Immerse yourself in history at castle

Living History Day at Arundel Castle
Living History Day at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle is giving its visitors the chance to take part in ancient revelries during its lively Living History Days this summer.

The events on June 2 and August 2 and 9 invite junior visitors to immerse themselves in the history of Arundel through a number of fun and engaging activities including have-a-go archery and have-a-go fencing.

Visitors can also try their hand at medieval skittles during the Living History Days, with a full scale medieval skittle alley installed on the upper grounds of the castle.

As well as experiencing historical pastimes, visitors will come face to face with a host of characters from years gone by including a Norman Knight, a Medieval Surgeon - and even a Lady Pirate!

For keen history fans, these events will offer the opportunity to try on replica armour, witness a range of different crafts from the past including naal binding, a medieval form of knitting, learn the art of medieval writing and enjoy thrilling falconry showcases.

Castle Manager Bryan McDonald comments: “Arundel Castle was founded in 1067, so it goes without saying that we have a rich history to explore - as does our surrounding area.

“Our Living History Days bring that history to life in a captivating, engaging and enthralling way, for visitors of all ages.”