Jubilee fun with English Heritage in the West Midlands and Cheshire
Anyone looking for a great way of celebrating the Jubilee bank holiday weekend with a distinctly historical twist is invited to pop down to their nearest English Heritage site, with a range of themed events taking place at sites throughout the region!
At Beeston Castle, near Tarporley in Cheshire, the monarch being celebrated will be Edward III as the ‘Castle of the Rock’ takes a distinctly 14th century approach to its festivities, with a Medieval Royal Pageant! Pageant attendees will enjoy the finest medieval entertainment with the music and dance that would have entertained the nobility, boisterous dramas with our band of wandering ‘mummers’ and displays of awesome combat prowess, including archery competitions and freestyle hand-to-hand combat. The King himself will also put in an appearance to cheer on his nobles and meet some of his modern subjects! The event runs from Sunday 3 June to Bank Holiday Tuesday, 5 June from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
At Witley Court & Gardens, near Worcester, visitors are invited to bring a rug and a picnic from Sunday 3 to Monday 4 June as the site hosts two days of al fresco dining fun, with lots of outdoor games available for families to enjoy. There’s also a Kings & Queens Family Fun Trail around Witley Court’s North Park running from Saturday 2 to Thursday 7 June, with children challenged to find all eight English monarchs hidden around the gardens to receive a small prize!
English Heritage’s Time Travellers will be setting up camp at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden in Warwickshire, which continues its Medieval season when our highly skilled knights and courtiers are on hand to train you in the sports of Kings – try your hand at junior jousting, archery, bowls and the mighty crossbow, play royal games including Royal Top Trumps or have a lesson in etiquette. Time Travellers Go... Royal! Runs from Sunday 3 to Tuesday 5 June.
There will also be family fun trails at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, with visitors challenged to find all the shields hidden around the site which spell out a famous knight’s name, and Goodrich Castle near Ross-on-Wye, with a king and queen-themed family quest.
For more information on any of English Heritage’s events throughout the West Midlands, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events or call 0870 333 1183 for more details.
For further media information, please contact:
Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (West Midlands)
Tel: 0113 251 5698
Mob: 07810 546567