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Recreating the glorious jousting matches of Britain’s 13th century, knights will do battle in a daring display of bravery and skill.

Top 10 things at Blenheim this summer

Blenheim Palace has a packed summer holiday events calendar, with everything you need to entertain all the family throughout the season
From 25th July-31st August daily events and activities will be taking place throughout the grounds at Blenheim Palace.

"Expect vehicle judging, roaming experts and plenty of motorcycles"

From 25th July-31st August daily events and activities will be taking place throughout the grounds at Blenheim Palace.

 

1. Picnic at Blenheim Palace

With over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and beautiful Formal Gardens there are plenty of excellent spots to picnic.

Adult £14.90 Concession £10.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

Enjoy this once-a-year exclusive opportunity to cycle around the picturesque Parkland at Blenheim Palace.

2. Private Apartments Tour

Daily until September

Don’t miss the last chance to tour His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough’s Private Apartments. Discover the family home and learn all about life at Blenheim Palace

Adult £24.90 Child £13.90 + tour ticket (Palace, Park & Gardens ticket)

3. Wizard of Oz

22nd-23rd July

Follow the yellow brick road to Blenheim Palace for a brand new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz in the Pleasure Gardens. With lashings of audience participation, dazzling costumes, an original script and plenty of laughter, this faithful re-telling promises to have you shouting, clapping and singing along to a host of brand new songs as Immersion Theatre presents a fantastic treat for all the family.

Booking necessary, Adult £12.00, Child £9.00 Under 3 Free

4. Countryfile Live

4th-7th August

An unmissable event this summer! BBC Countryfile Live will showcase the very best of the countryside at Blenheim Palace. Explore every aspect of the British countryside through exciting live arena shows, talks, hands-on activities, Adam Henson’s farm, animal displays, farming in action, Q&A with the Countryfile presenters, shopping from more than 600 exhibitors including food, craft and luxury producers and even a great British pub garden. It all adds up to a fun, inspiring and informative day out in the countryside.

Adult £24.00 Child £12.00 advance price

5. Family Cycling

14th August

Enjoy this once-a-year exclusive opportunity to cycle around the picturesque Parkland at Blenheim Palace. Bring your bicycles (and helmets!) and take in the scenery and fresh air, stop for a picnic and make it a day to remember. Two routes will be available to take, one around Queen Pool and one around the Park perimeter.

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

6. Jousting Tournament

19th-21st August

Enjoy an exciting historical jousting tournament with the Knights of Arkley. Recreating the glorious jousting matches of Britain’s 13th century, knights will do battle in a daring display of bravery and skill. Watch a thrilling falconry display and see the birds of prey in action. Families can also have a go at archery and watch interactive dragon puppet shows.

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

7. Festival of Transport

28th-29th August

A family-friendly summer bank holiday, the annual Classic Car Show returns with even more excitement to Blenheim Palace. Expect vehicle judging, roaming experts and plenty of motorcycles, Minis and VW's, Customs, Hot Rods and Americans, Kit and Sports Cars. A truly unmissable event for all petrol heads!

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

8. Animal Encounters & Miniature Pony Rides

Selected dates

Get up close with Blenheim Palace’s Animal Encounters Show in the Pleasure Gardens this summer. Join Zookeeper Charles, a Fellow of the Zoological Society and lecturer at the Natural History Museum in Kensington, to learn more about the Animal Kingdom. Plus enjoy pony rides!*

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

*Additional charge for pony rides

9. History Variety Show

Selected dates

Head to the Pleasure Gardens to learn something new this summer. Learn all about Britain’s exciting past with living history characters and performances.

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

10. Creative Music Workshops

Selected dates

Younger children will love joining in the interactive group music workshop. The workshops are structured by age and will take the children through a variety of musical concepts in a creative fun way.

Adult £14.90 Child £6.90 (Park & Gardens ticket)

 

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