior from different time periods in a Warrior Workshop.

Alongside this activity, the museum’s experienced interpretation team will be demonstrating martial arts and sword skills, plus recounting dramatic tales of tournaments and sporting daring-do.

The museum will be open from 10 am — 5 pm between 27 May — 4 June, with activities running throughout the week.

Rachael Bevan, Events Manager at the Royal Armouries, said: “The museum’s ‘Spring into Action’ programme of events is perfect for all the family, and a great way to get your little ones outside and having fun this half term.

“The event will really bring the museum and its collection to life, touching upon a wide array of themes including medieval knights, Japanese legends and Vikings — there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Have-A-Go Activities will include:

Junior Assault Course
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 assault course and Warrior Workshop

Martial Arts Demonstration
Watch a variety of martial arts techniques and find out how they were developed.
Free

Martial Arts Have-a-Go Workshop
Your chance to have a go at some martial arts techniques.

Free / Suitable for ages 5+ (parental supervision required) / Book on the day

Battle Tactics
Get in formation and defeat your enemy! A fun introduction to Viking marching drills.

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

Warrior Workshop
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 5 — 11 (parental supervision required) / Book on the day / Combo ticket
£5 includes assault course and Warrior Workshop

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

For more information on ‘Spring into Action’, visit:

www.royalarmouries.org
www.twitter.com/royal_armouries

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Notes to editors

Further enquiries to: Katie Canning, Communications Officer, Royal Armouries at katie.canning@armouries.org.uk Telephone: 0113 220 1978 Mobile: 07819 364571

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.

– Royal Armouries has sites in Leeds, HM Tower of London and Fort Nelson in Hampshire.
– The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds houses a major part of the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8,500 objects throughout its five themed galleries.
– Open all year daily, 10am-5pm. Closed 24-26 December
– Website: www.royalarmouries.org
– The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business based on the same site in Leeds.

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.

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