Exciting Easter events at the Royal Armouries - Thursday, 14 April 2011

From the thrills and spills of stunt riders performing in a spectacular horse show – to discovering animal tracking skills in the desert and jungle – the Royal Armouries has lined up a fun-packed programme of events this Easter.

Meet Tracker McGee

There’s a chance for children to learn about tracking and survival skills and maybe aspire to be the new Ray Mears?

A stimulating and interactive experience for youngsters of all ages, the sessions are run by Perry McGee, a professional tracker and expert in human and animal tracking, with over 32 years’ experience.

Free drop-in sessions every day throughout the school holidays (11am – 3pm until April 25) plus talks and demonstrations at 12pm and 2pm everyday.

Horses in Action Stunt Show

Join us over the Easter Weekend (April 22 to 25 inclusive) for a spectacular horse show, featuring Atkinson Action Horses.

Witness a breathtaking charge through history, featuring the thrills and spills of the Roman Amphitheatre, the awesome skill of horseback archers, gun-toting cowboys, plus battlefield drama and much more.

Atkinson Action Horses is a professional group of stunt riders and trainers, who perform across the UK and around the world. They perform regularly on prime-time television and in blockbuster films – with recent credits including The King’s Speech, Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood and Steven Spielberg’s soon-to-be released War Horse.

There are two performances each day of the four-day Easter Weekend at 12.30pm and 3pm. Tickers are priced at £5 (concessions £3) and are available from the Museum reception.

Our Jester’s Yard Play Area, for children between 0-10, will be open every day (11am – 4pm/£2.50 per child).

You can get your Hands on History throughout the day (10am – 4pm) with sessions including ‘Arming the knight’ plus the opportunity to handle arms and armour. Join our gallery guides and explore the treasures of the Royal Armouries on one of our free tours.

Are you a hot shot? Come and test your skills on the Crossbow Range – (11am – 4pm, £3 for eight bolts)

These events are just part of the Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining events programme for 2011.

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