Summer-long fun for the best day out in history…
Make for the coast these holidays and have the best day out in history at Bamburgh Castle – rain or shine!
The backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Transformers: The Last Night as well as sword-wielding high octane adventure saga The Last Kingdom, jump into action and come along to iconic Bamburgh Castle where we’ve great value fun and exciting things to do for everyone all summer long.
Get a taste for action with Bamburgh’s famous hero Uhtred’s School of Warriors. Children can learn what it’s like to be a Viking warrior on the very spot where real Vikings once stood. Name your sword and learn swash-buckling weaponry techniques. Unleash your battle cry and rise to the challenge of Uhtred’s daring Viking challenges. Click here for Warrior School dates.
Hoof it along for Marley Mondays. A must for pony-mad little ones, meet Shetland pony Marley in the Castle grounds and take part in fun activities while learning more about taking care of a pony. Meet Marley and his owner Lisa every Monday.
Settle down for family favourite Peter Rabbit and the Tales of Benjamin Bunny with a special outdoor theatre performance of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tales in the Castle grounds on Friday August 4.
You couldn’t script a better film night than our open air cinema screenings. Our stellar line up of feel-good favourites begins with Dirty Dancing on Friday August 11. Dance and sing along to MAMMA MIA! on Saturday August 12. Unleash your inner trouper with The Greatest Showman on Saturday August 26. And topping off with a singing and dancing finale is Grease, on Sunday August 27. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink or buy on site.
Experience Saxon life at the Castle when the brilliant Acle re-enactors make their camp in the Castle. There’ll be lots going on in their village with celebrations for the arrival of Queen Bebba, including feast preparations, daring displays of combat, storytelling and games. July 29 – 30 and August 26 – 28.
Watch the near magical skills of Viking Blacksmith Alex Sowdon who made a replica of Bamburgh’s famous pattern-welded snake sword. Meet Alex on August 19 and 20.
No The Last Kingdom fan should miss our Follow in the Footsteps of Uhtred tours with award-winning Ragnar viking. Fascinating for anyone hungry to hear more of Bamburgh’s dramatic past and how it changed the course of history, learn more about Bebbanburg’s famous warrior and the hero of the global Netflix hit series and feature film, Seven Kings Must Die.
People have travelled far and wide just to see our exclusive The Last Kingdom costumes and props exhibition. Free with general admission tickets, get up close to clothing, props and curios from the series worn by stars including Alexander Dreymon.
Make medieval – and more contemporary revels on the Inner Ward lawn with free outdoor games and sports, from croquet to giant Jenga and Connect Four.
No day would be complete without four-legged members of the family. Dogs are welcome in the Castle grounds and Victorian Stables but due to the nature of the building and our collections aren’t permitted inside the staterooms or Armstrong & Aviation museum. Our new dog sitting service is sure to get tails wagging – especially as it’s helping raise money for our chosen charity partner Northumberland Dog Rescue. Trained volunteers will be offering a pet sitting service so visitors can explore inside the staterooms while their dog is being made a fuss of by qualified and experienced dog experts inside the Castle grounds.
Plus there’s new interactive and immersive interpretations that bring to life Bamburgh’s amazing past in a fun and exciting way. Channel your inner Indiana with our interactive archaeology dig, sit down to dinner with characters from Bamburgh’s past and pit your wits against warriors who have done battle on this very site