What King John did for us

Why did everybody hate King John? Find out in this free family talk, led by the notorious royal himself.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Bring your children to Runnymede for a free talk and fun activity, led by our costumed outdoors team.

Please call 01784 432891 or email runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk if you wish to bring a group of 5 or more.

The basics

Supervised children welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Magna Carta Memorial in Runnymede.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather.
The ground can be uneven and muddy. There is also a series of shallow steps that can be slippery in wet weather.
This beautiful site can be slippery in, or after, wet weather.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2017 13:30 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Runnymede Estate Office
Call 01784 432891

Upcoming events

Charter of the Forest trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Do you know about the "other Magna Carta"? On its 800th anniversary, learn why the Charter of the Forest was so important to England as you explore Runnymede.

What King John did for us

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Why did everybody hate King John? Find out in this free family talk, led by the notorious royal himself.

HLF Public Consultation

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Come along to the National Trust Runnymede Tearoom to see our display and talk to the team about our exciting plans for Runnymede

Fungi foray

Sat 04 Nov 2017
Join a local expert to learn about the weird and wonderful fungi of Cooper's Hill Woods.

Wreath-making workshop

Wed 06 Dec 2017
Get creative this Christmas in good company. Join our festive workshop and we'll show you how to make a wreath from the beautiful materials nature provides.

King John's Christmas trail

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Bring the family to Runnymede for a festive walk and discover how King John would have celebrated Christmas in the Middle Ages.