Dads are in for a treat this Father’s Day as on 18th June Knebworth House is hosting its annual Medieval Jousting event with two scheduled jousting displays at about 12.30 and 2.30 pm, depending on the weather.
The Knights of Arkley demonstrate their skills in hand-to-hand combat to the delight of the crowds who are encouraged to cheer and jeer their favourites. The turrets and towers of Knebworth House provide a spectacular backdrop to the costumed knights on majestic warhorses galloping at full tilt across the arena in a fantastic display of horsemanship.
Come dressed for the occasion, or look at the wide range of children’s jousting gear for sale in the lovely shop. And why not follow your visit with a cup of tea and some delicious home-made cakes in the Garden Terrace Tea Room? Season ticket holders qualify for 10% off in both!
For even more family fun, the Green Dragon Bowmen Archery Club, who are based at Knebworth Park, will be offering visitors the chance to try some archery, £2 for 6 arrows. Full instruction will be given, so have a go!
This event is included with a 2017 Season Ticket or with a Park & Gardens admission ticket. It’s a fantastic value day out – for just £9.50 per person (under 3’s go free), families can enjoy a day at the Gardens, Park, Adventure Playground and fantastic trail of 72 life-sized dinosaurs.
The House will take you on a journey of over 500 years of British history from the end of the Medieval Period through to the present day. Entry costs a small supplement of £3.50 for adults or £3 for senior citizens / children. Stories and heirlooms reflect the family’s contribution to literature, politics and Foreign Service along with visits by characters as diverse as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger.
Save 10% by booking your admission tickets online via the Knebworth House website www.knebworthhouse.com.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.knebworthhouse.com.