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Hands on History: Wild Crew

Hands on History: Wild Crew

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 19th Jul 2014 to Mon 25th Aug 2014

11:00am to 5:00pm

This Summer, discover myths and legends at Belsay, including that of the Wildman, a mythical character who was a symbol of strength and the untamed. The headless statues of the Belsay Wildman and Wildwoman now sit guarding the Pillar Hall. During the holidays, our Wild Crew will take you back to the good ol’ wild days with a range of wild children’s interactive activities including mural painting, mask making and many more.

£8/ £7.20/ £4.80 + £1 for children
EH Members free

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Children’s Archaeology Detectives

Children’s Archaeology Detectives

Chester’s Roman Fort

Sat 19th Jul 2014 to Mon 25th Aug 2014

11:00am to 5:00pm

Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts. Take part in a giant sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the Roman period and the time of King Arthur! We've got loads of Roman themed activities from colouring and games to dressing up, sword skills, armour handling, storytelling and hands on excavation!

£5.60/ £5/ £3.40 + £1 for children
EH Members free

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Coming Soon

A Soldier’s Life

A Soldier’s Life

Housesteads Roman Fort

Sat 23rd Aug 2014 to Mon 25th Aug 2014

11:30am to 4:30pm

What was life like living on the edge of the Roman Frontier? Meet our Roman Legionary stationed at the famous Housesteads Roman Fort and he’ll tell you. Our soldier recalls the building of the wall which took over 7 years to build and you can see what life was like in the Roman army. Dramatic presentations with costumed actors will take place throughout each day.

£6.40/ £5.80/ £3.80
EH Members free

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Knight’s Tournament

Knight’s Tournament

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 23rd Aug 2014 to Mon 25th Aug 2014

11:00am to 5:00pm

Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded, archery skills tested and helmets battered as these skilled men are put to the test in each nail-biting round. Who will reign supreme and become champion? Who will you support? Soak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments as food is cooked on open fires and the past is brought to life as medieval folk go about their daily lives. Try your hand at archery and laugh at our silly jester. And let your little knights feel the weight of real armour and burn off energy in battle drills.

£9/ £8.50/ £6
EH Members free

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Band Sunday

Band Sunday

Belsay Hall

Sun 7th Sep 2014

One of the regions best traditional bands plays outside the front of Belsay Hall. An ideal way to enjoy some superb music. Please feel free to bring your own deck chairs or rugs.

£8/ £7.20/ £4.80/ £20.80

EH Members free

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Vintage Car Show and Band Sunday

Vintage Car Show and Band Sunday

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sun 14th Sep 2014

11:00am to 4:30pm

A wide array of vintage cars from the North East Pre-War Austin Club on display with models ranging from 1920’s to the 1970’s. Plus an afternoon performance by one of the regions best bands.

£8/ £7.20/ £4.80/ £20.80
EH Members free

Performance at 2pm

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Band Sunday

Band Sunday

Belsay Hall

Sun 21st Sep 2014

One of the regions best traditional bands plays outside the front of Belsay Hall. An ideal way to enjoy some superb music. Please feel free to bring your own deck chairs or rugs.

£8/ £7.20/ £4.80/ £20.80
EH Members free

More information (External Site)



Further Ahead

Band Sunday

Band Sunday

Belsay Hall

Sun 28th Sep 2014

One of the regions best traditional bands plays outside the front of Belsay Hall. An ideal way to enjoy some superb music. Please feel free to bring your own deck chairs or rugs.

£8/ £7.20/ £4.80/ £20.80
EH Members free

More information (External Site)



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