Friday, 21 April 2017

Spring Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

Spring Jousting at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace are set to enjoy an exciting historical jousting tournament from 29th April – 1st May. The palace will recreate the glorious jousting matches of Britain’s 13th Century as knights will do battle in a daring display of bravery and skill.

Taking place on May Bank Holiday weekend on the South Lawn at Blenheim Palace the Knights of Royal England with engage in a jousting knockout. Each jousting tournament will be staged twice daily over the weekend starting at 12.30pm and 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy a weekend of entertainment with plenty of interactive activities and family friendly entertainment. Enjoy jesters in the side arena, followed by a Jester workshop and Baby Dragon walkabout.

Watch a thrilling falconry display and see the birds of prey in action. As well as falcons, families will also have a chance to meet a Harris Hawk, Eagle Owl and American Kestrel with two shows daily in the Main Arena.

Knights line up


Furthermore families can get stuck in and have a go at archery on Blenheim Palace’s South Lawn as well as exploring the extensive grounds and parkland and taking a ride on the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens. Once there families can enjoy the permanent features like the Marlborough Maze, Adventure Play Area and Butterfly House.

For the younger children there will be Baby Dragon’s walking about. Hatched from a small Dragon sanctuary in the Welsh Marshes, these delightful creatures are very friendly and well mannered, although a dragon is never entirely predictable… Discover an exciting Dragon Procession and head to the marquee to hear some magical Dragon Tales.

What: Jousting, Falconry and Historical Action at Blenheim Palace

When: May Bank Holiday Weekend 29th April – 1st May

Why Visit: Knights on horseback, battles, falconry displays, archery and much more!

Admission: Park & Gardens ticket required: Adult £15.30 / Child £7.10 (Age 5-16) /Concession £11.50 / Family £41.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Website: blenheimpalace.com


South East England have a number of historic houses on offer.

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