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There's lots of exciting things going on in and around Battlesteads. Take a look at what's coming up...

Current Events

Downton Abbey Exhibition

Downton Abbey Exhibition

Alnwick Castle

Fri 27th Mar 2015 to Sun 1st Nov 2015

Alnwick Castle stars as a brand new location in Downton Abbey's 2014 Christmas special, featuring as Brancaster Castle in Northumberland.

Visitors to Alnwick Castle in 2015 can explore a brand new Downton Abbey exhibition, featuring photography, costumes, and props from the filming.

More information (External Site)



Broomstick Training

Broomstick Training

Alnwick Castle

Sun 26th Jul 2015 to Sun 1st Nov 2015

Come fly with us at Alnwick Castle!

Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions, on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Master your broomstick and don't forget to take a picture of your take-off to amaze your friends! 

More information (External Site)



Jesting with Zooted

Jesting with Zooted

Alnwick Castle

Sat 1st Aug 2015 to Thu 6th Aug 2015

Harking back to days of old when court jesters would entertain the lords and ladies of aristocratic and royal households, Zooted come from a time when comedy was uncomplicated and the comedians were...simple! Where chivalry was the order of the day and the knights fought each other to keep it that way!

With a hilarious blend of comedy, fire-eating and sword-juggling, and trickery, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze.

Audience participation is loudly encouraged, and they may even pick a willing 'volunteer' or two from any nearby peasants...

More information (External Site)



Sharp Shooters Day

Sharp Shooters Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Sun 2nd Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Test your aiming skill on our Laser clay shooting and Archery ranges

More information (External Site)



Coming Soon

Water Day

Water Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Mon 3rd Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Try your hand at Canoeing or Kayaking on the beautiful Kielder Water.

More information (External Site)



Roman Finds Workshop

Roman Finds Workshop

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Tue 4th Aug 2015

2:00pm to 3:00pm

 English Heritage's Curator of Roman Collections is based at Corbridge Roman Town on Hadrian's Wall. Join her in one of many Roman Handling Collection sessions over the summer as she unearths some of her favourite Roman finds. Frances will tell their story and you'll get a chance to handle some of the world's oldest historic objects.

Places are limited, booking is essential. 

More information (External Site)



The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Wed 5th Aug 2015

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Corbridge Roman Town was once a bustling Roman high street.

Join our Curator, Graeme Stobbs, as he brings to life the story of Corbridge Roman Town in this 45 minute tour in a lively and entertaining way.

Places are limited, booking is essential.  

More information (External Site)



High Ropes Day

High Ropes Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Wed 5th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs, make it across the balancing beams. Be brave and take the leap of faith.

More information (External Site)



Swing and Climb Day

Swing and Climb Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Fri 7th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Fly through the air on the brilliant King-swing or conquer our mighty Indoor Wall. Complimentary session on Velcro Olympics included with price of Indoor Wall. 10am - 12:30pm King-swing, 1pm - 4pm Indoor Wall

More information (External Site)



Romans & Gladiators

Romans & Gladiators

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Sat 8th Aug 2015 to Sun 9th Aug 2015

11:00am to 5:00pm

This summer holiday, join the armoured ranks of the world famous Ermine Street Guard in their 40th year of Roman re-enactment. Their soldiers will be depicting the Imperial Roman Army as they are put through their training.

Witness the colourful and well-armed Roman soldiers as they practice their combat skills, battle tactics and artillery firepower in a full scale battle with our Roman Gladiators.

Young visitors to Chesters Roman Fort can join in the drill and training with sessions throughout the day.

More information (External Site)



Tom Jones Concert

Tom Jones Concert

Alnwick Castle

Sat 8th Aug 2015

Sir Tom Jones, one of the UK’s favourite singing stars and long-standing coach on the hit TV series ‘The Voice,’ whose hits span six decades will play at Alnwick Castle this summer.

The concert, announced by event management company Loose Cannon Events who are bringing the singing sensation to the North East, will be selling tickets from 9am on Monday 4th May.

More information (External Site)



Potter-Inspired Characters

Potter-Inspired Characters

Alnwick Castle

Sat 8th Aug 2015 to Wed 12th Aug 2015

You might know Alnwick Castle from its starring role as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films.

