A TASTE OF OLD-FASHIONED FUN FOR MAY HALF TERM Monday, 9 May 2016
Family fun takes centre stage at Auckland Castle this May half-term, with old-fashioned outdoor pursuits and arts and crafts at the heart of the week’s activities.
With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to rediscover the joy of being together as a family and look beyond the computer and TV for entertainment.
There’s a labyrinth to explore, traditional garden games to play on the lawn, a range of themed arts and crafts, and the chance to go on a ‘boar hunt’ in the park.
Discover a fun trail more about the history and personalities of the Prince Bishops by hunting down the symbols that show their wealth and power. Or make your own adventures in the deer park.
Children can experience what it’s like to be a bishop by dressing up and sitting on their own mini throne, or pretending they’re Joseph of amazing technicolour dream coat fame, as depicted in Auckland Castle’s 13 colourful life-size paintings of Jacob and his 12 Sons that hang in the Long Dining Room.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day