Train to be a knight or a princess at Hartlebury Castle this Bank Holiday

Princess Poppy and Sir John, with their 'knights in training', Florence (5) and Morgan (9) Aspinall, from Hartlebury. Published Friday, 19th August 2016

Calling all squires and maidens! Come to Hartlebury Castle this Bank Holiday Monday and learn how to be a chivalrous knight or a courtly princess.

On Bank Holiday Monday (29 August) from 11am-4pm visitors can meet gallant Sir John, the Dark Knight Sir Christopher and the beautiful Princess Poppy in the glorious surroundings of Hartlebury Castle.  Families can learn how to duel and practice for a joust just like a Knight, and learn how to curtsy and dance like a proper Princess.

Children can enjoy hands-on crafts to take home including making a sword and designing a crown.

A Dragon Trail will lead visitors around the Museum to find the dragons and their eggs.

There will also be face-painting and a chance to have a go at archery.

And for children coming in their own fancy dress costumes there will be a fancy dress competition at 3pm.

Don’t forget there is also 1000 years of history to explore inside the Museum as well as a Café, Shop and nature reserve.

Pippa Ashmore, Event Organiser, said: “We're really excited about our big event day, there will be so much to see and do and we are very pleased that Sir John, Sir Christopher and Princess Poppy have agreed to train our young Knights and Princesses. All the staff are looking forward to leaning how to be great Knights and Princesses and for anyone planning to visit don’t forget to wear your best costume!"

Following the big event day visitors on Tue, Wed and Thurs (30 August – 1 September, 10.30am-4pm) can also enjoy following the Dragon trail, making jousting paper knights and dragon masks, and join in more Knights and Princesses training sessions.

Admission charges to the museum are just £5 adults, £2.50 children & concessions and £13 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children).  On the Bank Holiday most activities are including in the admission price (but there is a small extra charge for face-painting or archery). An additional charge of £2 for the activities applies on the Tue, Wed and Thurs.