This weekend we are heading off to a Tudor funday at Sudeley Castle as it’s one of my favourite places locally as the scenery is stunning.
Sudeley Castle is award winning heritage site in the heart of the Cotswolds once home to Katherine Parr and Henry VIII until his death. It is now home Lady Ashcombe and the Dent-Brocklehursts, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall has recently become Patron and David Starkey is Historical Advisor. This year it celebrates its Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival and as part of this, there are a number of exciting historical, literary and musical events scheduled and with Roo still loving her medieval princess dress up costume that we reviewed a few weeks back this will be a great day out for her to wear it and join in with some historical fun.
The thing I love about going to Sudeley Castle is that there is so much to do in your entrance ticket it works out at brilliant value for money and thanks to the wide open space it is a great place for kids to burn off energy and for the older ones learn about some of our most fascinating figures in British history. The castle offers a variety of entrance options and so far we’ve opted only for the gardens, playground and nature trail ticket that for the three of us costs just £20 as under 5′s are free (makes a nice change). For just an extra £1 per adult you can have access to the exhibitions too.
The adventure playground is every big and little kids dream and has undergone a total revamp and the fort is a huge wooden structure full of hidey-holes, various levels to climb, towers, a slide and even a zip-wire so there is plenty of fuel for the most vivid of imaginations. Even the dad’s get involved and we’ve seen many a parent held captive in the fort only negotiating a safe surrender with the lure of ice cream!
With the weather set to be glorious this weekend this is a fantastic family day out and excellent value for money. For more information on the Tudor funday at Sudeley Castle visit their website or connect with them using any of the methods below:-
Date: 19th August
Event: Tudor Family Fun Day
Details: a great day out for all the family, giving fascinating insights into the Tudor history
Activities include: Archery, Circus Skills, Falconry, Minstrels and Tudor Characters
Price: included with General Admission (Adults £11, Concessions £10, Children 5-15 £6.50, Children under 5 free) ) – no additional ticket required