Now put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this season with all kinds of magic and mayhem!

Costumed witches and wizards especially welcome! 

More information (External Site)



Sharp Shooters Day

Sharp Shooters Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Sun 9th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Test your aiming skill on our Laser clay shooting and Archery ranges

More information (External Site)



Roman Finds Workshop

Roman Finds Workshop

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Tue 11th Aug 2015

2:00pm to 3:00pm

 English Heritage's Curator of Roman Collections is based at Corbridge Roman Town on Hadrian's Wall. Join her in one of many Roman Handling Collection sessions over the summer as she unearths some of her favourite Roman finds. Frances will tell their story and you'll get a chance to handle some of the world's oldest historic objects.

Places are limited, booking is essential. 

More information (External Site)



The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Wed 12th Aug 2015

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Corbridge Roman Town was once a bustling Roman high street.

Join our Curator, Graeme Stobbs, as he brings to life the story of Corbridge Roman Town in this 45 minute tour in a lively and entertaining way.

Places are limited, booking is essential.  

More information (External Site)



High Ropes Day

High Ropes Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Wed 12th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs, make it across the balancing beams. Be brave and take the leap of faith.

More information (External Site)



Red squirrel Morning

Red squirrel Morning

Kielder

Thu 13th Aug 2015

10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a short stroll along the Beeches trail. Look for signs of red squirrels and visit the wildlife hide, where hopefully you can watch the cheeky creatures feeding! Join us afterwards to create your own red squirrel mask to take home with you.

More information (External Site)



Swing and Climb Day

Swing and Climb Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Fri 14th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Fly through the air on the brilliant King-swing or conquer our mighty Indoor Wall. Complimentary session on Velcro Olympics included with price of Indoor Wall. 10am - 12:30pm King-swing, 1pm - 4pm Indoor Wall

More information (External Site)



Jesting with Zooted

Jesting with Zooted

Alnwick Castle

Sat 15th Aug 2015 to Wed 19th Aug 2015

Harking back to days of old when court jesters would entertain the lords and ladies of aristocratic and royal households, Zooted come from a time when comedy was uncomplicated and the comedians were...simple! Where chivalry was the order of the day and the knights fought each other to keep it that way!

With a hilarious blend of comedy, fire-eating and sword-juggling, and trickery, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze.

Audience participation is loudly encouraged, and they may even pick a willing 'volunteer' or two from any nearby peasants...

More information (External Site)



Sharp Shooters Day

Sharp Shooters Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Sun 16th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Test your aiming skill on our Laser clay shooting and Archery ranges

More information (External Site)



The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

The Story of Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

Wed 19th Aug 2015

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Corbridge Roman Town was once a bustling Roman high street.

Join our Curator, Graeme Stobbs, as he brings to life the story of Corbridge Roman Town in this 45 minute tour in a lively and entertaining way.

Places are limited, booking is essential.  

More information (External Site)



High Ropes Day

High Ropes Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Wed 19th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs, make it across the balancing beams. Be brave and take the leap of faith.

More information (External Site)



Swing and Climb Day

Swing and Climb Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Fri 21st Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Fly through the air on the brilliant King-swing or conquer our mighty Indoor Wall. Complimentary session on Velcro Olympics included with price of Indoor Wall. 10am - 12:30pm King-swing, 1pm - 4pm Indoor Wall

More information (External Site)



Raphael Falconry

Raphael Falconry

Alnwick Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015 to Sun 23rd Aug 2015

Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country's finest historical falconers.

Raphael have more than 45 years of combined falconry experience and a true commitment to historical interpretation.

Expert falconry, history and theatre combine in these gripping performances, sure to thrill and entertain!

More information (External Site)



Peterkin the Jester

Peterkin the Jester

Alnwick Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015 to Mon 24th Aug 2015

Peterkin is a jester of international repute, an unrivalled historical comedian. Meet the traditional English Fool who 'hath not so much brains as earwax' - high jinks all round from a madcap medieval fool.

Whether toppling precariously on stilts, fire-eating or balancing upside down on anyone he can trick into lying on the floor, Peterkin will have you thoroughly entertained!

