MEDIEVAL EASTER

Three children wearing medieval helmets

12:00am Friday 29th March 2013 - 12:00am Sunday 14th April 2013 at Leeds

History comes alive at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this Easter with a series of Medieval events designed to entertain, educate and inspire.

From the thrills and spills of an authentic, hard-fought jousting tournament – to our ever-popular stunt-riding horse shows – Britain’s oldest public museum has lined up an action-packed programme for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and the school holidays.

Stunt Riding Horse Show

Friday 29 March

Join us for a spectacular action-packed display of skill-at-arms and crazy trick-riding by the masters of excitement, Atkinson Action Horses. More
12noon & 3pm
Adult £5/U16 £3

Tournament

Experience the thrills and spills of live jousting this Easter Bank Holiday weekend as the Royal Armouries hosts a three-day tournament. More

Saturday 30 March – Monday 1 April
Adult £3/£4
U16 £5/£6

Sherwood Forest Maze

Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April
Enter Sherwood Forest to complete your quest, navigate the medieval maze and receive a share of King John’s bounty.
11am – 4pm
Suitable for under 8s
£1.50 per child

Falconry Display

Tues 2, Thurs 4, Fri 5, Mon 8, Tues 9, Thurs 11, Fri 12, Sat 13 & Sun14 April, 12pm & 3pm
Adult £4/U16 £2

Falconry Experience

Tues 2, Thurs 4, Fri 5, Mon 8, Tues 9, Thurs 11, Fri 12, Sat 13 & Sun14 April, 1.45pm & 3.45pm
Experience the thrill of getting up close to the birds you have just seen flying and maybe get the chance to handle them.
Adult £9/U16 £7 (includes Falconry Display)

Have-a-go Archery

Wednesday 3 & Wednesday 10 April
Become an Archer for the day and see how far you can shoot an arrow. Watch the experts in action, before having a go. Sessions throughout the day with Ælfshot Archers.
Age 8+ £3 per person

Regia Anglorum Re-Enactment Group

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April
History comes to life, with British Living History group Regia Anglorum, as they re-enact Norman skirmishes and archer skills in our outdoor arena.
Living history displays and skirmishes throughout the day
Free

Handling Sessions & Live Performances

Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April
Throughout the day
Free

Jesters Yard Play Area

Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April
Games and craft activities
11am – 4pm
Suitable for under 10s
£2.50

Crossbow Shooting Gallery

Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April
Test your skills
11am – 4pm
£3 for 8 bolts