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What's On 2017

 

April

Castle re-opens on Sunday 2 April

 

Sunday 9th April

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors back to the Castle for the 2017 season

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Watch Medieval Falconry Displays on our Lower Lawns, meet our falconer and his wonderful birds of prey

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Good Friday 14th April – Easter Monday 17th April

Easter dragons at the Castle!

Our incredible Dragon puppeteers will also be here all over the Easter weekend – enjoy dragon tales, join a dragon procession and get up close and personal with the baby dragons

Call into our Arts & Crafts room and make something special to take home

Take part in our Jester Dragon Hunt

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Sunday 23rd April – St George’s Day

See authentic sword fighting displays, get to know our knights and the weapons they used in this unique ‘myth busting’ event.

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Sunday 30th April

Knights on Horseback and Jousting from ‘The Cavalry of Heroes’

Jousting displays and saddle stunts. Meet our valiant knights and their steeds and have your photograph taken with them.

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors to the Castle. Enjoy an audience with the King & Queen

 

May

 

Bank holiday Monday, 1st May

Knights on Horseback and Jousting from ‘The Cavalry of Heroes’

Jousting displays and saddle stunts. Meet our valiant knights and their steeds and have your photograph taken with them.

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors to the Castle. Enjoy an audience with the King & Queen

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Bristol University archaeological dig commences Monday 15th May – Friday 2nd June

In the Church Paddock

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Sunday 28th May – Monday 29th May

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors to the Castle. Enjoy an audience with the King & Queen

 

Sunday 28th May – Wednesday 31st May

Enrol in our Knight School and learn to sword-fight with our valiant knights (charges apply)

 

June

 

Monday 12th June

NGS Open Gardens Scheme

 

Sunday 18th June – Father’s Day

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors to the Castle. Enjoy an audience with the King & Queen

Enjoy a special Father’s Day Medieval Archery Show; find out how men made their living as an archer. Dads can try their hand at archery and other family members can have a go too!

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Sunday 25th June (Berkeley Hunt Agricultural Show on the Meadow)

Watch Medieval Falconry Displays on our Lower Lawns, meet our falconer and his wonderful birds of prey

Shakespeare returns to Berkeley Castle – enjoy outdoor theatre performed within the majestic grounds of the Castle

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ performances to take place between Sunday 25th June and Thursday 13th July – further updates to follow, tickets available on-line.

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July and August

 

School holidays – Sunday 23rd July – Wednesday 30th August

 

Arts & Crafts – every day

 

Mondays

Cassandra the story-teller (not here on August bank holiday Monday)

Grandparents’ Day every Monday (except Monday 28th August) - grandparents get free entry with each paying grandchild.

 

Tuesdays

Monty the Jester

 

Wednesdays

James – ‘Have a go’ Archery

 

Sundays

23rd July & 13th August - See authentic sword fighting displays, get to know our knights and the weapons they used in this unique ‘myth busting’ event.

 

30th July & 20th August - Watch Medieval Falconry Displays on our Lower Lawns, meet our falconer and his wonderful birds of prey. King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers welcome visitors to the Castle. Enjoy an audience with the King & Queen

 

6th August – Family fun day

Come along to the Castle for a fun day out; explore our Lower Lawns where you’ll find a bouncy castle, penalty shoot-out and giant games.

 

27th August & 28th August (Bank holiday Monday)

Queen Elizabeth 1st shooting party arrives at Berkeley Castle

Visit the Royal Pavilion, see living history displays, archery, musket and crossbow shooting.

Discover how the Queen upset Lord Berkeley when she killed 27 of his prize deer!

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October

 

Sunday 1st October

Berkeley Castle Michaelmas Celebration of Harvest event

Come along and enjoy the riches of the countryside; with local food producers and artisan crafts on show. Keep an eye on our website for regular updates about this exciting event.

King Henry VIII, Queen Ann Boleyn and their courtiers will be in attendance – find out how the harvest was celebrated in Tudor times.

 

 

Sunday 22nd – Wednesday 25th October

Halloween Fun at Berkeley Castle

Witches & Wizards in the dungeon, Owls in the Great Hall

Bat hunts and moth traps

Spooky Arts & Crafts sessions

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