Siege engine workshops

A football ready to be thrown from our siege engine

Our trebuchet wasn’t the only siege engine on the battlefields of long ago – the ballista was an ancient weapon used by the Romans.

Book now to learn how to make a modern version of a ballista, and see how far you can get it to throw a tennis ball.

This hands-on workshop is a fun way of teaching children aged six-12 design and construction techniques.

This is a group activity and the final design is up to those taking part.

There are two sessions a day, each of an hour and a half, costing £3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Normal admission prices apply – admission free to National Trust members.