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Tudor May Day Weekend

From Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May, step back in time and join us for a whole weekend of family fun as we celebrate May Day with the Tudors.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head to Speke Hall this May Day weekend to enjoy the perfect family-friendly day out. Whichever day you choose to join us, you can have a go at archery and pomander making, watch fighting displays, learn about Elizabethan life and see Tudor ladies and gentlemen dancing on the North Lawn.

You can also enjoy specific acts on certain days:

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 - Get ready for the best in courtly entertainment as we're joined by James the Jester, who will have the whole family laughing along to his jolly japes and circus skills. Mingle with royalty as King Henry VIII and his six wives join us in full period costume, courtesy of Regal Rose Historical Portrayal.

Monday 6 - Let the Galliard Folk Dancers transport you back through the centuries as they perform traditional English country dances such as may have been seen around Speke Hall in years past.

Archery is with the wonderful House of the Black Star archery group, costing £4 for 6 arrows.

Normal admission charges apply, entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s. You do not need to pre-book. All of the activities will take place outdoors, however please note there may be a long queue to enter the house at peak times.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Most activities will take place on the North Lawn. Please follow the signs to the front entrance of the house.

Accessibility

Most of the gardens are accessible via hard-standing paths with some slight slopes.

Upcoming events

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Mini Makers 

Crafty fun for little ones on selected Mondays throughout the year at Speke Hall's Home Farm Restaurant.

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on
22 Apr to 18 Nov 2024
at
10:30 to 12:00
+ 21 other dates or times
Event

Blossom Craft Drop In 

Join us this April for some casual crafting fun focused on blossom at Speke Hall.

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on
28 Apr 2024
at
12:00 to 15:00
Event

Jester Workshop 

Join us this May for a funny family session of jokes, jigs and clowning as we explore the wacky world of jesters.

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on
6 May 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 2 other dates or times
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The Secret Diary of Henry VIII 

Get ready for outdoor theatre fun and learn how to keep your head in the Tudor Court (whilst others around you are losing theirs). Enjoy a mad-cap take on the astonishing life of King Henry VIII as the Three Inch Fools return to Speke Hall.

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on
21 Jun 2024
at
19:00 to 21:45