Posted 2nd Jun 2016
LandLove rounds up some of the best Father's Day (June 19th) events taking place around the country
Grand Medieval Joust
When: Sat 18 & Sun 19 June , Where: Eltham Palace, London
Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour. Soak up the medieval way of life in the colourful encampments and be entertained by the naughty court jester while your budding young knights test their strength in the field. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
Clash of Knights
When: Sat 18 & Sun 19 June Where: Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire
Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on. Feel the heat of the battle as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Revel in the atmosphere of the encampment as it buzzes with the activity of everyday medieval life. Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and burn off energy in battle drills. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
When: Sun 19 June Where: Audley End, Essex
Rev your engines this Father's Day and treat Dad to a charming collection of classic cars on display at Audley End. Put your pedal to the metal and discover what it takes to take care of your dream motor. Suitable for 0-60 and beyond! Tickets on sale online or on the door.
Classic Cars for Fathers Day
When: Sun 19 June Where: Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire
This Father's Day, treat dad to a special day out at Brodsworth Hall, where a beautiful collection of classic cars will be on display. Dads and car enthusiasts alike can learn about the various makes and models on display, with a chance to get insider knowledge from their owners too. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
Cavendish’s Horses: From Manège to Dressage
When: Sat 18 & Sun 19 June Where: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Behold breath-taking displays of horses in training, as they refine the methods created by one of the great equestrian masters, William Cavendish. Be amazed as Peter Maddison-Greeenwell and the team of El Caballo de España demonstrate the dressage movements from history with commentary explaining how these classical methods are still as relevant today. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an interest in modern dressage and its heritage. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
Kite Making and Den Building
When: Sun 19 June Where: Beeston Castle, Cheshire
Let’s go fly a kite! Bring dad along to Beeston Castle this Father’s Day for a chance to make your very own kite and see it fly above the castle. Cross the bridge and climb to the top of the castle before exploring the grounds and building a den. With plenty of natural materials to hand you will be able to discover the castle's ruins in search of making that perfect den. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
When: Sat 18 & Sun 19 June Where: Apsley House, London
To commemorate the Battle of Waterloo anniversary weekend, join us and re-live the drama and grandeur of the Napoleonic War as you are brought face to face with Wellington's troops in the midst of the campaign. Tickets on sale online or on the door.
Images courtesy of English Heritage