More information (External Site)



Trouvère Minstrels

Trouvère Minstrels

Alnwick Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015 to Wed 26th Aug 2015

Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels' traditional musical performances.

The minstrels have an amazing array of instruments - often combining flutes and harp, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy, trumpet and shawm.

Experience the courtly entertainment of medieval music-making amidst the spectacular setting of one of England's finest castles. They might even teach nearby young peasants how to play some of their instruments!

More information (External Site)



Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Alnwick Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015 to Wed 26th Aug 2015

In the Middle Ages, skilled artisans travelled the country working in manor houses, castles and churches. 

Now, enter the bustling marketplace of Knight's Quest and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country!

More information (External Site)



Sharp Shooters Day

Sharp Shooters Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Sun 23rd Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Test your aiming skill on our Laser clay shooting and Archery ranges

More information (External Site)



High Ropes Day

High Ropes Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Wed 26th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs, make it across the balancing beams. Be brave and take the leap of faith.

More information (External Site)



Red squirrel Morning

Red squirrel Morning

Kielder

Thu 27th Aug 2015

10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a short stroll along the Beeches trail. Look for signs of red squirrels and visit the wildlife hide, where hopefully you can watch the cheeky creatures feeding! Join us afterwards to create your own red squirrel mask to take home with you.

More information (External Site)



Swing and Climb Day

Swing and Climb Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Fri 28th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Fly through the air on the brilliant King-swing or conquer our mighty Indoor Wall. Complimentary session on Velcro Olympics included with price of Indoor Wall. 10am - 12:30pm King-swing, 1pm - 4pm Indoor Wall

More information (External Site)



Osprey Watch

Osprey Watch

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder

Sat 29th Aug 2015 to Sun 30th Aug 2015

10:30am to 6:30pm

Enthusiastic volunteers will be on hand for the 6th year running to show you the Kielder ospreys. Come and find us behind the Boat Inn restaurant, Leaplish where you can observe the birds on the nest using telescopes and the live nestcam, Volunteers will be able to answer any questions you have about ospreys and other wildlife and inform you of local wildlife hotspots.

More information (External Site)



Potter-Inspired Characters

Potter-Inspired Characters

Alnwick Castle

Sat 29th Aug 2015 to Mon 31st Aug 2015

You might know Alnwick Castle from its starring role as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films.

Now put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this season with all kinds of magic and mayhem!

Costumed witches and wizards especially welcome! 

More information (External Site)



Sharp Shooters Day

Sharp Shooters Day

Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

Sun 30th Aug 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

Test your aiming skill on our Laser clay shooting and Archery ranges

More information (External Site)



Further Ahead

Hadrian's Wall Live

Hadrian's Wall Live

Hadrian's Wall

Sat 5th Sep 2015 to Sun 6th Sep 2015

Two days of five action-packed events at four Roman attractions along Hadrian's Wall.

The Big Roman Soldier Event

Legio I Italica, the 80 strong Imperial Roman Army, will be descending on England for the very first time as they perform battle tactics, colourful combat and more. An epic Roman re-enactment not to be missed!  

Night Time Patrol

A unique opportunity to discover Housesteads Roman Fort after hours with the legionary guard of Legio I Italica patrolling the edge of the Roman Empire under the cover of darkness.  

Chesters Revealed

Performances, talks, comedy and unique aerial footage of Chesters Roman Fort projected from the air. Plus, a chance to meet our costumed character and 'saviour of Hadrian's Wall', John Clayton.  

More information (External Site)



Trouvère Minstrels

Trouvère Minstrels

Alnwick Castle

Sat 24th Oct 2015 to Mon 26th Oct 2015

Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels' traditional musical performances.

The minstrels have an amazing array of instruments - often combining flutes and harp, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy, trumpet and shawm.

Experience the courtly entertainment of medieval music-making amidst the spectacular setting of one of England's finest castles. They might even teach nearby young peasants how to play some of their instruments!

More information (External Site)



Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Alnwick Castle

Sat 24th Oct 2015 to Mon 26th Oct 2015

In the Middle Ages, skilled artisans travelled the country working in manor houses, castles and churches. 

Now, enter the bustling marketplace of Knight's Quest and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country!

More information (External Site)



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