Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Important notice -

Last entry is 6pm and our car park closes at 7pm. Please note, barbecues are not allowed on site.

Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Things to see and do

A family on Runnymede's spring trail

Jubilee trail May half-term

Join in with Jubilee celebrations here at Runnymede on our special family trail celebrating Runnymede's links with royals throughout the ages. Pick up your trail sheet for £2 from the riverside gazebo then find the clues and activities hidden around the meadows. Thursday 2- Sunday 5 June, 10am-3pm.

Memorials and artwork at Runnymede

Downloadable information

Walking at Runnymede

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

What's on 

Children taking part in a craft activity

Runnymede Stories

This summer we are holding a residency at The Curve, Slough’s iconic library and cultural centre. There will be a whole host of activities to get involved in, with nature activities in the local area, and workshops featuring art, wood carving and archaeology, each focussing on Runnymede as a place of freedom. Join in from 22 July – 7 August 2022. More information to follow.

This is part of an outreach programme for our National Lottery Fund project Runnymede Explored, a 5 year project aiming to transform the way in which visitors experience Runnymede and Ankerwycke.

Upcoming events

Monthly Walk and Talk group

Thu 26 May 2022
11:00-13:30
Explore Runnymede on a guided walk and talk through meadows and woodlands, meeting on the last Thursday of every month.

Jubilee Trail

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-15:00
This May Half Term treat your little ones to a world of fun at Runnymede on our Jubilee Trail.

Monthly Dog Walking group

Thu 09 Jun 2022
11:00-13:30
Bring you four legged friend for a ramble at Runnymede, meeting on the second Thursday of each month.

Runnymede Stories

Fri 22 Jul 2022
09:00-17:00
This summer we are holding a residency at The Curve, Slough’s iconic library and cultural centre.
Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Eating and shopping

Visitors at Magna Carta the tea-room

Magna Carta tea room 

Stop by the tea-room for refreshing hot and cold drinks and tasty lunches. We've got a whole array of tempting cakes to choose from, or ice creams for when it's hot.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Our work

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Join or give

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History

Runnymede, Surrey

Why was Magna Carta sealed at Runnymede? 

Runnymede – from Old English runieg (council island) and mede (meadow) – was the location for the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John on the fifteenth of June 1215, with the 1225 version becoming the definitive version.