February half-term fun at King John's castle
Experience medieval family fun with our quest, crafts and workshops. Budding knights and damsels can bring your own brave teddy for the Great Escape and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Explore King John's castle for medieval fun with the castle quest, crafts and puzzles in the Outer Bailey.
Make your own medieval clay tile or get your hands dirty with daub from 12.45pm-3pm.
Bring your own brave teddy or borrow one to help rescue King John's prisoners and escape down the teddy bear zip-wire in the Great Escape.
Watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm and guess how far they can go.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult family||£16.80||£15.00|
|One adult family||£18.45||£16.50|
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
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
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:
|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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Peak: 16-24 February. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.
Off peak: At all other times.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms.
- Children are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey.
|16 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|17 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|18 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|19 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|20 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|21 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|22 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|23 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|
|24 February 2019||10:00 - 16:00||Available|