Fools school

Learn how to be a medieval fool - a day filled with silliness, circus skills and a whole heap of fun.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Immerse yourself in a fun-filled day of laughter and silliness. Marvel at the brightly coloured medieval tents and join Devilstick Peat, the medieval fool, as he teaches you vital circus skills, juggling and everything needed to become a medieval fool for a day.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Tattershall Castle


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.27
Child £4.00 £3.63
Family £20.00 £18.18
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
The event takes place in the grounds. Access to the castle is via a spiral staircase only (149 steps). The grounds contain loose gravel paths and uneven grassy surfaces.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Fools school

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Learn how to be a medieval fool - a day filled with silliness, circus skills and a whole heap of fun.

War of the Roses Weekend

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Travel back in time to the fifteenth century and immerse yourself in our medieval experience. Witness what everyday life was like over 500 years ago with living history tents, talks and displays.

National Play Day

Wed 01 Aug 2018
Let your imagination run wild for National Play Day at Tattershall Castle.Choose from a range games to play both inside the Great Tower and outside in the grounds.

Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk; a talk by Sarah Bryson

Sat 11 Aug 2018
Join Sarah Bryson as she presents a fascinating talk on Charles Brandon, King Henry VIII's best friend. Sarah has spent the last ten years researching Brandon's life, discovering a tale of a handsome Knight who risked all to marry a Princess.

The Importance of being Earnest

Wed 15 Aug 2018
The Pantaloons present their version of Oscar Wilde's hilarious comedy, told in their own distinctive and anarchic style.

Extreme Teddy Bears Picnic

Sat 18 Aug 2018
A teddy bears picnic but with a medieval twist. Go on an adventure with your favourite teddy.