Treat your mum like a queen at the Royal Armouries - Thursday, 11 March 2010

This weekend marks the start of our tournament and horse show season and we kick off in style with two special jousts to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Why not make a change from the usual chocolates and bubble bath and treat your Mum to an exciting show featuring our chivalrous knights in shining armour and their brave steeds. Every Mum at the joust will receive a special gift of roses.

It promises to be an action-packed weekend for all the family at the Museum with ‘make-and-take’ craft sessions for the kids, guided tours, live performances and have-a–go sword fighting.

Horse Shows & Falconry Displays

Outdoor performances take place from April to October in our purpose-built arena. Daily horseshows start at 1.30pm (2pm during school holidays).

Experience authentic medieval jousting live in the heart of the city – the Royal Armouries Knights joust every weekend throughout the season.

As well as these displays of horsemanship our ever-popular daily falconry displays begin again on Thursday 1 April, starting at 12noon.

Media contact

Tel: 0113 220 1978

Notes to editors

Themed Interpretations
From 11am throughout the day

Mother’s Day Joust
Tickets can be bought on the day
Adult: £2.50
Conc: £1.50
(children 3-15, 60+)

Photo opportunities with the knights
After the joust

Arts & Crafts
Make Mother’s Day cards & paper flowers
11am– 4pm

Have-a-go Sword Fighting
Ages 8+
(min. height 4ft)
45 min session

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