Family fun in store for visitors to Alnwick Castle over bank holiday and half-term break

Alnwick Castle has a series of special events on for the coming bank holiday and half term break.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:11 pm

There is all sorts of fun to be had from broomstick training or archery to crafts, and not forgetting the castle itself which has seen off many a skirmish with visiting armies over 950 years.

You can be transported into the world of Harry Potter in the place where some of the story was filmed with sessions with the Magic Talking Hat (Sorting Hat) between May 29-31.

The skill of the falconer and the beauty of some his amazing birds of prey can be enjoyed from May 29 to June 4.

Peterkin the jester.

And roaming the grounds and getting up to mischief from June 1-4 will be a medieval funny man, Peterkin the Jester.

The Newcastle Garrison will be on hand too over June 5-6, bringing the history of the British and English Civil Wars alive in 17th century costumes with muskets, canon, and pistols.

The age of knights, lords, ladies, and maids is easy to imagine at Alnwick Castle and on June 19-20 Mark Vance will be offering his special sessions for anyone wanting to learn the arts of chivalry and combat in his Knight School.

Finally, minstrel musicians will be roaming the grounds and performing some lovely music from centuries past on June 26-27.

Falconry displays.

Tickets: Adult £18.50, concession £15, child £9.75, child 4 and under free, family ticket £50.50.

Covid-19 social distancing restrictions still apply and to ensure everyone is safe, tickets must be booked in advance.

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