What's On 2019
From Sunday 2nd June
Wire sculpture exhibition by local ‘Slimbridge Soldiers’ sculptor, Jackie Lantelli.
See Edward II, doomed in his cell; Elizabeth I, ready with her crossbow to kill the Earl of Berkeley’s prize stags and Dicky Pearce, the jester who fell from the Minstrel’s Gallery.
With many other sculptures to spot as you wander around the Castle’s grand rooms and grounds, this exhibition will bring the Castle’s intriguing history to life.
Sunday 27th - Wednesday 30th October
• An audience with King Henry VIII and 2 beheaded wives
• The Grim executioner will prowl the castle with tales of gore
• Two of Henry’s less fortunate wives will mingle with visitors, telling their sorry tales of how they fell out of favour with the King and what became of them!
• Wise women tell of their latest cures for pesky persistent plagues or pestilent pustules ..... talk to them and maybe they could cure your ills but be warned, they may be healers ….or perhaps witches!
• Beware the gaolers, they are actively recruiting and will try to lure you into their less than salubrious accommodation ... so make sure you behave!
• Try your hand or rather feet at Tudor dancing
• Spooky stories
Pull on your wellies and set off on a spooky adventure around the grounds, hunting down our Halloween themed decorations. Get your *face painted in a ghoulish fashion, then swap your adventure stories over toasted marshmallows in the Wild Play area.
Head to our Education Room and carve your own pumpkin* to take home – and you can leave the mess behind for us to clear up!
Enjoy a tasty snack from our Halloween Snack Shack, feast on pumpkin soup and hot dogs plus many more spooky treats
*Small fee applies
Sunday 8th December