Please Note: Due to a planned power cut the Castle will be closed all day on Tuesday 5th March. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are unable to operate without electricity and the power cut is to enable Northern Power Grid to carry out essential maintenance to avoid any unplanned power cuts in future.

We will reopen as normal at 10am on Wednesday 6th March.

Events

Tel: 01969 623981
Email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February (10am – 4pm)*
Tudor Family Life

Come and meet the Tudor household of Lord Scrope. Find out about their daily lives and some of the great changes that affected them; join in with some of their activities and see how well you would have fared as a Tudor. Learn more about one of the most famous of the castle’s guests, Mary Queen of Scots, and how she spent her time during six months of captivity.

Monday 15th to Friday 19th February (10am-4pm)*
Terrific Tudors

Discover what people did for fun in the Tudor times and experience a little of what life was like over four hundred years ago!
Tudor trails, games and crafts, for all the family to enjoy including pomander making, costume collages, plague bag making and more!

Tuesday 29th March to Friday 8th April (10am-4pm)*
Eggcellent Easter!

Enjoy Easter at Bolton Castle with eggciting Easter Egg hunts, eggstravagant egg decorating, eggstroadinary bonnet making and much more!

Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April (10am – 5pm)*
Medieval Household (Battle of Towton)

In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England. Lord Scrope, owner of Bolton Castle, supported Richard, Duke of York and later his son, Edward, against King Henry V1 of the House of Lancaster. He has joined Edward’s army somewhere near York, but has left behind a small garrison to guard the castle. Come and meet them, join in their work around the castle and find out how they conducted their daily lives.

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May (10am-5pm)*
Medieval Household

In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England. Lord Scrope, owner of Bolton Castle, supported Richard, Duke of York and later his son, Edward, against King Henry V1 of the House of Lancaster. He has joined Edward’s army somewhere near York, but has left behind a small garrison to guard the castle. Come and meet them, join in their work around the castle and find out how they conducted their daily lives.

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June (10am-5pm)*
Magical Mayhem

Take a trip to Bolton Castle School of Magic and design and make your own witch or wizard hat and wand, mix up some magical potions, watch the school owls practice their flying display, help with the magical creatures feeding time, and have a go at our Magical trail.

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June (7.30pm)
Twelfth Night or What you will
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Nobby Dimon and performed by North Country Theatre (20th Anniversary)

Open air performances with live music in a spectacular setting.
Tickets in advance: £12 (£8 under 18s) Tickets on the day: £15 (£10)
Tickets from North Country Theatre office, 01748 825288
or Castle Hill Bookshop, Richmond or www.northcountrytheatre.com

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July (10am-5pm) *
Tudor Life

Come and meet the Tudor household of Lord Scrope. Find out about their daily lives and some of the great changes that affected them; join in with some of their activities and see how well you would have fared as a Tudor. Learn more about one of the most famous of the castle’s guests, Mary Queen of Scots, and how she spent her time during six months of captivity.

Monday 25th to Friday 29th July and Monday 1st to Friday 5th August (10am-5pm)*
A Captive Queen

Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Bolton castle for 6 months after her escape from Scotland. Find out what life was really like for this captive queen and her jailers. With children’s crafts and trails including jewellery making, costume collages and more.

Monday 8th to Friday 12th and Monday 15th to Friday 19th August (10am-5pm)*
Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your favourite teddy and join us for a fun packed day of Teddy trails, picnicking, crafts and activities including, Dress the Teddy, Teddy puppet making, and more.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August (10am-5pm)*
Spanish Armada Weekend

The year is 1588. The Spanish Armada has been sighted in the channel, and an English fleet has sailed to meet them. The castle garrison is on full alert although there is no news of how the battle is going. Have the invaders been defeated, or is a Spanish army already on its way to take the castle? Come and join in the training of the soldiers and help defend the castle.

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August and Monday 29th August to Thursday 1st September (10am-5pm)*
A Spanish Invasion

Learn more about the Spanish Armada and why the invasion failed. Make a Spanish Galleon or an English Flag Ship. Learn how to defend a Castle and make your own helmet. Crafts, trails and activities for all the family to enjoy

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September (10am-5pm)
Medieval Music in the Dales

Medieval Music in the Dales – a fabulous long weekend of medieval music-making – concerts, workshops, feasting, a medieval market and a gathering of instrument makers from across Europe.
The UK’s first festival of medieval music!
For more information please visit: http://www.medievalminstrels.com/MMITD.php
Booking for workshops, advance tickets and concert on https://thelittleboxoffice.com/trouvere/s
Admission tickets will also be available on the day.

Friday 2nd September (From 7.30pm)
Medieval Banquet

Trouvere will transport you back to Medieval times with thrilling music, tales and entertainments while you enjoy a three course medieval feast.
Ticket Price £36 (includes 3 course meal) Booking Essential. 01969 623981

For more information visit www.medievalminstrels.com or like our facebook page www.facebook.com/medievalmusicinthedales

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October (10am-4pm)*
Medieval Household

In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England. Lord Scrope, owner of Bolton Castle, supported Richard, Duke of York and later his son, Edward, against King Henry V1 of the House of Lancaster. He has joined Edward’s army somewhere near York, but has left behind a small garrison to guard the castle. Come and meet them, join in their work around the castle and find out how they conducted their daily lives.

Monday 24th to Friday 28th October (10am-4pm)*
Spooky Spectacular!

Dare you enter the haunted Castle and meet the ghosts and ghouls within? With spooky activities, trails and games for children of all ages to enjoy including witches hat making, potion mixing, mask making and more.

*Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children’s Costume hire included in Admission

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LATEST: 05/17/2016   
  • Open again as normal until next Saturday 4th June when we will be closed for a wedding. 2 days ago

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