The Royal Armouries rolls out its big boys’ toys for Fathers’ Day - Tuesday, 15 June 2010

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With Armouries Square full of vintage vehicles, and knights clashing in the Father’s Day joust – it’s time to bring your Dad to see our big boys’ toys in Leeds.

Britain’s oldest museum – The Royal Armouries – has lined up an action-packed programme of events to mark the Fathers’ Day weekend, including authentic medieval jousting on Saturday and Sunday (June 19 and 20), falconry displays, and “have a go” sword sessions for the kids.

Other highlights at the Clarence Dock event include a vintage double-decker bus display, live dramatic performances, and free tours of the national collection of arms and armour in the museum galleries.

Museum director Peter Armstrong said, “This is a great opportunity to give dads a special day out, with low-cost, exciting events aimed at entertaining all the family.”

Programme and prices

the programme runs on Saturday and Sunday:
Fathers’ Day Joust: 2pm, £2.50 adults, £1.50 concessions.
Falconry: 12 noon, £1.50 adults, £1 concessions.
Have-a-go Sword: £3 per child, minimum age 8 years, or minimum height restriction, 4ft.

Museum entrance, live performances and the vintage bus display are all free.

This event is part of the Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining programme of events for 2010! For more information regarding Fathers’ Day weekend, plus other forthcoming events, visit

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